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!
How Janelle Monáe built a character we don’t often see on TV, the history of The Baby-Sitter’s Club Phone, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Gemma Arterton are girlfriends in Summerland, 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? 👀
Also: Legends of Tomorrow season 6 will cause Avalance angst, PLL’s Alison and Emily are back together off-screen apparently, spend the day with Laverne Cox, and more!
Happy Sunday! There is SO much good news this week including a queer disco playlist, sorority news, Black art, Ecuadorian drag, political Pride in Paris and even more!!!
A Massachusetts city has officially recognized polyamorous relationships; playing Animal Crossing with a buttplug; why “clean” is not a good metaphor for talking about STI status; and more.
The problem with new anti-racist book clubs, 50 Black-owned bookstores to support, writing good sex scenes and more.
Gender-affirming surgery during the pandemic, queer Midwestern authors, Maya Moore’s quest for justice, writing on how mutual aid works and more!
Pearl Mackie (aka Doctor Who’s Bill Potts) came out as bisexual, Glee filled its audience with mannequins???, a look inside a Black Lady Sketch Show’s writers room, 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.
Also: Pariah is streaming free and live today, more She-Ra gayness, Lizzo and Lena Waithe win BET Awards, a new Demi Lovato docuseries, and more!
Happy Sunday! We have news about music, news about art, a new Lizzo music video, making more queer friends, digital pride celebrations, and Vera Wang! Get in here!
Is handsex now the safest sex after masturbating alone? Plus, how to handle a too-needy friend, what it’s like to fall in love with another gamer, and more.
This week’s Extra! Extra! takes us back to the state where George Floyd died to check on the progress towards justice. We take a look at some of the implausible stories concocted by the same people who ask us to believe them when their body cams mysteriously fall off. We look at what’s happening — or what’s not happening, as the case maybe — on addressing corruption, police brutality and immigration. And, of course, a look at how the virus continues to impact our lives.
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.
How to find a queer incarcerated penpal, why it is correct to capitalize Black, “The Vanishing Half,” “You Exist Too Much,” living in the Cool Zone, it’s time for publishing to ditch its conservative authors and more.
Also: Top Chef winner Melissa King is gender-fluid; Zendaya talks to MJ Rodriguez about her breakout roles and learning her own worth; The Handmaid’s Tale season four trailer; and a new Scream maybe?
Also: Natasha Lyonne and Clea DuVall revisit But I’m a Cheerleader, the full Baby-Sitter’s Club trailer, our favorite showrunners are selling new series and movies, The Chi’s season three premiere features a gay wedding, and more!
Happy Sunday! Let’s keep that Juneteenth energy and celebrate Blackness during Pride! According to Black LGBTQ leaders — here’s are some of the best books, queer Black playwrights to know and love, Lena Waithe shares her favorite Black-owned and queer friendly businesses. Plus also: What if we used queer friendships to rethink what platonic relationships meant?
Desire and risk in the pandemic, centering sex workers in abolition conversations, a very good review of a very bad sex toy and more.