Queen Latifah’s the First Girl Rapper With Kennedy Heart Honors

This hyperlink roundup is being delivered to by a repeat of Gray’s Anatomy (the softball episode), a handful of peanut M&Ms, and a can of ginger ale.

Queer as in F*ck You

Kennedy Center Honorees Include Divas of Hip-Hop, Pop and Opera. OK! So! I used to be excited simply to seek out out that Queen was being honored, however then I discovered she’s the first lady rapper to ever be honored??? Eight-year-old Carmen who taught her self the lyrics to “U.N.I.T.Y” from the backseat of her mother’s turquoise blue Ford Focus within the 90s is so justified proper now!!! Solution to go, child. You knew what was up. (Additionally nice information for little Carmen, she’s going to develop as much as be homosexual and watch Queen Latifah stroll pink carpets with Eboni Nichols 🥲🥺)

Are you even severe proper now?? The NHL Bans Pride Jerseys Even for Warmup, Pride Nights To Continue

24 Women Share Their First-Time Lesbian Experiences. From Glamour UK, “We requested girls who establish as straight, homosexual, bi, and queer about their first encounters with one other lady.”

Lizzo Donates $50,000 to Black & Trans Nonprofit Marsha P. Johnson Institute

Kim Petras Announces Feed the Beast World Tour (And associated, from Refinery29, I Want To Take Confidence Lessons From Kim Petras)

I admire what’s being requested right here: How Can Queer Influencers Share Their Joy Online While Still Protecting Their Peace?

Vanderbilt Turns Over Transgender Patient Records To State in Attorney General Probe

Judge Strikes Down Florida’s Ban on Medicaid Funding for Transgender Treatment

This isn’t stunning, however nonetheless very arduous to learn. Mass Shootings, Firebombings, and Death Threats: The Anti-LGBTQ Hate Spike Revealed. “A joint report from GLADD and ADL places arduous numbers behind the rise in hate in opposition to America’s queer communities.”

This, too. A New Poll Finds Fewer American Adults Support Same-Sex Relationships. “The dip comes principally because of Republicans.”

Actually, this complete bundle from The Reduce is fairly nice:

Noticed This, Considered You

I like it! Eater and Disability Visibility Present: Low and Slow. “A collection on the thrill and pleasures of consuming, cooking, and sustenance.”

How To Harness The Power Of This Year’s Summer Solstice

For everybody who’s been following that viral lacking submarine story on-line this week, I’m actually sorry it’s come to this ending: 5 Aboard Submersible Were Likely Lost in ‘Catastrophic Implosion’

Political Snacks

This very particular to my overlap of nerd pursuits, however I adored it regardless: The 100 Most Significant Political Films of All Time and tied to that, What Is a “Political Film,” Anyway?

And One Extra Factor

Scorching off the press from the writers’ strike, it seems that Company Greed Killed Jenny!

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Carmen Phillips

Carmen is Autostraddle’s Editor-in-Chief and a Black Puerto Rican femme/inist author. She claims many previous houses, however left the biggest components of her coronary heart in Detroit, Brooklyn, and Buffalo, NY. There have been a number of years in her early 20s when she earnestly slept with a replica of James Baldwin’s “Hearth Subsequent Time” below her pillow. You’ll find her on twitter, @carmencitaloves.

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