“Sipping coffee in their sunny drenched kitchen was the first time I really saw myself. I could imagine it. I could see how I could be gay and still… be me.”
“I feel like this camp everyone really got to be their best, most honest and weirdest selves — for instance, and bear with me, when Sam and Riese and I created an intense trivia experience centered entirely around cults, true crime and murder and not only did people show up but many of the questions were TOO EASY FOR THEM.”
It’s not perfect, and last week’s episode on Kat’s identity really missed the mark, but there’s a lot to love about this queer, feminist show.
Here are the queer lady ships that made us/destroyed us; what are yours?
From the ostensibly refined collections like coins and stamps to the esoteric like taxidermy, there’s a wide world of stuff to gather out there! That said, most of us just own very specific types of books, but we thought you’d be into that too.
“Look, I’m sorry! Every year the concept of pride sounds great in theory and then when it actually rolls around, it’s like New Years Eve on acid.”
It’s truly magical when you can find a novel with lesbian or bisexual or queer characters that speaks to you and tells a damn good story.
What did we first take to the streets about?
“I don’t know why I watched it, I guess maybe I wanted to get destroyed again and Netflix didn’t exist yet. I feel like my entire generation will never recover from this film.”
“For me, lesbian completely casts aside the idea of men. It puts me and the people I love ahead of the patriarchy. It relieves me of even pretending that I give a shit what any of them have ever thought. It thankfully gives me space to center women (and other people who aren’t men), which is all I’ve ever wanted to do.”
“Nothing the show will throw at me will ever doubt my faith in the foundation of their love. NOTHING!! So don’t even try it, Jane the Virgin. This is an official warning.”
“I also spent some time writing an intentionally awful Snape/Dobby/Giant Squid love triangle short story because sometimes you have to make your own fun.”
“Apparently INFJs operate more off feeling, and I would say that intuition very much commands my brain/heart ship, so it’s an accurate assessment. How’d this bitch know that I’m soft-spoken though?”
Whether we saw them on screen or in real life, we took notice of these dynamic couples and their undeniable chemistry and love.
“You make me proud to be Mexican, proud to be fat, proud to be queer and proud to be trans. You make me proud to be myself. I love you and thank you.”
Sex: it’s complicated! Some people like some things and other people like other things and some people love things other people do not like at all!
Here’s all the good, bad and the ugly about our first time viewing porn. Remember VHS tapes? Were we ever so young?
Unpacking internalized homophobia (and lesbophobia, and biphobia, and transphobia, and misogyny, and MORE) is hard, but for you we did our best!
“I thought the Alicia Keys poster on my wall could see me, which I think had something to do with internalized homophobia.”
Everyone has some things that make them hard to live with — like, literally, like in the same apartment as them. Here are ours.