Gender-affirming surgery during the pandemic, queer Midwestern authors, Maya Moore’s quest for justice, writing on how mutual aid works and more!
How NYC’s jail policies are being changed in response to Layleen Polanco’s death, the highs and lows of last weekend’s NWSL Challenge Cup, Sonia Sotomayor’s legacy of standing against systemic racism on the Supreme Court, and more.
The WNBA and NWSL are back — but during Covid, is our entertainment really worth the players safety? (The answer? No.) Also: Chase Strangio, Raquel Willis, and why our gender identity language isn’t enough.
Fiona Apple is out here doing it. Also: Rep. Ilhan Omar, Angela Davis, and Shea Couleé. Thinking about what it means to be young, Black, and in the Trayvon Martin Generation. The WNBA is back in action. And more!
With the murder of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and Tony McDade by the police and the threatened lynching of Christian Cooper weighing heavily on my mind, in lieu of our “traditional” twice-a-week link roundup, here are some really smart reading about blackness, mourning, state violence, and rebellion that have gotten me through.
Megan Rapinoe and Sue Bird keep taking their cute couple act on the (virtual) road! Plus, Christian Cooper — the survivor of that racist verbal attack in Central Park — is already a black gay icon, sex workers in favor of you using hand sanitizer, and so much more!
Norma McCorvey, better known as ‘Jane Roe,’ says she was paid to be an anti-abortion activist (she also had a relationship with a woman for 35 years, a fact that I never knew!). Plus: the history of black twitter, André Leon Talley, and 14 ways to find joy in spite of everything.
Bad Bunny, learning to shop ethically, don’t worry that constant bumping you hear at night is probably just Casper saying hello, and seriously — put some respect on Aimee Stephens’ name.
Ahmaud Arbery Should Be Alive Right Now. Also: support queer and lesbian bars and businesses, how our LGBTQ elders are faring in the pandemic, and honoring Ida B. Wells with a posthumous Pulitzer Prize.
By the time we’re finally allowed outside, all the lesbian bars might be dead, for good this time. Also, giving love to modern day butch icons, imagining Met Gala fashion that could have been, and the USWNT lost their equal pay case because… patriarchy.
Megan Thee Stallion/ Beyoncé “Savage” Remix, you can’t profit off of Bi pride, the 29 best red lipsticks of all time, and have you ever stopped to think: Quarantine culture really just is lesbian culture? Homemade hummus and all.
UFO Updates, Zoom fatigue is real, some thoughts about Anna Wintour, supporting small business when you’re also unemployed, Latinx movies that love lesbians the most, and apparently Taco Bell is art now?
Queer Activists reimagining Pride online in the wake of the Coronavirus, learning from Indigenous leaders on Earth Day, Stacey Abrams has a plan to put $1k in the pockets of working families who need it most, and yes, a personality test for your quarantine horniness.
Ranking the best queer mullets in pop culture, a little Lizzo and Whitney Houston, happy anniversary “Love & Basketball,” and here’s what to know about the how far-right media is weaponizing the Coronavirus.
Fundraising for Black Trans Sex Worker Survival Kits, the WNBA draft and a short film quarantine love story about a non-binary sweet potato that you’ve got to see!
Are we at the start of a new protest movement? Also: Happy Birthday Dolores Huerta, sex workers should request pandemic relief, and some Animal Crossing news you can use.
Pop music has always been queer, meet the smart women at the Library of Congress who are archiving your dumb memes, R.O. Kwon on grieving a pandemic, and the world is hard enough — here are some hot photos to celebrate Kristen Stewart’s 30th birthday.
Samantha Irby’s got the perfect playlist for the end of the world. Also: Roxane Gay on finding power within pandemic, writing gay YA can heal your former gay teen self, and helping your dog stay sane while being stuck inside.
LeVar Burton is bringing back Reading Rainbow when we need it most, remembering lesbian singer Lesley Gore and the anthem that powered “The First Wives Club,” and friends don’t let friends cross picket lines.
Accepting Alison Roman’s culinary authority. Also: Zoom is the hottest dance club, celebrity culture is burning, and YA Books to celebrate Transgender Day of Visibility.