It’s Sunday! And my ENTIRE immediate family will be here in 13 hours! For a WEEK! I haven’t yet cooked anything for them to eat after traveling all day, and more importantly, I haven’t mopped my floors in two weeks and you can tell! I have so much to do before they get here, and I’m so anxious about it, I’ve started just pretending it’s not happening, which is my worst and most hilarious coping method for things with a deadline. Anyway, this week’s news is way more interesting than me panicking because of my own procrastination! So let’s read that instead!
It Gets Batter
+ 14-year-old Lilly decided the Twin Cities needed a bakery known for advocating for LGBTQ rights so she started her own.
+ Christina Ginther successfully sued a woman’s football league for transphobic behavior and convinced the team she tried out for to join a trans-inclusive league!
+ These participants of the International Gay Rodeo Association say, “Just because we have ‘gay’ in our title doesn’t make any of us any less of an athlete.”
+ This sisterhood of carpenters builds tiny houses for women and queer couples experiencing homelessness.
Movies and TV News
+ Tessa Thompson is definitely the GOAT in this new MIB trailer.
+ Kacey Musgraves guest judged on the most recent RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars and she wore bedazzled denim chaps. Bless us all.
#CategoryIs Eleguence After Dark 🌙 #AllStars4 pic.twitter.com/lxLPszjwEA
— RuPaul's Drag Race (@RuPaulsDragRace) December 22, 2018
+ The Dead Room is a queer retelling of Charles’ Dicken’s classic Christmas tale, premiering on BBC4 tomorrow evening!
Queer Style and Party Culture
+ The lesbian party scene in Berlin is changing.
+ Six indie fashion magazines are highlighting queer storytelling and culture in a new and exciting way.
+ Austin’s Equal Axis Party made explicit room for LGBTQ artists this year.
+ Writer Leigh Nishi-Strattner has published a set of poems that celebrates sensory delights.
+ Check out some queer family photos at the Milwaukee Art Museum:
Speaking of holy families, in the museum’s lower-level photo gallery is queer black photographer John Edmonds’ montage of 11 images, entitled Holy Family. It’s arranged in the manner of a Renaissance altarpiece and consists of portraits of gay black men and women. It’s a part of “Family Pictures,” a special exhibit featuring the works of nearly a dozen African American photographers. The show is of particular LGBTQ relevance for its inclusion of two queer artists: John Edmonds and Lyle Ashton Harris. In the exhibit’s exploration of the spectrum of family structures from blood relations to the “close knit,” their works recognize the validity of our alternative family.
The queer take on the theme expands the concept of family into a realm most LGBTQs will easily recognize, namely a family by default. It’s the circle of friends and lovers (some fleeting, others enduring) who provide us with those natural familial comforts and companionships that our natural families often can’t—or won’t—afford us. Some define it as our “logical family” versus our “biological family;” it’s particularly prevalent in communities in which homophobia prevails.
+ Taiwan’s first queer indigenous festival went amazingly.
+ Here’s where to go on Christmas (in Utah) if you need an open bar.
Have a wonderful day, and a great week, and a happy Christmas, if that’s your thing! I hope you don’t get too dragged down by the post-Christmas week and are able to relax and laugh with people you love. I love you so much! Happy holigays queerdos!
The new MIB only exists so that Tessa Thopmson can wear that suit and I’m 100% ok with that
Mind if I join you, in the very much appreciating Tessa Thompson corner?
Please do! :D
I had always passed on reading Breakfast at Tiffany’s because I knew it was very different from the movie and I’ve always enjoyed the movie, despite how many people perceive it as problematic. I’m probably going to sound like an idiot for saying this but I had no idea Holly was bisexual. Or that Paul was gay for that matter. Anything I had ever read or heard about the book left that part out… That being said I think I need to add it to my reading list.
I read Breakfast at Tiffany’s so many years ago I don’t even remember any queer content. Now I want to re-read it with this knowledge in mind.
Tessa is so hot in that suit I don’t even care what the movie is about. Hell, I’ll watch it on mute just to look at her.
Men in Black? More like Man, I’m bisexual
wow, conni, that was…masterful
Happy holigays to you too, Al!