Back in 1950, the women met in San Francisco and found they had a lot in common: both were Berkeley grads, bother majored in journalism, and both were interested in political activism.They would go on to found the Daughters of Bilitis, the first social and political organization for lesbians.Samantha happily attends movie premieres while Ellen eagerly goes to her girlfriend’s art gallery installations.
Happily, Del and Phyllis did eventually say vows that stuck on June 16, 2008, just a few months before Dorothy died at the age of 87.
“We really only had problems our first year together,” Phyllis recalled.
“I truly love my family, and it’s the best situation I’ve ever been in,” Wanda said.
“Orange is the the New Black” has more than few cute lesbian couples on screen, but the show actually spawned a real-life, honest-to-God, leaving-my-husband-for-you lesbian relationship between Lauren Morelli (a writer for the show) and Samira Wiley (the actress who plays Poussey Washington).
Wanda met Alex Niedbalski on Fire Island, New York.
As they rode the ferry to the island, Wanda caught sight of the woman she would marry.Comedian Ellen De Generes has been a well-known advocate for LGBT issues ever since she came out in 1997 on the fourth season of her hit show “Ellen.” At the time, it was a bold and lonely move to identify as a lesbian, but after almost two decades, Ellen has found acceptance and love in both her personal and professional life.In 2008, after a four-year relationship, Ellen married Portia di Rossi, best-known for her role as Lindsay Fünke in “Arrested Development.” Whether they’re lounging together on the couch at home with their four dogs and three cats or joking around at a vegan cafe, this couple is just as cute as can be.It all unfolded gradually on camera as a close friendship became something more.“I was falling in love with her,” Stephanie recalled, “and I didn’t know how to identify it because I thought I was straight.” The pair felt comfortable teasing each other from the get-go, never taking offense to any joke.“Del would leave her shoes in the middle of the room, and I’d throw them out the window.” When Wanda Sykes came out at a Las Vegas Proposition 8 rally in 2008, she said she felt like a unicorn — a lesbian of color.