This Sunday Funday Samira Wiley is Visible and South Korea Just Got Its First Lesbian Kiss

Happy Sunday Funday, chiclets! I’m all moved into a new house far away from an Internet connection, which is the equivalent, for me, of being trapped in the fiery pits of hell! Luckily, I’ve stacked this baby with animal videos to help myself get over it.

Benjamin the Pygmy Goat Will Follow You Until You Love Him

Tom’s kid is the best kid because TOM’S KID AN ADORABLE PYGMY GOAT NAMED BENAJMIN, YOU GUYS.

Stars of The Fosters Talk Sexual Attraction, Their Own Cuteness on The View

Teri Polo, Sherri Saum, and Maia Mitchell hit up The View to talk about The Fosters and also fulfill their secret agenda to make you fall deeply in love with them as human beings.

Samira Wiley Represents

Samira Wiley won a Visibility Award from the Human Rights Campaign and then blew everyone away with her acceptance speech, despite having not delivered it in a Scissoring Sweatshirt. From self-love to laughing, loving, living, and the rest of the gamut, she did a damn good job representing.

“I believe that our self worth and how we are taught to think about ourselves and the world around us almost always begins at home. I have two parents that not only tolerated who I am, but accepted me and embraced me. They embraced me before I came out, and they embraced me after. They told me everyday that I am enough. I am enough just of being who I am and that that alone makes me whole…

It’s interesting to me that tonight I am here receiving the visibility award… Over the past few years since my own public image has increased tenfold, I have been overwhelmed to witness the profound ways that I am able to make a difference simply by living my life openly and with love.”

This Dog is So F*cking Excited

This is how I feel about all of you, JSYK.

The (Gender) Limit Does Not Exist

Facebook has introduced “infinite” gender options because binaries are a societal invention and we r who we r. From their official statement:

Last year we were proud to add a custom gender option to help people better express their identities on Facebook.

We collaborated with our Network of Support, a group of leading LGBT advocacy organizations, to offer an extensive list of gender identities that many people use to describe themselves. After a year of offering this feature, we have expanded it to include a free-form field.

Now, if you do not identify with the pre-populated list of gender identities, you are able to add your own. As before, you can add up to ten gender terms and also have the ability to control the audience with whom you would like to share your custom gender.

We recognize that some people face challenges sharing their true gender identity with others, and this setting gives people the ability to express themselves in an authentic way.

We Won Some Sh*t

+ An update to the Family Medical Leave Act will extend sick leave coverage to hundreds of thousands of same-sex couples around the nation.

“The basic promise of the FMLA is that no one should have to choose between the job and income they need, and caring for a loved one,” US Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez said Monday in a news release. “With our action today, we extend that promise so that no matter who you love, you will receive the same rights and protections as everyone else.”

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+ The city of Phoenix has dropped Monica Jones’ charges for “walking while trans.”

Korean TV Just Aired Its First Lesbian Kiss

The first lesbian kiss on South Korean television ever just happened and it is causing quite a ruckus. The folks from the show are all long-hair-don’t-care about it, though, because they wanted to help gay kids who struggle for acceptance feel a little more seen in this cold, cruel world.

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Dance, Nutella! Dance!

Nutella the Teacup Poodle is going to be on the mantle with me at Klub Deer this spring. In my heart.


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Carmen

Carmen spent six years at Autostraddle, ultimately serving as Straddleverse Director, Feminism Editor and Social Media Co-Director. She is now the Consulting Digital Editor at Ms. and writes regularly for DAME, the Women’s Media Center, the National Women’s History Museum and other prominent feminist platforms; her work has also been published in print and online by outlets like BuzzFeed, Bitch, Bust, CityLab, ElixHER, Feministing, Feminist Formations, GirlBoss, GrokNation, MEL, Mic and SIGNS, and she is a co-founder of Argot Magazine. You can find Carmen on Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr or in the drive-thru line at the nearest In-N-Out.

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14 Comments

  1. I love the news concerning the Korean TV drama. About time too… If anyone else is interested, as the link on GayStarNews is broken, the scene is up on youtube if you look for episode 11 of “Seonam Girls High School Investigators” (add “kiss” if you will).
    (one version of the particular scene can be found under https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEVzRFKWovs — albeit w/o subtitles)

  2. Not the first time two women have kissed on Korean television. The L Word definitely aired while I was living there in 2005/6 (and maybe continued to air after I left?). I don’t remember much backlash then, probably because it was an American show. Interesting how much time has passed before happening on a Korean show.

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