Well, all of you. It’s Thursday.
Queer as in F*ck You
8 celebrities who came out as bisexual in 2022The ultimatum) and Elizabeth Corrigan (The bachelor) to Oscar nominee Aunjanue Ellis (whose coming out I wrote about back in June, one of the plays I’m most proud of this year). We have three tracks coming out tomorrow for Bisexual Visibility Day – which we affectionately call “Bi Day Friday”! around the office. So I hope you come back and join us! Until then, this is a simple appetizer before the main course.
Human Rights Campaign, largest US LGBTQ advocacy group, names Kelley Robinson as new president. “The former executive director of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund will be the first black queer woman to lead HRC.”
Lil Nas X sends pizza to ‘homophobic protesters’ ahead of his Boston concert.
seen, thought of you
It wasn’t until I found others in the disability community that I felt seen, which is part of a series from Refinery29 that I think you should all check out: Voices of Disability
Ok, I hadn’t thought of that, but also? Why does every teenager in every movie want to go to Yale?
What it’s like to create an American Girl Doll, Brit Bennett has created the latest American Girl Doll, Claudie – an 8-year-old black girl growing up in the Harlem Renaissance and I’m so thrilled. Growing up, Addy was the only black American girl doll enslaved, and I loved my Addy doll with all my heart — but the idea of little black girls being able to play with a black doll that wasn’t rooted in tragedy? (More recently, there was Melody, but she grew up during the civil rights movement.) Possessed.
Top 50 Bad Bunny Songs
‘Liberated’ Americans are catching STDs at ‘out of control’ rates as the pandemic ends, a lot is happening here, but I think Ro put it best: “…as the pandemic ends??? ?”
Speaking of “they’re on strike to keep you from quitting,” nurses across the country are fighting overwork. “Massive strikes by nurses in Minnesota, Michigan and New York put crises of understaffing and unsafe workloads in focus.”
Tish James caught the goods in the Trump family grip – now what? “While it’s nice to learn more about the crimes committed by Trump & Co., many of us really want to know when he will be held accountable.” (For some reason the title bugs me, I think I’m reacting strange to the change to “got the goods”? But I agree with the general sentiment, and it was also my first thought upon hearing yesterday’s news of New York State’s civil lawsuit against Trump)
Puerto Rico to Finance Bros: “Going Home”
Carmen is the Editor-in-Chief of Autostraddle and a Black Puerto Rican female/Inist author. She claims many previous homes but left most of her heart in Detroit, Brooklyn and Buffalo, NY. There were several years in her early twenties when she seriously slept with a copy of James Baldwin’s Fire Next Time under her pillow. You can find her on Twitter, @carmencitaloves.
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