Feature photo by David E. Klutho/Sports Illustrated via Getty Images
First of all, HAPPY ARIANA DEBOSE DAY TO ALL WHO CELEBRATE!!
This is an Ariana DeBose Stan Account until March 27th (and every day after)
Queer Afro Boricuas going to Oscars!! We out here!! ✨ pic.twitter.com/yO4zcbOmUQ
— Carmen Phillips (@carmencitaloves) February 8, 2022
Did you miss our coverage of today’s historic Oscar nominations for both Ariana and Kristen Stewart? We ran some many stats and double checked so many lists for you, enjoy!
Queer as in F*ck You
Dyke Ice Drama! For Married Pairs of Ex-Players, the U.S.–Canada Women’s Hockey Rivalry Is Uniquely Complicated. “The Olympics stir up more than the ordinary border battle for the three couples of former American and Canadian athletes, who have bridged the divide to build lives together away from the ice.”
Ok read this sweet, funny description from Gabrielle Korn and then tell me you don’t immediately want to read this otherwise mundane beauty feature? “My beauty routine is in Cup Of Jo, complete with times to stare into the void, accepting stinky pits, and lots of comments where people just want to know about my wife’s hair:” My Beauty Uniform: Gabrielle Korn. Stinky arm pits! I’m in!
This new restaurant opening in NYC has had our team so excited!! HAGS Will Be Queer First, and a Restaurant Second
Speaking of the Autostraddle team, Drew Gregory has been binging the Jackass movies lately and I was very confused about that? But this helped, “Jackass” Made Me the Trans Woman I Am by Niko Stratis (another forever fav!) for Bitch
Big News from TikTok! TikTok Bans Misgendering, Deadnaming Trans People
I’m still grieving.
A beautiful tribute to André Leon Talley by Kimora Lee Simmons, as a digital cover for EBONY…
— Tre'vell Anderson (@TrevellAnderson) February 8, 2022
And here is the feature, by Kimora Lee Simmons (definitive designer of my early 00s aesthetic), As told to Marjon Carlos: The André I Knew
Saw This, Thought of You
NOBODY! ASKED! FOR THIS! Build-A-Bear Gets Horny With ‘After Dark’ Bears for Adults
“Last September, my partner Renee moved from Singapore to Los Angeles so we could start a life together — a grand and undeniably romantic gesture usually reserved for lovers. Which Renee and I are decidedly not.” My Platonic Life Partnership Went Viral On TikTok, & People Have A Lot Of Questions
Warsan Shire is my favorite poet (and also not for nothing, Beyoncé’s favorite poet, because we both have exquisite taste) and I’m so excited for her new collection! Warsan Shire’s Portraits of Somalis in Exile
What Went Wrong At Glossier? “Last month, Glossier laid off a third of its staff and CEO Emily Weiss admitted to making ‘mistakes’. How did the much-loved beauty brand fall from grace?”
8 HBCUs Received Bomb Threats for the Second Time in 2022. A SECOND F***ING TIME!!!!!
Congratulations to Chantale Wong — who just made history as first out lesbian, senate-confirmed ambassador
56-31: Senate confirms Chantale Wong as U.S. Director of the Asian Development Bank, becoming the first LGBTQ person of color as well as the first gay woman with the rank of ambassador. pic.twitter.com/p3aNb8MTRY
— Craig Caplan (@CraigCaplan) February 8, 2022