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+ Hayley Kiyoko won “Push: Artist of the Year” at the MTV Music Video Awards on Monday night and dedicated it to all queer women of color and then screamed WE DID IT TWENTY GAY TEEN!!!! It was really gay and really great. She also performed “Curious” and although she did not win Best New Artist, she did ALMOST win Best New Artist and was the first out lesbian ever nominated for a Best New Artist Award.
+ From Vogue Magazine: Fresh Off Her VMAs Win, Hayley Kiyoko Shares a Photo Diary of Her Big Night.
+ Drag queen Courtney Act will host a U.K. dating series that “will focus on a group of bisexual, pansexual, and sexually fluid single British people who are on the “ultimate adventure to find love.” It will be called “The Bi Life” and I imagine will inevitably be better than cult classic A Shot At Love With Tila Tequila or its follow up program, A Shot at Love With The Ikki Twins. Sidenote; who remembers Dani Campbell.
+ LENA WAITHE INTERVIEWED JANELLE MONAE FOR THE DIGITAL COVER OF HYPEBEAST MAGAZINE AND IT’S GREAT! As Natalie said, “I have been dreaming of this conversation since Dirty Computer dropped.”
LW Pansexual was the number one Merriam-Webster word the day the news broke about you coming out. What was that like?
JM That is amazing. I found out about that. I never would have thought or guessed that. It’s great that people are being educated. This was a very personal story that was not necessarily just about me but it was about a community of folks who have been pushed to the margins of society. You know like I know, our stories are being erased. They’re not being told.People don’t realize that being free, being a free ass motherfucker, comes with sacrifice. This is not a walk in the park accomplishment. You know that. It comes with sacrifice. It can come with stress. It can come with a lot of misunderstanding. It comes with responsibility.
“I loved that it was not spoken and I loved that the only little mention of it you get is when she’s talking to her girlfriend. And she’s like, “What? You’ve told them?” And she said, “Of course I haven’t told. It’s not even a discussion.” But it’s that and there’s little moments of it which she reacts quite strongly to the Brudos stuff. And there was one little line that you don’t know that she’s a lesbian at that point, I don’t think. “
+ Mrs. Fletcher, “a dual coming-of-age story that explores the impact of internet porn and social media on the lives of an empty-nest mother and her college freshman son,” has been picked up to series by HBO. The show stars Kathryn Hahn, but most important to your heart and mine is that our very own Jen Richards is a series regular!
+ Netflix has renewed End of the F**cking World for Season Two, but no word on whether I will get the lesbian buddy cop spinoff I requested.
+ Rumor has it that the final season of The Affair “will be a new story told from the viewpoint of a lesbian in her twenties.”
+ A non-binary Jewish writer on The ‘Nanette’ problem.