Also.Also.Also: BREAKING News! Lesbian Bars Are on the Come Back! Sweaty Days Are (Almost) Here Again

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Hello! Good evening! May I dedicate my intro to this absolutely moving TikTok, brought to my attention via Twitter (the perils of being Very Online, amirite?) by our very own Archie Bongiovanni

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Queer as in F*ck You

The High-Design Return of Henrietta Hudson “New York’s longest-operating lesbian bar is back in business.” (Between this and the news about “As You Are Bar” bar in DC last week, I’m starting to wonder, are we on the cusp of the grand return of the lesbian bar? Mon Dieu, I hope so!)

‘She Said Yes’: WNBA Star Breanna Stewart Proposed to Her Girlfriend, Fellow Basketball Player Marta Xargay (Says 1/2 of other sports power couple Megan Rapinoe, “I know you love Marta Xargay kneeling down IN THAT GOD DAMN GRAVEL LIKE THAT!!!!”)

Home of San Francisco’s 1st Same-Sex Spouses Now a Landmark. “The hilltop cottage in the city’s Noe Valley neighborhood was once shared by the late lesbian activists Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin.”

E.R. Fightmaster, Shrill’s Love Interest Believes in Queer-Strength Supremacy

Do you remember the queer publication Into? The one that closed in 2019? Well.. it’s baaaaaaaack.

Saw This, Thought of You

“You can see money for what it is — a fickle, nuanced, and sometimes arbitrary force that helps you do certain things. The question is: What things do you want to do with yours?” I’m Never Going to Be Financially Secure, So Why Try?

The Oral History of Madonna’s Truth or Dare

Burn All the Leggings. “What do you wear to the reopening of society?”

Political Snacks

The Republican War Against Trans Kids. Saeed Jones with Chase Strangio.

Liz Cheney Is Not Your Friend “Just because she’s not getting along with Trump and Kevin McCarthy doesn’t make the current Cheney any less of a vitriol-spewing extremist.”

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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. In more good lesbian bar news, Gossip Grill, San Diego’s queer lady bar, announced they’re opening another “female-forward restaurant & bar.” It has been rough losing so many spaces for queer women, so ready for the lesbian bar renaissance!

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