Hello! Roxane Gay made me cry (more on that below!) And I have chicken parmesan for dinner. Let us do this!
Queer like in F * ck You
After I got out, my mom left our church to fight for Leah Johnson’s queer youth – what a great moment to remind everyone to see me in a crown is my favorite book of the past 12 months ! Are you tired of the fact that I still remind you of you? Pity!
The #QueerTheBallet movement: “It’s more than a man lifting a woman in a tutu” Adriana Pierce empowers queer women and non-binary performers whose relationships have been excluded from classical dance.
I’m really not done with being angry yet. “Disclosure” is the biggest Oscar nudge of the year. “Not only is it a shame that the Academy is ignoring one of the greatest and most important trans films of all time, it’s a shame that they don’t recognize the huge cultural impact it has had.” – Mey Rude for OUT Magazine
Roxane Gay and Debbie Millman are guests on Brene Brown’s podcast this week. They talk about their love story and career ambitions and just some general content on how to kick this thing called life up the ass, love your weird aunts – I thought it would be such an easy listening for my afternoon work, and then I found myself crying unexpectedly . So be careful – love is still a lie – but that could happen to you too!
Speaking of grown ass love stories that make me cry !! Congratulations to Jannah Handy and Kiyanna Stewart from BLK MKT Vintage (a store that I follow with eager attention on Instagram and always). Gahhhh! I love Black Love and I especially love it during Black History Month between two history nerds with impeccable taste.
The music video “Friday” went viral 10 years ago. Rebecca Black has spent the last decade recovering. I’m really surprised at how many Autostraddle team members have become Rebecca Black fans over the past year!
“Heaux Tales feels that it should be heard with other women. It feels like the group chat is being set on fire after receiving an out of context text from one of your friends that says “biiiiiitch” followed by all the slippery details of their connection.
Hanna Phifer for Harper’s Bazaar: For Millennial Black Women, Jazmine Sullivan’s Heaux Tales is a multilayered portrait of sex and intimacy me! But no luck so far 😩)
Listing without comment, but also LOL (sorry!): Another person was killed in a sex explosion
Saw that, thought of you
“We’re Desperate for Human Contact”: People who break lockdown because of sex
My teen writes erotic fan fiction. Should I make her stop? No! You should not.
I think a lot about Ellie Kemp’s best line from Kristen Arnet’s (!!!) office for The Cut
I saw the document “Framing Britney Spears” on Monday and it still fucks me days later. What we (I am speaking here generally speaking!) Are only allowed to do in public is just … there are no words for it. It haunted my mind. Anyway, here are today’s BREAKING NEWS: Britney Spears’ father loses the offer to keep control of the delegation of her investments (he remains as co-conservator). Another Conservatory hearing is scheduled for next month. Baby steps but we get there!
This is also a great opportunity to bring back Ries’s great 2011 piece on Britney that literally no one on our team can stop about this week: It’s not Britney, Bitch
This feels related in ways I can’t explain, but so much of our pop culture lives over the past two weeks – Marilyn Manson, Britney Spears, and now Josh Whedon – feel like a 2000s reckoning Long in coming: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Michelle Trachtenberg and Amber Benson (Tara !!) respond to Joss Whedon’s claims: “I stand by all survivors of abuse”
Jemele Hill: The Playboy Interview
HUD Bars Anti-LGBTQ + discrimination in housing, rents. For the first time, it’s illegal to turn away people who want to rent an apartment or buy a house just because they’re weird.
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