I cannot believe… it almost never happens this way… but tonight I will be celebrating TACO TUESDAY WITH MARGARITAS AND FRESH GUACAMOLE AND I AM HYPE ABOUT IT!!!
Wishing you some joy in your evening, too.
Queer as in F*ck You
This feels related in that warm, fuzzy way: ‘Togetherness in a Virtual Space’: LGBTQ Students Create Community Online
The Mothers Leading the Battle Against Trans Student Athletes “Their tactics mirror those employed by white mothers who fought school integration: disguising bigotry with pleas to protect children.” I will yell about how racism, homophobia, and transphobia are tied together until I am hoarse and spent! These mothers are upsetting, but please, in addition, let this also be a reminder for any white gays who have racist white gay friends (you do) — it’s the same beast.
And continuing in I Hate It Here! A Gay Campground Announces They Will Ban Trans Men So They Can Manage the “Atmosphere”
Pride and Less Prejudice is an organization working to provide age-appropriate LGBTQ books for Pre-K to 3rd grade classrooms. They are hosting a panel called “See Yourself, Be Yourself: A Panel on LGBTQ Media Representation” on March 20th that will have Nicole Maines (Supergirl; Bit), Theo Germaine (The Politician; Work in Progress, Eboné Bell (EIC of Tagg Magazine), Andrew Keenan-Bolger (Newsies), and Darryl Stephens (of the iconic Noah’s Arc). Tickets are $20 and you can register by following this link.
Saw This, Thought of You
Halle Berry Reveals Her First Kiss Was with a Girl’: “My first kiss was a girl. I had this boyfriend named LaShawn Boyd and I wanted to French kiss him… But I didn’t know how to French kiss, so I got my best friend at the time to show me how to French kiss.”
Everyone is still thinking about Britney Spears, and y’all I realize I have talked about this very subject in this column at least once a week all month (and during Black History Month, no less! So you know I am u.p.s.e.t. over the treatment of this white woman) but two exceptional pieces dropped today and you absolutely must know about them:
- “It’s absurd to discuss Britney’s image from that time… as though she was figuring out her sexuality on her own terms, rather than in an economy where young women’s sexuality is rapidly commodified until they are old enough to be discarded.” Britney Spears Was Never in Control by Tavi Gevinson for The Cut
- “People had been asking me, ‘Do you have a boyfriend?’ in interviews since I was 6. Reporters asked me who I thought the sexiest actor was and about Hugh Grant’s arrest for soliciting a prostitute. It was cute when 10-year-olds sent me letters saying they were in love with me. It was not when 50-year-old men did. Before I even turned 12, there were images of me on foot fetish websites and photoshopped into child pornography. Every time, I felt ashamed.” The Lies Hollywood Tells About Little Girls by Mara Wilson (friend of Autostraddle, you might also know her as Matlida, but now an adult) for The New York Times
Elizabeth Olsen: has last name Olsen.
Elizabeth Olsen: looks exactly like Marykate and Ashley.
Elizabeth Olsen: is their sister.
— Ben Yahr (@benyahr) February 21, 2021
This one goes out to my Kathryn Hahn and Teyonah Parris Army who’s been spending the last seven weeks watching WandaVision… if one of y’all didn’t know that Elizabeth is the third Olsen sister, do me the favor of never telling me so that I can live the rest of my life in peace: I Officially Feel Old Because People Are Just Discovering Elizabeth Olsen Is Related To Mary-Kate And Ashley
And speaking of WandaVisison/Monica Rambeau, The Lightning and the Storm: How an Imperfect Past Shaped the Rise of the Black Superhero (Y’all ALREADY KNOW how much I loved this)
And also.also.also, The Most Likely Timeline for Life to Return to Normal (haha what IS normal? But you know what they mean)
Still can’t believe I got to sit down with @MaxineWaters for an interview with @harpersbazaarus !!! She’s so inspirational and reminded me to keep doing me and standing firm in what I believe in 💪🏾💙 pic.twitter.com/iDhx3wb5XS
— TINA SNOW (@theestallion) February 22, 2021
Oh what’s that!?!? Megan Thee Stallion Interviewing Maxine Waters!! Yeah, I thought you might like it: Megan Thee Stallion and Representative Maxine Waters on Misogynoir, Saying No, and the Genius of WAP “Now that’s audacity.”
And now much more seriously, this was both excellent and pragmatic and really, just so many other really great things — It’s Bigger than Fox News: Time for Mainstream Journalism to Reckon with Monetizing Disinformation and Eroding Truth
The House of Representatives is expected to vote on the sweeping LGBTQ rights bill The Equality Act this week, have you called your representatives yet?
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