What if “Coming To America” starred Lena Waithe instead of Eddie Murphy? What if Sanaa Lathan and Gabrielle Union made out with each other at the end of “Love & Basketball”? What if black lesbians finally got to get the girl on the big screen? I’m buying the popcorn. You coming with?
Plus: Queer food culture, Generation Z knows so many nonbinary people, King Princess on our secret history, Pride at Disneyland Paris, and New Jersey becomes the second state to require LGBT-inclusive materials in schools.
This Lena Waithe produced music video features queer (and straight) couples of all races, genders, and presentations allllll tangled up in each other.
It’s been a wild year for gay pop culture, and a great year for some very well dressed queers — enjoy it with this very subjective but deeply felt top 11 of 2018, as based on an internal Autostraddle staff survey.
Also, Sarah Paulson stunned everyone at the Emmys and Evan Rachel Wood prepares to go to goddamned outer space.
Ten thousand reader votes later…
Playing gay made Bex Taylor-Klaus realize they’re gay, news about Vida season two, Chelsea Handler’s playing a “power lesbian” on Will & Grace, Grace Choi is back, Megan Rapinoe is better than ever, Anne Lister is coming to TV again, and so much more!
Lena Waithe cut her hair and we are obsessed! Plus an unconventional story about two queer women building family, the beauty of sober queers, and Rebecca Sugar on being a non-binary woman!
Lena Waithe, Janelle Monáe, Stella Maxwell, Cara Delevingne, Ruby Rose and more!!
We’re going to ignore the straight cis white dudes on Time’s list and focus on what really matters.
Whether you think Ready Player One is a cynical cash-grab or nostalgic ecstasy, the film answered the story’s main question in real life: Who deserves a seat at the table that shapes the story that shapes the world?
“We gotta tell our shit. Can’t no one tell a black story, particularly a queer story, the way I can, because I see the God in us.”
The queer drummer from last night, weighted blankets, some Billy Graham truth, Janelle Monáe, the mansplain, Emma González, don’t make Stone Butch Blues into a movie, Lena Waithe, and so much more!
Finally, some answers about what Lena Waithe is going to look like inside the OASIS!
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.
“The funny thing is, it was actually super-chill ’cause even though I am very over the top, my lovely lady is like the opposite.”
Topics include The Out 100 starring Lena Waithe and Chelsea Manning, Anna Paquin’s lesbian turn in “Electric Dreams,”a horror film about lesbian love, wild powers & sexuality and so much more!
Topics include the trailer for “The Chi,” a bisexual character on the Black-ish spinoff, “Princess Cyd,” the Nancy Drew Reboot, Mindhunter, Kristen Stewart speaking up for behind-the-camera survivors and so much more!
When I look at this list, I’m fortified knowing that increasingly we are not being asked to choose between our blackness and our queerness as the movement moves forward. We are no longer being asked to do the work, but keep our faces in the shadows.
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