Well all of you. It’s Thursday.
Queer as in Fuck You
8 celebrities who came out as bisexual in 2022. Just a quick roundup for Bi Visibility Week of celebrities who came out as bisexual this year, reality TV stars Rae Williams (The ultimatum) and Elizabeth Corrigan (The single person) to Oscar nominee Aunjanue Ellis (whom I wrote about in June, one of the pieces I’m most proud of this year). We have three pieces dropping tomorrow for Bisexual Visibility Day – which we lovingly call “Bi Day Friday!” around the office. So I hope you will come back and join us! In the meantime, consider it an easy appetizer before the main course.
Human Rights Campaign, the largest LGBTQ advocacy group in the United States, names Kelley Robinson as its new president. “the former executive director of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, will be the first black queer woman to lead the HRC.”
Lil Nas X sends pizza to ‘homophobic protesters’ outside his Boston concert
I saw that, I thought of you
It wasn’t until I found others in the disability community that I felt seen, part of a series by Refinery29 that I think you all should check out: Voices of Disability
Ok so I hadn’t thought of that, but also? Why does every teenager in every movie want to go to Yale?
What it’s like to create an American Girl Doll, Brit Bennett created the brand new American Girl Doll, Claudie – an 8 year old black girl growing up in the Harlem Renaissance, and I’m so ecstatic. When I was growing up, the only American black girl doll was Addy, who was a slave, and I loved my Addy doll with all my heart – but the idea of little black girls playing with a black doll that isn’t rooted in tragedy? (There was recently Melody, but she grew up during the civil rights movement.) Obsessed.
The 50 Best Bad Bunny Songs
“Liberated” Americans are catching STDs at “uncontrollable” rates as the pandemic draws to a close, there’s a lot going on here, but I think Ro said it best “…As the pandemic draws to a close end ????”
Speaking of which, “You’re on strike not to quit”: Across the country, nurses are battling overwork. “Massive strikes by nurses in Minnesota, Michigan and New York bring the crisis of understaffing and dangerous workloads to the fore.”
Tish James Got The Goods On The Trump Family Grift – Now What? “While it’s nice to know more about the crimes committed by Trump & Co., what many of us really want is to know when he will be held accountable.” (for some reason the title of this one bothers me, I think I’m having a weird reaction to the edit of “I’ve got the goods”? But I agree with the general sentiment, and it was also my first thought when I heard the news yesterday about the New York State civil lawsuit against Trump)
Puerto Rico to Finance Bros: “Go Home”
Carmen is the editor of Autostraddle and a Puerto Rican black woman/inist writer. She claims many past homes, but left most of her heart in Detroit, Brooklyn and Buffalo, NY. There were several years in her early twenties when she seriously 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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