Also.Also.Also: Sarah Paulson Starts Spooky Season With So Much Gay Longing in New “Ratched” Trailer

Well, I’m starving. And I have a glass of rosé, crispy fried eggplant, and shrimp in a butter-garlic sauce waiting for me as soon as I press publish. Let’s do this, then?

Queer as in F*ck You

We’ve joked about “Murder Me, Mommi” ever since the first Ratched sneak preview drop. (Hell, Holland Taylor even joined in on the fun with us.) But this? BUT THIS???? Our nightmares now turned into over-sexed reality??

Ryan Murphy truly abides by the ethos of giving the gays everything that they want.

Trans Americans’ Voting Rights Were Already in Jeopardy. the Pandemic Threatens to Make Things Worse

Angela Chen On Archiving the Evolution of Asexuality by Julie Kliegman for Bitch Media

Caster Semenya Loses Appeal Over Testosterone Rule. Fuuuuuuck this news! Alex Schmider, the Associate Director Trans Media for GLAAD, said it best:

100 Most Stylish Dapper Qs 2020. Babe central. Get on board.

Saw This, Thought of You

NEW JANELLE MONÁE MUSIC!! From the upcoming documentary about Stacey Abrams, “All In”

Don’t Call The Police. Community-based alternatives to police in your city (and may I also recommend one of the Autostraddle pieces I am most proud of from this summer, How to Never Call the Cops Again by Malic)

Have you been binging Sister, Sister on Netflix this weekend and living your best 00s life? Well Shelli has been making a list of all the gay parts on her Twitter, just for your enjoyment!

Keeping Up With the Kardashians’ Will Air Its Final Season in 2021. I’ve still never seen a single episode, but I guess we’re at the end of an era?

Renee Montgomery on the WNBA’s History of Protest

Political Snacks

Public Sector Job Loss Is Coming. Women Will Be Hit Hardest.

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Carmen Phillips

Carmen is Autostraddle's Editor-in-Chief and a Black Puerto Rican femme/inist writer. 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.

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  1. If I were running against Caster Semenya, I’d ask to be able to raise my T levels to hers. Why shouldn’t I be able to, if that’s my choice? [That seems a lot fairer than punishing Caster for her innate T.]

    But I can imagine that the Track&Field Powers That Be would see my alternative as the worst of possible worlds “like East Germany in the 70s!” (nevermind that I believe those female athletes were all but compelled to ‘roid up).

  2. The Chicago Blackhawks are the Stanley Cup champions, after beating the Boston Bruins on Monday. The Hawks won their fifth Stanley Cup in franchise history and their second in the last four seasons.

  3. The Windy City representatives rode a dominating regular season into the playoffs and – aside from having some trouble with the Red Wings in round two – were unmatched on their way to the Cup win in the shortened season.

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