4. “Somewhere, there’s a disconnect. AfterEllen is just one of the homes lesbian, bisexual and queer women will have lost in the last decade. It was a refuge, a community, a virtual church for so many. I’m not sure that some people outside of us can really ever understand that.” Popular lesbian blog AfterEllen will shut down on Friday.
5. VIDEO OF THE DAY: Two gay teens witness a shooting and barely escape with their lives, then struggle to keep their relationship a secret while avoiding the perpetrator in the new USA Network show “Eyewitness,” premiering Oct. 16.