Lip Service cop Sam (aka Heather Peace) is to star at a special Lip Service finale party on Tuesday 16 November 2010. (more…)
Tell me if this sounds familiar: you start a new job, and someone asks you if you have a boyfriend, and you have to say “Well, actually…”, writes Holly Edwards. Or a telemarketer calls, and when you say you live with your partner, asks “And what’s his name?” Or while having your hair done you volunteer a funny story about your partner not being that good with technology, and your hairdresser rolls her eyes and jokes, “Men!” (more…)
Lesbian and gay charity Stonewall has announced that it will campaign for gay marriage equality. (more…)
Four gay couples will apply to wed next month and four straight couples attempt to be granted civil partnerships in a bid to highlight the UK’s controversial marriage laws. (more…)
Organisers claim the social networking site has closed down a group page planning a same-sex kiss flashmob to mark Pope Benedict’s visit to Spain next month.
Do you want to work for Lesbilicious? We are looking for new people to join our team of news writers. (more…)
Comedian and Lancashire lass Rosie Wilby talks exclusively to Lesbilicious about trying not to get tongue-tied when meeting guests in the new series of her LGBT radio show. (more…)
This week’s hero is: Colonel Victor Barker (1895–1960).
Also known as: Valerie Barker (her maiden name); Valarie Arkell-Smith (taken from her first husband, Harold); John Hill; Geoffrey Norton. (more…)
The new series of Israel’s answer to Strictly Come Dancing will feature a female dancing couple.
Gili Shem Tov, an openly lesbian TV personality will dance with professional dancer Dorit Milman, who is heterosexual. (more…)
The US military can once again discriminate against lesbian, gay and bisexual personnel.
An appeals court has reversed the decision made by a Judge just eight days ago which had overturned the Pentagon’s ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy. (more…)
Over half of Scottish people support gay marriage, a new poll suggests.
The Scottish Green Party found that 58 per cent of Scots believe lesbian and gay couples should be allowed to get married, with only 19 per cent disagreeing with the idea of same-sex weddings. (more…)
Lesbian, gay and bisexual members of the US armed forces are being told not to come out of the closet, despite a court order banning the homophobic ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’ legislation. (more…)
Ellen Degeneres is the tenth most powerful woman in the world, according to a list compiled by Forbes magazine. (more…)
The first episode has now aired (twice – once at 10:30pm the other at 1:15am) so what did everyone think?
Here’s a snapshot of what the nation’s lesbians thought, in the form of 140 character instant-reaction tweets. (Warning: spoiler alert! If you’re planning to watch it on the iPlayer proceed with caution!)
ORTV, a production company in Soho, are currently developing a film for the BBC about the challenges of being a lesbian and a mother.
The film will tell the stories of three to four families in which the mother has come out after having children. It will hope to capture, in a sensitive and thoughtful way, the human drama that this sometimes involves. They hope it will be an uplifting and inspiring film, as well as tackling a number of stereotypes and misconceptions surrounding same sex attraction and parenthood.
If you’re interested in taking part please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone Sam on 020 7440 3418.
A lesbian couple are considering legal action after being forced to leave a baseball game in Baltimore, Maryland for “making a scene”. (more…)
Calling all lesbian/bisexual women in the North East: there are just two days left for the early bird discount for the next Lesbilicious Comedy night. (more…)
Television presenter Sue Perkins has called on broadcasters to portray lesbian and gay people more realistically, after a BBC report recently found that one in five viewers feel “uncomfortable” or “very uncomfortable” with depictions of LGBT people on television and radio. (more…)
‘When did you realise you were into women?’ asks the photographer to the beautiful model in her New York apartment.
‘I never said I was into women.’
‘You didn’t have to.’
And with that we’re propelled straight into the world of wayward photographer Frankie in the opening scenes of new BBC drama, Lip Service. (more…)
An Australian gay woman has conceived quintuplets through donor insemination – beating odds of approximately one in 60 million. (more…)
Another US teen has committed suicide in relation to homophobic bullying, the fifth such death in three weeks. Johnson and Wales University student Raymond Chase reportedly hung himself in his dormitory on 29 September.
Lesbians on TV? Huh? What are they? I recall some well-groomed women having lots of sex in LA… or perhaps some cringeworthy soap characters ‘having a lesbian moment’, writes Chloe Setter. But a show that’s about gay women, on British TV, set in the UK? It’s only 2010 – that’s way too forward-thinking.
This week’s heroine is: Tallulah Bankhead (1902-1968).
Our heroine’s social scene: 1920s London, and 1950s New York. (more…)
A report published by the BBC has found that 19 per cent of people feel “uncomfortable” or “very uncomfortable” with depictions of gay, lesbian and bisexual people on television and radio. Fifty per cent say they are comfortable with the quality and quantity of portrayals. (more…)
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