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Angelina Is No. 1 Lesbian Hero

She beat Madonna and Lady Gaga, among others

(Newser) - Angelina Jolie is the ultimate lesbian heroine, the Telegraph reports. “Angelina was the clear winner, and she also has a dark side which many lesbians like,” says a rep for One Poll, which oversaw the survey of 2,600 lesbians. “All of the ladies in the poll... More »

Oh, No! A Single Woman May Replace Souter

Lack of a ring turns top female Supreme Court candidates into targets

(Newser) - David Souter is a lifelong bachelor, but the possibility of a bachelorette replacement has started an uproar. Why? Because those potential Supreme Court justices are women, and when a powerful woman is unmarried it "seems to make everyone think: lonely, misfit, or lesbian," write Dahlia Lithwick and Hanna... More »

UK Set to Name First Female Poet Laureate

Blair had passed Duffy over fearing public wouldn't accept lesbian

(Newser) - The UK looks set to honor a woman as poet for the first time, the Independent reports, and an openly gay woman at that. At 53, Carol Ann Duffy is Great Britain’s most widely read poet, and might’ve already been named poet laureate but for former PM Tony... More »

Openly Gay Union Activist on Shortlist for Labor Secretary

Granholm, Sebelius also rumored picks

(Newser) - A gay union leader is on the shortlist for Barack Obama's secretary of labor, the Wall Street Journal reports. Democratic officials have confirmed that Mary Beth Maxwell—who would become the first openly gay Cabinet member in American history if chosen—is being vetted for the position, along with Govs.... More »

Lesbian Islanders Lose Lesbian Lawsuit

They demanded exclusive rights to call themselves Lesbians

(Newser) - Residents of the Greek island of Lesbos have lost a legal battle to block the use of the word lesbian to describe a sexual preference. An Athens court threw out a lawsuit an islander filed against a Greek gay rights group with lesbian in its name, arguing that  they have... More »

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