The Laughing Lesbian has hit a milestone! We have hit one year and what a year it has been. When I first launched our small online magazine I had no idea what I was doing. And if we are being honest, I still donai??i??t. I had a good idea of what I wanted and I had some big dreams, but in reality I threw myself into the ocean without learning how to swim.
The Laughing Lesbians are at it again! This time we got a chance to chat up the sassy and sexy Rachel B, who leaves no question; she's the boss! Rachel was delightfully sweet when we spoke with her and honestly, we were not expecting the kick-ass babe that rocked the screen in her debut music video for her aptly named song "I'm The Boss." Rachel was able to take a quick break from taking names and pounding out the jams to talk to us about her experience as a musician and what the future holds for her. We can't wait to see what this lady has in store!
At the beautiful age of seventy-two, actress Holland Taylor just ai???came out.ai??? Or as she phrased it ai???no, I havenai??i??t come out because I am out. I live out.ai??? Regardless, it's news to us, and possibly to some of her fans. And while lesbians everywhere are thrilled and tickled to death to have such an amazing woman in the club, some canai??i??t help but wonder--when won't this be news?
In less than two weeks Carol will be hitting the big screen. We got a chance to have a quick chat with screenwriter, Phyllis Nagy, and got a tiny glimpse into her journey of over fifteen years as she brought Carol, from Patricia Highsmith's novel, "The Price of Salt", to the already award winning film. It has been such an honor to speak with Phyllis and to get an inside look at the transition of one masterpiece into another.
We are hoping the rumors are true. The all too well known family from TLCai??i??s now canceled hit reality show 19 Kids and Counting areai??i?? you guessed itai??i?? back in the news. Like hypnotized moths to a flame we watched in horror and some bemusement as eldest son Josh admitted to a porn addiction and cheating on his wife, Anna, among other things, while his conservative family supported him, like any good family would, right?
Thereai??i??s a particularly deafening silence that sets into the room when I mention that my fiancAi?? and I are waiting to have sex until we get married. The conversation either ends or picks right back up, but in a very new direction. (Of course, in religious circles, the conversation is rarely brought up in the first placeai??i??thereai??i??s no deafening silence because thereai??i??s no reason to mention it because of course youai??i??re not having sex with your fiancAi?? before you get a marriage license.)
Lea DeLaria: Uncensored and Unedited
She is everyoneai??i??s favorite butch, Big Boo, from the hit show ai???Orange is the New Black.ai??? In an exclusive interview, Chrystal and Emily from The Laughing Lesbian got up close and personal with the woman behind the character, or in this case, just the woman. Lea DeLaria is proud of who she is and where she is in life and it is evident by her uninhibited voice in this world. She isnai??i??t after shock value; she is just her true authentic self and if you canai??i??t handle her, well, she doesnai??i??t care.
Chrystal and Emily from The Laughing Lesbian got an opportunity to have a chat with Madeline Stuart, the beautiful young girl from Australia who is taking the world by storm. Madeline has Downs Syndrome, but it hasnai??i??t held her back from reaching her goals. Madeline wanted to be a model, and with determination, hard work and support from her wonderful mother, she became just that and more! She has become an inspiration to people all around the world and believes that everyone is beautiful and everyone has the ability to make their dreams a reality.
No Ladies on the Ladders Please
By Denise Abney
Gender equality in the workplace. All women want it. We blog about it, rant and fight for it every working day of our lives. From the boardroom to the operating table, collegiate lecture halls, Hollywood and everywhere in between. As a woman working in a male-dominated occupation, Iai??i??ve had my fair share of conflictai??i??but not from whom you probably had in mind.
The Laughing Lesbian has a pretty simple motto: "Empowered Women Empowering Women." We are always on the look out for diverse and brave women who are willing to share their story with us. When I found Harnaam though Instagram I knew we had to interview her. This young woman is everything we hold sacred. She is beautiful, brave, inspiring and most of all she is empowering of others. Harnaam struggled throughout her life, dealing with bulling about her facial hair and self harm due to horrible depression. But like a Phoenix (check out her gorgeous phoenix tattoo!) she rose from the ashes and has become a woman we can all admire. Chrystal and I are so honored to get to speak with Harnaam and we are so excited to share her with you! Recently Harnaam did a photo shoot (just for fun, Harnaam isn't getting married just yet!) with Urban Bridesmaid Photography to show the world just how beautiful she really is. We hope you enjoy this interview as much as we enjoyed speaking with Harnaam.