Lez Dish It Out! The AfterEllen Weekly Round-Up

Hello again and welcome to your weekly dose of lesbian news! Whether you’ve had an amazing week or you really did run into your ex-girlfriend at that party (of course you did), I know you need this. So put down the hummus and lez get right to it.

The Emmy’s were so beautifully gay!

The Handmaid’s Tale won best drama. I can’t tell you how excited I am that Rory Gilmore I mean Alexis Bledel won an Emmy for playing a lesbian. I mean I’m almost exclusively against straight women playing lesbians because newsflash, there are a lot of lesbian actors. But if I were to make an exception, she’s it.


Kate McKinnon won for supporting actress in a comedy series for the second year in a row and she appeared for the first time with her girlfriend, Jackie Abbott. She thanked Hillary Clinton in her speech and she was clearly emotional, as was I.


San Junipero aka the one time lesbians didn’t die, won for best television movie and best writing in a limited series. I wonder if now that a story about lesbians having a literal happily ever after won an Emmy, TV writers will stop killing us! Or giving us crazy sperm donor storylines. Or better yet, maybe we’ll get to write our own stories! But who knows, I’m probably drunk on optimism.


And of course, Lena Waithe made history, being the first African American woman to win for comedy writing for the Master Of None episode, Thanksgiving. I wrote about that in more detail here. But the gist of it is: your girl cried. Like a lot. Like she’s still crying.

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