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Champion athletes (and iconic power couple) Sue Bird and Megan Rapinoe have launched a production company called A Touch More,

She’s home! We’re sure you’ve heard the news by now, but just in case you haven’t: after nearly ten months of imprisonment, Brittney Griner finally returned from Russia on Thursday. Griner’s agent released a statement about her release which concluded by calling for other Americans imprisoned internationally to be returned home. Hear from presidential envoy Roger Carstens about what it was like to meet Griner and bring her home. Per ESPN, she “picked up a basketball Sunday for the first time in almost 10 months,” and immediately dunked it. Was this all Vin Diesel’s doing?

More gay stories to come. Champion athletes (and iconic power couple) Sue Bird and Megan Rapinoe have launched a production company called A Touch More, which will “[amplify] narratives around identity, activism and underrepresented communities, including LGBTQ people, POC and women,” reports Variety. Another project we’re excited about is A Mean Girls musical at Paramount, which will star queer actors Reneé Rapp and Auli’i Cravalho, among others.

Here’s what’s on TV right now. The Disney+ series Willow has several queer characters, including a headstrong princess and a lesbian knight. The masochistic gays among us are really into The Confessions of Frannie Langton, a British series (that you can watch in the US with a little imagination) set in 18th England that follows a formerly enslaved Jamaican woman who falls in love with her French mistress. You learn in the first three minutes that it does not end well for either of them, so be prepared to be very upset. On the happier side of things, kids these days are really into the Thai web series GAP The Series, which is about a young woman who falls in love with her rich boss. It already has an astounding 20 million combined views on YouTube.

Other dispatches from the little gay people inside of the internet:

  • This video of The White Lotus’ Sabrina Impacciatore talking about how she improvised the “Peppa Pig” line has made our entire year.

  • Read these two interviews with Daniel Sea about bringing Max back to The L Word: Gen Q.

  • Here are all of the gay nominations from the Golden Globes this year.

  • Our favorite wives, pageant queens Mariana Varela and Fabiola Valentín, posed with a very happy Santa.

  • Here’s a handy guide to all the lesbian Christmas movies you can watch this year.

  • Read about the love story of two lesbian AIDS caregivers.

  • Netflix’s lesbionic series Warrior Nun was canceled after two seasons, continuing the trend of gay (Netflix) shows getting axed this year. Check on your stanning friends.

Until next time,