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AfterEllen.com's Best Lesbian Week Ever: Nov. 3-9

Posted: 11/09/2012 6:51 pm

AfterEllen.com is Logo's site for lesbians and bisexual women in entertainment and media, which means we pride ourselves on knowing all kinds of Sapphic pop-culture facts. Each week we share some of the best tidbits on The Huffington Post in our series "Best Lesbian Week Ever." Here's who and what was on our raging gay radar this week.

Wisconsin FTW: Well, it's pretty clear that Tammy Baldwin is the big winner. As the first out lesbian ever elected to the U.S. Senate, she's having the best lesbian week ever, which means we are, too!

Four more years!: Being referred to as "an angry young man" by a Fox anchor doesn't necessarily make for a good week, but it's probably a tiny blip on Rachel Maddow's radar this week, as she had an election to worry about. Her election coverage on MSNBC made her far and away the number-one woman to watch on Tuesday night, and all year long, for that matter.

Give her a hand: Out actress Sarah Paulson deserves an Emmy for her work on American Horror Story this week. Her character, Lana, goes through conversion therapy to make her less of a lesbian, but all she ends up doing is giving an unsuccessful hand job while puking nonstop. It was hard to watch, but it's history, man. That shit happened.

Not that funny after all: Yael Kohen's oral history of women in comedy, We Killed It, touches on the careers of lesbian comedians like Ellen DeGeneres, Lily Tomlin and Carol Leifer. Readers will learn what it was like for Ellen to decide to come out on her television show, and how Lily Tomlin was kept closeted during her own. Ha, ha?

A picture is worth 1,000 jawdrops: The people at V magazine can apparently get women to do anything they want. This month it's Rihanna and Kate Moss posing topless -- on top of one another. Are they hiring? Because I've got some ideas for future issues.

Parents just don't understand: Sophia Swanson comes out to her homophobic mom and dad on this week's episode of Underemployed, but not without trying to de-gay her apartment first. Did you know navajo rugs, candles and The Color Purple are tell-tale signs of lesbianism? Oh, and a vibrator.


Bye-bye, Debo: The Voice's lone lesbian contestant De'Borah Garner performed an energetic rendition of Pink's "Who Knew?" this week but was ultimately eliminated after neither America nor coach Christina Aguilera opted to save her. We'll miss her swagger on that stage.

What good Fortune: Lesbian comic Fortune Feimster has a show in development at ABC, and she'll be one of its stars. This is great news, as NBC is currently winning the gay-off that networks don't know they are having.

 

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