1.THAT AMBER HEARD WAS DATING A LADY
The stunning actress came out last December at the GLAAD's
25th anniversary event and suddenly we had a new lesbian
icon to indulge in. The face of GUESS clothing line, Heard can be
seen in the upcoming TV series Playboy, based on the real 1960's
Chicago club. As if we needed a reason to watch the bunnies.
2.THAT THE 'PINKY LINK' MEANT A WHOLE LOT MORE THAN
Glee's Santana and Brittany have become one of TV's favourite
lesbian couples. But early last year the cheerleaders were still
just best gal pals. Kurt was out dancing the single-ladies
dance from episode one but it wasn't until Brittany revealed she
and Santana had sex that our gaydars started whirring. And oh
the fuss we kicked up. And the writers responded, giving us the
storyline we dreamed of.
3.THAT WE'D HAVE A LOVE/HATE RELATIONSHIP WITH THE
They're tacky. Their adverts have drawn Ofcom complaints.
The 'no clichés' tagline is as far removed from the truth as it can
get. And yet we cant stop watching. We hated Shabby in Big
Brother, we loved her in this- I'm not really sure why. Candy bar
girls doesn't do much to challenge lesbian stereotypes but its
entertaining viewing all the same. Here's wishing for a second
4.THAT'D WE HAVE AN ENGLISH CONTENDER FOR THE
Well, make that British- its set in Glasgow, no matter what the
accents would have you believe. Lipservice is our answer to
the lesbian drama of West Hollywood and good news girls, its been
commissioned for a second series. Frankie's not quite the Shane we
wanted (less brood more sulk,) umbrellas don't add any glamour and
where the hell is Carmen's alternative; but we love them
anyway. Because they're ours.
5.THAT WE'D HAVE OUR NEW GAY ANTHEM
Born this way was born to be an anthem. And Lady GaGa was born
to be a queen. Described by the mother monster herself as her
'freedom song' the February single sold 1.11million in its first
week. Famous zombie boy model Rick Genest appears in the video
alongside GaGa, who is determined to show that society cant dictate
beauty. And who can forget Glee's version of the song with slogan
tees? Yep, mine said ginger. No, honestly Mr. Schuster….
6.THAT JOHN SNOW WOULD BE QUITE THAT RUDE
On April 13 Jonathon Williams and Jamie Bull were thrown out of
a John Snow pub after sharing a kiss. The couple had been
enjoying a first date in Soho when they were ejected by staff who
described their kiss as 'obscene.' Fortunately you responded in
your masses. Hundreds of people gathered for a gay kiss
outside the pub the following Friday and it was forced to close
early on subsequent days. The staff concerned were dismissed,
the firm apologised and the gay community showed that it will not
tolerate discrimination of this kind. Its 2011 you know.
7.THAT WE'D DITCH FACEBOOK FOR TWITTER
C'mon Facebook, you did it to Myspace, its karma really.
2011 has seen twitter take-off as we jump ship to the 140 character
platform. Mainly to stalk our favourite celebrities. But where
Facebook was for posting song lyrics and sending messages to your
ex subtly via the groups you joined, twitter is for subjecting
everyone to, well…everything. It's a dear diary of your daily
routine for the world to see. Don't worry if your weekly
shopping list seems a boring tweet- everyone else is doing it.
Especially Stephen Fry.
8.THAT ALL EYES WOULD BE ON…PIPPA
The royal wedding was the most anticipated event of the year,
watched by hundreds of millions worldwide. The hype was more
exciting than the ceremony itself- who would design the bridal
dress? Vivienne? McQueen? What would be borrowed? What would be
blue? But when it came to the day we just…didn't care. Not when
sister Pippa Middleton's perky and very much unmarried bottom was
ogling at our eye-level. The papers went mad for it, we went mad
for it, and the previously adored Catherine was left out in the
cold. We lesbians are a fickle bunch.
9.THAT YOU'VE GOT TO GET DOWN ON FRIDAY
Thank you Rebecca Black. For those who struggled to count their
calendar, Rebecca Black's song 'Friday' was the perfect tune. The
single became the most talked about topic on twitter after a
music-video experience paid for by her mum leaked onto the
internet. The song went viral on youtube with over 167 million
views, and over three million dislikes. But like it or not it
was pop-culture. Everyone knew what happened on a Friday.
Glee covered it and Katy Perry paid homage to it…and eventually the
hype died down. But we haven't got rid of her yet. Black used her
earnings to establish recording label RB, with the promise of
future releases. Expect big things girls.
10.THAT ADELE HAD BEEN DUMPED.
But boy do we know now. Ten million album copies on and she's
definitely been spreading the message. I mean don't get us wrong,
we love her songs. We lock ourselves in our rooms and cry
endlessly to them when life calls for it. But as a
person…well, admit it, she's just the ex you wouldn't want to
have. Remember those letters you received every day for three
months, those I-want-you-back poems stuffed under your doormat. Bet
you're thinking yourself lucky now? Wait until you see yourself on
itunes. No, we could not have had it all. And who sets fire to