Also.Also.Also: “The Baby-Sitters Club” Got Renewed for Season Two! Clear Phones for Everyone!

The link roundup is going to be a little short today…

But it’s going to make up for it with enthusiasm because as Autostraddle’s patented BSC obsessive, it is my highest honor today to tell you that Netflix’s perfect tween dramedy adaptation of the most beloved tween story of last thirty years has been renewed to Season Two!!! SAY HELLO TO YOUR FRIENDS!!

Queer as in F*ck You

A Research Brief on Asexual and Ace Spectrum Young People from The Trevor Project

Completely Legitimate Scientific Study Claims 85% of Gay People Are Possessed by Ghosts

Whitney Houston Becomes First Black Artist To Sell Three Diamond-Certified Albums. Whew, Black femmes! Won’t we do it! (Love you, Nippy. Miss you every day.)

Saw This, Thought of You


The members of the Baby-Sitters Club join together for a group hug

I’m finding this renewal to be particularly sweet in the wake of all the recent Netflix cancellations of queer favorite TV shows. Now is also a great time us to revisit Heather Hogan’s review of Season One, which is just happens to be one my favorite pieces that she has written this year! Now do the Right Thing Netflix — give me a Kristy Thomas coming out story in S2!! Please and thank you.

How New York’s Small Cinemas Are Hanging On

The Science of Changing a Loved One’s Vote. “The odds of altering the outcome of the election: close to zero. The odds of altering your relationship with your family: much higher.”

The Tech Giants’ Cultures Are Incompatible With Fixing the Societal Problems They’re Causing. Enjoy this article with a little side snark from Rachel: “this is like one of those “so close to getting it” memes wrt capitalism”

How to Pair Cheese With Halloween Candy. HAPPY HALL-O-WEEKEND! Don’t say we never gave you nice things :)

Political Snacks

Advocates Fear Barrett Will Strip Away Gay Rights. It Could Begin Next Week.

AOC’s Next Four Years.

This Vanity Fair longread profile of Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez by Michelle Ruiz is going to be talked about for a very long time (For good reason!). But this is the tidbit that I’m holding in my heart. Last summer, after her already now-infamous speech on the House Floor tearing down Representative Ted Yoho, who had called her “a ‘f*****g bitch,” and the racist-sexist microagressions women face in the workplace — “‘This part hasn’t been reported: The next day Ocasio-Cortez approached Yoho and told him, ‘You do that to me again, I won’t be so nice next time.’”


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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.

Carmen has written 700 articles for us.


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