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Lez Dish It Out: Nov 6, 2020

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Two Lesbian Couples Marry in Mass Wedding in Taiwan

Two lesbians couples got married during a mass wedding held by Taiwan’s military. In case you didn’t know Taiwan is the only country in Asia to have legalized same-sex marriage. And since it was legalized in May 2019, over 4,000 couples have married. During a mass wedding at a military ceremony, 188 couples were married. Two of them were lesbians. This makes the first time same-sex couples were have been wed during the ceremony. Chen Ying-hsuan, 27 married army lieutenant Li Li-chen, 26. Yumi Meng, 37, married army Maj. Wang Yi, 36.  They each carried a Pride flag during the ceremony.

Amara the Lesbian Speaks About Police Brutality in Nigeria

The YouTuber and activist spoke out about gay people facing police brutality in Nigeria during the #EndSARS protest in Abuja. Gay and lesbian Nigerias are disproportionately attacked by police. So, Amara decided to shine the spotlight on these unique experiences. Unfortunately, Amara and a handful of her fellow activists were attacked by other protesters. But they stood their ground. And despite receiving violent threats, Amara persists. “I’m trying to put out information, put a face to the word to humanize it. When you think of a lesbian, I want you to see a person in your mind, to see Amara. It is another thing if you don’t want to be informed, that way I know you have malicious intent, ” she said.

Jägermeister Joins Forces with Lesbian Bar Project

Jägermeister has joined the fight in keeping lesbian bars open. The Lesbian Bar Project aims to help keep the 15 remaining lesbians bars in the US open with its #SaveTheNight four-week fundraising campaign. The project created a 90-second PSA highlighting the importance of lesbian bars and paying homage to noteworthy bars. A documentary looking at the history and influence of lesbians bars is also in the works. If you’d like to learn more about the project and donate to the cause, check out the Lesbian Bar Project’s website.

The Happiest Season Heads to Hulu

The long awaited holiday lesbian rom-com is finally on its way. The Happiest Season starring Kristen Stewart and Mackenzie Davis is headed to Hulu on November 25th. The film was originally aiming for a theatrical release on the same date, but the pandemic put an end to those plans.Hulu acquired the rights to the movie from Sony and will now officially be a Hulu Original film, but Sony will retain distribution rights outside the US. Meaning, a theatrical release could still happen in other parts of the world. 2020 has given us a crumb.

Second Season of Gentleman Jack has started Filming

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 We are so used to giving, and now we finally receive. The second season of Gentleman Jack is one its way. Suranne Jones and Sophie Rungle went back to work amid the pandemic to start filming on the show’s second season. So far, we know the they’ve filmed scenes in a garden where Anne gifted her wife a potted plant. Jones was seen wearing a face shield between takes, while other actors wore masks. We love the responsibility, queens. As of now, we don’t know when they’ll finish filming or when the next season will arrive. Expect it to drop sometime next year.

Puebla, Mexico Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage

The Mexican’s state’s congress voted to legalize same-sex marriage by an overwhelming majority. Puebla joins 32 other Mexican states in recognizing same-sex marriages. It marks another step in the fight for gay rights. In 2003, discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation was outlawed.

Lesbian Becomes First Woman Elected Hamilton County Sheriff

There’s a new sheriff in town! And, fine, I will play her in a movie. Unless Charlize beats me to it 😂

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Charmaine McGuffey served in the sheriff’s office for 34 years. Despite this, she was fired from her job in 2017. McGuffey claims she was fired over being a whistleblower for use of force within the department. She then sued the department claiming many did not like that she was openly a lesbian. The lawsuit is set to go to trial on December 7th. Fast forward to 2020 where McGuffey won the race for sheriff by over 17,000 votes. This makes her the first woman and the first lesbian to hold the position. 

Nevada Becomes the First State to Constitutionally Protect Marriage Equality

In this election, Nevadans passed a ballot measure that overturns a previous ban on gay marriage. The ban on same-sex marriage, first passed in 2000, was ineffective since the Supreme Court ruled on marriage for all in Obergefell v Hodges. This ballot initiative, Question 2, ensures the right to same-sex marriage even in the event of a SCOTUS overturning its 2015 decision in Obergefell, by enshrining it in the Nevada state constitution. 

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