Also.Also.Also: Lili Reinhart Still Proudly Bisexual, Thinks Bi-Erasure Is Bad for Our Brains (She’s Right)

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)

And Abeni is excited to tell y’all about BLKTrans* + Well, which is offering 30+ Black trans folks group and 1-on-1 Wellness services until October 31. Spread the word!

🚨🚨 CHIKA ON THE COVER OF THE CUT!! 🚨🚨  Chika Is for Lovers by Kiana Fitzgerald and for extra BTS deets Behind the Cover: Chika by Devine Blacksher.

What perfect timing for this stellar Chika tweet from yesterday:

This New Artwork Installation Curated by Russian Queer Revolution Celebrates the Faces of the Russian Queer Underground

Valerie Anne found this 👇🏾 to be adorable!

“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.”

Lili Reinhart Opens Up About Bi-Erasure

Keke Palmer performing on stage during this years MTV Video Music Awards. She is in a neon yellow leotard dancing with dancers in neon green masks and matching pants.

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

A Superhero Who Looks Like Us: The Bittersweet Thrill of Rewatching Black Panther With My 5-Year-Old Daughter

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!

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.

Their School Refused to Require Masks, but Bans Spaghetti Straps. These Girls Protested — and Won. F*ck yes!

Political Snacks

“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.

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Carmen Phillips

Carmen Phillips is Autostraddle's former editor in chief. She began at Autostraddle in 2017 as a freelance team writer and worked her way up through the company, eventually becoming the EIC from 2021-2024. A Black Puerto Rican feminist writer with a PhD in American Studies from New York University, Carmen specializes in writing about Blackness, race, queerness, politics, culture, and the many ways we find community and connection with each other.  During her time at Autostraddle, Carmen focused on pop culture, TV and film reviews, criticism, interviews, and news analysis. She claims many past homes, but left the largest parts of her heart in Detroit, Brooklyn, and Buffalo, NY. And 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. To reach out, you can find Carmen on Twitter, Instagram, or her website.

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