Also.Also.Also: Demi Lovato Wants to Make Out With Rihanna — Stars, They’re Just Like Us!

I’m gonna keep it real with you: This is going to be a little quick and dirty for a link roundup. But hey, not all is lost, I VOTED TODAY!

The state of Michigan said 🗣 SUFFRAGETTES BITCH

Queer as in F*ck You

Queer the wilderness! A Rare Bald Eagle Throuple Have Come Together to Mate and Parent.

To be read with each other: Hundreds Of Staff At The Guardian Have Signed A Letter To The Editor Criticising Its “Transphobic Content” and Transphobia Is Everywhere in Britain by Juliet Jacques for the NYT.

Demi Lovato Says She Just Wants To ‘Make Out’ With Rihanna.

Yeah well… get in line, buddy.

Saw This, Thought of You

US Soccer Doesn’t Want To Give The Women’s Team Equal Pay Because The Men Have “More Responsibility” to which I say:

 Trailblazing NBA Women Coaches who would like to marry me. (Just kidding, that’s not the headline… or is it??)

Another reading double feature, from me to you — Looking at Reggaeton’s Unsung Black History and Women in Dancehall Turn Up for Pleasure Parity

We talked a little about this last week, and here’s an update: Woody Allen Memoir Dropped by Hachette After Staff Walk-Out

85 Ways to Make Sex Workers’ Lives Easier

This week celebrates the 30th anniversary of the black teen movie CLASSIC House Party. What a great time to remind you that last year, for Autostraddle, Lex reimagined the romp into a lesbian rom-com starring Zazie Beetz, Teyanna Taylor, Black Lightning’s Nafessa Williams, and Claws’ Karrueche Tran!

Who Are These Maximalist Cheese Boards Really For?

Political Snacks

Stacey Abrams Is Building a New Kind of Political Machine in the Deep South

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Carmen Phillips

Carmen Phillips is Autostraddle's former editor in chief. She began at Autostraddle in 2017 as a freelance team writer and worked her way up through the company, eventually becoming the EIC from 2021-2024. A Black Puerto Rican feminist writer with a PhD in American Studies from New York University, Carmen specializes in writing about Blackness, race, queerness, politics, culture, and the many ways we find community and connection with each other.  During her time at Autostraddle, Carmen focused on pop culture, TV and film reviews, criticism, interviews, and news analysis. She claims many past homes, but left the largest parts of her heart in Detroit, Brooklyn, and Buffalo, NY. And 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. To reach out, you can find Carmen on Twitter, Instagram, or her website.

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  1. The original House Party was a classic when I saw it as a kid. I saw it a few years ago & still held up. Number 2 was also pretty good but wasn’t too keen on 3.

  2. Siiiigh I remember watching House Party at the movie theatre with my major crush bff when I was 15. Damn she was smart 1and cute. I hope she’s doing well, wherever she is.

  3. Also that get in line comment about Rihanna, Dr CP? Is there a bullet train available because I’m not seeing the end of that line.

  4. Hey, the link to “Hundreds Of Staff At The Guardian Have Signed A Letter To The Editor Criticising Its “Transphobic Content”” doesn’t seem to be working?

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