I am here! You are here! There is pizza! And sometimes my friend, that is enough.
Queer as in F*ck You
We had some readers bring this GOOD NEWS to our attention!! Congratulations! 🎉 Swiss Voters Approve Law Allowing Same-Sex Marriages
I’ve loved Gia Long for a looooong time and I’m so happy for this feature and that she’s getting her due! Gia Love Is Making Others See What She Once Couldn’t. “The model and Black trans activist found self-love and acceptance through her community — now she’s returning the favor.”
Orlando School Elects Its First Transgender Homecoming Queen “‘It made me feel like I actually belonged,’ Evan Bialosuknia, 17, said after she was crowned.”
Phoebe Bridgers Sued for Defamation (I will say that Valerie had this to add, “if you have to sue two different people for ‘defamation,’ consider perhaps where the real problem may lie…”)
If you thought Lil Nas X singing “Jolene” tore at your heartstrings, just wait until you see this:
I was so excited when someone told me that Lil Nas X had done my song #Jolene. I had to find it and listen to it immediately…and it's really good. Of course, I love him anyway. I was surprised and I'm honored and flattered. I hope he does good for both of us. Thank you @LilNasX https://t.co/w7vJWGypOp
— Dolly Parton (@DollyParton) September 29, 2021
Saw This, Thought of You
A Cher and Scooby Doo collab sounds like something out of a late night Cher tweet but somehow is real life and I don’t understand it.
Happy National Coffee Day to Those Who Celebrate
Britney Is Not Just Her Conservatorship — Let’s Celebrate Her For The Pop Music Queen She Is
What If Trigger Warnings Don’t Work? “New psychological research suggests that trigger warnings do not reduce negative reactions to disturbing material—and may even increase them.”
We had an A+ member who found this one useful! The Public Continues to Underestimate COVID’s Age Discrimination
YouTube Bans All Anti-Vaccine Misinformation.”The new set of policies will cover not just the Covid-19 vaccines or those for routine immunizations against measles and hepatitis B, but will also apply to general claims about vaccines, YouTube said.”
Natalie will always make sure that you sports gays are covered! NCAA to Use ‘March Madness’ to Help Market Division I Women’s Basketball Tournament. “In addition, a new budget format has been implemented for the men’s and women’s basketball tournaments”
I’ve heard this story a few times over the last few days and maybe it’s because its Grey’s premiere night but I simply must share it, this is some white women’s privilege run amok: Ellen Pompeo Recalls Cussing Out Denzel Washington on Grey’s Anatomy Set
Representative Cori Bush Shares Her Abortion Story With House Panel: Raped at 17, ‘I Chose to Have an Abortion’
Biden’s Immigration Policy Picks Up Where Trump Left Off. “The administration is carrying out mass expulsions cribbed straight from the Stephen Miller playbook.”
The Democrats’ Last Best Shot to Kill the Filibuster (Related: When Democrats Go Small, They Lose Big)
Another Jolene cover I think will get love here.
Congratulations to that trans prom queen! I wish I had been able to be out of the closet that early, but I know I’d have never gotten that kind of support back then.
Congrats to Switzerland as well.
Scooby-Doo/Cher crossover? I’m kind of shocked this didn’t happen during the 70’s when Scooby-Doo was having crossovers all over the place.
OMG, I went down a Gay Jolene Covers rabbit hole on YouTube last week. The one you posted and this one were my two favorites.
Nice. I hadn’t found that cover. I came upon Reinaeiry’s going through her “But It’s Gay” series of covers.
FYI, the first link is broken. BBC has a good article/video and EuroNews puts the referendum in context.
My apologies, I’ll fix the link!
Yay! Super appreciate the inclusion. Thank you from the land of chocolate and shiny&new queer rights!
Speaking of Scooby-Doo, if you missed last years “Happy Halloween Scooby-Doo” it features the gang getting into a Fury Road style chase with killer pumpkins and The Scarecrow from Batman, aided by hologram Bill Nye and Elvira the Mistress of the Dark who Daphne is trying to single white female. Even before the scene where they have to enter Velma’s mind palace with the aid of Scooby snacks, this one gets weird.
It’s also pretty amazing and has a lot of Elvira and subtext.
wow, really surprised that one study found that people don’t avoid content when there is a trigger warning! guess i’m in the minority…