No Filter: Beth Ditto Got Engaged and it’s Cute as Heck

Welcome back to No Filter, an increasingly necessary space in which we process the week in queer celebrity Instagram instead of dealing with other, more serious current events. When I’m not scouring the internet trying to figure out what Janelle Monáe’s up to, I’m mostly screaming into a pillow!!! This week in important news, Cara Delevingne and Ashley Benson were seen near each other at a thing, these lesbians are dating, Kristen Stewart and Stella Maxwell are FINE THANK YOU and Lindsay Lohan tried to steal some children and got punched in the face????

This whole thing’s a bummer from start to finish but I must point out how bizarre it is how the second she gets hurt her inexplicable accent suddenly evaporates. Nothing good is happening here.

Reader Claire WROTE IN to alert me to the fact that King Princess is indeed incorrect; Mark Ronson is (according to her) Dawn Denbo, and King Princess is none other than Billie Blaikey. I encourage everyone to jump in with their feelings about L Word characters, and the queer celebrities who embody them.

Now that she’s pointed it out, I can’t help but see the resemblance.

This has been a stressful week so Tegan and Sara wisely turned off comments on their Instagram and then hastily filled it with cats and NONE OF YOU CAN SAY ANYTHING ABOUT IT.

Everything else in the world hurts so imagine these two lovingly eating birthday cake together.

Please make Spookylani’s Halloween Spectacular a thing I can have in my life? I envision it as a spooky variety show.

Look I know Hayley Kiyoko isn’t from New York so maybe she didn’t know but girl, when one car on the train is empty like that, there’s usually a reason.

I wanna rent a shitty Halloween sequel from Lena Waithe so BADLY.

Mazel tov you crazy kids!

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Gaby Dunn went to an aquarium and learned that jellyfish are gay. Also gay: garden eels, cuttlefish and all sharks.

This is a professional comedian hitting you hard with some area code humor!!!

I thought we could close this week out by pretending to dance to Whitney Houston with Samira Wiley; it’s just about the only thing that’s made me smile in days.

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  1. Listen up, I’m right about this. KP’s post left me concerned that L word archetypes aren’t penetrating gen z queer culture the way they ought.

  2. Stef I know we’ve already talked about this, but I’m really not over that Samira Wiley video yet. Not even a little bit.

      • Yeah I’m just sad though. She was with her first girlfriend since she was 18 and they got married twice! Once in 2013 and again in 2014 when gay marriage becamlegal in Oregon. To have that relationship just gone out of the blue and now she’s married to someone new, it’s a lot to take in. :(

        • Her wikipedia page says nothing about the divorce and even google says that her spouse is Kristin still, which then had me wonder maybe she’s polyam?

        • She wasn’t with her since she was 18, they’re friends since she was 18. She dated Freddie Fagula for 9 years. She said she had developed strong feelings for Kristen but she waited until her relationship with Freddie ended in 2010.

          As far as I know they’re still married but seperated.

          PS: 2nd link is about Lily-Rose Depp and Timothee Chalamet’s making out.

  3. I’m still mad a wiki for banning me from put down that Emily and Teddy are dating each other on their respective pages because some homophobe didn’t think Emily and Teddy’s Instagram pages mentioned they are a couple is not a relevant resource. I been for a while going to wiki pages and adding no filter celebs status on their page, but for these two I got banned. Such homophobia. lol

  4. You should really consider checking out Bex Taylor-Klaus’s IG page. They post frequently and there’s some really good stuff there.

  5. I can just smell the skee-ball machine in Rhea’s picture. Also can appreciate a good area code joke.

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