Leisha Hailey is the clearest distillation of 2020 energy we’ve seen, Janelle Monáe in an all-white suit will take your breath away, and so much more!
Was Josh Hartnett a millennial gay stepping-stone? What’s next for the #Resistance if Trump isn’t there to kick around anymore? Also: readings from both Kristen Arnett and Roxane Gay, the public libraries that shaped Octavia Butler, and dreams of a Black utopia.
This week I’m taking you on an emotional rollercoaster with my playlist, continuing to stan for P-Valley’s Uncle Clifford, learning what it takes to mend broken friendships, and droping a link to help a Black skate collective in Chicago feed families for the holidays.
The transcendence of queer T4T sex, a thought experiment about public kink, the peak dating question of our time and more.
In the ultimate primetime television U-Haul, Dr. Orgasm from Grey’s Anatomy has moved to Station 19 (and her girlfriend, Captain Bisexual) full time. Plus, an update on S.W.A.T. and what the heck was that queer storyline on The Queen’s Gambit?
How Much Bisexual Energy Do You Radiate? It’s time to find out! Also: searching for the “Ethereal Bisexual” woman in Barack Obama’s memoir, Cara Delevingne is now co-owner of a sex technology brand, and Stacey Abrams on finishing the job in Georgia.
Why literature is so self-aware, living like an artist, caring for others without destroying yourself and more.
Plus: Niecy Nash and Da Brat had the gayest double date in history, and yep we’re still in love with Chef Melissa King.
Creating happiness and comfort in your space can help ease your mind and your days. Plus, a Black, trans and queer owned tattoo shop, a playlist to shimmy around your apartment, and a photo of Kehlani that we don’t deserve but will cherish.
Pay! For! Your! Porn! Plus, further sagas of sex with IBS, going on Grindr as a former dyke, how to masturbate when you have roommates, what even is the future of dating? And more.
After an almost six-month hiatus, “Boobs On Your Tube” is BAAACK! With a recap of the “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Station 19” crossover event destined to make you weep into your pillow, lesbian teenage rebellion in Doc Martens on “This Is Us,” and the best casting news ever for Thunder Grace fans on “Black Lightning”!
The Squad is keeping it real about the fashion limitations of working class women of color in the halls of Congress, President Obama on not “abandoning the possibility of America,” Megan Thee Stallion said get ready for a Hot Girl XXXMas, and yes — be proud you learned how to masturbate from a book.
Kate Moennig declared that “badass things happen in Philadelphia!” Also, Indya Moore with that Ivy Park drop, Stacy London birthday kisses, and Janet Mock is now and forever will be the H.B.I.C.
Scientists warn that the climate crisis could kill off great tits, how to break it to your family if you’re not comfortable risking coronavirus to come home for the holidays, and a fundraiser to save the 15 U.S. lesbian bars left standing.
I just want you to care for your homies. Also, lots of Black British love — including FKA Twigs!, a dream hotline just for Black folks, YA books to love this November, and an “I Miss You” playlist that will take you back to middle school.
Mourning Betty Dodson. Plus, what’s up with anti-sodomy laws, r/ToyControl, setting boundaries, and more.
Here’s some smart stuff you can read in between obsessively refreshing those result maps, including: Judith Butler on Donald Trump, memes galore because we’re never getting out of this hell, and why your therapist was right — you really can’t plan for uncertainty.
What is Afrofuturism, readings on climate and clean energy transition, a new anthology of radical trans poetics and more.
Janelle Monáe and Tessa Thompson are baiting us for Democracy this Election Day… and I’m not mad at it? Also: Lots of good, thoughtful election reads that (mostly) won’t piss you off and concrete, actionable ways to distract yourself right now if you need it.
How (and when) to talk about mental illness in a new relationship, how to ask to initiate sex, Instagram is updating its nudity rules. pandemic dating stories, the rise of big naturals and more.
Also: the perfect cheese pairings for your Halloween pairings, Whitney Houston keeps right on proving that Black femmes simply cannot lose, and that AOC longread profile that everyone’s talking about!