Welcome to a special middle-of-the-night edition to your link round up, because I am also simultaneously hosting a Twitter shift for our fundraising drive!!! Come hang out with me on Twitter, it’s fun!
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Speaking of which, you know I gotta do it:
Queer as in F*ck You
Ughhh I think I’m supposed to tell you all about this? I still don’t quite know who Grimes is or even who Elon Musk is, but sure: Grimes and Elon Musk Had a Secret Baby (If Grimes is in fact not alphabet mafia-related, someone let me know and I’ll move this to the other section! 🤷♀️)
Disney Censors Same-Sex Affection in Pixar Films, According to Letter From Employees. PS: This reminds me, remember when we wrote this? For a Movie That’s Not Gay, “Incredibles 2” Sure Is Gay
Speaking!! Of!! Which!! 11 Gay, Bi, & Lesbian Creators Who Made Disney What It Is Today
And still on this topic. We are here now. This is happening. Georgia Legislators Introduce a Florida-Style ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill
And picking up the sing it if you can’t say it mantle, here’s Academy Award Nominee (and current love of my life) Ariana DeBose
You didn’t think we’d stop there?? The one. The only. THE GOAT. Audra McDonald. (No Audra’s not gay, yes I’m including her in this section, it’s my column, she’s an icon, don’t ask questions.)
A Texas Mom Who Invited Ken Paxton for Dinner to Meet Transgender Son Says She’s Now Losing Her Hair Over an Investigation Prompted by His Opinion. “Amber Briggle is speaking out again, after making headlines for inviting the Texas Attorney General to dinner in 2016. Texas Child Protective Services is investigating her family.” When I tell you this is horrifying…
Jussie Smollett Sentenced To 150 Days In Jail. As he walked out of the court room, Smollett exclaimed, “I am not suicidal” — which whatever your opinion on Jussie Smollett aside (and I can promise you, unless you are a queer Black person I am not interested in hearing it), is a chilling reminder of the dangers Black people face in the hands of state-sponsored violence and the vulnerabilities he faces in prison.
Saw This, Thought of You
The Grown-Ups Are Losing It. “We’ve turned schools into battlefields, and our kids are the casualties.”
Why It’s More Difficult to Flee Ukraine if You’re Not From Ukraine. “Non-Ukrainian refugees are trapped between racism and Cold War geopolitics.”