Five Good and Gay things: 3/30/20 – 4/3/20

Despite the heaviness of the world, there are still five Good and Gay things that happened this week! Isn’t that just the good news you needed? From the heavenly visages of #WayHaught to the chuckles Velvet Variety is delivering, this week’s installment is filled with queer goodness that will bring a smile to your face–and remind you that the world is still turning.

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Wynonna Earp cast announces marathon watch party

This week the cast of Wynonna Earp announced that they’ll be hosting a marathon of all 13 episodes of the show’s first season on April 9th. Our favorite cuties Dominique Provost-Chalkley, who recently came out, Katherine Barrell, Melanie Scrofano, Tim Rozon, and Varun Saranga will appear remotely alongside Emily Andras for the marathon. The watch party will include discussions between cast members about everything Earp.

Motherland: Fort Salem gets freaky

Motherland: Fort Salem further unfurled the inner workings of witch culture when we saw our favorite three cadets let loose during Beltane. The observation of this extremely thirsty holiday is said to strengthen the witches, who all get a power bump off of the collective orgy that breaks out. The whole thing is sex-positive queer goodness, though we see Raelle and Scylla at odds more than together in this episode. Queer friendship plays a big role in the episode—and there are definitely some queer couplings—and throuplings—seen skipping off into the forest in preparation for the aforementioned “observation” of the “holiday.”

Portrait of a Lady on Fire is now available on Hulu!

Portrait of a Lady on Fire is available to stream on Hulu—ahead of its availability on Video on Demand (VOD) later this month. This fantastic, award-winning queer film, which we also featured on our new series Queer Stream, revolves around an artist and an unhappy young woman who fall in love in 18th century France. This beautiful, powerful film about love between two women.

Come watch the film and live tweet with us tonight at 8pm ET.

Velvet Variety brings NYC’s queer comedy community to the world

A new streaming variety show out of New York has arrived. Velvet Variety, a 20-minute queer comedy compilation is a blend of many different comedy forms including: stand-up, drag, and musical performances. You’ll laugh so hard you cry at these fantastic LGBTQ comics, including Sheria Mattis, Hong Xu, and Micaela Fagan. During a hard time for fields that rely on live audiences, this hilarious variety show gives performers a chance to share their sets and find new followers.

The National LGBTQ Task Force announces it’s time to Queer the Census!

The National LGBTQ Task Force, PFLAG, the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance, the National Black Justice Coalition, the Movement Advancement Project and others have come together to offer webinars and mobilize volunteers to raise awareness about the 2020 Census. Queer the Census recognizes that there is language that will limit how gender and sexuality are considered. Organizers still stress the importance of getting as many queer people as possible counted because the way so many resources are allocated is based on population.

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