Sunday Funday And King Princess Are Cheap Queens

Hello my babies, hello my darlings, hello my ragtime girls. Yes, the three genders: babies, darlings, and ragtime girls. Tag yourself: I’m darling. This morning I am wearing faded jeans with holes in the knees as I sing in the choir and The Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church is there. You know, the smiley guy who preached at Meghan Markle’s wedding?? I’m very embarrassed lol, but as soon as I stopped working in the service industry I threw out all black pants. So here we are. You live and you learn! How are you? Packed for camp yet? I’m not! I leave at 7 am! I, and I really mean this, love how reckless and fun I feel during Gemini season!!!

+ Meet The Advocate‘s 104 Champions of Pride.

+ Queer California: Untold Stories at the Oakland Museum of California spotlights lesbian artists’ central role in the state’s queer history.

+ Charli XCX and Christine and the Queens premiered their new collab during a recent concert. 

+ How to get Anne Lister’s signature hairstyle.

+ Our very own Kayla on TV’s queer renaissance.

The Generation Q iteration also means chances to address some of the mistakes made in its original run. While groundbreaking, the series wasn’t without its flaws, even when it came to its own LGBTQ+ storytelling. “The thing that I get the most shit for, and it’s well-deserved, is the Max storyline,” Chaiken says. In addition to critiques that the show lacked racial diversity, the writing around the show’s main trans character Max — played by Daniela Sea — received a lot of backlash, particularly regarding how his transition was portrayed, among other issues. The show also got flack for casting a cisgender woman in the role of a trans man, a mistake Chaiken acknowledges.

+ 14 fabulous moments from the 2019 Queers and Comics conference in comic form

+ Los Angeles-based Boone, a “queer, funk, rock, dominatrix band,” will take the stage Saturday night at Laguna Beach’s Main Street Bar to help celebrate the city’s LGBTQ Pride weekend.

+ “Three Chicago artists are hoping to create conversation about the LGBTQ community across the city, one mural at a time.”

+ What does a feminist musical look like?

+ LET’S GO LESBIANS, LET’S GO!! *clap, clap,clap*

+ These two rising nonbinary stars are here for the revolution!

+ There are multiple shows and exhibits about the history of Pride in NYC for you to check out right now!

+ King Princess is a “Cheap Queen” in her newest single

+ Where to cop your very own jumpsuit a la Booksmart.

+ Happy Pride: conversion therapy is now ILLEGAL in Colorado!

Ok have a happy Sunday, I’m gonna try not to stress sweat anymore than I already am and finish start packing. LOVE YOUUUUU. Also happy birthday to me. 🎉

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Ari is a 20-something artist and educator. They are a mom to two cats, they love domesticity, ritual, and porch time. They have studied, loved, and learned in CT, Greensboro, NC, and ATX.

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  1. can vouch for the Queer California museum exhibit’s excellence; there is also a mega-sized board game (the board is a giant rug) called D.Y.K.E., or Do You Know Enough!!!!
    (alsooooo if you have a library card in the Bay Area, you can probably get in for $5 with a Discover and Go pass!)

  2. Happy Happy Birthday!! 🎂 From one darling to another!

    (although I do have my period right now, so maybe the third category is more accurate…) 😞

  3. Happy Birthday Al(aina)!🎈🎉

    I love the new King Princess single–if anyone can make grown men cry, it’s her, presumably because she’s been studying at the Heather Hogan School of NYC Interactions

  4. Happy Birthday!

    I am a ragtime girl, as I enjoy a good rag, like Heliotrope Bouquet!

    • Happy bday, and thanks for the recommendation for the Queer Ca exhibit! My sister and I got to check it out today while visiting the area. She’s leaving tonight so it was perfect timing!

  5. So here for the King and Queen, both in the same Sunday Funday I am extinguished.

    And Happy Belated Al(aina) ! I wish you the campiet Camp in celebration.

  6. Was your birthday yesterday? I hope you had a nice time :)

    My hair is too short for it but I feel like the Anne Lister haircut would be a great one for someone who’s butch who wants to signal that she’s butch without cutting her hair.

    I’m growing with Anne. She’s a complicated figure. Hard to either dislike or like completely and with such a strong personality/impact that it’s impossible to feel meh about her.

  7. Oh also someone had written Autostraddle as an inspiration or something in one of the interactive displays at the Oakland museum!

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