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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.)
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
And now is a good time for a reminder of (some of) what’s at stake:
- Pride, Joy, Inspiration, Validation: What Black Women See in Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Nomination
- Abortion Rights Are Going From “Bleak To Bleakerwp_posts— Texas Is Ground Zero
- Where Does American Democracy Go From Here? “Six experts discuss how worried we should be about its future,” including Sherrilyn Ifill who I trust on pretty much anything!
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.
#KetanjiBrownJackson on the significance of her name: "I was born here with an African name that my parents gave me to demonstrate their pride in who they were and their pride and hope in what I could be." pic.twitter.com/zhYlcxFOBZ
— National Law Journal (@TheNLJ) March 22, 2022