Happy Thursday, queer babes. Is it me, or does everyone seem extra insane and annoying as of late? It kind of seems like the very fabric of our humanity is unraveling.
So clearly, the only way to deal with whatever planet is in retrograde (something has to be) is to round up the 10 gayest pop culture moments. Because we love being gay. And we love pop culture. And I love you, dear lesbians. Please destress and enjoy.
10. Madonna kissing Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera at the 2003 VMAs
I’ve never felt more nostalgic for the early 2000s than I do right now. My 10-year-old gay ass LIVED FOR THIS MOMENT. And then Missy Elliot making an appearance right after the kiss makes it even gayer. The kiss happens at 3:40 but you should really watch the whole thing and scream-sing “Like A Virgin.” I’d also be such a slut for Madonna in menswear.
9. Katy Perry’s “I Kissed a Girl”
Okay I know this song is all types of problematic but it is a f*cking BANGER pop song. And when I was a half-closeted baby dyke high school freshman, it felt sort of heartening to hear. And have you ever seen what happens when this song is dropped at a gay party? Everyone loses their shit in the best way.
8. Lindsay Lohan and Samantha Ronson’s brief relationship
We miss you Lindsay, come back anytime.
7. Dani Campbell, America’s Lez Sweetheart, On A Shot At Love Tila Tequila
BAE. Me and this girl that lived on my block who was totally queer would get Italian ices and watch this religiously and swoon over Dani. And hells yeah to butch representation on mainstream TV. AND SHAME ON YOU TILA FOR NOT PICKING DANI.
6. All The Things She Said t.A.T.u
I know I’m not the only one whose life was lowkey changed because of this song and video. And it never gets old singing THIS. IS. NOT. ENNOUUUGHHHH!!!!!! at the top of my lungs.
5. Yup, I’m Gay Ellen Degeneres
The headline heard around the world. We are ever-grateful for Ellen’s bravery. This moment basically was the spark for this entire list!
4. “I’m, like, sooo gay dude” – Kristen Stewart
Let’s just all take a collective deep breath so process how fu*cKING HOT Kristen Stewart is.
3. Hayley Kiyoko’s “Feelings”
Hayley, I’m sorry that I slept on you for so long. You are the queer pop star of my lez dreams. If you haven’t watched this sapphic masterpiece, press play, babe.
2. Willow and Tara on Buffy The Vampire Slayer
Lesbians love Buffy.
1. Shane Carmen Lap Dance
Are you sick of hearing about this? Of course, you’re not. Because it is the most iconic lesbian moment in the world. You’re welcome.