Sunday Funday’s Coming Out Rap is Fifty Shades of Gay

Hello, genderless gingerbread cookies! I’m on vacation with my lady and my puppy, so what I’m saying is all is right in the world no matter what. And I’ve got the news to prove it!

8-Year-Old Trans Boy Has Serious Rap Game

8-year-old Alex told his coming out story at queer summer camp, but his rhyme speaks for itself.

Ohio Supreme Court Justice Like Gay People Now Because of His Totally Homo Daughter

Republican Justice Paul Pfeifer of Ohio’s Supreme Court has realized, after watching his lesbian daughter grapple with discrimination, that the law isn’t doing enough for queers.


“Gay and lesbian couples who sit down, plan to take on the awesome responsibility of having or adopting children, go see a lawyer and draft up all the documents you can think of, they still don’t establish parenthood, and they can’t because of the constitutional prohibition,” he told The Associated Press. “And that’s just not right.”

“…It has always been my view that someone as fortunate as me to hold high public office from time to time needs to speak out on important and sometimes controversial issues of the day,” he said. “That’s been my philosophy over my entire career in public office and, as I read that, I thought it’s really time for me to step up and say something.”

Welcome to the family, Paul. Nice robe, by the way.

We Won Things All Over the World!

+ A Botswana Judge overturned the nation’s ban on gay lobbying Friday, granting official recognition to the group Lesbians, Gays, and Bisexuals of Botswana. Now, they can legally organize and campaign for their right to exist, and eventually, to party.

+ The Advocate said it best: Kansas is finally over the rainbow! And it’s, um, pretty damn adorable.

50 Shades of Gray Looks Different If You’re A Lesbian

But in a good way.

Here’s a Reindeer Kissing Its Child



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Carmen spent six years at Autostraddle, ultimately serving as Straddleverse Director, Feminism Editor and Social Media Co-Director. She is now the Consulting Digital Editor at Ms. and writes regularly for DAME, the Women’s Media Center, the National Women’s History Museum and other prominent feminist platforms; her work has also been published in print and online by outlets like BuzzFeed, Bitch, Bust, CityLab, ElixHER, Feministing, Feminist Formations, GirlBoss, GrokNation, MEL, Mic and SIGNS, and she is a co-founder of Argot Magazine. You can find Carmen on Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr or in the drive-thru line at the nearest In-N-Out.

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  1. “Hazardous crushes may develop”

    That 50 shades video made me giggle, and that reindeer photo makes me feel a little better about the frigid morning today. :)

  2. OHMIGODABABYREINDEER!!! Too freakin’ adorable. I needed that right before I go off and study for a test.

  3. I have THE biggest crush on Elise Bauman, and I think this is an ample place to brag that I’m going to the script-reading for Carmilla on Saturday so I get to see this human in person. HA!

  4. Lesbionic needs to the name of some sort of dark eletronica music collective group or something.
    A lesbian NiN with some GITS influence.

    Alex’s are all ways awesome, go you little baby bad ass go.

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