Also.Also.Also: DapperQ Hosted the ‘Largest Queer Show’ in Fashion Week History, We Can Be Our Own Vogue if We Believe

I’m making mango cashew chicken stir fry for dinner with these peach sundaes for dessert (I don’t have regular access to a grill, so I use the same directions and broil them for 7 minutes) and it is going to be bliss.


Queer as in F*ck You

DapperQ, the ‘Largest Queer Fashion’ Show Returns to Kick off New York Fashion Week. Last Thursday, on the opening day of New York Fashion Week, dapperQ, the iconic queer style website, provided an queer alternative to the “traditional binary men’s/women’s shows” (per their press release) with an eight designer, 70+ model queer fashion show at NYC’s Brooklyn Museum. The show, “Bloom,r” returned to the Brooklyn Museum after a two year hiatus. It had over 14,000 tickets sold and became the largest New York Fashion Week (NYFW) runway event to ever showcase queer style. (If you want more fashion week coverage, The Best Street Style at New York Fashion Week)

Black Gay Men Have Disproportionate Share of Monkeypox Cases but Struggle to Access Vaccines

Boston Marathon Adds Option for Nonbinary Runners Next Year. “Nonbinary runners will not be required to register in either the men’s or women’s division for the 2023 Boston Marathon, the organizers of the race said.”

I just registered for this banned books queer authors roundtable and I thought you’d like to know about it, because it looks insanely cool. You can register directly right here.

Speaking of queer authors, Roxane Gay did an interview about her dog, Maximus Toretto Blueberry Millman Gay, and I know you want to read it because historically, queers love pets and also love Roxane Gay.


Saw This, Thought of You

The WNBA Is Done Being Left Behind in Media Rights Deals. “The league is experiencing unprecedented growth, including its most-watched regular season in 14 years.” I have to say, I’m a part of this growth — not only is this year I’ve gotten into the WNBA, it’s the year I got two other people into the WNBA, and I know we say it often, but this league is so gay and so good and damn I love it so much. Y’all should watch.

(I usually would have put this under Queer As In F*ck You, but I wanted to group the basketball news together: ‘Great Stories, Great Coverage’: Sue Bird, Geno Auriemma, Dawn Staley and Others Pays Tribute to M.A. Voepel Ahead of HOF Award. M.A. Voepel, who is trans, is an essential chronicler of women’s basketball for more than 30 years, and you can read more about him here: M.A. Voepel Is the Gold Standard)

The Economics Behind ‘Quiet Quitting’ — And What We Should Call It Instead

Ring every alarm. Stop what you are doing. Read this: 15 Minutes With Grace Jones. An icon. A legend.

How Rising Rents Crashed the Stock Market, today was the largest decline in the last two years.

How to Get Rid of Back Acne


Political Snacks

The Supreme Court Fight Over Whether Religious Schools Can Discriminate Against LGBTQ People. “Yeshiva University v. YU Pride Alliance is a genuinely difficult case about just how much immunity religious institutions should have from the law.”


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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 Comment

  1. I misread this and thought that Roxanne Gay did an interview WITH her dog and not ABOUT her dog. So I was a little disappointed when I discovered it was two humans talking about dogs, not a human and a dog in conversation. But Roxanne Gay is delightful and the dog photos are adorable.

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