Welcome to your Thursday evening link round-up! Our website crashed for about two hours today and my brain is completely and thoroughly fried. Anyway! Some links!
Queer as in F*ck You
Proud Gay Aunties, Assemble! JoJo Siwa Comes Out As Pansexual In A Joyful, Celebratory Way
If you were wondering, Roxane Gay recommends getting your friends personalized stationary as a Thank You, also that you should start setting boundaries at work: Roxane Gay Is Practicing Saying No
I almost never — and I mean never — talk about straight television, especially white straight television. But this season of The Crown was magnificent in every comprehensible way, and so much of that was because of the weight that Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award winner Emma Corrin lifted as a young Princess Diana. Anyways, this wouldn’t usually be “of our interest” but it appears that Emma came out to fans on her Instagram, sharing images from Pop’s 44th issue along with the caption “ur fave queer bride.”
Saw This, Thought of You
Definitely read this if you are white and/or if you have economic privilege, basically if you’re the kind of person who already has at least one shot in the arm and are already day dreaming about one night stands and brunch with your friends (I have dreamt about both this week! So this isn’t a call out, it’s a call in). This article a sobering and grounding reminder in the best way: We’re at the Beginning of the End of Covid-19. Now What?
I am still really pissed off and scared about the extreme anti-trans bill passed in Arkansas this week, and if you’re feeling similarly I recommend this Twitter thread Call to Action by Chase Strangio, whose someone I always trust and turn to in these times:
For everyone who is outraged about what happened to trans people in Arkansas, there is still time to help us stop these cruel and senseless bills elsewhere. I am going to provide an action plan below. #ProtectTransKids #LetKidsPlay
— Chase Strangio (@chasestrangio) April 7, 2021
Chase also recommends donating to Intransitive, a trans led organization in Arkansas working to supply trans kids with necessary care and stock up before the law takes into effect. You can also find other trans-led orgs to donate to nationwide as they mount battles against this growing mountain of state laws via Trans Justice Funding Project.