2011 in LesBian (May to August)

Posted on December 24, 2011

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Welcome to part deux of 2011 in LesBian. This quarter had a good level of excitement. Common highlights of the season were the gay pride festivals-a.k.a fantastic excuse to have NSA sex- all over the world. Personal highlight: dreams of getting me and Ellen Page getting it on began to hold water.

May

SlutWalk

Thousands of women flock to the streets to protest sexual violence against women

The SlutWalk protest marches garnered momentum and became an international movement. The rallies began when Constable Michael Sanguinetti, a Toronto Police officer, suggested that to remain safe, “women should avoid dressing like sluts”. Participants protest against explaining or excusing rape by referring to any aspect of a woman’s appearance. 

Ugandan MPs drop demands for execution of LGBT citizens

Protesters demonstrating outside the Ugandan Embassy London

Adele

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Her voice has the power to make you cry

Adele’s 21 continued to irk all who had recently been dumped. Imagine a moment when you think you’ve had a good day without brooding over that certain someone and suddenly “Someone Like You” comes up on the radio or on your ipod shuffle to undo all your progress. What did I do? Take the album off my ipod; but you can’t control the radio, Heart FM and Radio 1 go right on loving Adele even in December!

June

New York State legalizes same sex marriage

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and the syrian lesbian blogger turns out to be a middle-aged Scottish man!

Damascus, Syria

A Gay Girl in Damascus(the blog) was launched in February. Amina described participating in street protests, carrying out furtive lesbian romances and eventually being forced into hiding after security forces came to her home to arrest her. It emerged that Amina was in reality Tom MacMaster, a 40-year-old Middle East activist studying for a masters at Edinburgh University.

July

Ellen page

We ❤ you Ellen

Word had it that Ellen Page had developed a very special friendship with Clea Duvall. Dear Ellen and Clea, please consider including me in your friendship.

Women’s soccer world cup

Team Japan

Go Team JPN!!!

Candy bar girls

An ad for the show at a London Underground Station

Channel 5 launched its reality series with the focus on a lesbian bar in Soho, London. Downside of the show’s popularity: Candy Bar charging an entrance fee at this year’s Pride.

August

Taiwanese mass lesbian wedding

About 80 lesbian couples participated in the biggest same-sex mass marriage in a bid to nudge the government to legalize same-sex marriage

taTu are faux lesbians?? yes they are

News of this has been out for years but have we been able to settle the (ir)releveance this pop band had on many of our teenage years?

Visit again for the final part of 2011 in LesBian. Happy Holidays folks!!

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