Black Queer Ladies Are Rocking Your World This Sunday Funday

Hellooooooooooo world! I’m in San Francisco —where it’s a cool, autumn-like 65º — for a research trip. I went to the GLBT Historical Society’s archives and looked at some really interesting stuff that was also heartbreaking (be nice to one another because one day a grad student researcher might read your mean comments to each other and feel really sad), lost my transit card, and today I’m going to Folsom Street Fair! I looked at the weather in Austin and it’s still in the mid 90s. I don’t want to leave.

is this a good outfit, yes or yes?

Black Queer Ladies Are Rocking My World

+ Samira Wiley gets to be in a happy funny comedy!

The series stars Hansen (“Veronica Mars”) as himself, a member of an LAPD task force which partners actors with homicide detectives so they can use their “actor skills” to help solve murders. Wiley plays as his no-nonsense partner, and the other guest stars play bizarro versions of themselves. At one point, Bell taunts Hansen for the number of unaired pilots he’s shot. In another scene, she tells Wiley’s character: “You’re not gonna shoot Kristen Bell.”

+ Lena Waithe talks about the Emmy’s, including that swoon worthy tux!

For me, I like clothes in general, but there was even pressure there! Everybody was like, “Oh, you’re such a swaggy dresser. What are you gonna wear?” I knew I wanted to wear a tux, and I knew I wanted some flare to it. That’s all I told my amazing stylist, Tiffany Hasbourne. And the designer is ALBA Legacy, an Asian designer named Jhoanna. I said, “I want to do a tux. I don’t want to do a traditional tux. I want to do something that’s a little fly, a little swaggy, because that’s my personality.” When they showed it to me, I loved it and they tailored it perfectly to my body. I felt like the queen of the night in that thing.

Gaga, Girl Crush, etc.

+ How Lady Gaga Captured America’s Queer Imagination

+ Billboard published a list of lesbian songs. After you check theirs out, maybe check out all of our queer playlists.

+ ‘Billions’ Star Asia Kate Dillon Is Blurring the Lines

In their work as an actor and activist, Dillon has been confronting ignorance and bias in many forms, including publicly challenging the existence of separate “actor” and “actress” categories at award shows earlier this year. They presented the first non-gendered acting award to Emma Watson at the MTV Movie & TV Awards in May. Watson thanked Dillon in her speech for “educating” her in such an “inclusive, patient, and loving way.

+ Maggie Szabo Premieres ‘Don’t Give Up’ Music Video As a Love Letter To Trans Youth

And finally…

Just thought you ought to know.

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Ari is a 20-something artist and educator. They are a mom to two cats, they love domesticity, ritual, and porch time. They have studied, loved, and learned in CT, Greensboro, NC, and ATX.

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    • Whenever I catch one while flipping thru channels I always shout to my wife in the other room “babe there are lesbians on hgtv!!!!” It always feels inordinately exciting.

  1. Alaina!! I am so curious about the content of the gay historical mean notes you read at the archives ? Also I hope you have a blast at Folsom Street Fair!!!

    • I was looking at the archives of these two lesbian SM collectives that were SF based, and both lasted about 10-12 years before falling apart. I went there to look at their ads/any writings about public sex/performance but ended up reading a lot of correspondence that for the most part was just really nasty arguing! often about things that are important and matter, but like, with no thought for each others’ feelings etc. and what was wild was that in the rules of the group, “petty in-group disagreements” were discouraged.

  2. I am excited for Samira Wiley but also am always excited when Veronica Mars folks show up in each other’s stuff and I don’t know why it just makes me happy.

  3. I’m sure you look fab in that outfit and got many queers swooning over you. Like Charndra said you in it = better!

  4. I have never needed a shirt more than that America’s Next Top Bottom shirt! Also, SAMIRA WILEY BE STILL MY HEART! I’m so excited for this, I can’t even function.

  5. Popping in to say that I grew up with one of the House Hunters lesbians. My FB feed was a constant stream of “Molly’s on House Hunters!!!!” this week.

  6. Alaina! If you are ever in the NorCal area again for research, come check out the Lavender Library Archives and Cultural Exchange in Sacramento, CA! The rest of you should also visit. I am there from 12-3pm on most Saturdays!

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