Laneia’s taking a well-deserved break today and once again, she’s entrusted me with the keys to kingdom for another day. You know what that means, right? Lots and lots of World Cup excitement.
Queer as in F*ck You
Heather included this in yesterday’s Pop Culture Fix but just in case you missed it:
Today, @JanetMock makes history as the first Black trans woman to establish an overall deal with a major studio.
"…there's potential to introduce hundreds of millions of viewers to trans people, and showing people who may not understand us, that we can tell our own stories." pic.twitter.com/nXhaW0STvo
— Strong Black Lead (@strongblacklead) June 19, 2019
The Austin Chronicle writes about black girl love, a play scripted by Autostraddle’s Very Own: Al(aina): Review: black girl love: an adaptation project
When I saw Cracker Barrel trending on twitter, I feared the worst. Seeing this headline was a relief (hashbrown casserole for everyone!): Cracker Barrel bans an anti-gay pastor from holding an event in one of its stores
Saw This, Thought of You
— WNBA (@WNBA) June 19, 2019
⚽🏆 Saw This, Thought of You: Women’s World Cup Edition 🏆⚽
In case you missed it in the comments of Monday’s AAA, Straddler @rachelwashere was at Parc des Princes for the USWNT vs. Chile on Sunday and shared her experience. You can read her entire report here but here’s an excerpt:
First of all, I dropped by the American Outlaw’s tailgate for just long enough to paint my face, lose my favorite sweater, and join the march to the stadium. So unfortunately we didn’t really chat with anyone, but there was A LOT of PRIDE present: USWNT jerseys with rainbow numbers, Playing for Pride scarves, a Pride flag cape! Marching through the streets of Paris with so much visible queerness to a SOCCER GAME and not Pride was something truly special. Wish we could have arrived earlier and met some folks, but alas.
The atmosphere was incredible. Growing up in Oklahoma where my high school (American) football games regularly gathered 8-10,000 LOUD fans and then going to an SEC school where the stadium where you would easily expect 40,000-60,0000 fans cheering almost non-stop, I have MISSED that energy. Germany-China was fun, but relatively very quiet. Which made that article about Germany an interesting read!
But USA-Chile? Unbelievable. The Chileans kept singing their anthem after it ended and you would have thought the entire stadium was for Chile they were SO loud. And they kept cheering until the very end, well after there was no hope.
Thanks for sharing, Rachel!