feature image via Lili Reinhart on Instagram.
Hello and a good new day, to you! I still have an adrenaline hang over from a celebrity I’ve never met coming out by wearing a very sexy wedding dress and marrying a very attractive wife. You know, just the usual Tuesday happenings.
Queer as in F*ck You
The Godmother of the Fight For Black Trans Lives. A profile of GLITS, Inc. founder Ceyenne Doroshow. (You know who else profiled Ceyenne Doroshow and you should definitely read? Our very own Xoai Pham, back in June — We Owe Our Lives to Trans Elders Like Ceyenne Doroshow)
What perfect timing for this stellar Chika tweet from yesterday:
this is TMI (don’t care frfr) but i recently got unsolicited confirmation that my head game crazy.
and like, i been knew, but it’s nice to get my flowers.
— CHIKA 🕹 (@oranicuhh) August 31, 2020
Valerie Anne found this 👇🏾 to be adorable!
MEET CUTE short is LIVE!!😃 So proud to be in this adorable #lgbtq rom-com! Y'all are gonna love it. ☺️ Only up for 48 hrs, so check it out!🌈
"The reception area heats up when an exuberant new patient pays a visit to her OB/GYN before opening hours…"
— Nicole Pacent (@NicolePacent) August 29, 2020
“I think it’s important to make it more normal, as I feel in cinema and TV, the characters are usually gay or straight, there’s not a lot of bisexual characters – but that should be normalized… There are a lot of bisexual people, including me. Before, I felt that people were going to invalidate what I was saying by telling me I was going through a phase.”
Keke Palmer Keeps a Check. From before this week’s VMAS (which of course Keke hosted). I mean… I just really like seeing Black bi girls live their dreams. that’s all.
Saw This, Thought of You
How Is Betty Dodson, the Queen of Female Masturbation, Dying? Not Quietly. Betty Dodson has made it her mission to convince women that shame-free masturbation is the foundation of women’s sexuality. On her deathbed, she still wants to get the message out. And we should listen!
— ESPN (@espn) September 1, 2020
Women Are at the Forefront of the Sporting World’s Push for Social Change. Including tennis great Naomi Osaka, who has seven masks she’s planning on wearing throughout the US Open in honor of seven different Black people killed by the police. (This on top of her successfully getting the Western & Southern Open to delay their tournament out of respect for the Black Lives Matters protests surrounding the shooting of Jacob Blake.)
6 Surprising Things That Might Happen During a Pandemic Reunion With Your Partner. Including Autostraddle friends of the family Gaby Dunn and Mal Blum.
“This is a call to the White heterosexual patriarchy. It’s not a dog whistle — it’s a very clear call.” I didn’t watch the Republican National Convention last week, but in case you wanted to catch up: The Republican Convention Is Targeting ‘Suburban Housewives.’ Voters Ask: Is That Code for ‘Racist White Woman’?
(A hint from me: It absolutely is! And this is why, if you are white and reading this, it’s your responsibility to talk to your own family members! Abeni can help get you started.
How to Actually Get Your Vote Counted in This Hellscape of an Election. And while we are on the subject, Will You Have Enough Time to Vote by Mail in Your State? Let’s find out.