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Jane Lynch Reminisces On Her 'L Word' Make-Outs With Cybill Shepherd

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 07.08.2015 | Gay Voices

Jane Lynch loved working on Showtime's "The L Word" as much as you loved watching her as rambunctious lawyer Joyce Wischnia. The comedian and actr...

How Jennifer Beals' 'Intense Sense Of Otherness' Prepared Her For 'The L Word'

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.16.2015 | Gay Voices

"Proof" star Jennifer Beals looked back at her time on Showtime's groundbreaking lesbian and bisexual-themed series, "The L Word," in an interview wit...

A Gay Woman's Relationship Advice For Straight Women

Ali Adler | Posted 05.27.2015 | Women
Ali Adler

My straight lady friends love to pepper me with "Is it true that..." types of questions. Like I'm the answer key, the Teacher's Edition, to what men think and feel. Like I'm willing to be an inside trader. And the truth is, I am.

Ilene Chaiken, Empire Executive Producer, Gives Details About the Most Explosive Episode Yet

Dustin Fitzharris | Posted 04.27.2015 | Gay Voices
Dustin Fitzharris

I talked with Chaiken, who created The L Word, which ran on Showtime from 2004 to 2009, about Empire and the role that gay characters play on TV today.

6 Questions to Find Out If She's the One for You

Jincey Lumpkin | Posted 11.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Jincey Lumpkin

I've had my heart broken a bunch of times. To be fair, I'm sure I've bruised a few hearts as well. Love can be confusing, and it's hard to know if what you're feeling is really real.

Erin Whitney

Ilene Chaiken's New Documentary Is The Real 'Real L Word' | Erin Whitney | Posted 08.14.2014 | Gay Voices

It's no surprise that the women of Showtime's "The L Word" never exactly represented realistic lesbians. For one, there's no such thing as The Planet ...

The L-Word

Glenn C. Altschuler | Posted 08.11.2014 | Books
Glenn C. Altschuler

In Liberalism: The Life of an Idea, Fawcett draws on the experiences and ideas of dozen of thinkers and politicians in an informative, lively, and provocative history of a political tradition he deems "worth standing up for."

It's Still Not Easy Being Seen

Guy Branum | Posted 07.21.2014 | Entertainment
Guy Branum

Isn't it a fascinating irony of being underrepresented in media that when your group is finally represented, your response is a sharp, shocking sense of "that is not like me"?

What My '90s Childhood and Popular LGBT Idols Have in Common

Kim Hoffman | Posted 05.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Kim Hoffman

I used to glorify what it must feel like to be a teenager -- what magazines they read, what music they listen to, how lust and rebellion, or flirtation and innocence caused for daydreaming, leaving me with pangs of curiosity.

Pam Grier Talks 'Dining Out for Life' HIV/AIDS Event and LGBT Issues (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 05.05.2014 | Gay Voices
Charlotte Robinson

This week I talked with actor Pam Grier -- legendary for her starring roles in Foxy Brown and Jackie Brown, and for her role as Kit Porter on The L Word -- about Dining Out for Life, being a spokesperson for this fabulous event and her spin on LGBT issues.

Why "The L Word" Still Matters 10 Years After It Debuted

Laura Jayne Martin | Posted 03.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Laura Jayne Martin

Have you ever involuntarily rolled your eyes at something, yet kind of wanted to hug it? If so, then you understand how I feel about this show.

Queer Women in TV: Angela Robinson

Natalia Leite | Posted 09.17.2013 | Gay Voices
Natalia Leite

Blatantly advocating for anything inside the mainstream Hollywood paradigm is no easy task, so Angela Robinson (True Blood, D.E.B.S., The L Word, Hung), who champions gay rights while also charming audiences who enjoy pure entertainment, is like a superhero.

Queer Women in TV: Jamie Babbit

Alexandra Roxo | Posted 08.18.2013 | Gay Voices
Alexandra Roxo

As two queer female filmmakers, we were interested in doing a series of interviews with queer women in the TV world. Over the next month we will be chatting with amazing women who have penned and directed your favorite shows. We decided to start with writer/director Jamie Babbit.

Forthcoming Documentary To Examine Being LGBT In Middle America

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 03.18.2013 | Gay Voices

The woman responsible for introducing us to Bette Porter, Tina Kennard, Shane McCutcheon, Alice Pieszecki, Jenny Schecter and the rest of the sexy Los...

A Personal History Of Gay TV | JAMES BRADY RYAN | Posted 10.27.2012 | Gay Voices

When I used to chronicle my TV habits for Nerve, I maintained that I wasn't raised by TV — I would say it was more of a nanny. But in truth, there w...

Noah Michelson

Ilene Chaiken Discusses 'The L Word,' 'The Real L Word,' Gay Marriage, Bisexuality And More | Noah Michelson | Posted 09.04.2012 | Gay Voices

Writer, producer and director Ilene Chaiken is best known and beloved for gifting the world with "The L Word." The wildly popular, groundbreaking l...

Top Five Misconceptions About Lesbians, As Told By 'Real L Word' Cast Member

Posted 07.05.2012 | Gay Voices

The season three premiere of "The Real L Word" might still be a week away, but Showtime is offering The Huffington Post a sneak peek with this exclusi...

PHOTOS: Pam Grier's Style Evolution

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 05.30.2012 | Black Voices

Pam Grier, the famous blaxploitation films' femme fatale, turns 63 this Saturday, May 26. From "Foxy Brown" to "Jackie Brown" and playing a sexy ...

Celebrating Our Favorite Gay TV Couples

HuffPost TV Staff | Posted 02.08.2012 | TV

On Tuesday, February 7, a federal appeals court ruled California's same-sex marriage ban -- Prop 8 -- unconstitutional. This tremendous victory for ga...

PDA Hullabaloo: 'L Word' Actress Urges Fans to Boycott Southwest Airlines

AP | By TRACIE CONE | Posted 11.27.2011 | Los Angeles

-- A lesbian actress who starred in the Showtime cable show "The L Word" says she was escorted off a Southwest Airlines flight for kissing a woman, w...

'L Word' Actress Kicked Off Airplane For Kissing Girlfriend

TMZ | Posted 11.26.2011 | Celebrity

Actress Leisha Hailey -- who starred in "The L-Word" -- says Southwest Airlines hates gay people ... and claims that's the reason she got kicked off a...

HuffPost Review: Making 'The Boys'

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Crayton Robey's documentary Making 'The Boys' chronicles changes in both gay culture and its acceptance by mainstream America, reminding us that 40 years ago, gays and lesbians had fewer civil rights than black people or women.

Jennifer Beals Tackles Recycling and a New Show on Fox

Tamar Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tamar Abrams

In real life Beals is also fighting City Hall in Chicago. "Chicago doesn't recycle," she says emphatically.

PHOTOS: 'L Word' Star Sarah Shahi In Bra, Panties

Egotastic! | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Sarah Shahi in her underwear, all nipple poking and hot bodied and curvy and tight and... well, damn near perfection. ...

Pam Grier Makes Shocking Claim About Ex-Boyfriend's Coke Use In New Memoir | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Could a man use cocaine so excessively that it causes a toxic build up in his sexual partner's vagina? That's what L Word star Pam Grier alleges about...