Feature photo of Kristen Stewart by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic
HELLO!! Today is brought to you by this never-ending writer’s block and the cheddar goldfish and peanut M&Ms that I ate today and called lunch. Don’t panic, I’m having chicken noodle soup and a sandwich for dinner.
I’m also going to watch Abbott Elementary, have you seen Abbott Elementary?? IT IS SO GOOD.
Queer as in F*ck You
“The thing is, I always kind of blow presentation,wp_postsStewart says. “I have all these big ideas, like I will get a friend a beautiful present that I’m so proud of. And I just think they’re going to love it. But instead of wrapping it up and like putting a bow on it and giving it to them at the right time, I’m like, ‘Oh, my gosh, I have this thing and I know it’s like a week before your birthday, but just f— have it because I love it and I love you.’ And if I had just wrapped it and put this in their hands on the right day, the impact would have been greater.
“And so I’m probably going to do that with my wedding too.wp_postsShe cracks up at the thought. “I’m probably going to look back and have to do it again … which would surprise absolutely no one who knows me.””
Kristen Stewart on Her Perfect L.A. Day, Her Oscar Nom and, Yes, Wedding Plans. Oof my fellow overly anxious queers, get ready for relatable content!
A Record Number of U.S. Adults Identify as LGBTQ. Gen Z Is Driving the Increase. (there’s a chart in here! I know y’all love charts!)
And keep those stats about Gen Z in mind when you read this very depressing thing, Politicians Target LGBTQ Kids in National Erasure Campaign From Classrooms to Sports Fields. “Facing limiting legislation, book bans, harassment and more, gay and transgender youth say they are being ‘erased’ from the U.S. education system.”
At Trans- And Asian-Owned Han Training Gym, Members Find Inclusive Space. ‘Where It’s Safe To Be Your Whole, Radical Self.’ “Owner and personal trainer Minky Kim founded the Northalsted gym to create strength training programs that align with their values of radically dismantling white supremacy, queer- and transphobia, fatphobia, ableism and classism.” 😍
Supreme Court to Decide Whether Some Businesses Can Refuse to Serve Gay Customers. This thing we’re doing where the Supreme Court is just retrying cases that we’ve already decided (like abortion, Affirmative Action, and the rights of businesses to discriminate) is just really stressful to me, okay???
Saw This, Thought of You
Whew! FIN-A-FUCKING-LY!! LFG!!!! USWNT, USSF Settle Equal Pay Suit for $24M. It also includes a promise from the USSF to equalize pay between the men’s and women’s national teams for all competitions, including the World Cup.
Saying Goodbye to My Childhood Friend Arthur, and did you see our coverage of the Arthur finale? Did The “Arthurwp_postsFinale Just Confirm The Lesbian Is A Lesbian?!?
Was I Wrong To Quit My Job, Or Is It Just Nerves? “Even when you have good reasons to quit, it’s nerve-wracking to leave a situation where you’re comfortable.”
From the author (and as I’ve said many times before, one of my favorite political thinkers) Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor: “I wrote about the ways Black feminists in the 60s and 70s tried to broaden the scope of abortion rights & how their insights are even more important today w abortion under attack.” How Black Feminists Defined Abortion Rights.
We have a week left in Black History Month, so let’s just go ahead and make that one ^^^ your MUST READ of the night.
And One More Thing!
Beanie Feldstein in this dress! That’s all! Just Beanie in this dress!