Hello and happy rainy Sunday from Austin, TX, Straddlers! It has been overcast for two days in a row, and yesterday my weather app sent me a message that was like “these storms are dangerous to people and property please don’t leave your house” and then I walked to the grocery store. It was a good choice, because apparently 10:15 on a Saturday is actually a slow time at my neighborhood grocery store! How does that even make sense? I don’t know, but it’s a great way to get me out of my house every Saturday. I love errands!
+ Nevada banned so-called trans/gay “panic” defenses this week in court, a major win for all LGBTQ+ folks!
+ New York City demands a Sylvia Rivera monument (plus other LGBTQ pioneers who deserve them!)
+ Reebok’s Pride Collection is sending proceeds to Fenway Health to support their services to the community.
Introducing the Pride Collection. Made with love. For love. | Between May 15th and June 30th Reebok will donate a portion of the proceeds from the Reebok Pride Collection to Fenway Health. @FenwayHealth https://t.co/rg9Ork7RxB pic.twitter.com/wlKUWV4Zwb
— Reebok (@Reebok) May 15, 2019
“Pride started off as a riot led by trans women of color,” Bri M. told me. “Let’s take that same revolutionary spirit and make pride more accessible.” When you venture out this Pride season to celebrate another year of being queer, remember to be intentional about prioritizing accessibility for all. “Disability justice happens when we all move together,” [they] added.
Here’s the 1st still of my new film Ammonite. Joining Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan are Fiona Shaw, James McCardle, Gemma Jones and one Alec Secareanu with cinematographer Stephane Fontaine. Thank you for all the incredible support ❤️ pic.twitter.com/hpv4IkYqva
— Francis Lee (@strawhousefilms) May 14, 2019
+ Asia Kate Dillon had a powerful realization when the character Taylor came out on Billions.
When Billions star Asia Kate Dillon read the script for the pivotal scene in Season 2, Episode 2 of the Showtime series in which their character, Taylor Mason, came out as nonbinary, the actor had an emotional reaction and moment of self-realization.
“Where Taylor says to Axe, ‘You know, I’m Taylor, my pronouns are they, theirs, and them, I immediately started crying when I read that,” Dillon said on BuzzFeed News’ Twitter morning show AM to DM. “Because I knew that no character had ever said that on television before and no nonbinary character had ever been played by a nonbinary actor before.”
+ There’s a new Halsey video!!
Well, there you have it Funday babes! I hope your week is warm and your AC works! I hope someone miraculously pays your cable bill! I hope you get everything your sweet heart desires. Love you!