Hello, my friends! I’m back from my medical leave and full of gratitude for Valerie Anne who kept this column running brilliantly WHILE doing all her recaps WHILE ALSO doing all of our editorial social media WHILE ALSO doing social media for our A+ membership drive. And on top of that, she came to my house to walk me to vote last week because it was too far for me to go on my own and my wife was on-call with clients. Truly that PunkyStarshine is the best friend a girl could ask for. And now — your Monday Pop Culture Fix.
+ It is very important to me that you don’t miss Autostraddle Editor in Chief Carmen Phillips and former Autostraddle Senior Editor Yvonne Marquez in Netflix Con Todo’s Visions of Us.
join us as we give flowers to some of the creatives and stories that pushed Latina lesbian representation forward in TV and film.
Visions of Us episode 1 is now on Netflix Youtube! pic.twitter.com/gSIQKO4UzL
— Con Todo (@contodonetflix) June 25, 2021
+ From Katie Barnes over at ESPN: Player. Parent. Activist. Pioneer. Layshia Clarendon is the WNBA’s first openly nonbinary and transgender athlete.
+ And speaking of the WNBA: Yesterday, Diana Taurasi became the first WNBA player to top 9,000 points. (I reserve the goat emoji for Serena Williams, sorry UConn lesbeans.)
+ What? More sports! That’s right, Natalie and I have been reunited and we have a lot to talk about! Sha’Carri Richardson deserves your undivided attention. (Yeah, she has a girlfriend.)
+ Footballer Li Ying becomes first Chinese player to come out as lesbian. (I won’t be stopped!)
+ WNBA.com has some Pride op-eds you shouldn’t miss out on! Briann January on how Pride starts with yourself. And Amanda Zahui B. on what Pride means to her. This one has my favorite Pride essay quote of the year:
I celebrate my body, my mind and my sexuality. I am confident and open to the fact that I was made to love women. I was created to celebrate the beautiful women on this earth. To love the most powerful creature on this earth, the woman.
+ And finally, USA Basketball went all in with the gays for the Tokyo Olympics.
+ 8 lesbian movies with few to zero sad lesbians. (This is a good list! I don’t usually link lesbian movie lists from other websites!)
+ In this week’s For Your Consideration over at the AV Club, Lauren Coates takes on Buffy’s queerness 25 years later.
+ “Senior year, bitches!” It’s the grown-ish season four trailer.