Sunday Funday and Sara Quin Love the Grammys

Hello, hi, how are ya? Do you want to know what I’ve been getting into? Absolutely nothing but going to therapy, pretending school didn’t start last week and I don’t still have shit from last semester looming, and watching restoration videos on YouTube. Instant serotonin hit baby. Nothing like an off week when you really, absolutely, 100% need to be on to remind you that we are nothing more than fallible humans who will never be perfect no matter how hard we try.

Very chill way to start your week, eh? While you’re thinking about failure and how we are all destined to fail at some point, here’s some cool/good news from the week!


+ Fatima Jamal is making history on the runways

+ Copenhagen-based brand Stine Goya launched a new line inspired by ballroom culture.

+ Sara Quinn is excited about the Grammys and so we should be too! (Also, the Grammys are tonight!)

+ The NC-based Guilford Green Foundation has opened an LGBTQ center in downtown Greensboro.

If you’re looking for a lesbian photography exhibit, have I got news for you.

Curated by Radclyffe Hall, a “concomitant group of artists and writers dedicated to exploring culture, aesthetics and learning through the lens of contemporary feminism”, Hot Moment exhibits the works of Tessa Boffin, Ingrid Pollard and Jill Posener, “three photographers for whom lesbian identity was never a coherent category to be straightforwardly translated to image by the camera.”

But perhaps more crucially, the show constitutes a densely layered snapshot of an era in which the marginality of queer identity and experience encouraged the development of radical forms of expression, both away from and within full sight of the mainstream. Hot Moment, as Radclyffe continues, is “an exhibition of dyke photography made on the threshold of intimacy and public life during the 1980s and 90s in London.”

+ Listen, I know Louisa May Alcott is very dead, but I still say she should listen to this argument for making Jo canonically queer.

+ Gulfport, FL kicks off its celebration of lesbian literature, ReadOut, next week.

+ Vagabon’s Spring 2020 tour tickets are available now.

+ From the Village Voice archives, “Pop Goes Homosexual”

+ 12 nonbinary actors to devote yourself to this year.

+ The first openly bisexual Miss USA contestant is from Utah!


Okay y’all, I hope you have a bomb ass week and get to make different mistakes than you made last week. I also hope, if you haven’t, you watch the latest episode of Gourmet Makes on Bon Appetit‘s YouTube channel if you want to experience the triumph of overcoming past mistakes. Be kind, be loving, be vulnerable. We got this babyyyyyy!!! Love you so much.

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.

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