Sunday Funday Thinks Beyoncé Is Maybe the Only Straight Person We’re Okay With Winning a GLAAD Award

Hello Sunday friends, how are you?? I’m doing great because I managed to trick my cat into sleeping in the bed I made for her in my drawer. She looks so CUTE! I love when my cats fall for my tricks!

I also got blessed with some new white linen bedding and y’all, I feel so fancy and important. I love white bedding, it’s my biggest flaw I think, because who can keep white bedding white? Not me! But we’re four days in and so far I’m doing well! I’ll keep you updated. Anyway, here’s Wonderwall.

+ Girls at a charter school in North Carolina were tired of being forced to wear skirts every day for the sake of chivalry, so they sued. And they won!

+ Here’s your “Broad City just ended” reading list: Start with Riese’s celebration of romantic friendships, Heather Dockray says goodbye to the gift of the show’s queerness, our very own Kayla Kumari Upadhyaya also had some feelings and here are 10 quintessential episodes to watch if you’re feeling nostalgic.

+ And if that didn’t cure your blues, no worries, Ilana Glazer co-wrote and will star in a new horror film!

Titled False Positive, the film doesn’t have a synopsis yet, but it does have an A-list cast, one that includes all types of Hollywood royalty that would make Ilana faint: Justin Theroux, Pierce Brosnan, Zainab Jah, Gretchen Mol, Sophia Bush, and Josh Hamilton.

+ Rainbow fashion is here to stay and it’s bringing us joy in this joyless hellscape.

+ Beyoncé is maybe the only straight person that I’m okay with GLAAD giving an award to. She was introduced by Lena Waithe and Janet Mock, and dedicated her award to her Uncle Johnny, a gay family member who helped raise her as a child and died of complications due to HIV/AIDS.

“Who you make love to and take that ass to Red Lobster, is your human right” – Beyoncé Knowles

+ It’s beyond time to change the way stock photography looks and project #ShowUs is leading the way. One of the folks featured in the project is A-Camp alum Xemi!

+ It’s the year of the Horse Girl y’all. ʸᴱᴱ ᴴᴬᵂ🤠

+ Sometimes the “fun” in Sunday Funday is for “funny.” Like today, when you get to find out that Amazon’s Alexa is adding a trans voice to the AI system that you can activate by saying “Alexa, open the voice of trans.”

“Here, Ahora: Houston, Latinx, Queer Artists Under 30” runs through May 4 at the Art League Houston

Damaged Goods is a new web series about being queer and messy

Damaged Goods is a story about community and navigating life as an artist of color or queer artist. I always wanted to create narratives centered around my chosen family and what we’ve been through together. So I crafted this world with co-writer K.B Woodson, who’s also my cousin and also incredibly gay. Zak Payne joined as another co-writer, and we hit it out of the park. It’s about people like us living in our weirdness, and realizing the things we thought were wrong about ourselves are actually beautiful.

+ LPGA pro Mel Reid is now living full-time as an out lesbian golfer in Florida, and she thinks it’s great.

+ Feminist art in Armenia is “moving mountains”

+ Did you know “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” is a feminist classic? Start a rousing impromptu singalong with your pals at brunch today to celebrate.

+ Ana González is trying to plant the #metoo movement in Mexico.

+ I love this headline: “For many Native Americans, embracing LGBT members is a return to the past”

Friends I hope you have the week you need to have. I hope you get some of this perfect weather that we’re having right now in Austin. I hope your cats fall for your schemes to make them look adorable! I love you, and I wish you love and happiness this next week.

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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.

Ari has written 330 articles for us.


  1. I’m here for rainbow fashion but I also find it a little confusing when celebs I believe to be straight embrace the rainbow.

  2. Al(aina) thank you 💟
    Particularly after a not-stellar week, it is lovely to read your column and your best hopes for everyone’s coming week. You are a light 💟

  3. “I love when my cats fall for my tricks!”

    Mmmmmm… who has one less drawer now? 😉

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