Best. Lesbian. Week. Ever. (October 29, 2010): Amanda Palmer wants to save the music industry, Rachel Maddow gets her man

This week we had many great contenders for this slot, so we’re posting a couple of videos. First up, watch in amazement as Rachel Maddow doesn’t lose her cool (or patience) or let Alaska GOP Senate candidate Joe Miller evade her questions about his stance on gay rights.

 

And the following video is brought to you by Ethos and The LGBT Aging Project. Our community elders offer some wisdom (and humor) when explaining why they believe “It Gets Better.”

 

Finally, if you haven’t seen the “It Gets Better” Project video by out opera singers (and real life wives) Patricia Racette and Beth Clayton, you should totally watch it here. (Is it just us, or is Racette channeling Dr. Arizona Robbins in this clip?)

New York Magazine offers “Eight Reasons Why You Should Catch Up With Skins Before MTV Airs Its Remake.” We suggest you do so by reading Heather Hogan‘s recaps here.

Lesbian comedy duo That’s What She Said will be performing a show to benefit The Trevor Project in Los Angeles on Nov. 6.

(Warning: Spoilers!) Unless this means a Grey’s Anatomy spin-off set in an exotic locale, we’re not convinced that this is good news.

We’re not sure, but we think our brother site, AfterElton.com, may have outed Bert from Sesame Street.

Follow this link to see spoilers about the Carol Burnett/Jane Lynch storyline on Glee.

Out DJ Kim Ann Foxman has a new project, MR. INTL, with her Hercules & Love Affair partner-in-crime Andy Butler. Check out this preview of some of their new tracks on XLR8R.

TV writer Jill Soloway (United States of Tara, Six Feet Under) and her lesbian sis Faith Soloway are contributors to a new book on sibling relationships, Freud’s Blind Spot. The Rumups ran an excerpt of them interviewing each other, and the book will be available Nov. 16.

The Comedy Network will be live streaming John Stewart’s Rally for Sanity in Washington, D.C. this Saturday, October 30 from 12 – 3 p.m.

Have you read our new lesbian wedding column? Check out “Chicks Getting Hitched” by Meg Streit.

Betty White is all for gay marriage.

Liz Feldman is back with the funny this week in a new episode of This Just Out, featuring returning guest Tegan Quin of Tegan and Sara.

Our sibling site, 365Gay.com has a list of “13 Races to Worry About November 2 and Why They Matter to the LGBT Community.” If this doesn’t inspire you to vote, what will?

Biggest Loser trainer Jillian Michaels is getting very sweaty for GoDaddy.com.

On a recent episode of Children’s Hospital, Malin Akerman and Zandy Hartig felt the heat in the hallway.

Ever wonder what it would be like to spend the day with Jasika Nicole on the set of Fringe?

Next week on the Canadian Space show Todd and the Book of Pure Evil, Katie Strain will play “Delilah or Dee, a vegan indie punk lesbian.” Canadians, tune in Nov. 3 for the episode, or watch the next day at spacecast.com.

That’s it for this week! Got the inside scoop on a hot new lesbian/bi actor/musician/TV show/film? Tell us at afterellentips@gmail.com. Check back next Friday for another edition of Best. Lesbian. Week. Ever.