Also.Also.Also: Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, Next Stop the First Black Woman to Sit On the Supreme Court

Feature image via Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

Today I got breakfast from someplace where they put Fruity Pebbles into my pancakes and I really didn’t hate it, I’ll tell you that much.

Queer as in F*ck You

Today Disney employees engaged in a public action: Disney Employees Stage Walkout Over Donations to ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill Backers.

Related (may I remind you that ESPN is owned by Disney: ESPN Broadcasters Protest ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill With Moment of Silence

And still related: Same-Sex Kiss Restored to Toy Story Prequel After Backlash. “Gay kiss from upcoming Disney-Pixar film Lightyear reportedly reinstated after allegations executives opposed ‘overtly gay affection.’”

Annnnd! While! We’re! Here! Nearly 240 Anti-LGBTQ Bills Filed in 2022 So Far, Most of Them Targeting Trans People (Speaking of which, did you read this yet today from KB Brookins for us? You should. I’m Trans and I’m Not Leaving Texas.)

Why I’m Prioritizing My Black Queer Friendships Through Therapy

Sue Bird on the State of the WNBA, Her Time in Russia and Her Relationship With Megan Rapinoe

Saw This, Thought of You

This interview was legitimately one of the smartest takes I’ve read on the differences between Millennial and Gen Z culture, growing old in pop culture, and what comes next: Memento Millenial

Admit It: Nicolas Cage Is Hot (um are straight people ok?)

We discussed this when it happened last week, but as a reminder last week was the one year anniversary of the Atlanta Spa Shootings and I really hope you all make time to read this today. From the author Min Jin Lee, “For a long time, I have been afraid. ‘Behind my small eyes, there comes a light, which I use to see you, and in its flicker, I hold the hope that you will see me, too.'” Asian Americans Have Always Lived With Fear

Marilyn Manson Told Us What He Was

Political Snacks

What to Know About Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Supreme Court Confirmation Hearing

And now is a good time for a reminder of (some of) what’s at stake:

Sure, I could have included links about all of the racist mess that Republicans have made her sit through today, but that’s not where my energy is. Not today.

Before you go! Autostraddle runs on the reader support of our AF+ Members. If this article meant something to you today — if it informed you or made you smile or feel seen, will you consider joining AF and supporting the people who make this queer media site possible?

Join AF+!

Carmen Phillips

Carmen Phillips is Autostraddle's former editor in chief. She began at Autostraddle in 2017 as a freelance team writer and worked her way up through the company, eventually becoming the EIC from 2021-2024. A Black Puerto Rican feminist writer with a PhD in American Studies from New York University, Carmen specializes in writing about Blackness, race, queerness, politics, culture, and the many ways we find community and connection with each other.  During her time at Autostraddle, Carmen focused on pop culture, TV and film reviews, criticism, interviews, and news analysis. She claims many past homes, but left the largest parts of her heart in Detroit, Brooklyn, and Buffalo, NY. And 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. To reach out, you can find Carmen on Twitter, Instagram, or her website.

Carmen has written 716 articles for us.


  1. It all just feels so hopeless, even if the dems come together to vote for Jackson, the court remains at a 6-3 conservative majority and unless Thomas and Alito croak in the next few years, there isn’t much we can do in fighting for women’s reproductive rights or voting rights.

Contribute to the conversation...

Yay! You've decided to leave a comment. That's fantastic. Please keep in mind that comments are moderated by the guidelines laid out in our comment policy. Let's have a personal and meaningful conversation and thanks for stopping by!