It’s Broccoli Cheddar Soup Night! And I cannot f*cking wait.
Queer as in F*ck You
Elliot Page and Emma Portner Announce Plans to Divorce: We ‘Remain Close Friends.’ The AS editors conferred about this during the afternoon, and we all agreed that Drew had the best take:
Cis celebrities get divorced all the time!! As a future divorced celebrity, please grant me the humanity of having a messed up personal life separate from my transness thank you so much
— Drew Gregory (@draw_gregory) January 26, 2021
With all our hearts, wishing Elliot and Emma peace and privacy at this time.
Saw This, Thought of You
Bernie Sanders Turned His Inauguration Meme Into a Sweatshirt for Charity. All proceeds go to Meals on Wheels Vermont.
Andra Day Bares All — Here’s What It Meant To Play Her Icon, Billie Holiday. (Exactly 30 days left until The United States vs. Billie Holiday and I cannot wait!!)
This is old Black ASL that my grandfather still use from 1887 to this day! I loved it! pic.twitter.com/Qb8Z2WrE6T
— It’s Charmay To You (@realcaunsia) October 10, 2020
Charmay has been a GIFT during this last year, and I have learned so much about Black American Sign Language from her: Black, Deaf and Extremely Online
And while we are still on the topic of young, gifted, and Black — did yall see Nia Dennis’ gymnastics floor routine for UCLA that’s gone viral?? Including Kendrick Lamar, Beyoncé, Missy Elliott, Megan thee Stallion, and 2Pac among others.
— UCLA Gymnastics (@uclagymnastics) January 24, 2021
If you are white, this is your “must read” of today — and it won’t be easy, but wow I promise you that it is necessary, Breaking Up With White Supremacy Was Always The End Game: “If you follow all the prescriptions of checking your privilege, unpacking your invisible knapsack, centering the marginalized, excavating your deeply held white supremacist notions and not becoming a Karen, you will absolutely positively have to break up with actual white people.”
Related to above, White People Least Likely to Wear Masks Consistently, Study Finds — “The essential values this country was founded on are individualism and personal responsibility, and this idea of community is not something that is necessarily inherent in (white) American culture.” The parenthesis is my own.
Biden Overturns Trump Ban on Transgender People Serving in U.S. Military. I have A LOT of feelings about the role of the U.S. military and imperialism and war and war profiteering and the military industrial complex. I also acknowledge that the ban itself hurt a lot of trans people who were trying to serve their country, and I hope that those people found some healing in this week.
Also.(also.also), a reminder that Joe Biden Will Lie to You. All presidents do.
But that said, this is a step in the right direction, Biden Orders End of Federally Run Private Prisons. (And yet! To my previous point, Biden’s Order to End Use of Private Prisons Excludes Immigrant Detention Facilities)
And Another Thing!
Crissle West coming thru with the laughs for your mid-week slump:
antonio asked me if i had any hobbies pic.twitter.com/7YSsgeuVPH
— king crissle (@crissles) January 23, 2021