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Happy new week, my friends! Have you ever heard about a pickle sandwich? Which is a sandwich made of pickles, like where the bread part is pickles and the pickles part is pickles and also there’s other sandwich fillings? ‘Cause I just discovered it and already my week is made.
I hope your week is just a tiny bit brighter ’cause of the pickles and also this Pop Culture Fix!
+ Last night’s Tony Awards were huge for queer theater and Black theater! Six co-creator Toby Marlow became the first nonbinary composer-lyricist to win Best Score. A Stranger Loop — which the NYT calls “a scalding story about a gay, Black theater artist confronting self-doubt and societal disapproval” and RuPaul called “a big, Black and queer-ass musicalwp_posts— won Best New Musical. And Ariana DeBose went full-on theater kid and won the night with her unreal talent and charisma.
+ Metrograph’s Muff Dives is “devoted to films that immerse viewers, if only for a scene or two, in social spaces that are now perilously close to extinction: nightspots catering to queer women.” You can even watch from home!
+ Abby Wambach and Glennon Doyle are the first queer women pictured in Architectural Digest in bed.
+ This is some seriously excellent allyship: USWNT / Portland Thorns FC star Becky Sauerbrunn is donating $250 for every appearance, $100 for every goal her team scores, and $500 if she’s the one scoring it to Playing For Pride.
+ Penny Taylor, former WNBA superstar and wife of Diana Taurasi, used her induction into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame to call for the release of Brittney Griner.
+ Behind the visible queerness in women’s sports — and why it matters. (In which Frankie de la Cretaz compares the WNBA to Alice’s chart on The L Word!)