Also.Also.Also: A Lesbian Sports Bar Might Save Lesbian Bars, How Has No One Thought of This Before?


I wish I had a better intro for you tonight, but I seem stuck at… hello? HI!

Queer as in F*ck You

This Queer-Owned Bar Is Putting Women’s Sports Front and Center. Portland get ready for Sports Bra!! (cute name)

Plume, a Denver-Based Telehealth Brand, Is Now the Nation’s Biggest Provider of Transgender Health Care

“Unboxing Queer History” Is a New Podcast Series Explores Queer History With Help From Library’s Archives

History Buffs List Their Favorite Facts About Queerness Through the Ages

Florida Students Stage School Walkouts Over ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill

Judge Blocks Texas Investigation of Trans Teen’s Parents Over Treatments

Saw This, Thought of You

The Secret Police: Cops Built a Shadowy Surveillance Machine in Minnesota After George Floyd’s Murder. “An investigation by MIT Technology Review reveals a sprawling, technologically sophisticated system in Minnesota designed for closely monitoring protesters.”

ESPN networks to televise 25 WNBA games in ’22. So I — not a sports gay — thought this sounded like good news, because more gaymes yeah, right? BUT Heather Hogan, consummate sports gay, has pointed out that the schedule emphasizes only like four WNBA teams, which really does put a damper on the league overall.

A Guide to Black-Owned Wineries in the U.S. and Around the World

Political Snacks

“…even though Judge Jackson’s confirmation is unlikely to change the outcome of issues before the court, firmly in the grip of its conservative majority of six, she has the potential to widen the perspective that is brought to how these issues are debated and discussed at the court’s conference. This is how change begins — by destabilizing comfortable narratives, with the inclusion of those who have not been seen.”

Who’s Afraid of Ketanji Brown Jackson? Hand picked for you from Natalie, who understands politics better than anyone I know and who I pester basically every day about Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson and what will happen next.

“Jessica Cisneros was an intern for Representative Henry Cuellar not too long ago. Now, with the backing of national progressive leaders, she has forced the nine-term Democratic congressman from Texas into a runoff.” The Young Progressive Lawyer at the Center of a Marquee Texas Runoff

And also, from JSTOR for all my serious nerds who want to understand what is going on in this truly fucked up world: “We’ve published a second reading list on Ukraine, Russia and the West including research reports and scholarship from experts, all free to read and download on JSTOR, no login required.” Ukraine, Russia, and the West: A Background Reading List

And while we are here, in case you missed it from Tuesday: Here Are Direct, Actionable Ways to Help BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ People of Ukraine Right Now

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Carmen Phillips

Carmen Phillips is Autostraddle's former editor in chief. She began at Autostraddle in 2017 as a freelance team writer and worked her way up through the company, eventually becoming the EIC from 2021-2024. A Black Puerto Rican feminist writer with a PhD in American Studies from New York University, Carmen specializes in writing about Blackness, race, queerness, politics, culture, and the many ways we find community and connection with each other.  During her time at Autostraddle, Carmen focused on pop culture, TV and film reviews, criticism, interviews, and news analysis. She claims many past homes, but left the largest parts of her heart in Detroit, Brooklyn, and Buffalo, NY. And there were several years in her early 20s when she earnestly slept with a copy of James Baldwin’s “Fire Next Time” under her pillow. To reach out, you can find Carmen on Twitter, Instagram, or her website.

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  1. Am I the only one who HATES the name and logo that The Sports Bra went with?? I love the support bras provide and LOVE the idea but it feels like naming a men’s sports bar Jockstrap.

    • Funny you mention that because the space was previously occupied by a men’s bar called Joq.

      I personally think it’s clever and descriptive and I am really excited to support a queer POC owned space that exclusively features women’s sports.

  2. I am generally ambivalent about sporting but I wholeheartedly support a QBIPOC owned space for supporting women in any capacity, especially in a male dominated arena!!

    Perhaps I’ll channel my inner high school cheerleader and learn some player names

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