Sunday Funday Is Celebrating Lizzo’s Hallelujah Moments

Happy Sunday, little beavers! Happy Gemini season, aka chaos season!! I’m loving Gemini season and the abundance in chaotic energy. For instance, last night, I took out a Diva cup while wearing two-inch acrylic claws!! My friends and I also manifested, like, three different Black folks to the bar we went to last night, which is a big deal in Austin. The stars are aligning for chaotic good in my life and I hope you get some of it as well. LET’S GO SUMMER!!!!


+ The Gays are less likely to be religious than the straights. Makes sense, brunch is on Sundays.

+ In case you missed it, here’s the first teaser trailer for Pose’s second season.

+ Nickelodeon Actor Michael D. Cohen talks about his transitioning in order to support trans rights. He transitioned nearly 20 years ago.

“This crazy backlash and oppression of rights is happening right in front of me. I can’t stay silent,” Cohen says. “The level of — let’s be polite — misunderstanding around trans issues is so profound and so destructive. When you disempower one population, you disempower everybody.”

+ Despite their devastation, the Dallas trans community is still living their truth.

+ Gillette’s new ad has folks verklempt.

+ When I saw “yee”, y’all saw “haw!” It’s gay rodeo season y’all!!!!!

+ Love Pride, hate the crowds? ABC7 will broadcast the LA Pride Parade this year for the first time.

+ How about them Yankees? They recently announced LGBT scholarship recipients at the historic Stonewall Inn.

+ Brazil’s highest court has voted to extend anti-discrimination protections to LGBTQ folks!

+ Here’s where you can get Pride swag that helps LGBTQ causes! (Don’t forget about the Autostraddle store!)

+ Judy Chicago on crowdfunding and collaborations.

+ How the Aladdin remake is making sure Jasmine is the true feminist icon we’ve always deserved!

“My girl’s a politician, do you know what I mean? She’s not just there to look pretty,” Scott said to People about her take on the role. “We took the kind of foundations of what was there from the iconic animation version where she was fighting for her own choice to marry, but now she’s fighting for the choice of others, which I think is way more powerful and her objective at the beginning of the movie is to lead.”

+ Lizzo on feminism, self love, and “Hallelujah moments” on stage. Gosh, I love this Black woman.

+ These unsung #MeToo heroes are getting their due.


Love y’all, mean it. Please take out your Diva Cup before getting acryllics! Please smell a cat belly today, if you can. Please take a sniff of the springtime air and relish in your one, perfect, brilliant life and everything you’ve done to get where you are. You’re a fucking rockstar babe.

Alaina is a 20-something working on a PhD in Performance as Public Practice. They are a mom to three cats, they listen to a lot of NPR and musicals, and they spend a lot of time on Pinterest lusting over studio apartments. They are actively trying to build A Brand on twitter @alainamonts. One day, they will be First Lady of the United States.

Al(aina) has written 247 articles for us.

5 Comments

  1. i saw aladdin the other day and can confirm jasmine is awesome. she’s like, actually a second protagonist, she’s so active in driving the story (especially in the second half).

    also, unrelated to articles, but Austin! i’m thinking about moving there soon and i’ve been wondering how queer life is down there. please let me know if you have any thoughts to share!

  2. I saw Aladdin a few days ago and it’s officially my favorite Disney live-action adaptation. Jasmine’s song Speechless was a stunner and I love that they fleshed her character out a bit more and gave her a voice. Speaking of voices, it’s downright eerie how the actor who plays Aladdin sounded like the Aladdin from the original, especially when he’s singing.

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