feature image via Lena Waithe on Instagram
Hello hi! If you caught Keala Settle’s performance of “This Is Me” at the Oscars last night, then you also locked in on the queer drummer with the asymmetrical haircut and a tear in her eye, and maybe you even said “GAY!” out loud right there on the spot. Everyone, meet Eva Friedman, the people’s queer drummer.
She seems like a very chill, very relatable person — someone who wants a breakfast sandwich and to watch season 2 of Take My Wife. Thank you, Eva Friedman, for pinging a million queer radars last night. You did a great job and truly brought us all together.
Read Heather’s rundown for even more queer moments from the Oscars and just do the backstroke in all that gayness. You deserve it.
Queer as in F*ck You
Cuban, Bisexual and Young: Emma González Brings All of Her Identities to the Gunfight. I’m sorry that’s one hell of a headline.
Lena Waithe Urges Her LGBT Peers To “Come Out” And “Stop Hiding” in an Unforgettable Speech. Amazing.
7 Trailblazing Queer Women You Didn’t Learn About In History Class.
Calls For Urgent Review Of LGBT Asylum Protections After Shocking Lapses Exposed.
Am I Gay or Straight? Maybe This Fun Quiz Will Tell Me.
Making Stone Butch Blues Into a Movie Is an Insult to Leslie Feinberg’s Legacy.
Dating a Trans Person Saved My Partner’s Life.
Meet 10 Black Transgender Figures from History Who Are Models for Resilience.
Welcome to the Hellmouth
Christopher Steele, the Man Behind the Trump Dossier.
Trump Says Maybe U.S. Will Have a President for Life Someday.
Georgia Punishes Delta Airlines for Revoking NRA Discounts.
The Trump Administration Tries to Stop Undocumented Teens from Getting Abortions.
These Trans Women Are Fighting for Insurance Coverage as Trump Unravels Their Right to Care.
Oil Was Central in Decision to Shrink Bears Ears Monument, Emails Show.
10 Years Ago, the Internet Gave Us “Mansplain.” Let Me, a Woman, Explain Why It Still Matters.
These 9 Latinx Women are Taking Over Pop.
The Otherworldly Concept Albums of Janelle Monáe
Secret NYPD Files: Officers Can Lie And Brutally Beat People — And Still Keep Their Jobs.
Inventors Of Killing Machines Like The AK-47 Often Regret Their Creations.
How to Buy a Gun in 15 Countries.
Saw This, Thought of You
Billy Graham’s Legacy Is Conflating White Christianity And Patriotism.
This was a good time: Common Calls Out Trump’s ‘Hate’ and the NRA in Oscars Performance. Also includes a list of the activists standing on stage during the performance.
The Seductive Confinement of a Weighted Blanket in an Anxious Time.
Quilts As Tools for Resistance.