Also.Also.Also: No Seriously, Free Britney

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Ummm… I’m gonna be in a Netflix Documentary?? And honestly, I still can’t believe it.

Queer as in F*ck You

“Tam O’Shaughnessy and Sally Ride, the first American woman to fly in space, shared a passion for getting girls involved in STEM. It led them to co-found Sally Ride Science, a company focused on equity and inclusion in science education. But, there was much more to Tam and Sally’s relationship. Tam gives us an intimate look at their decades-long partnership: how they met and fell in love, the pressures they faced as a queer couple, and their long-awaited and public coming out.”

Loving Sally Ride 🪐 ❤️

Our very own Ari is quoted in this one! The Pride Flag Has a Representation Problem

More on the history of kink at Pride.

A question we get asked all the time is “how can I get started as a writer” and listen — Autostraddle Managing Editor Rachel Kincaid is an exceptional writer, on top of being one of the best editors I know. You’re going to have a chance this summer to learn from her in her new course “Crafting Personal Essays that Get Published” and you absolutely should not pass it up.

From Natalie, who we trust about all things sportsball, “A non-binary player covered by a non-binary writer for ESPN!” (I’m also huge fan Katie Barnes’ work and I agree this is your must read!) The ‘Magic’ and Faith within the WNBA’s Most Powerful Player

Washington Spirit and Japan forward Kumi Yokoyama came out as a transgender man in a video posted to Yuki Nagasato’s YouTube channel on Sunday.

This Campaign is Fighting for America’s Last 21 Lesbian Bars

Vatican Urges Italy to Stop Proposed Anti-Homophobia Law

Let’s go, bisexual Loki!!

Saw This, Thought of You

I have not stopped thinking about Britney Spears — not for one single moment — since yesterday: Read Britney Spears’ Full Statement Against Conservatorship, ‘I Am Traumatized’

Also, 11 years later and Riese is still my favorite writer of Britney Spears, all of us around the office can’t stop reposting this article, so once again It’s Not Britney, Bitch.

Social Media’s Impact On Mental Health Is Far More Serious Than You Think… I doubt it!

The Dos and Don’ts of Hot Vax Summer

Political Snacks

India Walton, Socialist and Former Nurse, Is Set to Become Buffalo’s First Female Mayor (If I can just quietly brag for one moment, one of my family members worked on this campaign and I couldn’t be more proud of her! Have a great Thursday, everyone.)

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Carmen Phillips

Carmen Phillips is Autostraddle's former editor in chief. She began at Autostraddle in 2017 as a freelance team writer and worked her way up through the company, eventually becoming the EIC from 2021-2024. A Black Puerto Rican feminist writer with a PhD in American Studies from New York University, Carmen specializes in writing about Blackness, race, queerness, politics, culture, and the many ways we find community and connection with each other.  During her time at Autostraddle, Carmen focused on pop culture, TV and film reviews, criticism, interviews, and news analysis. She claims many past homes, but left the largest parts of her heart in Detroit, Brooklyn, and Buffalo, NY. And there were several years in her early 20s when she earnestly slept with a copy of James Baldwin’s “Fire Next Time” under her pillow. To reach out, you can find Carmen on Twitter, Instagram, or her website.

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  1. Hey one of those lesbian bars in my area! I feel bad that I didn’t know, but I’ll have to try to make it out there.

    (Also free Britney, for real)

  2. Good lord the emotional statement by the Loki writer about how important it is to make Loki canon bi and then the quote on screen is literally just Loki admitting that… men have been attracted to him in the past?? Is this your queer representation????? We sincerely have to start demanding better than this and stop sharing shit about the crumbs we are thrown by the Marvel universe industrial complex as if it’s a good thing. This is meant to be a radical website lol

    • I understood it to be saying he’s dated men before, but yes it’s still the bare minimum and not exactly ground breaking representation

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