Alison Goldfrapp is a musician who is the singer and co-songwriter of the band Goldfrapp. In an interview with The Times in February 2010, she confirmed she was dating film editor, Lisa Gunning, but didn't like being labelled a lesbian, saying, "I think of everything as being about a person and a relationship, and I am in a wonderful relationship with a wonderful person. It just happens to be with a lady."
Here on Lesbian of the Day, we love labelling ladies as lesbian if they, you know, have sex with women and stuff. So congrats, Alison!
Goldfrapp have just released their fifth album, Head First.
Chai Feldblum is a gay and disability activist who also happens to be a Law Professor at Georgetown University, Washington. Oh, and an out lesbian. Today President Obama appointed her to one of the seats on the five-member U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, in what is known as a "recess appointment", after her appointment was blocked by Republicans in the Senate.
I don't understand American politics but I can see that this is one brilliant and hard working lesbian and we're proud to have her on the team.
Anika Moa is a New Zealand singer/songwriter who gave a great interview last week to The Press about her recent civil union to a burlesque dancer named Azaria Universe. Read the article here.
Best quote: "We thought we'd have a quick civil union in a building, but then we had the idea to do what we did and all of a sudden, 150 of our mates were there and now I'm poor."
Constance McMillen is an 18-year-old student at Itawamba Agricultural High School in Fulton, Mississippi, who asked to be able to take her girlfriend to the school prom. The school board denied her request, and the ACLU became involved. Now the school has cancelled the prom all together, blaming "distractions to the educational process caused by recent events".
I can't imagine taking a stand like this when I was a young dykeling. Good on you, Constance, and the great example you are setting to gay youth and discrimatory adults all over America.