halloween cultch recap
Happy Halloween, fruits. To all of our party people, here are pics from GayJoy x Leslie party that took place this past Sat.
Here is a rundown of the best sapphic celeb costumes this year. In typical fashion, Janelle Monáe went all out, first dressing as the alien opera singer from Fifth Element, and then as the white rabbit from Alice in Wonderland. Hayley Kiyoko and Becca Tilley went as Velma and Daphne from Scooby Doo, and Niecy Nash and Jessica Betts went as Kelly Rowland and Nelly from the “Dilemma” video. Kristen Stewart and fiance Dylan Meyer went as Wayne and Garth from Wayne’s World, and Rebel Wilson and her gf went as the twins from The Shining. Ariana Grande and Elizabeth Gillies went as Jane Lynch and Jennifer Coolidge’s characters from Best In Show. Also, MUNA performed as Pink Slip from Freaky Friday at their LA show, and it was iconic.
Some huge relationship news. We’re thrilled to announce that Miss Argentina and Miss Puerto Rico have gotten married – to each other. Mariana Varela and Fabiola Valentín announced their marriage on Instagram, noting that they had been keeping their relationship private up until now but wanted to share the news. This is the most exciting sapphic news we’ve had in a long time. Speaking of pageants, the Miss Universe Pageant has just been bought by a trans media tycoon named Anne Jakkaphong Jakrajutatip. You might recall that the pageant was previously owned by Donald Tr*mp, so this is obviously a huge upgrade.
It’s time for the queerbaiting discourse to die. Some months ago, adorable Heartstopper star Kit O’Connor left social media because he was being harassed by “fans” wanting to know if he was queer or not accusing him of queerbaiting with his role on the series. He briefly returned to Twitter with a message: “back for a minute. i’m bi. congrats for forcing an 18 year old to out himself. i think some of you missed the point of the show. Bye.” The people accusing O’Connor of queerbaiting have clearly lost the plot. The term was originally coined in order to discuss instances of media producers (mainly in fictional television) hinting that certain characters could be gay without actually following through. This (mis)use of the term directed at actors and musicians not only weakens our ability to expansively engage with art, it also forces these individuals to define their sexuality when they may not be ready or willing to do so. Kit O’Connor is courageous for having done this, but we wish he hadn’t been forced into it.
Other dispatches from the little gay people inside of the internet
Rosie O’Donnell has broken up with her girlfriend, who she met on TikTok.
We’re obsessed with Drew Barrymore’s reaction to Abbi Jacobson and Jodi Balfour’s engagement. (We feel the same.)
@blizzy_mcguire, the trans creator of the Christian Girl Autumn meme, posted on Twitter that they are struggling to make ends meet. The autumnal girl herself, Caitlin Covington, rightly boosted the message. If you’ve ever laughed at the Christian Girl Autumn meme, consider sending a few dollars to blizzy.
The Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions is very queer this year, as two of the top three scorers are queer women, and the Last Chance contestant is a non-binary individual who used their initial prize money to get a name change. Gay rights!
Taylor Swift is giving the gays everything they want by having sapphic artists like MUNA, Phoebe Bridgers, and Girl In Red on tour with her. (The lesbian-adjacent HAIM sisters will also be there.) Some people will not survive this.
What we're excited about:For any teen in your life, imi, is a free, research-backed mental health tool designed with and for LGBTQ+ teens to help explore and affirm their identity and learn practical ways to cope with sexual and gender minority stress. As you know, resources like imi are needed now more than ever. imi helps address elements contributing to the growing youth mental health crisis and affirms LGBTQ+ that their identities are valid, despite messaging coming from political and other homophobic and transphobic systems stating the opposite.
Until next time,
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