Also.Also.Also: Stevie Nicks Mashed “Edge of Seventeen” With Miley Cyrus’ “Midnight Sky,” Proving She’s Eternal

It’s Tuesday and I’m still trying to pick up the pieces from last week. I think I… mostly have it together? But also, the climb back to functioning day-to-day is steep. How did we all just lose a week of our lives like that? Did it really happen? It sure did.

And now, some evening news.

Queer as in F*ck You

This New Fundraiser Aims to Save the 15 U.S. Lesbian Bars Left Standing!!! SUPPORT!!

“Art has always served as a form of resistance.” Black and Queer in the Harlem Renaissance

Joe Biden Congratulated Megan Rapinoe on Her Engagement to Sue Bird (What a great time to bring back Heather Hogan’s controversial — because Love is a Lie! — write up of Megan and Sue’s engagement announcement: Sue Bird and Megan Rapinoe Are Engaged, Love Will Never Be a Lie Again!)

Miley Cyrus & Stevie Nicks Combine Their Hit Songs for New Collab ‘Edge of Midnight’

Saw This, Thought of You

How to Pay for Your Porn (And Why You Should)

Carol Kane Never Meant To Become Hollywood’s Go-To Eccentric. Maybe it’s just me, but wow I love her. And have always loved her.

Your sportsball expert Natalie got you a lil present: How The ABL Lost The Fight For The Soul Of Women’s Basketball

And then, never one to miss a WNBA opportunity, Heather followed through on Natalie’s assist with: WNBA Players Endorsed the Opponent of Atlanta Dream Co-Owner Kelly Loeffler to Help Force a Runoff for Georgia’s Senate Seat

(Did I use “assist” correctly there, baskbetball fans? Anyone catch my sports pun? SPORTS!)

Performative Philanthropy and the Cost of Silence. You’ll hate Facebook even more.

Not going home because COVID? Worried people might be upset? It’s time to break it to them. How to Tell Your Family You’re Not Coming Home for the Holidays

Climate Crisis Could Kill off Great Tits, Scientists Warn. (It’s about birds, but made you look!)

Political Snacks

FIRST AND FOREMOST: The Election Is Over. Here’s a Vision From the Left for the Next Four Years. Organizers on where we are in the major fights of our moment — from prison abolition to climate justice and the housing crisis — and where we go from here
120 tribal leaders plan to send a letter to Biden this week saying that it’s long past time for an Indigenous person to serve in a Cabinet position (damn right); they’re advocating for Representative Deb Haaland for Interior Secretary.

Hey gays, listen up! Equality Act Hangs in the Balance as Democrats Falter in Senate Races

11th Grade Girls in Atlanta’s Majority Black DeKalb County Talked About Kamala Harris in History Class. They Have Their Own Expectations for Her. A note from the author, Caroline Kitchener: “Reason #356 that I love the Lily News: Our version of an election folo is me sitting in on an 11th grade history class, as 10 girls discuss how it feels to finally have a woman Vice President.”

And that pairs well with Jemele Hill on Kamala Harris for The Atlantic: She Did It

Here’s the link: White Women Had Doubts. They Voted for Trump Anyway.

And finally… Trump Adviser Overseeing Campaign Legal Challenges Gets Coronavirus

A gif of Janet Mock laughing with a full teeth smile and eyes full of glee.

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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. “White women had doubts. They voted for Trump anyway.They said they didn’t like the president’s rhetoric, his handling of the pandemic. But in the end, they came home.”

    I am a 58 year old, low melanin/predominantly European-descended (aka “white”) female-bodied genderqueer dyke—who just voted in my 11th Presidential election

    The concept of the Rethuglican Party (nevermind Drumpf!) being “home” is just motherfucking incomprehensible to me.

    I’m not virtue-signaling: I don’t pretend to be free of white supremacist racism. But I CANNOT grok the level cognitive dissonance that would permit the majority of white women to look at the last 4 years, and say “More of this, please!” [or worse, ala domestic violence, “Maybe NOW he will change!”]

    I can’t even…

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