When Jay Leno referred to “Orange Is the New Black” star Lea DeLaria from the stage at the Hudson River Park Gala as “a lesbian woman,” he was heckled by the fellow stand-up comic.
DeLaria shot back: “You know you don’t have to say ‘lesbian woman.’ It’s implied.”
When Leno later mentioned the L word again, DeLaria called out: “I am not a lesbian! I am a dyke! Get it right. I don’t do that alphabet, LGBTQ thing. By the time you get to all of those letters, the parade is over!”
Leno, the night’s host, was auctioning off a yacht party with DeLaria.
The gala raised over $3.25 million for Hudson River Park.
A tour of Leno’s garage in LA went for $100,000.
Honorees included Claire Danes.