Have you heard the good news about Tig Notaro, yet? If not let me break it to you…
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.
And while we’re here, These Anti-Trans Sports Bills Aren’t Just Transphobic — They’re Racist, Too
Saw This, Thought of You
Hahhahaaa, related: The Perfect Mother’s Day Flowers For Every Zodiac Sign
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.
I’d appreciate if the police would stop fucking murdering Black people. That’s all. Goodnight.
— Carmen Phillips (@carmencitaloves) April 12, 2021