No Filter: Ruby Rose, Jessica Origliasso And This Bear Are Gonna Get Through This Thing

Welcome back to No Filter, in which we survey the week in celebrity Instagram and dissect it in order to find meaning in our own empty lives. I don’t know about you, but this week I’m still struggling to find normalcy, even after these 12 adorable photos of Samira Wiley. For that reason, this week I scoured my feed especially hard for images of famous queers being particularly precious, and I hope these posts bring you comfort in thes dark, terrifying times. Anyway, enough chatter, time to look at nice haircuts and cute puppies. Let’s get to work!
Maybe this picture of Meredith Graves holding a tiny dog will heal your soul.
Or maybe you’d like to spoon with newly-reconciled Ruby Rose and Jessica from the Veronicas under the light of this majestic bear.

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When they go low we go high

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Perhaps you would like to scale this wall with Kate Moennig.
Personally, I am finding healing by watching this video for six or seven minutes at a time.

Laura Jane Grace’s book came out yesterday and here she is booping herself on the nose about it.

Jackie Cruz attempted the mannequin challenge, a thing that I only found out about recently so I assume it’s already over.

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channeling #fridakahlo for tonight's πŸ’‡πŸ½

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DIY genius Jasika Nicole built this hair all by herself.

This picture from Lea DeLaria’s feed warmed my cold dead heart.

I wanted to post this picture of Brittani and Jenny last week because it brings me such joy (GET IT?!) but here we are.
Oh I forgot to tell you that Angel Haze adopted this puppy last month. Jury’s still out as to whether she’s cuter than that dog they used to have, but this puppy is PRETTY CUTE.

Have you thought about lifting Evan Rachel Wood into the air?
Honestly, sometimes just looking at Janelle Monae and remembering she exists is enough.

Join us next week, when somehow, I don’t know how but SOMEHOW, we’re gonna get through this and feel better.

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  1. Okay, this is unimportant, but at what climbing gym are you allowed to just boulder straight on up over the top? Not at mine, that’s for sure. YOU HAVE TO DOWNCLIMB. I hate downclimbing.

  2. Mine lets you boulder up to the top and then take a little rock ladder thing down, which is FINE I GUESS but the kids’ section has a slide and I just don’t understand why adults can have nice things too.

  3. Gosh, I’d forgotten Laura Jane Grace’s book was coming out, thank you for reminding me! It’s got an excellent review over at AV Club I see – while I don’t have time to read it right now I am excited to get a copy to nurse me through the hell that is Christmas season.

    So thank you!

  4. “Perhaps you would like to scale this wall with Kate Moennig.”

    perhaps… I’d like to scale Kate Moennig?

    I think that would cure my post election blues for a while

      • I’d melt into the floor or just burst into flames, my body would assume into the heavenly sphere.

        Need a photo series; Butches, Babes and Babies.
        Foster kittens, puppies and bunnies in the arms of butches and assorted queer babes.
        Some one do this, a fart and evil minions might get to run the nation.
        Something good and pure is needed.

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