Also.Also.Also: #Dykes4Roman Said Gay Rights and Shallot Pasta

Black women saying "I'm Back" with her hands waving

Let’s get right to it.


Queer as in F*ck You

A Queer Gaming Revolution Is Changing the Way We Play. The queer games avant-garde is a rising die of indie games being developed by, about, and often for LGBTQ people.

In Egypt, Transgender Activist Fights Battle on Many Fronts

Group Behind Central Park Coronavirus Tent Hospital Asks Volunteers To Support Anti-Gay Agenda (Important and somewhat related: 9 Strategies for Quarantining in a Non-LGBTQ+ Affirming Environment)

Idaho Governor Signs 2 Anti-Transgender Bills Into Law. One bill prohibits trans people from changing the sex on their birth certificates, and the other bans trans girls and women from competing in women’s sports.

Fuck him! Bigots don’t get to win. And on that note, I’d like to offer the smallest counter to his hatred and violence by reminding us to amplify trans voices in this world:

💙💗🤍💗💙 12 Young Adult Novels You Can Read Today, On Trans Day Of Visibility 💙💗🤍💗💙


Saw This, Thought of You

“When Jennifer Lopez posted a video of her family sheltering in the backyard of Alex Rodriguez’s vast Miami compound, the public snapped: ‘We all hate you,’ was one representative response.” LMAAAOO, Ok fine I love J.Lo, but still — Celebrity Culture Is Burning.

Just Give In to Alison Roman. Now is a great time to accept her culinary authority. (Or as Vanessa would say, #Dykes4Roman! I can confirm that I made her Creamy Cauliflower Pasta with Parmesan Bread Crumbs on Sunday. I found the pasta itself just fine, but the homemade breadcrumbs are to die for.)

To quote the singularly perfect Drew Gregory: “‘You all love tiger kings, but what about pussy queens?’ I love it.”

And speaking of things you could be streaming right now, have you started Little Fires Everywhere yet on Hulu? Riese and I are OBSESSED and it’s pretty much the only thing we’ve talked about for the last 72 hours! Celeste Ng Says “Little Fires Everywhere” Is A Challenge To “Well-Intentioned” White Ladies

Natalie and Vanessa both read this and found it comforting 💜 They Survived the Spanish Flu, the Depression and the Holocaust: Two extraordinary women — one 101, the other 95 — lived through the worst of the 20th century. They have some advice for you.

Why Houseplants Make All the Difference in Self-Isolation. Ahem, from your pals at Autostraddle, just last year: 13 Easy Houseplants for Seasonally Depressed Gays and Their Cats

One Night at Zoom’s Hottest Club

5 Inspiring Women Artists Shattering Stereotypes of Muslims

You Won’t Find These Women in Textbooks. but in Their Families, They Made History. Today is the last day of Women’s History Month, go get ’em.


After generously covering for me last week, Natalie missed you, so she made you a little present…

🏀⚽️ Saw This, Thought of You: Sportsball Edition ⚽️🏀

The Iso: Ashlyn Harris & Ali Krieger

Finally, a little good news: NCAA approves extra year for spring athletes

Texas A&M’s Chennedy Carter declares for 2020 WNBA Draft: Carter’s early departure from Texas A&M isn’t a surprise but she joins a sizable group — early exits are standard in the men’s game, less so in the women’s — of early departures ahead of the 2020 WNBA season.

You hear a lot about the heartbreak of March Madness but rarely from this point of view. It’s gut-wrenching: Denied on the doorstep of the Final Four: Two shots she’ll never forget

I’m worried that this will hit women’s leagues across the globe: FA warns that top English women’s clubs could fold due to virus-related financial pressure

USA Rugby files for bankruptcy as coronavirus takes toll on game

Missing basketball? The WNBA is offering full access to its archive of last season’s games.

I mean, based on what I know about life in Storrs, CT, this tracks: Sue Bird: ‘You can’t drink with UConn players’


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Carmen is Autostraddle's Senior Editor 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.

Carmen has written 199 articles for us.

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