Feature Image of Cara Delevingne by Edward Berthelot/Getty Images
Broccoli and shells in a butter cheese sauce for tonight’s dinner, along with a homemade yellow cake with chocolate frosting if I can get my ass into gear. Who’s with me?
Queer as in F*ck You
I’m literally always a sucker for gay penguin content!! Same-Sex Penguins Succeed as Foster Parents in First for New York Zoo
We also included this in yesterday’s Pop Culture Fix, but it’s the best thing I’ve read in days so please make sure that you don’t miss it, especially on the first day of black History Month: The Many Visions of Lorraine Hansberry
Speaking of which, What We Lose When We Erase Queer Black History (excellent read from Refinery29: Unbothered’s Black History Month series)
Kris Wilka Just Wants to Play Football. “In South Dakota, one quintessentially American teenager — along with his deeply supportive community — is upending the outdated debate about transgender athletes in schools.
GUESS WHO IS HAVING A BABY!?!? DA BRAT AND HER GIRLFRIEND ARE HAVNG A BABY!!(Also Rihanna Is Pregnant! Singer and Fashion Icon Expecting First Baby with A$AP Rocky. I’m sure you’ve heard by now, and I know that technically this isn’t queer news, but all Rihanna news feels at least a little gay to me? You know what I mean?)
And in other baby related conversations, I have no idea what to do with this, can someone help me? Cara Delevingne Is ‘Manifesting’ a Baby
New music alert!! I’m never on TikTok but have been told this burning through TikTok
Saw This, Thought of You
This entire editorial package is just gorgeous, important, and if you’re going to read one thing from this round up today. Make it be something from this: 10 Years Since Trayvon: The Story of the First Decade of Black Lives Matter
Hungarian Roma Are Translating Amanda Gorman; Her Poetry Speaks to Their Experience. “White European translators have hesitated to work on Gorman’s poetry because of criticism that their race makes them inappropriate for the job. In Hungary, a marginalized community steps up.”
The Many Lives of Janet Jackson. I spent the weekend watching the new Janet Jackson docuseries and even though I didn’t love it, I can’t stop thinking about it.
I TRULY FUCKING LOVED THIS: The Disillusionment of a Young Biden Official. And a little behind the scenes commentary from the author, Jonathan Blitzer: “Andrea Flores grew up along the U.S.-Mexico border; served in the Obama Admin; & managed border issues for Biden’s NSC. Now she works in the Senate. My story about how she’s balanced her principles with pragmatism. It’s never been harder than right now.”
The Fallacy of Representation. This is actually in the Trayvon Martin Anniversary package that I listed above, but damn I cannot get it out of my head. What a reflection on what it has meant to be Black in America during (and after) the Obama Administration.