Sunday Funday Is Celebrating the Black Queer TV Takeover

Hello hello hello my friends! How are you doing this fine Sunday morning? I hope it’s great, but if not, that’s okay! It’s morning, you’ve still got time to make your day whatever you want it to be! I believe in you!

Here is some good news to get you moving and grooving and ready for a great day and an even better week! You got this pal.


+ New Jersey is the second state to require LGBT and disability inclusive materials in school! 

+ Disneyland Paris is hosting its first official Pride day

Disneyland Paris recently announced that it will host the first official Magical Pride day on June 1, 2019. An advertisement on the park’s websiteinvites attendees to “Live your best life and shine with the joy of diversity” and to “Dress like a dream, feel fabulous and experience Walt Disney Studios Park like never before – loud, proud and alive with all the colours of the rainbow.”

+ Bollywood’s first depiction of a lesbian relationship is “charming.”

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+ Happy Black History Month! TV is about to get black and queer and hell and I’m ready!

Speaking of…

+ King Princess dives into the secret history of lesbian culture. 

“I love it when we play 1950,” KP whispers on the track. On first listen, it seems like she’s inverting the 1950s ideal of the American nuclear family, dreaming of a house and kids in suburbia with the woman she loves. The proposition she’s actually making is more radical – ‘I love it when we play in our own secret world’. It might seem shocking that King Princess is wistful for an era where concealment was the only thing that saved queer women from horrific violence. But of course she’s not wishing herself back to a time of oppression – she’s simply taking artistic license to evoke a sense of intense privacy, of exclusivity, a world of secret codes where queer love happens behind the closed doors of bedrooms and lives in the longing glances exchanged in public. She is using history to transmit the sense of absolute trust, of total intimacy, when lesbianism happened behind the closed doors of speakeasies, when butch-femme culture held sway among the working class women who populated lesbian bar culture.

+ Some news to say praise the lord and hallelujah to on this fine Sunday: Lesbian singer-songwriter Katey Brooks is rejecting Christian shame in her new single, “Never Gonna Let Her Go”.

+ Celebrate queer food culture with Jarry.

+ Mexican migrants find a safe haven at Cobina Posada del Migrante, a shelter founded by lesbian residents. 

+ Over a third of generation Z knows someone nonbinary. Kids are so cool, wow!!!

+ Vanessa Martir on teaching her daughter that love is love.

The other day, my fiancee and I went to see our girl, now 14, in her acting debut at her new high school. Afterward, my daughter introduced us to her friends. “This is my family — my mom and her fiancee. They’re getting married in the spring!” she squealed happily.

“Ooh, can I come to the wedding?” one of her friends asked, his face bright with excitement. This is what love looks like, love is love. Period.


Friends, smile today just because you know you’re hot. Then maybe bake a cake for yourself, or take a walk, or a nap, or like whatever. Do something for you, though, because you deserve it! I love you! See you next week don’t work so hard that you cry!

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 270 articles for us.

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