Also.Also.Also: Jamie Lee Curtis, Forever a Hot Mom, Now Also Proud Mom of Trans Daughter

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Oh hey, it’s so close the weekend! SO CLOSE!!!!!!! Can you taste it?

Queer as in F*ck You

Jamie Lee Curtis Shares Her Youngest Child Is Transgender: I Feel ‘Wonder and Pride’ (she’s also going to officiate her wedding!)

This Olympic Rower Just Came Out Moments after Winning a Medal. “Katarzyna Zillmann came out officially just moments after winning a silver medal with her Polish rowing team.”

There May Be More Olympians Who Identify as LGBTQ than Ever Before. But There Are Limits to Inclusion.

I love Zeba Blay, and I love this for her:

Want to celebrate by preoordering Zeba’s essay collection Carefree Black Girls (it’s looking to be one of the hottest releases of the fall!), well you sure can do that!

Saw This, Thought of You

Do You Need To Wear A Mask Indoors Where You Live? Check This Map. Hello! Himani and I both found this to be a really useful (and easy to follow) resource!

CONGRATULATIONS TO SUNISA LEE, THE FIRST HMONG AMERICAN TO WIN GOLD AT THE OLYMPICS! Also you should read profiles of Suni written by Hmong writers, like this one by Angela Vang for Time: Sunisa Lee Is Representing America in the Tokyo Olympics—and a Community America Left Behind

Simone Biles Helped Me to Gold, Says USA’s Sunisa Lee after All around Win

“The USWNT has been gifted $1 million from California-based athletic apparel company Title Nine as part of their fight for equal pay.”

From Shelli: “If no one is gay I’m upset also no one is fat” (both facts), We’re Ready to Live the Sweet Life: Los Angeles With Issa Rae’s New Reality Series

Do you remember when I linked A People’s History of Black Twitter early in the month? Well here are Part 2 and Part 3. Definitely check them out.

Ummmm… Gawker is back?

Political Snacks

LOL but wait what? The MyPillow Guy Really Could Destroy Democracy

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Carmen Phillips

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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  1. So stoked for Sunisa, especially considering how much her family has been through over the past couple of years.
    Speaking of gymnastics, anyone looked at Laurie Hernandez’s socials and seen her dropping not-so-subtle hints that she’s queer and dating trampolinist (trampoliner?) Charlotte Drury? 👀

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