Pop Culture Fix: A Whole Lot of Celebs Sure Came Out During Pride This Year!

It is a big gay week with the new Gen Q trailer and those IKEA couches — I honestly can’t even believe there was some Pop Culture Fix news left over!

+ Days of Our Lives‘ Linsey Godfrey came out as bi on her Insta this weekend. Someone in the comments was like, “Is this your way of coming out?” And someone else was like, “No, this is her way of playing the flute on the back of a donkey.” 🤣

+ The WWE’s Toni Storm also came out as bi.

+ And guess who ELSE came out as queer during Pride? Alexandra Shipp!

+ Ah ha! Out has a rundown of TWENTY celebs who came out during Pride this year.

+ The rosters are set for the WNBA All-Star game. It’s All-Stars vs. Olympians and it’s heckin’ gay!

+ Over at the Nerdist, Shelly Jay wonders what queer rep in the MCU should even look like.

+ Final Space, the animated space dramedy on Adult Swim, got itself a lesbian character.

+ Queer readings of The Lord of the Rings are not accidents.

+ Queer characters step to the front in kids’ media. (“Kids'” media.)

+ The NFL suddenly thinks football is gay ’cause they have one openly gay player?

+ Janelle Monáe’s short fiction collection — sci-fi obvs — is getting published.

+ Work in Progress will be back on August 22nd, and here’s the season two trailer, about which our TV Team has very mixed feelings.

+ Awkwafina is Nora from Queens returns August 18 on Comedy Central.

+ EW drank three rounds with the women of The Bold Type before tonight’s series finale.

+ Nick Offerman will coach Abbi Jacobson’s team in her A League of Their Own series.

+ “Teen girls shape everything from what we listen to to how we part our hair. Will we ever give them the respect they deserve?”

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Heather Hogan

Heather Hogan is an Autostraddle senior editor who lives in New York City with her wife, Stacy, and their cackle of rescued pets. She's a member of the Television Critics Association, the Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association, and a Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer critic. You can also find her on Twitter, and Instagram.

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  1. I love all the people coming out even as I increasingly know who fewer and fewer of them are, sitting here like Tom Hanks as Jimmy Duggan – “Way to go whatever your name is!!!”

    • I did not recognize any of the 20 “celebs” who came out last month except the NFL player because he made actual news as the first gay professional football player.

      Good for them! Good for visibility! Who the heck are these people?

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