Monday, May 8, 2006

Here's to Friends!

News has reached us from the West Coast that Maile Flanagan, a friend of my husband's, received and a Daytime Emmy Award. reports:

By now, everyone knows that Ellen kept up her winning streak at this year's Daytime Emmys last Friday, but you may not know that another out lesbian won a Daytime Emmy last week, too: Maile Flanagan, who won Outstanding Performer in An Animated Program for the PBS children's program Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks (yes, that's really the name of the show).

Flanagan, who does theater in LA and has had roles in Phone Booth, The Station Agent, 61*, and Grey’s Anatomy, thanked her partner Lesa in her acceptance speech, and was promptly invited by Barbara to join The View "if that other lesbian doesn't work out."

I got to meet Maile last year when she flew in to attend our wedding. She is a HOOT! Patrick and Maile were members of the improv comedy troupe "My Mother's Fleabag" at Boston College.

Congratulations Maile!

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