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Celesbian Auctions Herself

Songwriter-producer Linda Perry is putting herself on the auction block to raise money for women’s services provided by the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center.

Last week Perry insisted that she would “do what is needed” to raise awareness for the center’s good works, I guess she wasn’t kidding. Some fledgling musician will have the chance to spend a day in the studio under Perry’s supervision. Post 4 Non Blondes, Perry produced Pink, Alicia Keyes, Christina Aguilera, among others.

Clementine Ford (The L Word) has been dating Perry for almost two years. She responded to Perry’s auction announcement on her Facebook page with: “I am so bidding on this.”

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On Sunday, the Single de Mayo party for hundreds of women returns for its ninth year to raise money for charity. The event is “specifically geared towards the single ladies, it's a crazy and fun event,” says organizer Jannelle Eagle. Go to for info.

Regarding the news that Archie Comics is introducing a gay character, that’s a sigh of relief we’re hearing that it’s not Jughead. Nor is it Betty, Veronica or Archie. There’s a new man on campus, the dreamy Kevin Keller, arriving this September at Riverdale High.

“The introduction of Kevin is just about keeping the world of Archie Comics current and inclusive,” said Jon Goldwater, Archie Comics co-CEO. “Archie’s hometown of Riverdale has always been a safe world for everyone. It just makes sense to have an openly gay character in Archie comic books.”

Let us paraphrase: In the Internet age, in order to keep interest in the comic series that centers around a group of WASPy kids in a mostly white, middle-class town, the bottom line says to do something hip.

Word is that vixen Veronica immediately sets her sites on the new boy. Wonder if the term “fag hag” will become part of the comic book lexicon?

Of course, the announcement elicited comments condemning the inclusion of a gay character. Most of the early comments, however, were all for it. A couple examples:

Brent says:  I give 2 thumbs down…  this only promotes sex and I would not let my kids read these… I don’t want my kids to be havn sex b4 marriage … kids should b able to b a kid without relating to everyone in the world… not just an opinion, read the Bible

[Hmmm, no one mentioned anything about having sex. Does he assume that gay kids have sex but straight kids don’t?]

Joe  says: Good for Archie Comics…I don’t think putting a gay character in anything promotes sex at all. It just means that person would rather have a close relationship with someone of their own gender…Times have changed which I believe is for the better and sorry, but the Disney comics are about as “safe” as you’re going to get…(and even then, I’m not quite so sure about Minnie and Daisy being so pure!)


Blogger Bio: For more than a decade Laurie Schenden has covered the entertainment industry for Curve, the Los Angeles Times and Germany's Spotlight magazine. Her cover stories for Curve magazine have included Sharon Stone, Melissa Etheridge, and the cast of The L Word. She’s also an award winning documentary filmmaker and one of the co-creators of the Laughing Matters film series, seen on Logo.