Also.Also.Also: Demi Lovato’s Going UFO Hunting, Wants to Believe

Carmen’s out of the office today but will be back for your regularly scheduled Also.Also.Also. link round-up on Thursday! In the meantime, I’m going to guess her craving of the day! It’s… gouda grilled cheese with black bean hummus, mango jam, and pickled jalapeños!

Queer as in F*ck You

+ Demi Lovato is going on a road trip to look for UFOs in her new Peacock series Unidentified.

The four-part limited series follows Lovato, her skeptical best friend Matthew and her sister Dallas as they attempt to uncover the truth about the UFO phenomena. While consulting with leading experts, Demi, Dallas and Matthew will investigate recent eyewitness encounters, uncover secret government reports and conduct tests at known UFO hot spots.

+ Tumblr is trying to win back the queer audience it drove off.

+ German Catholics to bless gay unions despite Vatican ban.

+ Black and queer AI groups say they’ll spurn Google funding.

+ Queer Love in Color: Photo book celebrates diverse LGBTQ relationships.

+ For #APAHM, an essay Malinda Lo originally posted last year that’s still relevant in 2021: Identity and Possibility.

Saw This, Thought of You

+ The 25 firsts that have defined the WNBA’s first 25 years.

+ What does “cancel culture” even mean in 2021?

+ Tarana Burke is just trying to do her work.

+ The story behind Stacey Abrams fiction career.

+ Mariame Kaba, a New York City-based activist and organizer, is at the center of the police and prison abolition movement.

Political Snacks

+ Biden administration announces reversal of Trump-era limits on protections for transgender people in health care.

+ The Supreme Court is facing a showdown over abortion.

+ The FDA plans to authorize Covid vaccines for 12- to 15-year olds.

+ How the politics of both white liberals and white conservatives are shaped by whiteness.

+ In Ahmaud Arbery’s name, Georgia repeals citizen’s arrest law.

+ Biden says take a crappy job or lose your Covid unemployment benefits.

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  1. Also just in: In Bangor, Wales they voted in a new Non-Binary mayor, apparently as first openly NB mayor, and that’s pretty damn cool. Owen Hurcum is their name and they’re only 22.

    I still can’t believe people keep buying tumblr, when everybody knows that it will not make you rich. The things that would attract advertisers and influencers would also burn down any last shreds of the site it once was. The last of the remaining tumblr crowd is enjoying the calm and freedom of shitposting while hoping the site doesn’t break down.

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