Also.Also.Also: Get Ready for Our Alien Overlords, I Hope They’re Hot

Today is an Ice Cream for dinner kind of day, and I am perfectly fine with that.


Queer as in F*ck You

115 Queer Authors Share the Books that Changed Their Lives

Queer Farmers Are Changing the Landscape. I’ve been having some serious dykes on a tractor fantasies lately, and this is not helping that! Not at all! Not one bit!

Actor Lio Tipton of ‘Crazy, Stupid, Love’ Came Out as Non-Binary. Sending love to you Lio! 💛🤍💜🖤

Jill Ellis to Lead NWSL Expansion Team in San Diego (Listen Natalie tells me the sports news, and I report the sports news, sometimes it really is just that simple)

Tennis Lessons and Learning to Feel at Home in My Body. “At age 28, I began transitioning. But my body didn’t become mine until I picked up a racket.”

Indian Court Calls for Sweeping Reforms to Respect LGBTQ Rights

Biden Vowed to Protect the LGBTQ Community. But What’s Really Changed for Transgender People? by Raquel Willis (!!!) for Time Magazine

So Refinery29 has done an entire Pride coverage package on their website called “Queerness Is…”, and I’m really enjoying it thus far? In particular I wanted to highlight: Queerness Is A Meme: Why All The Good Social Media Is Gay and The Pandemic’s Transformation Of Queer Spaces Has Been A Blessing — & A Curse

And speaking of Pride coverage, Entertainment Weekly is doing a special edition podcast “Untold Stories: Beyond the Binary,” brought to you by an entire team of nonbinary creatives including Autostraddle forever fav Tre’vell Anderson and our very own Carly Usdin (you know them as the co-host of “To L and Back” and because we love them, of course) as producer:

You can listen to “Untold Stories: Beyond the Binary” on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and I presume wherever else you get your podcast needs met!


Saw This, Thought of You

Why Are We All Talking About U.F.O.s Right Now?

The Return of FOMO. “The pandemic forced us to simplify our lives and look inward. Now it’s time to have fun again. That should be easy, right?”

Related: Why Burnout Won’t Go Away, Even as Life Returns to ‘Normal’

Some good news! Minnesota Will Be the First State to Stop Separating Incarcerated Moms and Newborns

You are going to read this piece by our Dani Janae omg, then you are going to love it, then you are going to tell her how much you loved it. In that order!! Get ready: How to Flirt With and Date Fat People Without Being All Weird About It (Speaking of Dani, have you read her recent piece for Autostraddle: Craig David’s 7 Days Is Really About Lesbian Dating because it is hilarious and you deserve that treat)

The Miseducation of White Children. “The attacks on critical race theory are just another attempt to prevent this country from reckoning with its racist past and present—by keeping white kids ignorant.”


Political Snacks

Kyrsten Sinema’s Position on the Filibuster Echoes Goldwater’s Case Against Civil Rights (Related and also awful: Joe Manchin Cares More About ‘Bipartisanship’ Than Fighting Jim Crow)

In Guatemala, Vice President Harris Tells Undocumented Migrants and to Stay Away From U.S. Border. Remember when those of who voted for a Biden-Harris administration said we did so that we could hold them accountable? Well. The time is NOW.

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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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6 Comments

  1. Thanks for the queer farmers article. Not far away from berlin,near the polish border in rural oderbruch/ brandenburg there is a lesbian couple with an organic sheep farm. they also sell their products at markthalle 9 in berlin.
    https://www.meinekleinefarm.org/collections/milchschafhof-pimpinelle-in-quappendorf%20

    videos homepage with easter openings http://www.milchschafhof-pimpinelle.de/

    I think there are a lot of farners in the closet in the country, but due to severe limited choices.i.e. not that many queer people around,they often stay in that closet.

    My ex who is about to move into even mire remote vilages in rural brandenburg areas away from her smal town, had the idea to travel around the countryside with her build out van to offer her love services to lonely village lesbians ;-D

  2. Does Pride = Queer farmers on Eater?

    I was so psyched to see that article, but then it was just a list of queer farmers …

    … is that all there is?

    Maybe I’m being hypersensitive, but this felt like a Queer history lesson for straight people on the ways of our people, with useful explanation of the jargon and broader historical context.

    Like a sophomore year five paragraph essay.

    Queer Farmers really teach a lot about the world and the history of the human race, in this essay I will…

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