Pop Culture Fix: Janelle Monáe, JoJo Siwa, Michaela Jaé Rodriguez & More Show Out at WeHo Pride

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I had so much fun putting together today’s Pop Culture Fix because I love it when straight people at straight publications are forced to acknowledge Pride. The three best articles I stumbled across this morning were “Gay People Like… Video Games?” “It’s Not Literally Illegal to Say the Word ‘Gay'” and “You Can Buy Rainbow Mickey Mouse Ears at Disney World in June.” Oh, you straights!

+ Janelle Monáe, JoJo Siwa, Michaela Jaé Rodriguez and more celebs were on hand at WeHo Pride this weekend.

+ Lynda Carter is here to remind you Wonder Woman is a bisexual icon.

+ Margaret Cho talked to Decider about her role in the gay film Fire Island. which landed on Hulu last week.

+ Related: Fire Island explores the fault lines that run through queer communities.

+ HBO has renewed A Black Lady Sketch Show for season four.

+ Billy Porter makes his directorial debut with the trans coming-of-age dramedy, Anything’s Possible

+ Skyrim and Fallout mods can now include the words “queer” and “lesbian” — which is nice, I guess. Animal Crossing‘s been letting us say gay from day one, and I’ve been married to every eligible bachelorette in Skyrim at least once.

+ Michaela Jaé Rodriguez looks amazing and hilarious as my favorite kind of character — sexy sarcastic hardass with a gooey caramel center — in the trailer for Maya Rudolph’s Loot.

+ Heartstopper is the queer teen love story I didn’t know I needed.

+ Sara Ramirez is the one who wanted Callie Torres to be bi on Grey’s Anatomy

+ After Ellen (lol), who will become the next daytime talkshow darling?

+ Christine Chapel has revealed she’s bisexual in Star Trek: Strange New Worlds.

+ Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is coming to Disney Plus on June 22nd.

+ I feel very confident you will be here for this! Hold tight for the Carrie Brownstein entrance!

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Heather Hogan

Heather Hogan is an Autostraddle senior editor who lives in New York City with her wife, Stacy, and their cackle of rescued pets. She's a member of the Television Critics Association, GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics, and a Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer critic. You can also find her on Twitter and Instagram.

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  1. I missed the Christine Chapel is bi moment in ST: Strange New Worlds. Interesting they did a whole article on it considering at the end of the episode she clearly stated she could get serious with the right guy. Bi women please correct me if I’m way off base, but presenting bi women as I have fun with men & women but only get serious with a man is not the best representation.

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