Big news! Remi sent in her audition tape for the A-Camp Family Band. I’m pretty sure she nailed it! Don’t worry. Alex hasn’t been fired. Remi will just be filling in occasionally providing the sick beats that only a toddler can provide.
Yes, I’m proud.
Coca-Cola, Stop Making Me Feel Feelings
I dunno if you know about this little American football game called the Super Bowl LII, but that’s a thing that’s happening today. This commercial is Coca-Cola’s annual contribution. Coca-Cola has included gay and lesbian characters in their ads before, but this year they went all 2018 with it and included a lesbian couple and a presumably non-binary person who goes by “they.”
I dunno how I feel about late stage capitalism and being marketed to by big companies, but I know that when the opening line dropped (“There’s no one quite like you or her or him or them), ending on a person wearing a rainbow situation around their neck, I almost did a spit take. Then they doubled down by intentionally panning to a woman’s girlfriend when they said the word “love” and I was sold.
I’ll take one diet Coke please! (Not because I’m counting calories, FWIW, because I have super fun prediabetes!)
Here, Queer, Etc.
Stonewall 100: Being LGBT in the workplace or being gay (at work) in the UK.
LGBT Inclusion Party at the Super Bowl draws NFL legends, hundreds of fans. Are you ready for some football?!
Work Hard, Stay Bumble
I’m OBSESSED! Detroit Hives transforms vacant lots into urban honeybee farms for the community. Founders and couple, Timothy Paule and Nicole Lindsey, started the venture last year, with the goal of fighting back against urban blight and raising awareness about bees.
And yes, their motto is “Work Hard, Stay Bumble.” As Paule explained to the Huffington Post, “We’re hustlers, innovators and thinkers. Bees work really hard, and they’re humble. In Detroit, you have to work hard and be humble. It’ll take you far.”
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Artist Erin Wetzel’s new series in celebration of Valentine’s Day, Affectionate Animals, may just be the perfect unique gift for your love or love-to-be. Among the many “animal personality portraits” are several same-gender couples, like these sweet country chipmunks:
Or maybe you and your gal pal are more like these cuddled-up bird babes:
Or maybe you’re more like a pair of dapper, happy rabbits:
According to the artist, “Intimacy is something that we all need, no matter what our gender, orientation or lifestyle might look like. My goal is to find authentic and heartfelt ways to help people express what otherwise might defy language, namely: that they love someone and are grateful that they are loved back.”
See more of the Affection Animals on Wetzel’s website, where you can purchase the original artwork or affordable prints of the series for your gal val(entine)!
Whether you’re spending today gorging yourself on pizza and wings and football or not doing any of that at all, happy Sunday!