Also.Also.Also: Welcome Television’s First Indigenous, Bisexual Bachelorette, May She Become Queen of the “Bachelor” Universe

Today I sat outside for like three hours and now I have a sandal tan on my feet and that means fuck it I am calling it — it’s summer.

Queer as in F*ck You

Australian Television Just Made History By Casting The First Indigenous, Queer Lead On “The Bachelorette” (Brooke Blurton is bisexual, and will have both men and women contestants vying for her affection 🌹)

‘Pose’s Elektra Has a Beyonce Connection and We Love to See It. We really do LOVE to see it!

Before Stonewall, Cherry Grove: How a Beach Town Became a Gay ‘Safe Haven’

New Lavender Book App Will Map Safe Spaces for Black Queer People

As the pandemic continues to crest throughout South Asia, here’s two direct and immediate ways you can help right now: Help Trans Communities in Bangladesh and Save Indian Trans Lives (h/t Himani for letting me know about both of these links!)

Saw This, Thought of You

Portland Is Getting the World’s First Communal Zine Tricycle

Where Would Food Be Without Padma Lakshmi?

Survival Secrets From Small-Business Owners. “Six women share the advice no one gave them when they were starting out.”

What Introverts and Extroverts Can Learn From Each Other

Your Friend Doesn’t Want the Vaccine. What Do You Say? This is interactive and useful!

We Have A Lot Of Questions About Gillette’s Singing Pubic Hair Commercial. I didn’t know this existed.. and now I, too, have a lot of questions.

Political Snacks

The Abortion Fight Has Never Been About Just Roe v. Wade “Anti-abortion-rights activists have turned their arguments away from protecting democracy.”

All We Need Is Some More Courage From the World. “Palestinians are showing enormous bravery. Now we need the world to respond with corresponding acts of courage and support.”

Israel Approves Cease-fire in Gaza After Brutal Campaign. “Israel will cease military operations in the Gaza Strip on Friday morning, hours after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s security cabinet approved a unilateral cease-fire in the conflict with Hamas, his office said Thursday.”

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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. Thanks for including a couple links about Palestine! Just wondering, will there be a more in-depth piece on Palestinian liberation? Feels important in this moment to show solidarity with queer Palestinians (all Palestinians really, but especially queer ones who face multiple levels of oppression).

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