Lez Dish It Out! The AfterEllen Les/Bi News Roundup

April showers have come and gone, and it’s been a big month for us over here at AfterEllen. We’ve got some seriously stellar exclusive interviews with Hayley Kiyoko, the two Rachels from Disobedience and more. We hit The Dinah hard, repped at ClexaCon, and snagged our rainbow Mickey ears. There’s a lot to cover this month, so Lez get to it!

Disney is getting rainbow ears for Pride

But not everyone is happy about them. The “Mickey Mouse Rainbow Love” ears will reportedly sell for $18 a pair. Some say the statement is not enough from the House of Mouse, and others are gobsmacked by the gesture, considering it’s been mostly crickets from the juggernaut over the years. Most members of the LGBT community just want more representation. Preach.

Will you be grabbing a pair this summer? Here are some of the mixed reactions.


AfterEllen Partied Hard at The Dinah

If you’re a lesbian who breathes, or if you’ve ever seen a single episode of The L Word, then you’ve heard of tThe Dinah, because it’s the biggest lesbian event in the world. AfterEllen hit the red carpet this year and chatted with some celesbians about their favorite moments living it up at The Dinah events over the years. Check out the video below and read the full story  here.

Everything Sucks for fans of ’90s lesbian nostalgia

You may have heard that Netflix decided not to renew the great, grungy ’90s original series Everything Sucks. For Gen X-er lesbians who grew up in the decade, the show featured a poignant storyline that felt both realized and real about a couple of teenage girls who come to terms with and blossom in their sexuality. Our editor-in-chief Memoree Joelle wrote a reaction piece to the news and discussed its place among shows like My So-Called Life. Check it out here.

Actress Peyton Kennedy, who played Kate Messner, sat down with Memoree to discuss what the character has meant to her and why she isn’t finished telling the story of this young teen lesbian who actually gets the girl in the end. Read our exclusive interview here.