Also.Also.Also: According to Employees, Disney Censors Same-Sex Affection in Pixar Films

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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.

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The Grown-Ups Are Losing It. “We’ve turned schools into battlefields, and our kids are the casualties.”

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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. That doesn’t surprise me about Disney. Disney has always been about good all preppy conservative, buttened up family values air quotes. Makes me sad. I can’t understand why I still love their story so much. I wish I didn’t.

  2. FYI I don’t think Grimes is queer, I couldn’t find any interviews or articles where she talks about being queer/pansexual! She’s probably like Natasha Lyonne, very straight but aesthetically and artistically queer-adjacent

  3. Sad about Disney, but not surprising. Disney has always been uber concerned about their image to what they perceive is their core audience.

    I am over 40 and still haven’t figured out why we can’t love and show respect for each other without judgement. I just don’t get it.

    Just got done watching a few of my favorite scenes in La Cage Aux Folle. In my mind, it’s one of the most beautiful love stories of all time….more beautiful and touching than any Disney film!!

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