Also.Also.Also: JoJo Siwa Did Britney Spears on DWTS Last Night, Which Is JoJo’s Gayest Thing Yet

I’m visiting family this week and about an hour ago I texted my cousins like “who wants to hang out” and now I have two of my favorite people in the world coming here any minute with French Fries and a bottle of wine and THAT is happiness.

Queer as in F*ck You

Time for your regularly scheduled JoJo Siwa on Dancing with the Stars content! This time dancing the tango to Britney Spears!

From Ro: “Ok I still don’t totally understand what an NFT is, but apparently Lindsay Lohan partnered with a group called Canine Cartel to create an NFT that’s an image of Lindsay Lohan as a furry.” Lindsay Lohan Has a Fursona NFT

Sports gays! Natalie always has you in her heart! Out in Sports Study: Out LGBTQ Athletes Report Deep, Widespread Acceptance From Teammates

Who is Beatrice Luigi Gomez, Miss Universe Philippines 2021? She’s the first openly-queer winner of the pageant.

My Queer Palestinian Identities Will Always Be Entangled. “It’s a truth my every self converges on: There is no future for queerness within colonialism.”

Nepal Will Include Third Gender in Census for First Time in History

^^ these two pieces are from them., so I’d also like to use this moment to congratulate Sarah Burke as them.’s new Editor-in-Chief

Saw This, Thought of You

The Most Damning Thing We’ve Learned About Instagram Yet

Inside the Secretly Vibrant Business of Porn MP3s

Selfies, Surgeries And Self-Loathing: Inside The Facetune Epidemic

And related to these three links, What Are the Odds We Are Living in a Computer Simulation?

This is a major news story from women’s soccer over the past few days and I believe Heather and Natalie are working on a dedicated piece about it, but in the meantime… ‘This Guy Has a Pattern’: Amid Institutional Failure, Former NSWL Players Accuse Prominent Coach of Sexual Coercion

Political Snacks

NONE TODAY! I am being happy!!!

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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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  1. I have some good news and some bad news! I’m working in my school’s library, which is amazing (my boss is also one of the sweetest people in the world.) but it’s also really lacking in LGBTQ+ books. So with the help of my Boss we are doing what we can to get more in the library. The bad news is that The Mat-Su Borough School District is trying to prevent us from having trans children’s books in our kids section though, which is obviously terrible. But we’re going to do what we can! I have hope!

    • Wow that was amazing! I spent nearly the entire video just watching at their feet, because that was brilliant. The JoJo dance was fun but as often happens in DWTS they use a lot of stunts to distract from the actual basis of the dance. And their hold looked more like ballroom tango to me but I’m not sure.

    • I wonder if part of it is that they are hesitant to make the girl on girl dance too sensual. The way they danced felt like it was trying to skirt the line of being too sexy for middle America.

  2. This is a follow up about the library books: we ordered a whole bunch of books! Most are YA fiction but we are going to have some kids books. Sadly we had to “compromise” with the district we couldn’t put them in the general kids section but they are getting their own special shelf and will not be labeled YA thankfully.

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