Also.Also.Also: Miley Cyrus and Demi Lovato Are Gay as Hell, Friends Again. Disney Kids Rejoice!

This is going to be a wild ride — all week I’ve gone back and forth between binge watching old episodes of Glee and pretending the world doesn’t exist and burrowing deep into COVID-19 news until I have a panic attack, wash/rinse/repeat — which isn’t great when one of your jobs is to do a news roundup of all the OTHER stuff that’s happening the world! HA!

Whew. Let’s see what shakes out.


Queer as in F*ck You

Gabby Rivera Promises a ‘Gayer, Chubbier, and More Confident’ Heroine in Her New Graphic Novel

Google Has Opened an Interactive Frida Kahlo Exhibition

New Report Suggests 23 Percent Of Young Black Women Identify As Bisexual. Is it a coincidence that this is also a generation of black women raised on Rihanna music videos? I think not. LET’S GO HOMO TEAM! LET’S GO!

Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Alicia Garza on Voting Rights, Race and Power Dynamics in America — A Playboy Interview

Do good work in your community, and maybe if you’re lucky you’ll get a public shot out from Barack Obama. Hey, it worked for Roxane Gay??

Quarantine Pro Tip: Get Yourself A Lesbian. Ahem.

Hi! — I’m Hannah Montana, and that’s Sonny with a Chance, maybe you’ve heard, We’re Gay as F*ck, and you’re watching The Disney Channel!


Saw This, Thought of You

N. K. Jemisin on Race, Gentrification and the Power of Fiction

Rachel promises, “this is good in general but also a few nuggets for people who, like me, have been on the Fiona Apple’s Lowkey Queerness beat for years.” Fiona Apple’s Art of Radical Sensitivity (Also.Also.Also. here are 6 Culturally Queer Facts About Fiona Apple, No Reason 😉)

“‘Social distancing; is turning to ‘remote leaning’ on my social circle. It’s been vital.” Getting By With a Little Help From My Friends

Tedious Cooking Is the Best Distraction. True, truuue.

11 Podcasts You Should Listen to While You’re Social Distancing

“When the university told my wife about the sexual-harassment complaints against her, we knew they weren’t true. We had no idea how strange the truth really was.” The Accusations Were Lies. But Could We Prove It?

JSTOR Makes Database Accessible to the Public. Nerds!


Political Snacks

I Love You. See you next week.


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Editor-in-Chief Carmen Phillips is a Black Puerto Rican femme/inist writer with a PhD in American Studies from New York University. 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.

Carmen has written 385 articles for us.

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