Also.Also.Also: Halle Berry Is Running Around Calling Young M.A “That’s My Baby”

Taco stuffed green peppers, guacamole, and mango ice cream!! Just have to make it to the end of the day first, and then the feast is mine.

Queer as in F*ck You

What Makes a Bar Queer? “How a new generation of East Bay bars cultivates fresh space for the queer community.”

A podcast episode that we think you will enjoy! Aging While Queer: Pat and Paulette Martin on Finding Love Later in Life

Authorities Searching For Person Who Set Fire to Pulse Memorial

LGBT Rights Advocacy China, an Influential Chinese LGBT Rights Group, Shuts Down Amid Hostile Environment

Just for fun! Because it’s Tuesday! Maybe you haven’t seen Halle Berry (who, as you’ll remember once famously made out with Lena Waithe) call Young M.A. “This my baby right here” — but I think you’re gonna want to?

With very little context, I have to assume this is in promotion of Halle’s new film this month Bruised (in which, again as you’ll remember, she will be playing a queer MMA fighter) which I’m pretty sure is going to make history as having the first all-women rap album soundtrack.

And lol, speaking of Black queer love!! Meet Brea & Mariah Share as They Share Their ‘Eternal Love’

Saw This, Thought of You

“The only way to escape this work, short of a utopian remaking of the world, is to stop living. Disabled people know this. They know that they have the right to access, in principle and in law, but that they must work, continuously, in order to claim this right.” The High Cost of Living in a Disabling World

Inside the Yurok Nation, a Native Tribe Transforming Justice (I appreciated this piece a lot!)

Gun Violence in America Could Soon Get a Lot Worse

Every day I wake up and a small part of me wonders, are straight women OK? A Pete Davidson Sex Toy Was Imminent

Political Snacks

At COP 26, Island Nations Demand Action on Funding and Emissions — And related: Big Oil Is Making Violence Against Native Women Worse, COP 26 Protesters Say and Women and Girls Are Disproportionately Affected by Climate Change. Here Are 11 Photos of Them Leading COP 26 Protests

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Carmen Phillips

Carmen is Autostraddle's Editor-in-Chief and a Black Puerto Rican femme/inist writer. She claims many past homes, but left the largest parts of her heart in Detroit, Brooklyn, and Buffalo, NY. There were several years in her early 20s when she earnestly slept with a copy of James Baldwin’s “Fire Next Time” under her pillow. You can find her on twitter, @carmencitaloves.

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  1. That Pete Davidson dildo article made me realize that I completely misunderstood “big dick energy” – so it means the energy of a person who HAS a big dick, not the energy of someone who ACTS like a big dick?

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