Five good (and gay) things that happened this week: 5/19-5/25

Happy Friday. Here’s some great news to usher you into your holiday weekend.


Source: Boston Common Magazine

1. Sarah Paulson is in love and doesn’t have time for society’s age-gap judgement. Sarah Paulson has been on a press tour for Ocean’s 8, and during a recent interview with Boston Common magazine, she addressed the hemming and hawing over her romance with actress Holland Taylor, who is 75. Paulson said, ““If someone wants to spend any time thinking I’m strange for loving the most spectacular person on the planet, then that’s their problem. I’m doing just fine.”




2. Picnic at Hanging Rock remake debuts on Amazon and doesn’t shy away from the subtext. Amazon has just released their six-part mini series based on Joan Lindsay’s novel about three girls in early 1900s Australia who go missing. The series stars Natalie Dormer as the cruel headmistress, Mrs. Appleyard, and runs with the original source material’s lesbian subtext much more heavily.




3. Kate McKinnon is featured on the cover of GQ Magazine. Have you ever wanted to watch Kate McKinnon trash a hotel room? Well now’s your chance. McKinnon graces the cover of GQ alongside Sarah Silverman and Issa Rae, and shares a little slice of her life with the magazine.



4. Lesbian candidates make a big splash in Texas Democratic primaries. Congrats to Sheriff Lupe Valdez and Gina Ortiz Jones who one their respective Democratic primary races for Governor and the 23rd Congressional district, respectively. Jones would be the first out lesbian and Filipina-American to possibly win her seat, and Valdez would be the first lesbian and Latinx politician to run the state. Both will go up against their Republican rivals in November.



5. Jennifer Aniston and Tig Notaro teaming up on Netflix. Get ready world because there’s going to be a lesbian in the White House soon. Make that two lesbians. Jennifer Aniston and Tig Notaro will be starring in an upcoming Netflix comedy movie called First Ladies where Aniston will be playing the first woman president, and Notaro stars as her wife and the First Lady. The show was also created and will be written by Notaro and her real life wife, Steph Allynne.

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