Also.Also.Also: JoJo Siwa Will Have a Girl Dance Partner on DWTS, Continues a One-Person Rainbow Hair Bow Gay Agenda

Feature image of Jojo Siwa by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images

On Monday, if yall would have told me that Jojo Siwa was going to be the title of TWO different Autostraddle articles this week, I never would have believed you — and yet here we are. Anyway, after I publish this I’m going to eat a grilled chicken sandwich.

Queer as in F*ck You

From Shelli: “MISS JOJO IS GONNA KILL IT AND WE SIMPLY HAVE TO COVER THIS WHEN IT HAPPENS!” JoJo Siwa Makes History As First Competitor With a Same-Sex Dance Partner on DWTS

Rosie O’Donnell Answers Every Question We Have About Sleepless in Seattle. I don’t know that when I think of every question I’ve ever wanted to ask Rosie, that Sleepless in Seattle of all things comes to the top of that list? But sure, why not.

Saw This, Thought of You

OnlyFans Drops Planned Porn Ban, Will Continue to Allow Sexually Explicit Content. Ro is putting together a roundtable of sex workers for us to talk more about this, and I can’t wait.

(Related: Stop Asking Sex Workers to Fix Sex Work)

The Unbearable Summer

Sure, Biden’s Better on Covid Than Trump. That’s Not Good Enough.

This week marks the 20th anniversary of Aaliyah’s passing, so there’s been a lot of articles memorializing her. THIS ONE, from a local Detroit paper, is by far my favorite: Remembering and Releasing Aaliyah, 20 Years Later

Love you forever, baby girl.

Political Snacks

From Himani: “incredibly heartbreaking and that doesn’t even get into the journalists, activists, etc who didn’t work with the US government” I Taught English to Afghan Soldiers. Now I’m Part of the “Digital Dunkirk” Trying to Get Them Out.

The Party of Lincoln Is Now the Party of Jim Crow. “Not a single House Republican voted for the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act.”

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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. I think it’s so cool that JoJo Siwa can dance with whoever she wants to dance with! Usually in ballroom dancing men are in short supply so many women (queer or not) learn to dance the leading parts too. I’ve always danced the following parts but that’s because I a)have no sense of rhythm and b) am somewhat submissive and like taking orders.

    Made me think of a ballroom dancing event I once was. A bunch of us girls had a bit of a crush on one of the high level competitors, a lady who danced the leading role in the competition. At the party later, one of our friends went over to ask her to dance. The somewhat arrogant dude sitting next to this woman was like “oh, I guess I must, I’m so popular”. And my friend was like, no, not you, her. And she said yes and it was brilliant.

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