Five good and gay things that happened this week: 8/3-8/9

Hello and happy weekend.

Billie Jean King gets her own action figure, balance is restored to the universe. Now you can have your very own collectible action figure version of lesbian tennis legend Billie Jean King. She comes equip with a mini tennis racket and an indomitable spirit.

A couple gets married at Broadway’s The Prom in a surprise wedding. Congrats to Armelle Kay Harper and Jody Kay Smith, who recently tied the knot after a performance of the rousing queer musical. So gay and good.

Sleater-Kinney gets the NYT treatment. If you are a fan of the Portland-riot girl rock icons, Sleater-Kinney, then don’t miss this article full of insight and ex-girlfriends. In it, remaining members Corin Tucker and Carrie Brownstein lament drummer Janet Weiss’ decision to leave the band, and how Brownstein’s ex, St. Vincent, helped awaken a new sound in the band for their new album.

Source: Showtime

The L Word Generation Q gets a premiere date. Clear your calendars for December 8th and fire up ye old Showtime, because that’s when the sequel to the beloved L Word will be returning. See you at The Planet.

Out singer Samantha Sidley jazzes it up in “I Like Girls.” I admit I was unfamiliar with Sidley until this feature in Refinery 29, but now I’m a fan. The song, co-written by Sidley’s wife Barbara Gruska, is a jazzy mid-mod girl party and I want an invite!

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