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UPDATE: Dianna blogs about the “Likes Girls” t-shirt HERE

June 2, 2000 – What does that day, month and year mean to you? President Bill Clinton used that particular day to declare ”Gay and Lesbian Pride Month”.

Last night, I wanted to do something to show my respect and love for the GLBT community. Support that people could actually see. Which is why I decided to change my shirt for the show. I happened to read a few comments that were posted on twitter. Many of you asked, “why?” This is my response. I am not asking for you to agree with what I am saying, but if you are listening, thank you. That is all I can ask. And a step further would be to take a moment to (honestly) answer the questions that I have raised. We can’t always put ourselves in someone else’s shoes. But we can try..

Dianna Agron wore a “Likes Girls” t-shirt during the Glee cast performance of “Born This Way” on their Toronto tour stop tonight, resulting in an explosion on twitter of peeps speculating that Dianna had perhaps come out as a lesbian.

C’mon.  If the Glee star was a lesbian who had made the decision to come out, she’d do it in a front page exclusive with People magazine–not on some dumb t-shirt IN CANADA NO LESS.  Take a minute to THINK PEOPLE. Lulz.

For those of you who don’t follow Glee–on the “Born This Way” episode, the kids sang the GAGA anthem wearing t-shirts that declared something about themselves that set them apart from others.  “Lucy Caboosey” is Dianna’s usual slogan–a mean nickname kids called her in middle school when she used to be fat.

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Dianna was probably supporting LGBT rights.  Maybe a statement in reaction to nutcase and 30 Rock star, Tracy Morgan, who went off on a homophobic rant in concert at the Ryman theater in Nashville a few days ago?

The real question isn’t “Is Dianna Agron coming out as a lesbian?” but “What would Quinn do?”  The kids are supposed to be performing in character.  Somehow, I can’t imagine the super-conservative and image-conscious Quinn wearing a “Likes Girls” t-shirt.  I’m just sayin’.

 
  • idolfan92

    Woah. That is weird, because you’re right, Quinn would not wear that..

  • karrahbrooke

    Whatever. It’s probably a gay rights thing, but maybe she’s bisexual? Who cares. I bought the “I’m With Stoopid” one when I went to the Glee Live show in Indianapolis. :)

  • jammasta

    Take a minute to THINK PEOPLE.

    I think you’re asking a bit much there :P.

    I think the real question is “Who gives a damn? It’s a *bleep*ing shirt!”

  • 1wildegirl

    A little background : when Glee first started there were rumors about how close Dianna was to Lea. But then, Lea finally admitted that she had a boyfriend. And Dianna dated and was engaged (?) To the kid from I am Number Four.

    The Glee cast is probably mostly very gay friendly, so she likely did it in support without thinking she’d set the twitterverse a buzzing .

    Props to her for being a supporter and shame on people for jumping to conclusions.

  • Kirsten

    IN CANADA NO LESS.

    Hey, hey, hey! All the good things happen in Canada. And Toronto is the center of the Universe. Just ask somebody from “Taranna”. LOL (we kid because we love).

    If the Glee star was a lesbian who had made the decision to come out, she’d do it in a front page exclusive with People magazine–not on some dumb t-shirt

    Sadly, this is true. I can’t wait for the day when coming out is done via dumb t-shirts (or really, not at all because why must people come out?) and it isn’t a “Gasp! Shocking! Breathless Cover of People” moment. Even though it’s completely unlikely that she is coming out with the t-shirt, if she did it this low-key way? I think she’s completely awesome.

  • Buffynut

    Sadly, this is true. I can’t wait for the day when coming out is done via dumb t-shirts and it isn’t a “Gasp! Shocking! Breathless Cover of People” moment.

    Or how about the day when our grandkids can say, “Come out? Why on Earth did gays have to come out?”
    “Did straight people have to declare they were straight too?!”

  • Kirsten

    Or how about the day when our grandkids can say, “Come out? Why on Earth did gays have to come out?”
    “Did straight people have to declare they were straight too?!”

    Yep. I was just editing my post when you posted that to add an amendment just like that. I don’t get why anybody but potential spouses really care.

  • Buffynut

    Kirsten says:

    06/12/2011 at 9:29 am

    Yep. I was just editing my post when you posted that to add an amendment just like that. I don’t get why anybody but potential spouses really care

    (edited by me to remove OT season 8 rant! LOL!)
    Diana is very cool though. Is there anything in the press about this today?

  • JKB

    She explained the shirt in this lovely blog post:

    “Yesterday, during our second show, Instead of wearing my usual shirt during “Born This Way” I decided to wear one that said “Likes Girls”. It should actually have read, “Loves Girls”, because I do. The women in my life give me things that the men in my life can’t. And vice-versa. No, I am not a lesbian, yet if I were, I hope that the people in my life could embrace it whole-heartedly. And let me tell you, I can easily spill (quite comfortably) what I admire, respect and think is beautiful about any of the women in my life. Piece of cake!

    Last night, I wanted to do something to show my respect and love for the GLBT community. Support that people could actually see.”

    (The whole post is quite long but worth reading, I think.)

  • leome

    I think there are a lot of people like to ship her with Lea and she’s aware of that (especially cause she’s on tumblr).
    It seems to me this was her way to say, no, I’m not gay but I support LGBT. Of course some fans will calling her gay and shipping her with other girls, but that’s how fandoms work, no matter how many Nos you use.

  • TwigLA

    Really nice essay by Dianna on her blog. A little wordy, but good none-the-less.