How'd We Miss Lesbian LiLo?

Why it took a year to read the Sapphic writing on the wall
By Kate Rockwood,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 9, 2008 11:44 AM CDT
While other hot-and-heavy same-sex couples would be avoiding each other in public, LiLo and Sam spend plenty of time in front of the pap lens.   (YouTube)
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(Newser) – Lindsay Lohan’s a lesbian? When did that happen? Turns out Star magazine first reported LiLo’s girl-on-girl romance in summer 2007—centuries ago, in celebrity gossip. Gawker explains why it took us so long to catch on.

  1. Because gay Hollywood couples try to hide it: Holding hands in public? Domestic errands as a duo? If starlets are getting hot and heavy, they also hide from the paparazzi, yet Lindsay and Sam flaunted their togetherness—genius!

  1. Because we’re tired of getting teased: Scarlett Johansson and Natalie Portman exchanging steamy glances in W; salacious rumors surrounding Salma Hayeck and Penelope Cruz. The girl-on-girl romance rumor mill has cried wolf too many times to pique our interest.  
  2. Because it set the celebrity blogosphere on fire: Sure, we’re easy to titillate, but when standing within 5 feet of someone gets the gossip rags’ gaydar buzzing, we tend to temper everything with skepticism.