The Dish: Minnesota State Rep Erin Maye Quade on Life with Her Wife, Laverne Cox in “Doubt”

All the queer-feminist news that’s fit to print.

In case you didn’t have a Valentine yesterday, I just want to let you know you’re my #wcw, girl.

Kristen Stewart and Stella Maxwell spent Valentine’s Day together.

Speaking of romance, Penny Cula-Reid and Mia-Rae Clifford are Australian football players in love.

Read this only if you want to get upset: “Hate to break it to you, ladies, but lesbian mums do need fellas no matter how much it offends you.”

More lesbian Quasars, please.

Relevant to our interests: “The Misandrists” premiered at Berlinale.

Minority groups are coming together in London for a campaign called SOLIDARITY.

More than 780 arents of trans kids are coming together to let Donald Trump know how important it is let them use the bathrooms that match their gender identity.

Related: Washington State has an anti-trans group (“Just Want Privacy“) waging an attack on LGBTQs with a new proposal.

The NBA All-Star Game is happening in gay-friendly New Orleans, and it’s purposeful this year.

The creators of the new CBS series “Doubt” (premiering tonight at 10/9c) were inspired to have a major trans character (played by Laverne Cox) in part because they have a trans son, actor Tom Phelan. Laverne was on CBS This Morning to talk about the role and her shout out to Gavin Grimm on the Grammys.

At The Washington Post: “I serve my country as a transgender woman. I know we can overcome our divisions.”

On being Asian and Queer in Trump’s America.

The Los Angeles LGBT Center is looking for a National Community Center Policy Manager. Could that be you?

The Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice has launched a new campaign: The Uprising of Love Fund, “which will fuel, sustain, and amplify the resistance of LGBTQI activists fighting threats to our equality where it is most needed and least resourced.” Donate if you can.

Out biracial Minnesota state rep Erin Maye Quade talks about why she ran for office with Elle, and her life with wife Alyse. An excerpt:

“I’ve learned to protect my bubble, that untouchable part of my life where none of the bad stuff is welcome. And for me, that’s home, that’s time with my wife and our really, really ridiculous dog, that’s time with my family. My wife works in the field, too. She’s the Midwest organizing manager for Every Town for Gun Safety and Mom’s Demand Action. We both work in a field where we do serious stuff every single day. We need to [relax]. We cook, and that’s fun. We love standup comedy, so we see a lot of comedy shows. If we didn’t have things that were outside of all the serious stuff that we deal with, it would be too much. My advice is to find what sustains you, what makes you happy. Commit to that and work it in on purpose. It’s super important to learn how to say no, too, and most of all to find allies who will stand up and have your back. At a certain point, when it’s me always stepping in to point out that some comment is homophobic, people stop taking it seriously. I’ve found people who can be that voice for me. And I pass that on. So, when someone makes a negative comment toward native people, I can stand up and have their back.”

image via Elle

Butchbaby & Co. owner Vanessa Newman is profiled over at Nylon, and it’s definitely worth a read.

My Drunk Kitchen’s Hannah Hart talks hunger with the Splendid Table.

Until tomorrow.

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