This is such a specific craving, but I want a warm bowl of popcorn and chocolate chip cookies? Why? I do not know!
Queer as in F*ck You
This is such excellent headline work. Tell Me About It, Stud: The Rapturous Return of the Butch Lesbian Scene “With sold-out club nights from Bristol to Birmingham, a long-marginalised subculture is enjoying a brilliant post-pandemic resurgence.” — I sincerely loved this trend piece! (Obviously I don’t agree with “post-pandemic” but beyond that, I mean). It’s about the lesbian and queer party scene in the UK, but also takes you through the history of the word butch in the United States, and really it just all comes together so well. Anytime I get to love on some butches, it’s a good day for me. It’s your must read of the day!
“I always say freedom ain’t free, meaning you still have to deprogram yourself. We’re working in a world where the first response to queerness, or to trans, or to nonbinary is to question its existence or if it’s real, because [people have] been taught heteronormative ways of living. Traditional gender roles are what we see mostly in the media. It’s still shocking when a celebrity comes out as gay. We still live in that kind of world. We live in a world where they’re creating laws that even take out us talking about slavery, that take out us talking about LGBTQIA+ communities — like, literal erasure of our existence is continuing to happen. As upsetting as that is, I try not to allow that part of the world to make me hard, to make me cold, to make me evil. I have to actively give myself mantras and call my therapist about it, talk to people in my community. Community, for us, is everything. To peacefully deal with those sorts of obstacles and find joy, steal joy — it takes daily practice.”
I AM SCREAMING ABOUT THIS HERE QUEER NONBINARY BLACK EXCELLENCE!!! That’s thee Tre’vell Anderson interviewing thee Janelle Monáe for Ebony f*cking Magazine: Inside Janelle Monáe’s Queerest and Freest Era Yet. If you know anything about the history of Black media in the United States, you know Ebony Magazine, an institution and cornerstone. Anytime our institutions center Black queerness in all of its glory (including having a Black nonbinary talent being interviewed by a Black nonbinary writer) — what did I say? I will not stop screaming about it.
There aren’t enough words in the English language for how much I hate this with every bone of my Black feminist body. Alice Walker Defends J.K. Rowling’s Transphobia.
RuPaul Slams Lawmakers for Legislation Banning Drag Shows. “The Emmy-winning entertainer spoke out in a video against bans and restrictions on drag shows.” That took long enough!
Saw This, Thought of You
A World Without Men. “The women of South Korea’s 4B movement aren’t fighting the patriarchy — they’re leaving it behind entirely.”
I’ve been saying this!! Why ‘Poker Face’ Is the Most Stylish Show on Television Right Now
(Damn. I’m an only child and even I felt the attack) Are You Okay Or Are You An Eldest Daughter?
Haiti’s national women’s soccer team has qualified for the Women’s World Cup!! Haitian Women Make Soccer History
Now, here’s this week’s round up of terrible news from state legislatures:
- Florida Republicans Introduce 3 Bills to Expand State’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Law
- Arkansas Senate OKs Transgender Bathroom Bill That Critics Call Extreme
Speaking of which, Massive Cache of Leaked Emails Details Coordination Between Anti-trans Groups, Politicians. “Thousands of emails sent and received by conservative lawmakers, activists, doctors, and attorneys that reveal the inner workings of a national anti-trans movement have been leaked online.”
And One More Thing
New Lucy Dacus dropped! with Jasmin Savoy, Phoebe Bridgers, ER Fightmaster, and drag queens! (We have something coming on this that I think you will enjoy)