Happy Friday y’all! I’ll be your guide for the good and the gay while our Fairy GayMother is in London for ClexaCon UK. How cool is that?
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1. Have you heard the possible good news? Long time LGBT rights advocate, actress, and television personality Aisha Tyler (Archer, Criminal Minds, The Talk) appears to (maybe?) be in a relationship with actress Emily Bett Rickards (Arrow). Tyler shared this photo on her Instagram with the caption “True Love.” If it’s indeed the case, how lovely!
2. Meanwhile, in Vermont, Christine D Hallquist is the state’s first openly transgender gubernatorial candidate and she came to win. HuffPo reports that Hallquist has been focusing on racial justice and discrimination. Said Hallquist: “I’m from the LGBT community,” she added, referencing how Vermont has been a leader on LGBTQ rights and marriage equality. “I feel the LGBT community has been well-taken care of in Vermont. And I have an obligation to people of color to make our state a more diverse state and a welcoming state.”
3. By the time this article goes up The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina will have been streaming on Netflix for a whole week. Now, you may be wondering why Sabrina made the cut, but as it has been said many times before by writer’s far more talented than I: there is something inherently gay about a secret identity. Also, all witches are gay. But if you’re still not convinced, Sabrina’s bestie Susie Putnam has a beautiful journey this season toward accepting their queer identity and Susie is played by non-binary actor Lachlan Watson. Go. Binge. Halloween lives in your heart all year round.
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) November 1, 2018
4. In case your heart could use a little more warming up, J.K. Rowling congratulated superfans Heather Pearson and Kelsey Stacey on their Harry Potter themed engagement. The Advocate has the full story on the epic scavenger hunt this adorable little Draco planned out.
5. Always of gay lady interest is news about Cate Blanchett, but her newest portrayal is a far cry from Carol Aird. Out reports that Blanchett will play conservative and anti-feminist Phyllis Schlafly in the FX series America. The show will focus on the movement behind the Equal Rights Amendment through the eyes of feminist icons Gloria Steinem, Betty Friedan, Shirley Chisholm, Bella Abzug, and Jill Ruckelshaus.