The Comment Awards Are Resting Uneasily on the Bisexual Pride Sofa

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On Queen Latifah Honors Eboni, Her Love, and for a Moment Heals the Black Queer Kids BET Never Loved:

The Miles in Her Shoes Award to Cecily:

Carmen, this was well worth the wait. I am that 50-year-old Black woman (okay, 52) who has walked in Latifah’s shoes. I have been in love with and in awe of her for 30 years. I’ve played the “Dana, you ain’t fooling NOBODY so you might as well come on out!” game with my queer friends for so long, we can’t really even remember when we didn’t play that game. I was so moved by the brevity and effectiveness of her statement that I have been riding on a dopamine high for the last three days. And on top of that, I’ve been a Black queer person who has always given BET and hip-hop, and in some cases, Black culture, a wide berth because of the homophobia I witnessed both in person and in media. This BET Awards felt different, because not only did we have Latifah and Lil Nas X, we had Cynthia Erivo sitting front and center with (cheating-ass) Lena Waithe, making what seems to me like their first public appearance as a couple. We had MJ Rodriguez and that TWIRL. There was so much Black Queer Excellence on display that night that I was and am simply overwhelmed and filled to the brim with Pride and love for my community, my Black Queer people, and hell, even the world as a whole. I don’t think I’ve felt this seen in… ever.

On FYP: Closure Is Not Real — Have Fun {Redacted} Your Ex ‘Tho!

The Procrastination Nation Award to :) and Deli Twotone:

My Wednesdays have gotten significantly less productive since FYP teamed up with No Filter. But not less enjoyable.

On We Are All Just Out Here Trying to Cope With These LGBTQ Ikea Couches:

The Restraints Award to Bisexual Depressive Author, Virginia Woolf:

BRB, just off to sew up some under cushion restraints for the terrifying bisexual arms before they strangle me in my nightmares

The Side Effects Include Award to wambenger:

The bisexual couch just reminds me of that scene from Labyrinth when the “helping hands” are holding up Sarah. “She chose DOWN!”

And the Sit Here Award to Caroline:

As a bi poly person with a glove fetish, I just think the bi couch should be delivered directly to my home

On Queer IRL: Autostraddle’s 2021 Pride Gallery!

The Jo’s Bois Award to -Jo and speakpirate:

I feel like my fellow Jo/Joannas are really reppin’ here.

On Foolish Child #99a: Where Is My Dad?

The Ummmm Award to Caitlin:

kids say such random out of left field shit! once when I was getting my preschool class down for nap I had a kid whisper into my ear “can hold me like baby spider?” and to this day I have no idea what that means

On The L Word: Generation Q Season 2 Trailer: We’re Breaking it Down Frame-By-Frame!

The Meat Tagged Award to Riese, Vanessa and Chloe:

Lol Bette saying she is gonna die alone like she didn’t get meat tagged at the planet and isn’t everybody’s dream lover forever Also omg BETTE AND GIGI

And the Whole Mood Award to Rooty Poot and Carmen Phillips:

I have not logged on in a while but today during my 50th Zoom call that could’ve been an email, I felt compelled and was gifted with Gigi on my screen. Girls, when Gigi told Bette to “come here” then kissed her, I let out an audible sigh-squeal that caught me off guard. Is a sigh-squeal a thing? If it wasn’t, I invented it today. I’ve never fully lusted over a tv character before and I’m not saying I am now but…shut up! Don’t touch me! Thank goodness my mic was off and my office door was closed. Yes, I was at work watching and reading gay stuff on my work computer. It’s allowed because it’s Gigi and watching her is part of the “other duties as assigned” clause in my work contract. Btw…Carmen, you were my whole mood this entire article.

And on Pop Culture Fix: A Whole Lot of Celebs Sure Came Out During Pride This Year!

The Crying in Baseball Award to naanie:

I love all the people coming out even as I increasingly know who fewer and fewer of them are, sitting here like Tom Hanks as Jimmy Duggan – “Way to go whatever your name is!!!”


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