Queer kisses, face masks, tv and film make this week’s Good and Gay feel epic in its goodness. From cartoons to musical documentaries to real-life activists making a difference in their home community, we’ve gathered the very best and happiest things that happened this week on the gay internet in one place for you!
And, don’t miss Bella Books’ sale this weekend! We’re highlighting books about romances that were only supposed to be a fling. You can get some titles for as little as $5.99, so make sure to check out this sale and stock up on saucy, sexy books!
She-Ra and the Princesses of Power’s Adora and Catra share a queer kiss
In the final season of the epic queer-produced and created animated series She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, our favorite angry kitty and her BFF finally kiss. The series, which featured two queer romances and a nonbinary character named Double Trouble, has been building toward this moment. Since Catra first reacted to Adora’s betrayal, they’ve seemed to be more like salty exes than former friends. And Season Five finally took us there.
Queer folks in Pittsburgh create trans and queer-affirming face masks
Sue Kerr saw that there was a need for durable face masks that affirm trans and queer folks and set about making sure they were made. With her blog Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents and TransPride Pittsburgh, Kerr helped found Pgh MasQUe ProjecT. Demonstrating the resourcefulness our communities are known for, Kerr and her team fundraised, recruited sewists (activists and artists who sew), had volunteers distribute masks for free, and provided resources to other trans and queer friendly mask creators. The effort has distributed hundreds of masks and isn’t slowing down any time soon.
Autostraddle highlights Hightown’s Jackie Quinones as a relatable, messy queer character
Jackie Quinones is the very best part of Hightown, a TV show about a fisheries service agent who is also a lesbian and an addict. The series itself has some highs and lows, but Quinones is exactly the kind of relatable, messy queer character that makes us long-time fans. And, hey, we’re not mad at the hot, lesbian sex and queer kisses that punctuate the series.
Amy Goldstein’s Kate Nash: Underestimate the Girl appears online today
Queer filmmaker Amy Goldstein has created an incredible documentary about singer-songwriter Kate Nash. The film, called Kate Nash: Underestimate the Girl, has played to sold-out crowds around the world including at film festivals such as DOC NYC. It is available to be rented now on Alamo on Demand. Tomorrow, Saturday May 23 at 9:00pm ET, Nash will host a Q+A and live interactive performance, so make sure to check that out as well. Learn more on the film’s twitter.
Curbside Shorts Two-Minute Film Challenge calls for submissions from women and nonbinary filmmakers
Women in Film LA, ReFrame and IMDbPro have partnered on a film challenge aimed at capturing nonbinary folks’ and women’s experiences of COVID-19. Submissions are due May 26—there’s no cost to filmmakers. The call is for two-minute shorts about sheltering in place. The films can be in any genre and shot in any style. Audiences will vote on the winners. So, get your submissions in and/or get ready to watch these great shorts!