[I originally published this post without an intro message. So! That’s how today is going!]
Queer as in F*ck You
9 Movies and TV Series That Do Queer Relationships Justice (as Picked by Queer Filmmakers, for a change of pace! Also, it’s an excellent list.)
Former Detainees Call on Biden to Release Transgender People from ICE Custody. From the letter: “It is clear to all of us that ICE will never be a safe place for our communities”
Recommended by Heather! Catching Up with Top Chef All Stars Winner Melissa King
Three things about me: 1. 10 Things I Hate About You is easily my favorite late 90s teen movie 2. I love how Gabrielle Union and Dwayne Wade unwaveringly support their daughter at every turn 3. I quite simply must share this because in THIS HOUSE (errr, column) we love on Black trans kids being their own great selves!
I love them pic.twitter.com/skcdzuT85Y
— known keyshia cole hater (@___byealicia) March 3, 2021
Saw This, Thought of You
I Couldn’t Imagine Being Happy. But I Could Imagine Being Carmela Soprano. Edie Falco inspo post!
The Invisible Artistry of Asian Actors. “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Slumdog Millionaire. Parasite. And now, Minari. For years, Asian performers have been overlooked for awards, even when they star in critically acclaimed films.”
Ok wait, this was actually surprisingly cute? People Are Dressing Up To Get The Vaccine. Here’s Why.
Killings by Police Declined after Black Lives Matter Protests. “A study also found body-camera use and community policing increased in places with the most active movements.”
And for my musical theatre gays… may I present #Wicked4Whitney. This is 13 minutes, which I know is a little long, but it’s so. damn. good. Maybe give it a listen as a soundtrack while you do today’s reads?
Are you reading Kate Sosin‘s ongoing coverage of the anti-trans laws sweeping at the state level? If not, please let me put you on to them! They also wrote the piece about ICE linked earlier in this round up, and their work is always excellent and worth your time! Here’s two more examples:
- First Anti-LGBTQ+ Bills of the Year Are Close to Becoming Law. “Two anti-LGBTQ+ bills — Mississippi’s transgender youth sports ban and South Dakota’s Religious Freedom and Restoration Act — are both heading to the states’ governors for their signatures.”
- And pair that with: Anti-LGBTQ+ Orgs Are Drafting Anti-Trans Bills for Policymakers with an Online Form. “A new coalition of national anti-LGBTQ+ organizations has launched a website that promises to deliver ‘model legislation’ to policymakers, providing bill language.”
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