Are you buried in snow right now? If so, I’m half jealous. I’ll do my best to keep you entertained.
Australia is going to have a bisexual version of “The Bachelorette.” And yet, they still don’t have equal marriage.
Czech Olympic snowboarder Sarka Pancochova is coming out, and she’s “stoked” about it.
Log Cabin Republicans think we should be a little more willing to work with President Trump. (Warning: May make your blood pressure boil over.)
Related: Gay Pride in the Age of Trump.
The Publishing Triangle Awards have announced the best queer books of 2016, and some finalists include:
Finalists for the Judy Grahn Award for Lesbian Nonfiction
Conflict Is Not Abuse, by Sarah Schulman (Arsenal Pulp Press)
Lavender and Red: Liberation and Solidarity in the Gay and Lesbian Left, by Emily K. Hobson (University of California Press)
Queer Virtue, by Elizabeth M. Edman (Beacon Press)
Finalists for the Audre Lorde Award for Lesbian Poetry
Bestiary, by Donika Kelly (Graywolf Press)
The Complete Works of Pat Parker, by Pat Parker; edited by Julie R. Enszer (Sinister Wisdom/A Midsummer Night’s Press)
Play Dead, by Francine J. Harris (Alice James Books)
Threnody, by Juliet Patterson (Nightboat Books)
Finalists for the Publishing Triangle Award for Trans and Gender-Variant Literature
Asegi Stories: Cherokee Queer and Two-Spirit Memory, by Qwo-Li Driskill (University of Arizona Press)
Chelate, by Jay Besemer (Brooklyn Arts Press)
Even This Page Is White, by Vivek Shraya (Arsenal Pulp Press)
A Two-Spirit Journey: The Autobiography of a Lesbian Ojibwa-Cree Elder, by Ma-Nee Chacaby, with Mary Louise Plummer (University of Manitoba Press)
The Lambda Lit Awards have too many to list, but definitely check them out, too.
Cara Delevingne wrote a novel. (You know, in her spare time.) It sounds kinda queer, IMO. (I’m an optimist.)
Another pinch me moment!! Announcing my first novel Mirror, Mirror, coming out this October! SO EXCITED !!! Mirror, Mirror is a twisty coming-of-age story about sixteen year old friends Red, Leo, Naima and Rose who are all trying to figure out who they are and navigate the minefield of school and relationships. Until it all changes one day… (que scary music ) I love these characters so much, I love what they stand for, what this story represents. The process of putting this novel together has been life changing and something I hold really close to my heart!! I cannot wait to share with everyone! You can pre-order Mirror, Mirror now by clicking on the link in my bio… lets start one big virtual book club!!! Cause I want us to talk about this time in life, self discovery, friendship, pain, triumph!! Being a teenager!! The experiences that shape YOU! #MirrorMirror
A school bus driver in Florida told a young boy he was going to hell because he had two moms.
While at SXSW, Charlize Theron was asked about that sexy scene with co-star Sofia Boutella from “Atomic Blonde”:
“Seducing her? It’s very easy, she’s gorgeous! She was just great. She was the only actress that we looked at. She came over, she hung out with me and [director] Dave, and there was something about her that was so genuinely innocent and yet incredibly strong, that she was really perfect for the film.”
Newsweek writes about the history of queer movies and mini-series on network television.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit decided that out lesbian Jameka Evans is not protected under Title VII and is therefore totally able to be harassed for her sexual orientation and presentation at work. This is totally against the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s stand that discrimination based on sexual orientation or presentation is sexual discrimination is illegal. Slate has a pretty good breakdown of the case and how truly fucked it is.
In some better news, the UK is finding funding to help house homeless LGBTQs, and are also launching their first-ever National Lesbian and Bisexual Women’s Health Week. HOWEVER, they are failing asylum seekers.
Swimming World Magazine published a great piece about how to be more LGBTQ-inclusive in the sport.
Long Beach has an Equality Plaza Memorial Wall in Harvey Milk Promenade Park, and they are now taking nominations for this year’s additions to the wall. Know any good Long Beach leaders who deserve to be enshrined?
How shocking were these “TV lesbian kisses” really?
Vice details Montreal’s own “Stonewall” moment: The Sex Garage Raid of 1990.
Gillian Anderson co-wrote a book for women about leading meaningful lives.
If you are watching “Riverdale,” you’ll care about this interview with the show’s out lesbian staff writer, Britta Lundin.
“The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” sequel “The Girl in the Spider’s Web” is finally getting made into a film, to be released October 2018. Sadly, Rooney Mara will not be reprising her role as Lisbeth Salander; instead, director Fede Alvarez is now currently meeting with actresses to see who can fill those big, black, bisexual boots. (I bet Noomi Rapace is still available.)
Evan Rachel Wood appeared on “Jimmy Fallon” last night with her bandmate/fiance Zach Villa for a Rebel and Basketcase performance of their track “Today.”