Sunday Funday’s Gonna Grab a Gay Sandwich with the Notorious RBG

Happy Sunday Funday, y’all! And now, without further ado, here’s a batch of good gay news to get you through your darkest hours.

The Notorious RBG Just Married A Gay Couple and It Got Sassy

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Say it with me: constitutional right. Oh no, she didn’t! Oh, yes, she fucking did.

Wearing her black robe with her signature white lace collar, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg presided over the marriage on Sunday afternoon of Michael Kahn, the longtime artistic director of the Shakespeare Theater Company in Washington, and Charles Mitchem, who works at an architecture firm in New York…

With a sly look and special emphasis on the word “Constitution,” Justice Ginsburg said that she was pronouncing the two men married by the powers vested in her by the Constitution of the United States.

No one was sure if she was emphasizing her own beliefs or giving a hint to the outcome of the case the Supreme Court is considering whether to decide if same-sex marriage is constitutional.

But the guests began applauding loudly, delighted either way.

Three Words: LGBT Sandwich Tour

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Would you like a side of gay rights with that sandwich? Because if you do, you’re in luck.

According to the latest Washington Post-ABC News poll, 61% of Americans are in favor of gay rights. With that much support, the team saw an opportunity to bring people together and fundraise for LGBT rights, which led them to launch a food truck that makes a unique version of the BLT — the BLgT (get it?). Miller-Stevens and Stolarski will be driving across the country all summer, holding a BLgT party in every U.S. state, including Alaska and Hawaii (though they won’t be driving to those). At each stop, they will partner with a different chef or restaurant to make sure the proceeds of the events go to local LGBT support groups. The party (and the sandwiches) will be open to everyone.

“When we thought about how we wanted to […] touch people across the entire country, we went back to food,” said Miller-Stevens. “The ability of food to connect people is unlike anything else.” Thus, the BLgT tour was born.

TWO WORDS: WALRUS. CAM.

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This is not a drill.

New Orleans Mayor to Bobby Jindal: Nah, F*ck You

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Governor Bobby Jindal just signed an Executive Order that opens the floodgates for discrimination against LGBT people under the guise of “religious freedom,” but not all of Louisiana’s having it. In fact, the Mayor of New Orleans is straight-up ignoring that bullshit, and he has the legal authority to do so. He also wrote a big, public letter about it because he wants you to like him.

With this executive order, I am issuing a clarifying call to the nation that New Orleans is an accepting, inviting city that thrives on its diversity and welcomes people from all walks of life with open arms,” Landrieu said in a press release announcing the order. “In New Orleans, we believe religious liberty and freedoms should be protected and discrimination prohibited, and we have passed our own laws to reflect that principle. This executive order is an important, symbolic affirmation that discrimination in any form will not be tolerated in New Orleans — and it should not be tolerated anywhere in Louisiana.

Amanda Seyfried Really Likes Her Dog

Like, a lot.

These Are Leopard Cubs

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Look at these beautiful babes just getting their start in a big, wonderful world!


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Carmen

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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5 Comments

  1. I literally don’t understand who elected Bobby Jindal. Okay, maybe some people in Northern Louisiana. But overall, I don’t feel his beliefs reflect those of most citizens of Louisiana. It really makes me sad. But yaaaaay, New Orleans!!!!

    • He started out “okay” but once he was considered as a possible presidential candidate for the GOP he turned into this sad sack idiotic school boy who’s just trying his hardest to be to seen as cool by the cool kids. People all over the state are displeased with his governorship because it’s become nothing but stunts to show the GOP hard he’ll follow the party line ect.
      The sticking point with some people (conservative people) about the “Religious Freedom” bill is his abuse of executive power as our legislature voted no on the bill. Some of my relative’s it’s also the hypocrisy of this abuse of power because he famously trash talked/derided Obama’s “abuse” of executive power.

      Nevermind how our state’s economy is dependent as fuck on tourism/hospitality and could lose out on hosting another Super Bowl, numerous other big sporting events and conventions. No one is going to care our legislature voted NO on that stupid bill or that our governor is an attention seeking man child who’s ruining our state further into the ground in hopes of getting a chance at the Oval Office.
      We’re a Southern state, tolerated trash to begin with and this stupid fuckin bill, just arghh.
      http://pac.petitions.moveon.org/sign/recall-governor-bobby

  2. Pets really are such good best friends. So loving and not at all judgemental. Well except for the one I have now. She’s an asshole. But I blame it on her youth spent as a stray. She’s free to go whenever she wants, lives the indoor/outdoor life…but all that really means to her is ‘I use you for food and shelter and hate you for all the times inbetween’. Amanda and Finn are cute though. Good for them.

  3. Those leopard cubs are literally 10 minutes from my apartment!

    The zoo is located in Point Defiance Park, my favorite park in the world. It’s located on the tip of Tacoma’s peninsula, and filled with tall evergreen forests and trails and gardens and surrounded by beautiful beaches. It is a 700-acre oasis in the city.

    POINT DEFIANCE! My park is on autostraddle via cute leopard cubs!

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