Also.Also.Also: It’s Not Your Imagination, Your Mom Really Does Need That Therapy

Have you heard the good news about Tig Notaro, yet? If not let me break it to you…

Tig Notaro in aviator sunglasses and a cigar, looking like a stone cold hottie.

Queer as in F*ck You

HAVE I SCREAMED ENOUGH YET ABOUT HOW PROUD AND EXCITED I AM FOR OUR VERY OWN A.E. OSWORTH AND THEIR NEW BOOK?? A.E. Osworth Wrote A Love Letter For Their People (and this is a great time to mention how honored we are to be publishing a new series of trans fiction, edited by A.E, right here on Autostraddle. Deadlines for submissions is April 30th!)

How Brandi Carlile Gets It Done. It’s a day in the life of your favorite lesbian songwriter and you know you want to read it.

This one is for all my Marvel nerds, have you been watching Falcon and Winter Soldier? Well the lead “villain” (in air quotes because the villain is 100% the US Government, the Military Industrial Complex, and Imperialism, but that’s for another day) the actor playing Karli Morganthau — Erin Kellyman — is certified IRL gay and I am so here for it.

NCAA Backs Transgender Athletes, Says Events Will Be In Places ‘Free of Discrimination’

And while we’re here, These Anti-Trans Sports Bills Aren’t Just Transphobic — They’re Racist, Too

Saw This, Thought of You

Think Your Parents Need Therapy? These Women Convinced Their Moms to Try It Out.

Hahhahaaa, related: The Perfect Mother’s Day Flowers For Every Zodiac Sign

Meet These Asian American Women Who Are Chaperoning Others Who Feel Unsafe: ‘It’s Uplifting to Help’

Everyone on the Autostraddle team (well, specifically Heather and Natalie) seem very hype for the upcoming WNBA season? If you want to join in on the festivities: The 12 Must-See Games of the 2021 WNBA Regular Season

And (vaguely) speaking of sports, USWNT Has Been Granted Working Conditions Settlement. “A federal judge approved a partial deal between players on the USWNT and the U.S. Soccer Federation over unequal working conditions.”

Today the CDC and FDA have recommended a temporary pause on the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine for COVID-19, due to a very, very rare blood clot side effect. So let’s talk about it! Did You Get The Johnson & Johnson Vaccine? Don’t Panic, Here’s What To Know and What Happens If You Already Have A Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Appointment? (Last one! For the folks who have Pfizer or Moderna: Is It Okay To Delay Your Second Vaccine Shot?)

Black Women Are Fighting For Recognition as Long COVID Patients and Heather recommends that along with this Twitter thread.

Political Snacks

How to Support Daunte Wright’s Family and Brooklyn Center

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Carmen Phillips

Carmen is Autostraddle's Editor-in-Chief 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.

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  1. Erin Kellyman is sooooo gorgeous! I already knew she was gay though cause she was so awesome in the Star Wars movie Solo and after it came out I saw her Instagram pics of her and her girlfriend at pride.

  2. Every time I check the news now it feels like the world is still so internally and externally fucked up everywhere, but then I remember that there’s awesome people trying to change that and it gives me a little hope:)
    Thank you again Carmen!

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