all black. all gay. all in love. An adaptation of Anondra “Kat” Williams’ book of short stories and poetry, black girl love looks at the everyday lives of black queer women and non-binary people. It’s a play about our relationships to love, sex, and obsession.
Happy Pride Month, loves. There is no better time than now to care for and about each other, and there is also no better time than now to organize.
Spring is the best time for fashion in my opinion! A time for light jackets, layering, body hair, cut offs, sunburnt tattoos, backpacks full of beer, all the good stuff! What are you wearing these days?
“IDK why the basket of fruit sent me over the edge, like, queer women have really been gay disasters since the dawn of time.”
“I can actually be athletic when I put my mind to it and I always turn into a Butch Hulk whenever someone is in need so I’m not saying I’ll be able to carry you up a mountain but if you really need me, I’m also not saying I *won’t* be able to carry you up that mountain.”
“Turns out there’s nothing better than f*cking under cover of deep, tall grass in the sunshine. Currently protecting my field spot like a dragon.”
This year’s Pride month is an extra special one because it’s the 50th anniversary of Stonewall — and, of course, because it’s as vital as ever for us to assemble and be visible and stand and shout together as we march through the streets declaring our presence and pleasure at being part of the LGBTQ+ community.
“If I was a drink, I’d be bagel store coffee: better in the morning, culturally Jewish, a lil dull, a lil sweet, always reliable.”
I need your help. Maybe you need my help. Let’s all hang out and give each other good and bad advice!
“If Katie McGrath could spend her one precious month of Supergirl hiatus to go on the other side of the globe, where every spider is a killer, to kiss women on screen again, I can face another day of my gay life.”
Did you hear that lesbians are taking over the world? Well, when they’re not getting killed off on TV shows or busy playing with their hairless felines!
Sophie Santos brings you her Agenda™ with this banging variety show featuring the best lez, bi and queer comedians* of all time. Buckle up those Birkenstocks ladies… she’s got big plans.
*lineup may include straights if they are very, very funny and/or were raised by two moms.
This month’s lineup includes Ali Kolbert (The Tonight Show), Carolyn Bergier (Dyking Out), Free the Mind, and Rachel Joravsky (Reductress)!
Let’s talk about big gay superpowers we’d want like being invisible to straight people or growing out undercuts in an instant.
“Please would you like to bang? I think you’re glorious.”
Q: What is the L Word** and why are we LARPing about it?
A: If you’ve never seen the iconic, important, drama-infused, and at times problematic** television show about West Hollywood lesbians living, laughing, learning, loving, etc., it’s not too late – and it’s on Netflix! Autostraddle has a helpful guide on how to ease in (https://tinyurl.com/y424w74s). If you’re familiar with the program, you may also know that the series will be relaunched sometime in the near-ish future. We LARP to celebrate and lampoon this vanguard of lesbian representation before it is unleashed upon the world again!
Q: When? Where? How much?
A: Saturday, May 4 | The Starliner – 1446 Myrtle Ave.
5 bux in advance / 10 bux day-of and at the door.
Get yr tickets here: https://tinyurl.com/yys3wzyu
All proceeds go to the Queer Detainee Empowerment Project ♥
Q: What’s gonna happen?
8:30 PM – DJ Disco Bruja + L Word Trivia w/ Lily Marotta and Minnie Bennett
10 PM – Dance party w/ host/comedian/L Word commentator Jess Henderson
+ DJs flipphone, elosi + more
All night: queers, dancing, cruising, larping.
Q: What is LARPING?
A: Technically it means live action role play. In this case, it means come as your favorite L word character, element, or lesbian abstraction (Bette, Alice, a leather cuff, a couple’s therapist, whatever!)
Q: What should you wear?
A: LARP MEANS LARP, Y’ALL! Costumes required! Come as your favorite core cast member, that throwback deep cut cameo from season 2, or that side character you wished made it into regular rotation. Early aughts lesbians in southern California? The possibilities are endless!:
Q: Who is invited?
A: If you love/feel some kinda way about The L Word, you’re invited! (queers, allies, everybody! but please understand and be respectful that this is a queer party, so come correct.)
Q: How can you stay informed/see gay memes until the event on May 4?
A: RSVP on this here Facebook event.
Buy your tickets here: https://lwordlarp.brownpapertickets.com/
Follow us on the gram: https://www.instagram.com/THE_WAY_THAT_WE_LIVE/
Please spread the word to your friends, lovers, and frenemies!!
See you on May 4 ♥
The Board of the CAC
**When the L Word began airing in 2004, it was, for some queer women, the first time we saw ourselves writ large. Or, at least, it was one of the first times we saw our friendships, romances, traumas, and heartbreaks on television, with storylines that did not end exclusively in tragedy or a nunnery. It was big and important and over the top and a huge part of some folks’ early queer lives.
The L Word was also highly problematic, heavily focused on a white cis woman experience within an elite socioeconomic class, often complicit in blatant racist and transphobic messaging, and suffered for its exclusion of the queer experience of people outside of a wealthy West Hollywood lesbian community. This event seeks to celebrate the parts of the L word we wish to keep – the LOLs, the drama, the characters and moments that made us feel connected and seen. And to critique and leave behind the parts that made queer folx feel anything less than loved and lifted up. Lez do this ♥
Does anyone want to do some backup vocals for me on “Since U Been Gone”?
“Call me by my/your name.”
BLAZE ITTTTT!!! Happy Friday let’s talk about our vices!
“Relationship Milestone: Buying a two-pack of coconut oil to make vegan gingerbread for her, then never hanging out again.”
As a part of Earth Month and spring, let’s go hiking!
We’ll meet at the Visitors Center and then hopefully do a couple of the short trials or one of the longer 3 mile ones depending on people’s interests and the weather.
Bring a lunch, a water bottle, and comfortable hiking shoes!
Fyre and Rain is a three-act play about the sh*tshow that was Fyre Festival. Written by stand up comedian, Veronica Garza, Fyre and Rain takes you back to 2017, and presents a fictitious account of the hype around what was dubbed ‘the new Coachella’. Starring Sarah Kennedy, Sarah Hartshorne, Bobby Hankinson and Calvin Cato.
And who knows-Ja Rule MIGHT be there (but seriously, he won’t be there)!