Awards shows and the alphabet mafia
Awards shows and the alphabet mafia. The most significant thing to happen at an awards show this past week was the speech given by Dwayne Wade and Gabrielle Union at the NAACP Image Awards. Wade and Union – who are the parents of a trans child – spoke eloquently about the importance of standing up for those who are most vulnerable, which includes trans people and especially black trans people. You can watch the full speech here.
In sillier news, Jamie Lee Curtis and Michelle Yeoh kissed at the SAG awards, where they both won. As someone said in the comments, “Jamie Lee you are all of us.” The White Lotus’ Meghann Fahy and Haley Lu Richardson kissed at the after party, and Sabrina Impacciatore looked on (see below). Lisa Ann Walter and Elaine Hendrix from The Parent Trap reunited and looked like a lesbian couple at prom.
New gay poll just dropped. The most recent Gallup poll about LGBTs has been released to the public, and the latest stats are interesting. The growth of U.S. adults who identified as LGBT stalled in 2022, holding steady at 7.2%. 2020 and 2021 saw significant increases in the queer population, something many have connected to the forced isolation of the pandemic. Unsurprisingly, younger folks are more likely to identify as LGBT, with nearly 20% of Gen Z respondents identifying as such and only 11.2% of Millenials. Have hope – this means our numbers will likely continue to rise in the future.
Other dispatches from the little gay people inside of the internet:
The streets have been saying that Bella Ramsey and Nico Parker from The Last of Us look exactly like a lesbian Tom Holland and Zendaya in this photo, which is absolutely correct (and adorable).
JoJo Siwa is set to star in an AirBnB-themed horror movie, which apparently is a genre now.
Daria Berenato, WWE’s first out gay woman wrestler, got engaged to her partner Toni Cassano earlier this month.
Alison Brie is bisexual, by the way.
Read about the origin of the term “Mother” in queer culture.
Learn about this lesbian couple who were together for 70 years. We’re not crying, you’re crying.
Until next time,
All of the lesbians who are suddenly into rock climbing and ready to fight a man