It’s Friday, and you know what that means. Time to roll out some good and gay things that happened this week.
2. GLOW adds a lesbian wrestler to its lineup next season: This is very exciting news. Netflix’s women-centric GLOW came up short in LGBTQ rep, as contributor Erin Carter wrote earlier this year, but the series just announced the addition of Shakira Barrera as Yolanda, a stripper, wrestler, and out lesbian. Considering that GLOW takes place in the early 80s, that’s a huge deal. Also, the fact that GLOW will now have a featured QWOC on the series shows that they were listening to fans who said they craved more diversity on the show.
3. Sally Ride is now a LEGO character thanks to “Women of NASA LEGO” set: You can now have the late and great Sally Ride on your desk for inspiration. Well, technically November 1st, but we got a chance to see the finished product this week. The lesbian astronaut joins Nancy Grace Roman, Margaret Hamilton, and Mae Jemison as the first women in STEM to professions to be featured.
4. Newfest, the NYC LGBTQ filmfest, is happening this weekend! And there’s a bunch of gay goodies for women loving women audiences, like Becks (which has the coveted closing night film slot), A Date for Mad Mary, A Million Happy Nows, The Feels, and more.
— Kaitlyn Alexander (@realisticsay) October 16, 2017
5. Now you too, can Marry Your Gays. Actor/writer/producer and star of Couple-ish and Carmilla, Kaitlyn Alexander, came up with a great t-shirt idea that’s available now. A play on the trope, Bury Your Gays, this idea seems much better. (I’ll be wearing mine at Clexacon.)