I’m actually going outside on this warm spring evening to eat tacos and drink beer and I’ve maybe possibly never been happier?? (I kid. But… maybe?)
Queer as in F*ck You
I know less than zero things about The Umbrella Academy, but I know this Elliot Page tweet introducing world to the show’s new trans character Viktor Hargreeves sent the Autostraddle slack into flames.
— Elliot Page (@TheElliotPage) March 29, 2022
Gender-Critical News Outlet Shuts Down Due to Lack of Support and Advertising. “Anti-trans news outlet Lesbian and Gay News has been shut down,” DJ play my favorite song!!
My Disability Made It Hard to Accept My Gender Identity. Here’s How I Made Peace. “When my gender dysphoria sparked a desire for change, I learned a lesson in acceptance that I didn’t expect.” BY OUR VERY OWN A.ANDREWS FOR THE FREAKING WASHINGTON POST!!!! I CANNOT AND WILL NOT STOP SCREAMINGGGGG
Texas Attorney General Says Austin School Pride Week Celebration Breaks State Law. 🎵LALALALAA Burn it all down 🎵 (but seriously, this is a great time to revisit I’m Trans and I’m Not Leaving Texas by KB Brookins for Autostraddle.
In this house we stan AN OSCAR WINNER!!! Ariana DeBose’s Chic Country Cottage Is Just as Charming as She Is
Shut the fuck up. And that’s on Black Boricua queer excellence, babyyyyy ❤️ pic.twitter.com/2Z3J7EAYP4
— Carmen Phillips (@carmencitaloves) March 27, 2022
Saw This, Thought of You
If you’re going to read or talk about The SlapTM, the least I can beg of you is that you read Black queer voices: The Slap Wasn’t the Only Astonishing Thing About the Oscars by Wesley Morris and Jada Pinkett Smith Shouldn’t Have to ‘Take a Joke.’ Neither Should You. by Roxane Gay, both for The New York Times.
I keep forgetting that Daddy Yankee, one of the first global reggaeton superstars — wanna talk about defining a generation? — is retiring. It makes me feel so old! Daddy Yankee, Reggaeton’s First Global Star, Steps Aside‘
BuzzFeed Doesn’t Deserve Its Newsroom. “Much of the News staff has been written off as dead weight on the payroll. What, after all, is a Pulitzer worth on a balance sheet?”
From the author Amil Niazi, “The pandemic crystallized something for me I’ve been grappling with for awhile: the end of my ambition. For The Cut I explain why I’m finally saying ‘good riddance, bitch.’” Losing My Ambition
Welp, as we all knew would happen Ron DeSantis signed the “Don’t Say Gay” bill (full name: Florida’s HB 1557, the “Parental Rights in Education” bill)
On a related read, Is Ron DeSantis the Future of Trumpism?
And while you’re here, it’s a great time to give to the Zebra Coalition, which is a Florida based ntwork of organizations, that provide services to LGBT young people ages 13 – 24.