feature image of Keke Palmer by Taylor Hill / Contributor via Getty Images
Happy 7-Elesbian Day, as we call it in my household! You should enjoy a nice frozen beverage today!
Queer as in F*ck You
Keke Palmer Is the Internet’s Sweetheart. I couldn’t agree more! Keke Palmer today, Keke Palmer tomorrow, Keke Palmer always. She’s the latest cover girl for The Cut, and she had a chance to talk about her headspace a bit following Darius Daulton Jackson’s condescending words about a recent outfit she wore (WHICH WAS A GREAT OUTFIT, BTW, BUT ALSO OF COURSE IT WAS — KEKE IS ONE OF THE BEST STYLED CELEBS IN THE GAME RN AND AMERICA’S #1 HOT MOM): “I’ll be honest, I think before I even had the baby, I was really actually quite self-conscious,wp_postsshe tells The Cut. “After having my baby, I’ve gotten so much more powerful. We’re going to lean into this new body, and I think that is the whole aura of what’s happening with me in this big boss era as I come into my 30s, and I have my baby boy, and I’m just continuing to spread my wings as a young woman.”
The interview includes some rapidfire questions at the end, leading to this no-notes exchange:
Would you ever explore the deep sea?
And just like that, she continues to be a relatable icon.
Queer Photography Doesn’t Just Have to Be White, Hunky Gays. This headline is a little silly to moi, but I do love the photos contained within. Also, I’m using this as an excuse to plug another Vice photo essay that’s a little too old (by just a couple weeks) to be Also.Also.Also fodder, but it’s soooooo good: Photographing Chicago’s Black Gay Culture in the 80s.
Saw This, Thought of You
Yu and Me Books Is Asking for Support After a Fire. This bookstore is Manhattan’s first Asian-American woman-owned bookstore, and they suffered a devastating fire. Even though they’ve raised over their goal amount, all funds support their efforts to not only reopen but continue to pay their staff while closed. Every $ counts, and we must protect independent bookstores!
The Bidet’s Revival. I mean, I almost put this in the previous section, because bidets are queer culture, no?
Okay, after the bleakness of the above read, this made me LOL: Republicans Want to Cancel Barbie for Being Communist.
One More Thing
I am genuinely thrilled, on this 7/11, to soon be marrying someone who has made 7-11 an indelible part of their personal brand:
i have a doctorate in 7-eleven
— Kristen Arnett (@Kristen_Arnett) May 27, 2020