Out & Loud: Author Revives Lesbian Love Tales; Miss Universe Philippines Comes Out

Amelia Possanza. Photo via Linkedin.com.

Amelia Possanza releases her book, "Lesbian Love Tales: A Memoir in Archives," Michelle Marquez Dee comes out as bi, and a Montana rep. says anti-trans politicians won't win.

Amelia Possanza Revives History's Unsung Lesbian Love Tales

Amelia Possanza, a publicist and now author, released her first book, “Lesbian Love Tales: A Memoir In Archives.”

The novel depicts the story of seven lesbians from the twentieth century and one ancient lesbian romance. These seemingly forgotten (or deliberately hidden) stories are brought to life as Possanza details the friendships, partnerships, and love lives of these overlooked lesbians. 
“I vowed … to scour libraries and archives and the street stalls of the internet to put together a record of everything that has been said, thought, fancied, and sung of Lesbians … Lesbians, I suspected, would have something to teach us all about love,” said Possanza.

Miss Universe Philippines Comes Out As Bisexual


Michelle Marquez Dee via Facebook.

Miss Universe Philippines 2023 Michelle Marquez Dee came out as bisexual in an interview with MEGA Magazine as fans have long suspected.

“I definitely identify myself as bisexual. I've identified with that for as long as I can remember. I'm attracted to all forms of beauty, all shapes and sizes,” said Dee.

Dee refrained from talking about her sexuality during the contest in May, as the “timing was not right.” Dee was afraid that coming out during the contest would “cloud everyone’s judgment.”

Dee’s first experience of queer attraction, was when she was about 12. She has identified as a member of the community ever since and is proud to be public about who she is.

Rep Says Anti-Trans Politicians Won’t Win


Photo via zooeyzephyr.com

Montana State Representative Zooey Zephyr was censured and banned from the Montanan House in April for protesting anti-trans legislation.

To start pride month, Zephyr was interviewed by The View's Whoopi Goldberg about the situation.

“It was less about banning me from the ability to speak, but what that means is they took away 11,000 constituents who had elected me,” said Zephyr.

During one of the hearings for the law, a trans teen attempted suicide. Zephyr believes “that’s the impact when you take healthcare away.”

“Why are they doing this?” co-host Joy Behar asked Zephyr.

“There’s an attempt to ‘other’ us and create a bogeyman to rally their base, but ultimately it will fail for the same reason anti-gay bills failed in the ’90s, because you’re never far from someone who’s trans, who’s LGBTQ.”

Following the interview on Twitter, Zephyr said, “Anti-LGBTQ attacks have never been about policy. Those who hate us won’t be satisfied until we’re removed from public life entirely.”

Zephyr will continue to advocate for the LGBT community’s rights but recognizes the need for strong allies.

“It's more important now than ever to make sure you are standing up alongside us throughout this.”


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