Why hello there!
Am I using my editorial privilege to include these gorgeous photos that Janelle Monáe just dropped in a suit with a new cut, red hair, and glasses for no other reason than fuck it — life is hard enough? I sure am! Here you go:
— Janelle Monáe, Cindi Mayweather👽🚆🤖🚀🪐 (@JanelleMonae) September 3, 2020
Let’s see what other news we can come up with!
Queer as in F*ck You
Speaking of Janelle Monáe! She’s going to star as 70s feminist icon Dorothy Pitman Hughes in the film The Glorias (Julianne Moore is Gloria Steinem) and People Magazine has your first look:
The Atlantic Tried to Artistically Show Gender Dysphoria on Its Cover. Instead It Damaged the Trust of Transgender Readers. Remember that 2018 Atlantic cover story about families with transgender teenagers? Yeah will here’s an excellent (and infuriating!!) study of how it misgendered its cover model and crossed ethical boundaries in the process.
Undocumented, Queer Artists Refuse “Good Immigrant” Narratives. I really loved this one!
Drag Queens Deliver Home-Cooked Dinners as Part of San Francisco Club’s ‘Meals on Heels’ Service. And this is also kind of great?
I’m still not over Niecy Nash’s big gay wedding. And she’s giving us even MORE to love with this wedding video! (Peep her wearing rainbow Converse sneakers under her gown.)
Tracy Chapman’s ‘Fast Car’ Always Sounds New. Honestly? An Icon.
Saw This, Thought of You
We all know I don’t know much about sports but this video of Naomi Osaka and her mom from last night at the US Open sent a lot of people at Autostraddle into a very cute lil tizzy. Maybe you’ll enjoy it too!
— espnW (@espnW) September 3, 2020
A Basketball Friendship Became a Tag Team for Social Justice. Natasha Cloud of the Mystics and Bradley Beal of the Wizards are leading their teams in a joint push against racism in Washington, D.C.
Why Jurnee Smollett Is The Superhero We Need. Two things: 1) YES. 2) Are you watching Lovecraft Country, yet? I am OBSESSED WITH IT and can barely stand talking about anything else.
How To Corrupt the Youth. For all my teachers out there! Happy Back to School!
What Kind of Society Values Property Over Black Lives? Literally, all of them.