Most people didn’t understand the theme, but last night’s Met Gala was as glamorous and queer as ever! Maybe, even more than usual this year!! Here are some of my favorite looks, paired with literal notes on camp.
Honey, these glorious embodiments of black femme magic are about to sweep you off your feet.
Laverne Cox’s music video Beat To The Gods, LGBTQ athletes winning at the Olympics, Daniela Vega is the first openly trans presenter at the Oscars, gender-inclusive makeup launch, Pulse survivors join gun control activism, and tear-jerking photos of Black kids watching Black Panther that will probably destroy you in a good way.
With Angela Robinson, Lena Waithe, and Laverne Cox donning the stage, three of the six women represented were out queer and trans black women. In the middle of this already big moment, these three women broke another glass ceiling.
By choosing Laverne Cox as a brand ambassador, Beyoncé is turning the spotlight onto her black, queer supporters, and allowing us to be seen.
CBS already canceled Doubt, but the full first season is airing this summer and it’s breaking major ground for trans representation.
Your move, Hollywood.
This is the best thing that’s happened this year and that’s just plain facts.
Her Story didn’t win an Emmy, but it’s opening up doors. Laverne Cox is really excited about Rocky Horror. NYT is worried there’s not enough TV for white men. Ava DuVernay’s adaptation of A Wrinkle In Time gets its lead. And I don’t want to talk about Sue and Mel leaving Great British Bake Off.
No more subtext in Xena, and that’s a promise. Plus: Person of Interest finally gets a season five premiere date, queer fans of The 100 have raised so much money charity, a new Orphan Black trailer exists in the world, and even more news.
Lindsay Lohan’s offensive outfit, Cara Delevingne’s animal onesie, Tegan and Sara’s throwback oversized tees, Laverne’s glasses and other fashion and life choices for the ages.
If you’re looking for a quick recap of some of Autostraddle’s trans coverage from the past year, look no further.
“As you may have heard, Janet Mock got married this week, but what you probably didn’t hear was that she rode away from the wedding on this inflatable alligator.”
They’re looking for trans and gender non-conforming actors to play both background characters and speaking roles in the show’s upcoming third season.
Did you know Michelle Rodriguez had an Instagram? Were you wondering what Megan Rapinoe looked like cradling a small child? Would you like to give AzMarie a hug?
This book is not a manual to create The Feminist Utopia; it is a process that you are invited to share in.
Evan Rachel Wood is IN an Instagram photo, which is almost like her having Instagram! Also Ellen Page, Laverne Cox and Bette friggin’ Porter.
Also Jenny Owen Youngs became a Reptile Scout and Ellen Page went to the carnival that (probably) only exists in Jenny Schecter’s mind.
Miley Cyrus hated Hannah Montana, Kristen Stewart and Jane Lynch chatted merrily on morning TV, Ellen accepted another Teen Choice Award with a heartwarming speech, Cara Delevingne is done with modeling, Julia Nunes released a brand new video, and more!
Janelle Monáe on a giant swan, Samantha Ronson’s birthday surprise and a very provocative painting of some clowns.