Pop Culture Fix: Demi Lovato Is Feeling Pretty Good About “Pansexual” as a Label

Good afternoon, friends and foes! Have you taken Riese’s Which L Word Character Are You? quiz yet? It is very popular! Most of our staff got Jenny, if you can believe it, and I got Dana! It’s not a 1:1 match for me, but I do love sports and my cats.

+ Hey speaking of sports, Megan Rapinoe is using her platform to speak out against these hateful and ridiculous bills targeting trans teens who want access to the locker rooms and teams that match their gender. She also hit up the White House with Margaret Purce last week on Equal Pay Day, after testifying about gender discrimination before the House Committee on Oversight and Reform. Carmen has more in Also.Also.Also!

+ Related:

+ Demi Lovato kind of likes “pansexual” as a label.

+ Miriam Margolyes, known mostly to you as Professor Sprout, absolutely did some sexy voice acting before Harry Potter. (It was exhausting.)

+ Kristen Stewart’s latest foray into Princess Diana’s iconic looks while filming Spencer.

+ Ashley Benson talks about the struggles of being in the public eye and dealing with paparazzi.

+ Disney+’s National Treasure reboot will feature a Latinx lead.

+ Margaret Cho talked on her podcast about feeling like a target during the current rise of anti-Asian racism in the U.S.

+ New details about the bisexual lead in the new Life Is Strange game.

+ Genera+ion co-creator Zelda Barnz on wanting to do right by Gen Z and the queer community.

+ Vida‘s Tanya Saracho on queer Latinx representation.

+ Littlewood on Nintendo Switch review: a charming, queer life sim that Stardew Valley fans will love.

+ BBC’s Line of Duty dials up the lesbian tension and queer fans can’t cope.

+ Chyler Leigh is heading back to Grey’s Anatomy.

+ TV Line’s performer of the week is Genius: Aretha star Cynthia Erivo.

+ Batwoman‘s Black Mask has plans for Kate Kane, and they are pretty horrifying.

+ Dear Montero, Lil Nas X has called your name with love.

+ There was a lot more to Jessica Walter than martini GIFS.

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Heather Hogan

Heather Hogan is an Autostraddle senior editor who lives in New York City with her wife, Stacy, and their cackle of rescued pets. She's a member of the Television Critics Association, GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics, and a Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer critic. You can also find her on Twitter and Instagram.

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  1. montero (call me by your name) is life changing. this is a huge moment and i’m so grateful to be alive to witness it. incredible.

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