I’m sorry today’s link roundup is arriving a little late! I got caught up making Bernie memes. You understand.
Queer as in F*ck You
This is such an excellent (just truly.. excellent!) piece about young trans men in sports by Britni de la Cretaz, whom you’ll remember from when they wrote our WNBA column last fall. What About the Trans Athletes Who Compete — And Win — in Boys Sports?
Today we found that Autostraddle is up for “Best Media Outlet” in the Lesflicks Film Awards! If you’re so inclined to vote for us, you can do so right now! (ALSO: You should check out LesFlicks, which is a Video OnDemand platform with a serious database and dedication to lesbian, bisexual, and wlw films and shorts!)
And Javicia Leslie (I’m sorry y’all, we still have a lot of Batwoman fever around these parts!) will be on A Little Late With Lilly Singh. To quote Heather Hogan, “look at these bisexuals!”
— Javicia Leslie (@JaviciaLeslie) January 22, 2021
Saw This, Thought of You
Instacart is firing every currently employeed employee who voted to unionize last year, as part of a large round of layoffs.
How Can I Afford the Therapy I Need? You shouldn’t have to choose between your mental health and your financial future.
Trump’s “1776 Report” Would Be Funny if It Weren’t So Dangerous. The right’s fervid belief in American historical innocence won’t disappear with the new administration. (I’ll use this and any opportunity to plug Nikole Hannah Jones‘ brilliant 1619 Project, which changed so much about how I think about writing, journalism, telling Black stories, everything.)
And OK… I recognize — I really do! — that this is a pretty saccharine note to end on, but if you can’t be ridiculously corny exactly one (1) day after the Inauguration and watching a white supremacist dictator leave the White House, I’m not sure when else you can. So here is over 35 Broadway performers performing a mash up of “Seasons of Love” from Rent and “Let the Sun Shine” from Hair.
Please notice in the group — which includes some of the OG casts of Rent and Hamilton, Chita Rivera, BD Wong, and Ali Stroker — is Peppermint, whom I’m pretty sure just became the first Black trans performer to perform at the Inauguration of a President.
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