This Season 2 trailer for “Master of None” has me very concerned that Denise is not a big part of it, which is the opposite of what I wanted. I know Lena Waithe is busy being a boss, but she’s my favorite part of the show, so….
In some really good news, a federal appeals court in Chicago ruled that the 1964 Civil Rights Act protects gay and lesbian employees from workplace discrimination. Judge Richard Posner wrote of the majority decision:
“I don’t see why firing a lesbian because she is in the subset of women who are lesbian should be thought any less a form of sex discrimination than firing a woman because she’s a woman.”
This is pretty big news, considering its the first time a federal court has decided sexual orientation is protected in this way, especially since an Atlanta court ruled differently three weeks ago.
Charlotte Jansen and Elephant magazine have compiled the best works of women photographers for “Girl on Girl: Art and Photography in the Age of the Female Gaze,” which isn’t as gay as it sounds, TBH.
Forbes is talking about queer money, aka our spending power and habits. It’s going to be a regular thing on the site because we are a demographic that is rarely spoken to and with about this subject.
Queer immigrant rights activists shut down Phoenix Pride last weekend, protesting the involvement of law enforcement and “the presence of corporate sponsor Bank of America, one of six banks that have been leaders in funding private prison companies that operate immigration detention centers.”
Here’s a list of six queer and transfeminine DJs you’ll want to know about if you don’t already.
Out J. Crew President Jenna Lyons is leaving the clothing company. The New York Times reports “she will continue as a creative adviser to the company until her contract runs out in December, but will not be officially replaced.”
Can we please stop using the phrase “lesbian romps,” especially as pertains to inappropriate student/teacher relationships? THANKS.
Halsey makes her directorial debut in her new music video.
The Point Honors Gala had stars celebrating LGBTQ scholars.
Out Fifth Harmony member Lauren Jauregui posed for some salacious photos with her ex-girlfriend Lucy Vives and we should all probably thank the photog (Nicole Cartolano) for this.
“Both girls trusted me to photograph them together as sort of a coming-out, but they were nervous how their families would respond and the publicity they’d attract, especially from the Latin American community. “‘Bare With Me’ is a compromise which allowed us to describe what Lauren called ‘love in the 21st century.’ We felt like the way that these photographs are presented are very disarming, sensual, and empowering all at once. And they’re not provocative or with ill intent. … It was important to use their voices to show the world that this is OK, this is acceptable, in the gentlest way possible.”
WCW? Yes, I think so.