Also.Also.Also: Melissa Etheridge Dons Gayest Pants Ever to Sing National Anthem at AFC Championship

I’ve been tracking my fruit consumption and I’ll have you know I’ve forgotten to eat a daily fruit quite a few times and it SADDENS ME and also, to be honest, makes me nervous about my dedication to being happy and healthy in 2019, you know? Makes a girl nervous.

So I’m telling you and I’m telling me: go get a damn orange! They are in season! There’s no need for this neglect!

Queer as in F*ck You

Before we go any further please steady yourself for the gayest pants you’ve ever seen. There are side stripes. There’s pattern. There is — I warned you — a drawstring!

These pants are gay in a way that you and I will maybe never be. I’ve honestly never been prouder to be part of this thriving community. Thank you, Melissa! #ComeToMyWindow #IllBeHome #IllBeHome #IllBeHome #ImComingHome #HomeOfTheBrave

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12 Comments

  1. The AOC Twitch story bears reading if you haven’t heard about it — the streamer, HBomberguy, set out to raise ~$3k for Mermaids (a UK charity supporting trans kids) and he’s raised over three HUNDRED thousand dollars so far. Chat has been super positive and people have “called” in via Discord to share support, coming out stories, and gratitude. I was hoping to see the story turn up here. <3

  2. Watching Melissa Etheridge sing the Anthem:
    1. Huh. That’s a really low key.
    2. OMG, it must be so cold in that stadium right now.
    3. THOSE PANTS LOOK SO COMFORTABLE AND SHE PROBABLY HAD LONG UNDERWEAR ON UNDERNEATH AND A FLANNEL SHIRT.
    4. She nailed the high notes! YESSS. Good for her for knowing her range today!

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