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Who’s your zaddy?
Who’s your zaddy? We have some zaddy awards to hand out this week. Our first zaddy is Lee Pace, who was just featured in a cool and smart Vulture profile. (Have you seen the photos of him camping with his husband???) Our second zaddy is Aubrey Plaza, who just did a very hot photoshoot/profile in GQ and has been surviving unhinged eroticism on The White Lotus this season. Our honorary zaddy is Letitia Wright, who has confirmed that she has seen all the jokes about her having a “vibranium strap” but has not confirmed if she is, you know, a friend of Dorothy.
Now for some wholesome gay news. Basketball stars Andrea Mingo and Danielle Robinson got married to each other, and their wedding was featured in The New York Times. Ben Platt got engaged to bf Noah Galvin, which marks the first time two Evan Hansens have ever become betrothed. And that’s on #HiStory. Also, Sarah Paulson and Holland Taylor have blessed us with another Thanksgiving selfie. #thankful.
A big shake-up on The L Word. Close your ears if you don’t want spoilers. At the end of the most recent Gen Q episode, Bette Porter decided to move to Toronto to be with Tina. (Kind of like when they decided to move to New York together at the end of Season 6, right? Maybe this time it will stick.) Jennifer Beals herself has now announced that she will be stepping back from the show and will only appear in Episodes 9 and 10 because she’s intent on “making space for other stories.” As Riese noted in Autostraddle, Bette is probably the show’s most popular character, so this could spell trouble for the series going forward. On the other hand, it means Leisha Hailey is now number one on the call sheet, which is much deserved.
Other dispatches from the little gay people inside of the internet:
The US has “put a significant proposal on the table” in regards to the release of Brittney Griner, and are now waiting for a "serious response,” reports The Guardian.
Mae Martin’s new stand-up special will be available on Netflix next year, and the show will be directed by none other than Abbi Jacobson. We will be tuning in.
Tara Lewis (Aisha Tyler) has a girlfriend on the reboot of Criminal Minds. It only took them 25 years to realize that queer people exist outside of occasional murder victims. Slay!
Read about the last lesbian bar in Wisconsin.
If you’re in the giving mood, check out Trans Santa, a mutual aid campaign that provides support to trans youth.
The senate passed the Respect for Marriage Act: The law extends federal protections to same-sex and interracial marriage. Read more about how while this was a main obstacle to clear the measure's provisions don't go as far as many had hoped they would.
FIFA and its commercial partners like Coca Cola must be called out for giving credibility to Qatar despite its human rights track record including the oppression of LGBTQ+ people.
Singapore's parliament decriminalized sex between men but also amended the constitution to prevent court challenges that in other countries have led to the legalization of same-sex marriage.
Russian lawmakers approved a bill banning all forms of LGBTQ "propaganda" that critics say ramps up a crackdown on "non-traditional" sexual relationships, affecting everything from books and films to social media posts.
Last but not least, it's World Aids day tomorrow. We'll see you at the memorial. More on the full program here
Until next time,
Bette Porter screaming her head off after fleeing a silent retreat