Sunday Funday Believes in Queer Love, Even Underwater

Happy Sunday Funday! I’m just here with lots of good news that will last you a whole week, don’t mind me.

The Face(s) of Marriage Equality

It’s been fifty days since the marriage equality decision that gave us something to celebrate. In all fifty states, here’s what marriage equality looks like.


This is P!nk Singing Ellen’s New Theme Song

In case teenage you and modern-day you needed something to bond over.

Madonna to Anti-Gay Russia: F*ck You

Madonna will not perform in Russia again — like, ever again — due to their anti-gay laws. (I wish that this was Twitter so I could put an emoji of hands clapping between every word in that sentence.) In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly that’s published in their August 14 issue, she says that she “[doesn’t] want to perform in places where being homosexual is tantamount to a crime.” She then probably dropped a million mics while some balloons fell in the distance and someone unfurled a banner that said “THIS IS WHAT ALLYSHIP LOOKS LIKE.”


H&M’s Sister Brand Launched a Campaign Starring and Produced by Trans Folks

& Other Stories’ fall campaign stars trans models Hari Nef and Valentijn De Hingh and was created and produced by an all-trans creative team. “We couldn’t help to ask ourselves how the traditional fashion gaze can change if we keep the same normative crew behind the camera,” the company told TIME. “So we invited five amazing creatives, all transgender, to make our latest story.”


Markie Beth Learned to Scuba Dive In Order to Propose Because Queer Love is Beautiful and Cannot Be Tamed

This is actually just everything, you guys.


“The big day was Saturday, June 13. Sarah thought she was just going on a regular dive with her brother and some friends in the Pacific off Redondo Beach, Calif. One of them brought along a camera, which isn’t so unusual. But Sarah had no idea Markie was there too; her familiar features were hidden by all the scuba gear.

Once underwater, Markie maneuvered to her girlfriend and used a series of signs to ask Sarah to marry her.”

Meet Canada’s First-Ever Out Trans Federal Candidate

Jennifer McCreath is making history in her bid for the Avalon with Strength in Democracy. “People need to see the stories of someone who’s floated between low and middle class and has struggled for acceptance,” she told BuzzFeed Canada. “I’m hoping there are voters who can relate to the struggles that I’ve faced.”


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Carmen spent six years at Autostraddle, ultimately serving as Straddleverse Director, Feminism Editor and Social Media Co-Director. She is now the Consulting Digital Editor at Ms. and writes regularly for DAME, the Women’s Media Center, the National Women’s History Museum and other prominent feminist platforms; her work has also been published in print and online by outlets like BuzzFeed, Bitch, Bust, CityLab, ElixHER, Feministing, Feminist Formations, GirlBoss, GrokNation, MEL, Mic and SIGNS, and she is a co-founder of Argot Magazine. You can find Carmen on Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr or in the drive-thru line at the nearest In-N-Out.

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  1. Protip:
    Listen to At Last by Etta James on lopp while slowly scrolling through those wedding photos with maybe a hankie for when you get to the octogenarians if your mind is prone to going meta with history and statistics and notice one of the dudes looks like he’s about to burst into happy tears while the other looks like the sun.

    I’m not a romantic or terribly into mawwiage so I’m guessing normal people might actually need a tissue box.

    • Excellent advice. I’m not overly romantic either, but that was so beautiful and heartwarming.

    • Definitely needed a tissue. If I’d managed to make it that far, Illinois at the end would have done it!

  2. FYI: your description of what Jennifer McCreath is running for (“the Avalon”) makes no sense (to me, a Canadian). You could probably just say she’s running in a riding in Newfoundland.

    That is cool news!

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