Janelle Monáe’s “Turntables” now comes with a full music video, the radical queer publications of the 1970s, what do we do when the sky is Orange? And this is now officially a Naomi Osaka Stan Account.
Niecy Nash Says and Jessica Betts, Roxane Gay and Debbie Millman, and all your favorite grown-up gay love stories! Plus Canadian World Cup soccer star Quinn came out as transgender (congrats!!), and some ‘Pro-Sex, Anti-Fascist’ art to decorate your walls.
Netflix’s “Ratched” promises to make our Murder Me, Mommi nightmares into a very hot reality. Also, brand new music Janelle Monáe! And a deep dive on the history of protest in the WNBA.
It’s been a long, hard summer: here’s a photo of Janelle Monáe’s new haircut + glasses just because! Also: Monáe is starring in the new “Gloria” movie coming to Amazon and here’s a first look; we have Niecy Nash’s wedding video; and so many links to read to carry you into the (almost) long weekend!
Betty from Riverdale Remains a Bisexual Queen! Your favorite rapper Chika with an in-depth profile you’ve never seen from her before, Naomi Osaka bringing Black Lives Matter to the US Open, and how to *actually* get your vote counted in this hellscape of an election.
These lesbian penguins! “Bring It On” nostalgia! And some vintage Carmen Maria Machado for your reading needs!
How to have the perfect queer zoom date (because who knows when we’ll ever be able to touch each other with our bare skin again). Also: the distinct eras of sex talk by black women in hip-hop, Trekkies Assemble! Nichelle Nichols needs our support! And a round up of the DNC quotables in case you don’t want to stay up all night watching.
Dolly Parton, an Icon. Samantha Irby on the politics and love of sharing your fridge, Jen Richards promises her engagement wasn’t a Lex Ad (But also??), and a lot of food for thought about the Democratic National Convention.
Holland Taylor spills the tea on quarantining with Sarah Paulson and if Peggy Peabody was actually gay. Also: Kamala Harris has picked a Black lesbian as her chief of staff, and a stunning collection of black&white photographs of trans women in 1950s Paris for all you history nerds (and fans of mid-century glamour!)
Kamala Harris has become first Black woman and the first person of Indian descent to be nominated for national office by a major party. (Also, did you know, women of color are running for congress at an all-time high? I like to call it the “Squad Effect.”)
An Officially Gay League Of Their Own!! Also: queers are now leaving “the big city” by choice, creating boundaries with your friends is especially important right now, and Michelle Obama on managing her depression.
Horror homos gird your loins, Sarah Paulson’s “Ratched” prequel from Ryan Murphy is coming, and so far it looks great! Plus: Megan Rapinoe wants to be a dominant lesbian dolphin, and 13 cookbooks by LGBTQ+ authors of color to buy Right Now.
Therapists on if Lesbian Bed Death is a real thing. Also: 1-in-4 LGBT people under 24 use non-binary pronouns, the horror and humor of Shirley Jackson, and if you do one thing today, please read John Lewis’ final words.
Megan Rapinoe and AOC team up for a talk show you’ll absolutely want to watch! Plus, some gorgeous portraits of LGBT+ people over 50, the WNBA makes sure #SayHerName includes trans women, and what the hell does a Latinx show have to do to get an Emmy nomination, please!
The aftermath of covering protests in Portland, how the WNBA is honoring Breonna Taylor, France’s first transgender mayor and more!
Honoring John Lewis’s legacy of good trouble, some quick looks at the violence from federal officers in Portland, an upset in the NWSL Challenge Cup quarterfinals and more!
Elena Delle Donne’s ongoing struggle with the WNBA, a collection of some of the most moving and queer tributes to Naya Rivera, Mrs. Frizzle’s queer legacy, and more.
The WNBA’s abbreviated schedule for the season was released, new music from The Chicks is only a few days away after 14 years, a fund for Black trans women artists, and did the American Girl company steal the identity of a nonbinary astronomer for a doll??
Gabrielle Bellot on having your existence up for debate, WNBA players on lockdown in Florida, the latest wave of Supreme Court decisions, Wales’ new queer bookshop and more!
The WNBA’s new Social Justice Council, China’s drag queens, Kristen Arnett on Dorothy Allison — and did a certain celesbian intellectual elope with her girlfriend? 👀