Happy Sunday! A Megan Rapinoe Funko, a Billie Jean King Barbie, a plea for Rosie Perez, and more good gay news from the week!
A queer woman’s guide to top/bottom culture, why it’s fine if you haven’t had a serious relationship, why to post your lesbian thirst trap and more.
I want Remi to be able to write and narrate her own life. I owe her that as someone who had to reclaim my story.
They really contain multitudes.
Also: Patience is a real one on All American, Lisa has a lil’ ex drama on All Rise, and Hope continues to choose a flaming marshmallow over Josie on Legacies.
In this week’s Extra, Extra! we discuss immigration, healthcare, and political interference. Additional links touch on white supremacist violence in Germany, the climate crisis, and censorship around the world.
Want help diagnosing your sick plant? Curious about houseplant pests? Just wanna talk about your favorite plants? What about sharing a PLANT SELFIE?
Autostraddle’s giant survey last year showed that queers will make the most of even the tiniest outdoor patches they can get their green-fingered mitts on. It’s time we celebrated the wide open spaces of our rural and suburban queers too, imagining the possibilities for the expanses we inhabit today or dream about tomorrow.
“I CAN’T BELIEVE WE’VE RECLAIMED CHERRY CHAPSTICK!”
One part love letter, one part history lesson, one part all-star roster of LGBTQ TV icons.
Lesbian Instagram culture, Kickstarter got unionized, “free shipping” is a myth, and wow we can’t stop loving Zaya Wade.
“Everybody wants to be an ally but not everyone wants to be an ally long enough to make themselves uncomfortable. Everybody wants to be an ally, but not everyone is willing to have their own standing threatened. People rationalize their action — or inaction, as it were — but what it fundamentally comes down to is everybody wants to be known as an ally but few people are will to invest their time, money and security in actually being an ally.”
Aside from launching skilled attacks at her opponents, she was always ready to pivot back to a story about a Nevadan or highlight the specific plight of black and brown people. I think she made her case that if you want a candidate who can go toe-to-toe with an “arrogant billionaire,” she’s ready.
“Call Your Girlfriend” is not just a song that holds up as a classic sad bop — but as a work of art that asks us to radically reimagine how we might uncouple ourselves from each other in gentler, more entangled ways.
Personal icons from Greta Garbo to Jenny Lewis: how we come by them, fall in love with them, and want to be like them. Who’s to say whether we’re really falling in love with them or with ourselves? Who’s to say whether we want to be them or be with them?
Letting a black woman eventually be seen and loved through her armor? Especially by another black woman, who’s lost in the mess of her own pain? Whew. High Fidelity may be a comedy, but bring on the tissues.
Taika Waititi also wants Valkyrie to be super queer, Killing Eve adds clowns, a premiere date for Vida season three, The House Hunters throuple, and more!
Sara leaves Ava in charge, so she and Zari 2.0 work together to take care of the newest Encore: Marie Antoinette
Holland Taylor gives Sarah Paulson some eyes, Kate Moennig loves her dog, and Trace Lysette indulges in the kind of dramatics you simply love to see!
Where does your mind go when you give it space to wander? What emotions bubble to the surface when you stop trying to hold back? Pisces isn’t afraid of the power of their feelings or the strength of their connections, instead urging us to embrace all that we are and dive as deep as possible into the unknown.