Lez Dish It Out! AfterEllen’s LGBT Weekly Round-Up

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Photo: Instagram, Paper Magazine

It’s finally Friday, you guys! To celebrate, I have a lot of lady lovin’ news for you, including a story about Kristen Stewart and Stella Maxwell CRASHING A LESBIAN WEDDING. Trust me when I say it’s everything and more.

Lez get to it!

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Riverdale Reveals Its First Bisexual Character

Photo: Vanessa Morgan/Instagram
Photo: Vanessa Morgan/Instagram

I guess this is Riverdale making up for its queerbaiting in season 1?

In an interview with ET Online, Riverdale executive producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa revealed its plans to bring on a bisexual character for season two. Aguirre-Sacasa announced actress Vanessa Morgan will play Toni Tapaz, a “vivacious” character who is a member of  the Southside Serpents.

Here are Aguirre-Sacasa’s quotes on Toni:

ET: We’re so excited that Toni Topaz is coming to Riverdale! Can you tell us a little bit about what this character is like and who is playing her?
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa: 
Toni Topaz is a character who was added on a little more recently in the comic books and she’s always been very, very vivacious, exciting and a bit of a disrupter. She very famously has as large an appetite for hamburgers as Jughead Jones. In the Riverdale version of this character, she’s going to be a student at Southside High. She’s going to be a member of the Southside Serpents and she’s going to be a friend and confidant to Jughead Jones.

In the Archie Comics, it’s hinted that Toni is bisexual. Is the topic of Toni’s sexuality something that is also going to be explored on the show?
That’s a really good question and I believe yes that is something that we’re going to explore.

You said that Toni will be a “confidant” for Jughead at Southside High. Could she be someone who is going to shake things up for Betty and Jughead’s relationship?
Bughead is pretty strong, and pretty undeniable, and pretty epic, but you know even the most epic of romances has trouble — and trouble often comes as a third party. So yes, it is conceivable that Toni will potentially test the limits of Bughead.

Hmm, I hope Aguirre-Sacasa’s last quote means Toni will hook up with Betty as opposed to Jughead… Either way, I guess this casting is a step in the right direction. Don’t let us down, Riverdale.

Authorities Investigate Death Threats Against Ellen Page

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Photo: Instagram

Why are some people so awful? According to TMZ, police are investigating death threats made against Ellen on her Instagram account. One particularly despicable person described the lesbian actress as a “lying worthless Canadian and a b*tch actress,” and said she “needs” to “die” in his “hands.” Another horrific comment read, “I find Ellen and kidnap her and kill her throat and let everyone see it on my Instagram.”

It goes without saying these threats are horrific and 100 percent unacceptable. Although authorities have been able to trace the IP address of the IG name in question, an arrest has yet to be made. Furthermore, it’s unclear if Page is being targeted due to her sexuality and/or work with Gaycation. Hopefully an arrest is made soon and Ellen remains safe in the meantime.

Moving on to something positive, on Thursday the Canadian shared a new poster for Flatliners. If you missed my summary of the movie and its trailer, you can get the lowdown HERE.

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Does anyone plan to see this? I’m actually pretty excited for it.