I’m having turkey chili and cornbread for dinner, which is exciting! But man I’ll tell you what, everyone I’ve talked to at Autostraddle the 48 hours is just trying to hold on and grieving publicly, which is not.
Sending you all love to go with this news.
Queer as in F*ck You
How ‘The Ellen Degeneres Show’ Said Goodbye. “Jennifer Aniston, the show’s first-ever guest, was the last celebrity to join the show, alongside performers Pink and Billie Eilish.” I guess that’s done, then.
Barbie Is Releasing an Official Laverne Cox Doll in Time For Pride. “It’s a doll for The Dolls!” (I want one)
And we talked about this on Tuesday, but wow this is getting more and more stupid, Stonewall was a literal riot against the police? San Francisco’s Mayor to Boycott Pride Parade Over Uniformed Police Ban
Amber Heard Says She Gets ‘Thousands’ of Death Threats a Day. “I am harassed, humiliated, threatened every single day, even just walking into this courtroom.”
Saw This, Thought of You
Texas School Shooting Investigation Descends Into a Mess. “Officials give contradictory statements and parents say they were ignored and arrested trying to save their children.” (That goes with What We Know About the Police Response to the Uvalde Shooting and I’ll just say what should be obvious, but if the police can’t defend literal children then DEFUND THEM ALREADY.)
Ok stop me if you’ve heard this one before — The NRA Will Still Hold Its Conference in Texas This Weekend but “ironically, the attendees will not be allowed to bring guns inside the event.” 🙃
I apologize because really there’s no elegant pivot when all of our hearts and minds are still in Texas, but This Is Us aired its series finale this week and this is the only tribute I need: How The Black Pearsons Became The First Family Of This Is Us
How TikTok’s Four Quarters Method Can Boost Your Productivity & Mental Health. Don’t look at me! I just report things!
We keep electing officials and doing our civic duty, in our communities and otherwise, and this is one of those weeks where it feels like it’s not mattering. IF you’re also in that boat, I hope you give yourself space to be sad. I hope you give yourself time to grieve.
We’ll be back with the political snacks next week, until then here’s an Autostraddle Roundtable: “I’m Angry and Sad and Scared and I Know Nothing is Going to Change”