It’s Sunday F*cking Funday and Amber Rose and Blac Chyna Really Like Marriage Equality

Happy Sunday Funday, fabulous rainbow love rays of my heart! (Was that too much? I hope that’s not too much.) I’ve been celebrating my 25th birthday a month early all weekend and I’m getting very excited about the future, as planned. And guess what? As I did so, the world spinned madly on… and got even fucking gayer. I’ve got so much good news about people like you to share right now, y’all. It’s fucking wild.

Australian Cricket Stars Are Totally Gay, Totally In Love, Totally Getting Gay Married

Alex Blackwell and Lynsey Askew are an international power couple in the world of pro Cricket, which is already pretty badass. But now, the couple has announced that they’ll be marrying in Askew’s native England as both a political statement about Australia’s policies on same-sex marriage and an act of absolute adorableness.

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About the marriage, Blackwell said:

It’s something I’ve thought about as an issue for many, many years. Even as a young person, when I didn’t believe marriage was important to me… what I did know as a young person was marriage inequality sent a message that you’re not quite good enough, you’re not quite equal to others. That message from society… that you don’t quite deserve the same rights… sends a very dangerous message to young gay people coming to grips with their own sexuality at a difficult time of their lives. That’s why I think it’s great Australia is getting behind it, and there’s that ground swell of support for equality. I sense people think the law sends the wrong message. We know the number of people who suffer mental illness is higher among the gay community and the suicide rate is higher. I was strong as a young person, but I realised the fact society did not consider your love equal was negative and potentially damaging to young people struggling with their sexuality.

The Mormon Church Just Made a Donation to an LGBT Rights Organization, This Is Real Life JSYK

The Mormon Church just donated money to a Utah Pride Center program that provides food to homeless young people. Rumors have it pigs in fact did not fly when this happened, but I don’t believe it for a second.

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Amber Heard is Here, Queer, and Not Backing Down, Damn It

Hollywood doesn’t appear to be too into Amber Heard’s bisexuality. Amber Heard doesn’t appear to give a fuck.

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Out and proud bisexual actress Amber Heard is tired of Hollywood’s biphobia. In a recent interview with The Times of London, the 29-year-old actress said she has struggled to land movie roles since coming out as bisexual.

“I don’t want to have to deny my sexuality in order to be me,” Heard told The Times. “But I don’t want to have to be defined by it. I’m fundamentally opposed to trying to edit myself to be palatable or popular. I don’t give a f**k. I fight, but I shouldn’t have to.”

Hillary Clinton Just Reached Out to a Gay Teen on Facebook Because It’s 2015 and Nothing Hurts

When Humans of New York posted an image of a gay teen who said he was afraid of his future, Hillary Clinton responded. Like, Hillary Clinton, and not one of her staffers, responded. Like, on Facebook. As a Facebook comment. This is the future. I need to wear shades.

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This is a Trans Mariachi Band Story

The Los Angeles Rainbow Mariachi are the first-ever LGBTQ mariachi band, and Natalie Melendez is the world’s first trans woman in mariachi history. I just want you to know this stuff because it’s good for your heart and also brain.

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Sweet Justice

The Oregon bakery that refused to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian couple (and then, according to the comments on this Jezebel article, harassed them extensively on the Internet?), has been ordered to pay $135K in damages. Please tell me you consider the sub-head for this article clever, it matters to me.

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ICYMI: Mo’ne Davis is Gonna Be a Harlem Globetrotter

I’ve always wanted to see the Harlem Globetrotters live. It is no longer optional.

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Also, Laneia put this in an AAA and I totally missed it so here I am, setting the record straight. I read the Also.Also.Also twice a week and so should you.

The BET Awards Were Homotastic and Filled With Moms

+ Nicki Minaj brought her mom to the BET Awards and brought her onstage because we are one and the same and she is forever my queen, amen.

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+ Amber Rose and Blac Chyna attended the BET Awards in matching outfits and exchanged kisses there to celebrate marriage equality and it’s like, so relevant to your interests I don’t even know what to do about it.

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This Woman Ate 38 Hot Dogs

Miki Sudo, be my life coach. Also, Happy (Belated) Fourth!

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Reminder: This Happened

Never too late to watch this a million times.

Never Too Late #LoveWins ❤️

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Carmen spent six years at Autostraddle, ultimately serving as Straddleverse Director, Feminism Editor and Social Media Co-Director. She is now the Consulting Digital Editor at Ms. and writes regularly for DAME, the Women’s Media Center, the National Women’s History Museum and other prominent feminist platforms; her work has also been published in print and online by outlets like BuzzFeed, Bitch, Bust, CityLab, ElixHER, Feministing, Feminist Formations, GirlBoss, GrokNation, MEL, Mic and SIGNS, and she is a co-founder of Argot Magazine. You can find Carmen on Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr or in the drive-thru line at the nearest In-N-Out.

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14 Comments

  1. side note but did anyone else find that HONY post really strange?? like, that kid looks about 10 or 11, not a “teen” to me and who is letting a pic of their kid in an INCREDIBLY vulnerable moment be posted by HONY and i dk it is just off somehow to me! also i haven’t heard someone that young use the word “homosexual” like ever? or articulate feelings about being queer so . . . directly?? like, i am not at all saying he didn’t say that or it’s not how he really feels but i just have so many questions about that post.

    • Honestly, I thought it was one of the parody accounts when it showed up on my newsfeed. If it’s true, he’s a lot more in-tune with himself and his emotions, perhaps unfortunately, than I was at his age.

    • I think it’s not totally unlikely for a young person esp if they grew up without gay people around to use clumsy language like homosexual to explain their sexuality. I also don’t think it’s unlikely for people who are even younger (8 or 9 years old) to know that they’re gay.

      However it’s so not OK for HONY to out them like this! I was a little surprised by how many people linked to this and spread the photo around as heartwarming or something… Outing young people is still both dangerous and disrespectful. Even if they agreed to the photo being published at the time, the guy running HONY should’ve realised this is too sensitive to post. HONY actually posts anonymous photos where the face isn’t shown pretty frequently and they could’ve done this in this case as well but I feel like given the SCOTUS decision they thought it would score them ally points…

    • I normally really like HONY. But I felt uneasy with that HONY post from the moment I saw it, though I couldn’t immediately articulate why.

      I think it’s that it feels exploitative. There’s this extremely vulnerable kid, who appears quite young and is crying in the photo. And it’s like he’s being used as a way to “prove” that everyone is a good ally. Because now, being gay is “popular” and supporting gay rights makes you cool. But it still isn’t like that for everyone, and it seems doubtful that the kid in the photo would love having his picture going viral. And it also seems kind of like an ally ‘cookie-grab’ for Hillary. I mean, I like Hillary for the most part, but Bernie Sanders has historically been more supportive of the LGBT community.

      Ugh, sorry for being so negative! What really matters is that something positive comes of this for the kid in the photo. I hope that all the support he’s getting has an overwhelmingly positive impact on him, rather than shame or embarrassment from having his photo all over the internet.

    • Ditto on that, but I clicked on the link in the caption (“Never Too Late #LoveWins”) and was able to view it, so maybe that might work for you? I thought initially that the issue was my AdBlocker plug-in for Firefox but idk.

  2. tbh, i didn’t know that anyone other than elderly west indian men played cricket so the fact that two young cool gal pals play AND that they’re getting gay married is pretttttty cool.

  3. A little late to the party, but “The church, formally known as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, welcomes gay members but expects them to remain celibate.” Considering the fact that many members I know actively advocate for having your first kiss at the altar, this is practically equal treatment!

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