Also.Also.Also: Clea DuVall Is Officially Adapting Tegan and Sara’s High School Memoir!! Sound the Lesbian Alarms!!

I’ve been listening to the Wicked soundtrack for some reason that I can’t explain, and now I am FOR SURE going to have “Defying Gravity” stuck in my head all weekend. How are you?

Queer as in F*ck You

Let’s cut right to the biggest gay news in the last 48 hours (and the last two thousand years) years: Pope Francis Calls for Civil Union Law for Same-Sex Couples, in Shift From Vatican Stance

Clea DuVall is Adapting Tegan and Sara’s Memoir For TV and We Can’t Wait

Ommmmgggggg I did not see this coming! The Penguin Dyke Drama continues! Two gay penguins with a reputation for trouble stole an entire nest of eggs from a neighboring lesbian couple at the same zoo

Asking the hard questions:

Please gather and appreciate this LOLLL from The American Conservative, just a little evening treat from us to you — No Families, No Children, No Future: Thirty Percent of Women under 25 Consider Themselves LGBT. Has This Ever Happened, Anywhere?

Saw This, Thought of You

We Finally Know What a Dinosaur’s Butthole Looks Like

She Said She Had to Breastfeed During Virtual Class. Her Professor’s Reply Shocked Her. (A hint: It’s a Title IX violation.)

This Amazon Grocery Runner Has Risked Her Job to Fight for Better Safety Measures

This is quite simply the coolest thing I saw happen this week, On Tuesday Night, More Than 400,000 Users Watched A.O.C. and Ilhan Omar Play Among Us on Twitch and Talk About Voting, Making Their Debut One of the Most-Watched Streams in the Service’s History. 

Related: Everyone’s Playing Among Us (I downloaded the game and tbh I just don’t get it)

Political Snacks

2020 LGBTQ voting guide: A collage of 128 LGBTQ women and non-binary people running for office at the federal and state level

Autostraddle’s Comprehensive 2020 LGBTQ Voting Guide: 98 Lesbian, Bisexual, Queer, and Trans Candidates, Ballot Measures and More! Brought to you by Natalie, Heather, and myself!!!

And on THAT note, How to Survive Election Night.

New Texas Rule Lets Social Workers Turn Away Clients Who Are LGBTQ or Have a Disability

What Happens if Roe v. Wade Is Overturned?

Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett served for nearly three years on the board of private Christian schools that barred admission to children of same-sex parents. Hahahaha BUT OF COURSE

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  1. Came for the dinosaur butts (after seeing BethF’s comment), stayed for the hopeful news from Pope Francis!

  2. I hope that the T&S show retains its Canadian setting, though I have a feeling that it’ll be changed to an American one.

  3. (just quickly noting appreciation of the LOL/ Conservative American article : “Thirty percent of women aged 25 and under have no interest in sex with men. If that does not alarm you as a religious traditionalist or conservative, then you might actually be dead.” LOL. Pipe down and read a book, Rod

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