Last night Ellen DeGeneres won another Emmy for her upbeat talk show "Ellen," and there next to her when the win was announced was her partner Portia deRossi. You can see their reaction in this photo.
I am so glad we have Ellen representing us lesbians in the world today. She's sweet, funny, kind, cute and she (finally) has great taste in women.
I had a long chat with her mom Betty at a Human Rights Gala in Austin a few years back, and it was really nice to see a mom love her kid so much that she actually went on the HRC circuit, advocating for all of us.
Apparently, Ellen and Portia have set a date for their wedding. Justin Timberlake and a zillion other stars are set to sing and/or entertain for the event. I wish I could wangle an invitation, but I'm not holding my breath.
We need more really good lesbians out there representing us.
Rosie O'Donnell's cool, but we all know she has a dark, sort of crazy side.
This season of Top Chef brought us three lesbians: the sweet San Francisco couple Jennifer and Zoi, and the horrible Lisa, whose reptilian countenance at the Judge's Table always made me want to punch her in the neck, then run for my life.
Comedians Sandra Bernhardt, Lea DeLaria and Margaret Cho all scare the hell out of me for various reasons.
Melissa Etheridge, Melissa Ferrick and k.d. lang--not bad but they lack Ellen's charisma.
I adore Lily Tomlin and Jane Wagner, but they are no longer mainstream enough to make much impact. I met them both at Ann Richard's wake and Jane bought me a drink, then they had dinner with big sis and me. Charming ladies.
Jodie Foster would be a sensational lesbian role model if she'd just come out of the closet once and for all.
But Ellen is out.
And rich, popular and successful.
Let's take a look at more lesbians who aren't as cool as Ellen:
Sophie B. Hawkins
Billie Jean King
See? Nothing to get too excited about when compared to Ellen.