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Jun 22 2023
Underwear's The Party + THE STROLL Explores Trans Sex Work In NYC + Ohio Vs. LGBTQ Kids + Cyndi Lauper's Pride Message + MORE! — 12-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: Still so sad to think about how young E. Lynn Harris died. P.S. The Relevant Queer is a valuable follow.

BELOW: Keep reading for a sexy bedhead, Cyndi's Pride message, a new doc on trans sex workers and more ...

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CHARLIE BY MZ: Charlie by MZ's advertising aesthetic is sexier than a lot of porn, more beautiful than a lot of art. (FYI — not a paid spot, I just like them.)

Stroll-kristen-lovel-boycultureNBC NEWS: The Stroll is a new HBO doc that shines a light on the trans women who were sex workers in NYC's Meatpacking District back in the day:

Now a trans activist, actress and producer, [Kristen] Lovell said she was inspired to document her own story and those of her stroll sisters while participating in Film at Lincoln Center’s Artists Academy in 2019. As she watched a talk by the undisputed king of New York stories, Martin Scorsese, it suddenly clicked, Lovell said. 

“It was like, ‘Oh, my God, I have the perfect New York story,’” she said. “That was the motivator.”

HUFF POST: Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk are moving closer to a cage fight. We are a deeply unserious world. I think this writer called it.

PINK NEWS: No, a pedophile did not coin the term “cisgender.”

BUCKEYE FLAME: During Pride Month, Ohio's GOP House has passed a raft of anti-LGBTQ bills that include mandating outing children to their parents and, of course, denying all gender-affirming care to kids.

GR8ERDAYS: Cyndi Lauper, 70 today, wishes us a happy Pride — while acknowledging the sudden set of challenges to all our progress.

ACCUWEATHER: NYC has on-again, off-again rain again and again through early July (UGH). As for Pride Sunday, so far it appears it could rain early and clear up later on. Either way, it will be hot.

TWITTER: Belly-laugh.

NYT: Blue Jays' Anthony Bass is now just Anthony Bass after he defended an anti-queer post. Bye-bye!

TWITTER: Liza Minnelli is seen out for dinner. Hope she is well.

THE WRAP: And Just Like That ... gets a great review, which asserts that the first season's mistakes have been addressed.

GLAAD: Our LGBTQ orgs are often taken for granted or viewed cynically, but in a time when businesses are being pressured to drop all LGBTQ support, GLAAD is announcing a long list of major players who have signed off on this:

As we celebrate Pride this month, we reject the harassment and bullying of the LGBTQ communities and support the businesses that are trying to serve all in a safe and inclusive manner. Pride at its core is about dignity and equality, and we, the undersigned companies, join together to reaffirm our unwavering commitment to the LGBTQ community.

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