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.
Topics also include Carly Usdin is producing a Pride podcast you’ll want to watch, queer actress Devery Jacobs queering up her role in The Order, a documentary about a lesbian Cantopop star, and more.
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!
Topics include Chyler Leigh and Lili Reinhart coming out, Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan playing lesbian lovers in “Ammonite,” updates on Batwomans’s fate, a new trailer for “The Politician,” and more.
Here’s some good news: me and all my friends hate the cops! Also, a FREE Be Steadwell concert, Hawa Hassan is making lamb burgers, and Utah is celebrating women’s suffrage. Happy Sunday!
Protecting your sexual health as lockdown lifts, advice on sharing a very small space for a very long time and more.
Happy (belated) birthday Breonna Taylor, let’s celebrate you! Leave your birthday wishes in the comments, share your favorite videos of Black joy, drop a playlist, donate her family’s GoFundMe. Let’s show her, and Black girls everywhere just how much we love them.