No Filter: Kehlani, Hayley Kiyoko And DJ Kittens Walk Into A Bar

Welcome back to No Filter, a once-weekly glimpse into my internal monologue as I scroll through queer celebrity Instagram and then usually abandon it to look at videos of someone’s cat. This week in news, I am happy to report that Trace Lysette’s flowering tree Miss Margaret is alive and well; she mostly exists in Instagram stories but here is an example of the kind of content I’m talking about:

You gotta talk to them #MargaretandBlanche

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Following Trace Lysette on Instagram is a joy and a privilege, every single day.

In other news, straight people are not okay. Honestly though, is anyone OK?


Okay okay okay you guys!!! I’m on it! Mary Lambert has apparently broken up with her girlfriend of 4-ish years and now she’s gonna write a bunch of songs that are going to make you WEEP ALL THE TIME.


TGIF ( 📷 @poonehghana )

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I was going to use a gif of George Bluth having a love affair with an ice cream sandwich as the caption for this photo but then I didn’t because Jeffrey Tambor is the worst and this is why we can’t have nice things. I’m happy Tegan is having a nice time with this donut.



This is so adorable that I have built myself a time machine, gone back five years to the day this picture was taken and collapsed on the ground.


This WOMAN! @iamhalsey I love you so much. Thank you for being you and for bringing me out, you're a real one.

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I’m so into these two cute nerds hanging out and appreciating each other on the internet!



And you know what? Fuck it, we don’t put nearly enough of these weirdos in No Filter either. Let’s fix that.



WITH A LITTLE EXTRA GAY THROWN IN FOR GOOD MEASURE.


Wtf is happening at my house

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I do not understand Cameron’s confusion, everything seems perfectly normal here.


Went to Walmart for the first time since I had to in Wisconsin and got a new Xmas onesie.

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El Sanchez is forever a holiday inspiration.



Always here to talk about Gaby Dunn’s incredibly gay childhood journals. “SHE HUGGED ME NUMEROUS TIMES.” Gaby, come the fuck on.


In which the prop book uses a picture I posed for and then I get to hold the prop and pose for another picture #brooklyn99

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Stephanie Beatriz, posing with herself.


been neglecting flannel for too long, strayed too far from my roots

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Getting strong bully-big-brother-on-a-90s-sitcom vibes here.


Join us next week for the future in nearly naked dresses.


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  1. I used pseudonyms in my journals too. I’d change them occasionally or switch to an initial (which would stand for something like the third letter of their middle name or the first letter of some word I associated with the person). I very rarely have any idea who I was actually talking about if I reread them now.

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