What do we do with unthinkable thoughts in the time of covid? Plus: how crime fiction enables police brutality, zines and self-discovery, celebrating the Clueless anniversary, every book you’ll want to read for the next five months and more.
Nafessa Williams pens an essay on Hollywood’s inequality problems, Megan Rapinoe in Rolling Stone, A DERRY GIRLS MOVIE, seven iconic Black sitcoms are coming to Netflix, and more!
What’s the point in arguing with a world that will always devalue Black skin?
“Like many people of color and queer people, I’ve found ways to relate to a character that is nothing like me. As a poor, fat, Black queer woman I had seemingly nothing in common with a rich orphaned straight white man.”
Ultimately Kayleigh Llewellyn’s show proves that writing from a place of lived experience will always result in the sharpest stories — that’s as evident in its failures as it is in its successes.
The Illuminations Grant is a testament to what can happen when cultural producers invest their energy not just in the documentation of trans people, but also in creative solutions for their lives and careers.
Sara Ramirez is here to quench our collective thirst, Melissa King’s jawline remains undefeated, and Stacy London rocks an aspirational bold look!
Megan Rapinoe and AOC team up for a talk show you’ll absolutely want to watch! Plus, some gorgeous portraits of LGBT+ people over 50, the WNBA makes sure #SayHerName includes trans women, and what the hell does a Latinx show have to do to get an Emmy nomination, please!
The Emmy nominations are out and this year, there are 11 nominated lesbian, bisexual, queer or trans actresses being honored for their work! There’s 15 nominations going to LGBT women’s roles on screen. With so much to celebrate, it also hurts to once again see the trans cast and crew of Pose face yet another shut out.
It’s been a long year, and by “year” I mean “six months” but also “decade.” You deserve some big pleasure, something you can count on to make you feel good — really, really good. That’s why we’ve picked out some of the best-in-class powerhouse products from Eve’s
I’m not sure what it says about me — or, more precisely perhaps, what it says about television — that this list isn’t full of characters that feel like representations of me or the people that I’m drawn to in real life.
Time won’t necessarily “fix” it, but the more distance you have from the relationship and the more time you invest in healthy coping mechanisms, the less destabilizing these thoughts will feel.
After a two-year hiatus, Wynonna Earp is FINALLY BACK! And everyone is fighting like hell to get back to one another, with the help of old and new friends along the way.
Growing up in fandom, I gathered a long list of straight fictional ships without realizing until much later that I had been projecting myself onto the male half of those ships.
Adventure Time: Distant Lands will escalate Marceline and PB’s relationship, Lena Waithe on humanizing Black people on screen, why aren’t big studios interested in LGBTQ rom-coms, putting Black icons on magazine covers isn’t enough, and more.
I’m still angry. Breonna Taylor’s murderers still walk free. Let’s be real, they’re probably running around without masks. Audre Lorde’s sense of restlessness and barely concealed fury are evident. But so, too, is her unwavering belief in our magic.
The WNBA is back, and they’ve got things to say! Taylor Swift’s album is… good! Gucci has a nonbinary clothing line! Black trans folks are taking care of each other! Happy Sunday!
Finding a kink- and sex-positive therapist, what it’s like to be a unicorn, what it’s like to act on queer desire for the first time and more.
“I can’t speak for all harm reduction efforts, and I think the impacts can be different depending on who you’re doing outreach with or who you are centering, but here in rural West Virginia, it’s a small community; the impact is so apparent.”
“Obviously I’m joining #FEMMEARMY”