Also.Also.Also: A Surprise “My So-Called Life” Reunion, Rayanne Graff and Ricky Vasquez Remain Perfect as Always

In my Natasha Lyonne voice: Thursday! What a concept!

Queer as in F*ck You

This project sounds great, has already exceeded it’s fundraiser goal, but you can still donate and help make it truly spectacular: Black Trans Sex Worker Survival Kits

“I can’t stop thinking about food. Everything is falling apart, but all I can think about is the softness of fondant icing when you press in a birthday candle… I scroll through terrible news while thinking about the snap of fridge-cold chocolate.” Finding Food Pleasures in a Time of Crisis by Ruby Tandoh of Great British Bake Off Fame

Gay Bars Bet on Virtual Happy Hours to Save Them From Extinction (Related: May I recommend Kayla‘s excellent small series, “Happy Hour at Home” by your neighborhood Autostraddle? Today was Spiked Hot Chocolate!)

Crusader Kings 3 Lets You Play as Bisexual or Asexual Rulers

Many Trans Students Have Been Forced To Hide Their True Selves Because Of College Closures

Virginia Governor Signs LGBTQ Nondiscrimination Measure Into Law

Philip, the Last Sweet Potato: A Non-Binary Quarantine Love Story from Beloved Children’s Book Author and Illustrator Sophie Blackall 100% I am going to watch this and cry.

Saw This, Thought of You

This Study on Flower Resilience Is the Most Beautiful Thing I’ve Read During the Pandemic

The Unexpected Benefits of Being Weird

ICE Quietly Releases Hundreds Of Local Immigrants As Covid-19 Tears Through Jails

As you can see, a lot of the world is awful right now. Do your f*cking part and keep staying home: The Answer to All of Your Social Distancing Loophole Questions Is No. (Vanessa also covered this for you with a lot of love.)

How To Get The Most Out Of Your Virtual Medical Appointment

Okay. This is PURE JOY:

Ricky Vasquez + Rayanne Graff 5ever!

… And now, Natalie made something special for our sports gays in the house!…..

Saw This, Thought of You: WNBA Draft Edition🏀

Compiled by Natalie

I miss sports. It feels ridiculous to say that…there are so many other more important things to worry about…but, I miss sports so, so much. Folks have tried to give us “sports-like” content — ESPN’s Horse Competition (#TeamVanderQuig) or player-fronted esports — but it’s just not the same. Tomorrow though? A little bit of normal is gifted to us with the WNBA Draft.

When Tina Charles didn’t re-sign with the Liberty immediately, I figured she was on her way out of New York… but to Washington?! I was not ready. The Mystics already are WNBA champions. Tina Charles could turn them into a dynasty.

It’s Sabrina Ionescu at #1 then…who the hell knows? One take: WNBA Mock Draft 7.0: Big Board, after the Tina Charles trade

WNBA mock draft 2020: Sabrina Ionescu remains No. 1, but trades shuffle first round

Combining two things the gays love: the WNBA and horoscopes? Well done: Your WNBA Draft horoscope will tell you which team is your best fit

UConn great Sue Bird talks 2021, advice to WNBA draftees and more on NBA’s Instagram

Political Snacks

Get ready, my friends. What is about to be unleashed on American society will be the greatest campaign ever created to get you to feel normal again. It will come from brands, it will come from government, it will even come from each other, and it will come from the left and from the right. We will do anything, spend anything, believe anything, just so we can take away how horribly uncomfortable all of this feels. And on top of that, just to turn the screw that much more, will be the one effort that’s even greater: the all-out blitz to make you believe you never saw what you saw. The air wasn’t really cleaner; those images were fake. The hospitals weren’t really a war zone; those stories were hyperbole. The numbers were not that high; the press is lying. You didn’t see people in masks standing in the rain risking their lives to vote. Not in America. You didn’t see the leader of the free world push an unproven miracle drug like a late-night infomercial salesman. That was a crisis update. You didn’t see homeless people dead on the street. You didn’t see inequality. You didn’t see indifference. You didn’t see utter failure of leadership and systems.

But you did.

Prepare for the Ultimate Gaslighting*

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Carmen Phillips

Carmen is Autostraddle's Editor-in-Chief and a Black Puerto Rican femme/inist writer. She claims many past homes, but left the largest parts of her heart in Detroit, Brooklyn, and Buffalo, NY. There were several years in her early 20s when she earnestly 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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  1. the world is a tire fire as always but hey! there’s a cute sweet potato with a cape! who makes you cry!

    (upon second glance it may be a scarf? a jaunty ascot? philip is rocking it no matter which)

  2. Can’t watch that my so called life video yet, but I don’t see Jared Leto, does he join later? Cause I stopped liking that asshole years ago after refused to listen to trans community.

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