No Filter: Tegan And Sara’s Cats Can’t Possibly Be Real

Welcome back to No Filter, where dreams come true and everybody’s pets are cuter than everything else on the whole internet. This was a big week for Kristen Stewart and Soko, so we’re talking about them in a separate post – this is just to discuss those famous queers who feel the need to express themselves solely through the power of Instagram. Sometimes there’s just too much going on in the world of homo tabloid journalism, and the only way we can really keep track of it is to focus our energy on carefully curated photos of Sara Quin’s cats. Without further ado, here are the most pressing issues of the day:

When the cutest part of the picture isn’t even Samira Wiley or Lauren’s sentiment but is actually the contented expression on the dog’s face, that’s pretty impressive.
Hari Nef declared herself not straight this week, saw Carly Rae Jepsen in concert and drove around town with Miley Cyrus, so all in all she’s having a pretty queer week and it’s my pleasure to welcome her to this very important column.
Angel Haze, trying and failing with moves nobody but LL Cool J has ever pulled off. Sorry bud.

Laura Jane Grace, resplendent as usual.

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I thought Jiz Lee was eating a burger with a lot of lettuce on it in thumbnail form but actually they are playing Go Fish with you, so.
Shut the fuck up, Tegan and Sara, these cannot possibly be real cats.

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Look how fucking cute Brittani Nichols was this week. No, really.

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Brittani Nichols was so cute this week she gets included twice. Here she is as a Hot Cop. You can tell she’s a Hot Cop because I mean, look how hot they are.
I don’t know how I feel about Kreayshawn’s haircut, it’s giving me ‘your elementary school friend’s mom who always made your sandwiches weird’ vibes.

Join us next week, when Brittani Nichols busts Tegan and Sara for adorable cat fraud.

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  1. Okay, clearly my comment about cats on Mey’s post was passed along to the editors. Loving all the cat content.

    • My question also. But that tweet and Wikipedia tells me she is someone you definitely need to start following.

      • She’s a model and actress! She played a trans woman in 1930’s Germany in the latest season of Transparent! She’s pretty cool.

  2. The cats picture gets better every time I look at it. “The grey one’s eyes are full of regret.”heheheheh.

  3. I’m more interested to know if Jiz and Jen are still dating. Cause that be fun playing Go Fish(or any other card game) with both of them.

  4. If next week you show pics of Brittani Nichols busting Tegan and Sara for adorable cat fraud, my little queer heart surely will explode. Hot cop and adorable cats indeed!

  5. I officially have an e-crush on Brittani. Not to mention her podcast is my new favorite thing.

  6. The dog is side-eyeing TF outta Samira for leaving for three months lol and I feel those kitties on a spiritual level.

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