No Filter: Bury Me With This Picture of Janelle Monáe and Michelle Obama

Welcome back to No Filter, a weekly jaunt into the lives of queer celebrities on Instagram! For the last two weeks or so, I was lost in the woods so my esteemed colleague Kayla took over this column. She did an amazing job and I would like to publicly thank her for being funnier than me but not so much funnier that I couldn’t come back for this week’s column.

While I was away, Evan Rachel Wood went to San Francisco with this person who is ALLEGEDLY her girlfriend(?), queer influencer Kayko Tamaki. I can’t believe I just called someone a queer influencer. Currently she appears to be queerly influencing ERWB.
Kehlani’s in the middle of an Asian tour, posting gorgeous photos from the Philippines and Guam of pleasant things like gorgeous beaches and coconuts and whatever. My neighborhood smells like rotting garbage and I can hear rats squeaking delightedly outside, but good for you, Kehlani.

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Important dispatch from the floral dress/floral couch department.

Trying to keep it relatively light on A-Camp content but Brittani Nichols is cheating with this post of a bunch of the camp senior staff and talent performing a ridiculous fashion show in their Enchantment Under the Sea outfits.

While we’re on A-Camp content though, here’s a gross photo of Gaby Dunn and Ellen Ford being TOTALLY GROSS YOU GUYS. They have since adopted a very important dog named Beans, an earth-shattering event that we will discuss further at a later date.
This kept popping up in my Explore page and I’ve still got nothin, it’s just a really great moment.
I love how Stephanie Beatriz was in Ojai but not a A-Camp; I imagine she hung on the outskirts of Camp Ramah and made spooky noises at us in the dark.
Kiersey Clemonts casually doing press in Bushwick??
Here’s a cool video of Demi Lovato holding hands with Christina Aguilera, which will henceforth be the screensaver inside my brain. Tag yourself, I’m the guy who yells “I GOT A LOT OF STUFF TO DO!! YOU GUYS JUST HAVE TO WALK!!!”
I cannot, goodbye.

Join us next week for more Instagram misadventures, ideally involving a lot more Tegan and Sara childhood photos.

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Stef Schwartz is a founding member and the self-appointed Vapid Fluff Editor at She currently resides in New York City, where she spends her days writing songs nobody will ever hear and her nights telling much more successful musicians what to do. Follow her on twitter and/or instagram.

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  1. I want to print out all of these photos and put them on my fridge and pretend they’re my family??

      • Ev’ryone can see we’re together
        As we walk on by
        (Hey) and we fly just like birds of a feather
        I won’t tell no lie
        (ALL!) all of the people around us they say
        Can they be that close
        Just let me state for the record
        We’re giving love in a family dose
        We are family
        I got all my sisters with me
        We are family
        Get up ev’rybody and sing

  2. What exactly is going on on that floral couch? Is Anne Hathaway giving her a foot rub? Because I’m not really seeing her feet.

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