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!
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? 👀
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sex work in a pandemic, flirting by text and voicemail (not to mention, phone sex!), whether disaster brings us closer and more.
Plus updates on Betty, Burden of Truth, The Baker and the Beauty, In the Dark, and Siren.
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.
You can now stream “Saving Face” FOR FREE! Amazon is turning “Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” into a TV series, there’s lots to read about “Dead to Me” and here’s some Noelle Stevenson approved She-Ra fan art for your enjoyment.