Also.Also.Also: Kristen Stewart Has a Crush on Neve Campbell, Proving She’s Gay and Grew up in the 90s

Have you ever made your own sesame noodles instead of ordering take out? Because it’s worth it. (I subbing the cucumber for roasted broccoli though, because that’s what’s in my fridge)

Queer as in F*ck You

If you’re gay and in your 30s, this will be highly relatable content. It turns out Kristen Stewart also grew up with a crush on Neve Campbell:

That video package is a part of her W Magazine profile as one of the “best performers of the year,” Kristen Stewart Rises to the Royal Challenge

This has brought me such joy!! Queer Youth Are Reviving Nigeria’s Once-Thriving Ballroom Culture

Andrea Jenkins Makes History as 1st Openly Transgender City Council President. I used to live in the Twin Cities and am a huge Andrea Jenkins fan, congratulations!

This is… more than a little scary tbh. First Roe, Next Obergefell? As High Court Signals Roe v. Wade Reversal, States Eye Same-Sex Marriage Protections “Some state lawmakers have taken steps in recent weeks to protect same-sex marriage in the event the high court reverses its landmark 2015 decision.”

Saw This, Thought of You

61 Books By Women of Color to Read in 2022

To quote Ro, “Clearly the language used here is incredibly binary but wowwww this is wild.” Women 32% More Likely to Die After Operation by Male Surgeon, Study Reveals (From the article: “Female patients found to have 15% more chance of a bad outcome than if procedure was performed by a woman).

As WNBA Players Call for Expansion, League Says Not Now

Speaking of sports! From Sally: “This is a story about sportsmanship and friendship, that’s actually about sportsmanship and friendship.” Brittany Bowe Wins Gold for Sportsmanship, Gives up Olympic Spot to Teammate Erin Jackson

The rock inclined on our team are very excited about this, Sharon Van Etten, Angel Olsen, and Julien Baker Announce U.S. Tour

Mercury Retrograde Doesn’t Deserve All The Hate

Political Snacks

I am so serious about getting the Voting Rights Act passed, and to even have a glimmer of hope at it — we first have to eliminate the filibuster. That’s finally maybe going to come to a vote and even though it’s a tough, uphill battle, you can help by calling your Senator. Himani wrote you a guide on how to do just that: It’s Time to Make the Call, Because We Cannot Filibuster Another Year

Insurers Will Have to Cover 8 At-Home Virus Tests Per Month

You know what we should just do instead? This:

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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’m sure you hear the Texas Yellow belly senator Cruz’s teen daughter came out today. It was awful how it was leaked and if I had to guess he will probably do the same job defending her as he defended his wife after the former president insulted her. Hint not very well.

    • We did, yes!! And we had a talk about it as editors actually, and decided not to run an article about it because she’s so young (13!!) and also being a kid with Ted Cruz as your dad is hard enough. Let alone the entire internet watching, ya know? that poor kid!

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