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Lily Tomlin Becomes First Ever Out Actress to be Honored by Kennedy Center

On Tuesday night, out actress and comedian Lily Tomlin was honored at the Kennedy Center, alongside Tom Hanks, Al Green, ballerina Patricia McBride, Sting. However, it was the celebration of Tomlin’s career that was particularly moving.

After an introduction from Garrison Keeilor, who shared a video package highlighting Tomlin’s humble beginnings to her rise to fame; Jane Lynch, Reba McEntire, Kate McKinnon and Jane Fonda came out to perform their own versions of Tomlin performances.

“Two years ago, I joined the cast of Saturday Night Live and now here I am, honoring my comedy hero. Lily, thank you. You turned playing loveable oddballs into a viable career option. Yes!”

Kate McKinnon


“You know, I was used to watching male comedians on TV but Laugh-In was the first time for me that women got to be really really funny and I wasn’t sure it was actually legal,”

Jane Lynch

Jane Fonda had this to say about Tomlin’s addition to 9 to 5:

“Left to my own devices, it probably would have turned into They Shoot Bosses, Don’t They?”

Jane Fonda

And Reba was just plain sweet.

“We’re talking a lot about Lily the artist, but I want to tell you about Lily my friend. She’s just the best person to be around.”

Reba McEntire


Out Country Singer Brandy Clark Nominated for Two CMAs

Brandy Clark is an out lesbian and country music singer-songwriter making headlines. Her songs have been recorded by Miranda Lambert, The Band Perry, Reba McEntire, LeAnn Rimes, Billy Currington, Darius Rucker and Kacey Musgraves. This week Clark got the great news that she’d scored not just one, but two nominations at this year’s Country Music Association Awards – Best New Artist and Best Song.

In addition to her second songwriter’s nomination with Kacey Musgraves and Shane McAnally for song of the year. Clark is one of the names hotly tipped for CMA’s new artist of the year award, thanks to 12 Stories, her widely-praised debut album.

“I’ve watched the CMA Awards every year for as long as I can remember. To be a nominee in both song and new artist is truly a thrill and a dream come true.”

Brandy Clark

Clark’s new artist nomination is a huge breakthrough for singer-songwriters. She has received the level of recognition and love she deserved in the mainstream scheme of things. Congratulations.

Stripes – by Brandy Clark

Get High – Brandy Clark