Sunday Funday Wants Hayley Kiyoko to Be Our Girlfriend

Goooooooooooooooooooooood morning! I’m currently sitting in the library with a cutie surrounded by families and puppies (it’s hot and the library is a cooling station for ALL Austinites, not just humans) and it’s beautiful. Community is a beautiful thing y’all. If I’m being honest with you, this week was not my best week. I felt overwhelmed by every single emotion and useless and it was just…hard. Have you ever felt like that?

Luckily, date nights exist. And Alamo Drafthouse. And ridiculously silly Fast & Furious movies. There’s something about sitting in the dark for three hours unable to use your phone that reminds you that you’re a real person, who laughs earnestly and feels things and not just a weird internet personality who too often says “lol” in real life without actually laughing at anything. I hope you had a moment this week that helped you remember that you, too, are a whole, real, person. Because you are! You’re real! The fact that your nose does not grow when you lie is proof!

Ok, now the news.

+ Suzanne Buirgy and Judy Wieder are not only partners in love, they are pioneers in family entertainment.

+ This twitter account really wants a girlfriend. Please help her.

+ Why Hayley Kiyoko calls herself a lesbian.

I didn’t want a label at all, but once I released my music, there was this outpour of support for the fact that I did like girls. I learned that by embracing my label as a lesbian, I was helping normalise that for so many other people.

+ How having a doula made this Black nonbinary femme’s pregnancy a positive experience.

+ Trans and nonbinary lives take center stage in Transom, a play written/created by my friends!!! Transom runs in Austin until the end of the month.

+ Nonbinary teen fashion is beyond androgyny.

+ Eight queer music milestones you may not know about. 

+ Church in a gay bar: how some queer Christians are reconciling their sexuality and faith.

+ The North Carolina Gay and Lesbian Festival is now the OutSouth Queer Film Festival.

+ Mercedes-Benz Canada has a new ad highlighting diversity!!!

+ Remember these two QT pies???

They’re engaged!!

+ Let’s compare 1994 Little Women to 2019 Little Women, shall we?

+ Some Angelenos were lucky enough to experience 1930s prices during Maisel Day.

+ The untold truth of She-Ra.

+ “In 1776, a 24-year-old Quaker woman named Jemima Wilkinson died of fever, and came back to life as a prophet known as the Publick Universal Friend.” She was also genderless.

+ Sportswriter Nicky Bandini has come out as trans!

Okay buds, please stay cool, it’s a fucking scorcher out there. Love yourself harder than you think you deserve, tell your friends they’re amazing, forgive someone who hurt you (if you can), and don’t forget to do your skincare routine!!! I love you, we’re gonna survive this hot girl/boi/them/planet summer and before we know it, we’ll be wearing sweaters and pants and drinking iced coffee (because we’re gay). Have a good Sunday and a better week! Kiss a baby!

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Ari is a 20-something artist and educator. They are a mom to two cats, they love domesticity, ritual, and porch time. They have studied, loved, and learned in CT, Greensboro, NC, and ATX.

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  1. I’m glad you’re finding some beauty after a tough week, Al(aina) 🌸❄📖

    The most beautiful thing I’ve read this week is this: Why are queer people do mean to each other? by Kai Cheng Thom! (fantabulous author of “Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars: A Dangerous Trans Girl’s Confabulous Memoir” amongst others for anyone unfamiliar with her work)

    Wishing everyone healing, happiness, and a space with your perfect personal temperature!

    • I read this too and it was really healing, helping me to understand the vitriolic convos I’ve seen lately. It’s grounding to see the bigger picture.

  2. In the “Untold Truth of She-Ra” I think they failed to point out the most obvious untold truth…

  3. I opened a lot of nice links but tbh the best part of this Sunday Funday was the intro and outro, which hit exactly the combo of upbeat realism it turns out I needed for this afternoon and coming week. THANK YOU

  4. Really appreciated that little women comparison article. I watched that movie incessantly and am getting suuuper hyped for the new one ❤

  5. Also there IS something very human about not being able to use your phone in a dark theater. I seriously just had the same experience. And I never go to the movies! You have this feeling of a shared experience, where no one is paying attention to you and that feels really good? And you glance over at your friend every once in a while to see if they’re having a good time. their face kind of glows because of the screen and you realize they’re smiling at all the same parts of the movie you are.

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