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According to a report on The Hill, the House of Representatives passed two child care bills on Wednesday. These bills aim to help both families with the financial burden of child care and the underfunded and neglected child care industry. These bills are also intended to help the child care industry and families specifically during the COVID-19 pandemic. The first bill, entitled the Child Care Is Essential Act, would help out by giving $50 billion to the child care industry. This bill also included language to “provide relief...
Happy birthday JK Rowling! To celebrate the queen of TERFs and Harry Potter author’s birthday, trans folks and allies took to Twitter and started donating money to Mermaids, a UK charity that supports trans youth, in her name. Rowling came under fire last month for her remarks about trans people on Twitter, particularly when she rejected the validity of the term “people who menstruate.” The statement she issued addressing the tweets was equally riddled with transphobia. On her website, Rowling explains why she stood in solidarity...
Netflix is adding seven iconic Black sitcoms to its streaming library starting this weekend. The '90s shows being added to the platform include Moesha, its spinoff The Parkers, The Game, Sister, Sister, Girlfriends, Half & Half, and One on One. Netflix’s Twitter announcement of the new additions included some heartfelt messages from stars of the shows, including Tracee Ellis Ross (Girlfriends), Tia Mowry (Sister, Sister and The Game) and Tamera Mowry-Housley (Sister, Sister), Shar Jackson (Moesha), and Dorien Wilson (The Parkers). Time to pop bottles🍾🍾The following classic shows...
We're celebrating the end of the month with a visual album by Beyoncé, several immersive new novels, and Brandy's return to music following an eight-year hiatus. Read on for all our entertainment picks this week. MOVIES/TV Black Is King   Beyoncé always seems to drop something new right when we need it most. This time, she’s bringing us a visual album exploring the lessons of The Lion King and celebrating Black culture and excellence through music. Streaming July 31 on Disney+.  I Used to Go Here   Gillian Jacobs stars in this new comedy...
Alyy Patel is a LGBTQ+ activist and graduate student living in Canada. Her research includes “'Brown Girls Can’t Be Gay': Racism Experienced By Queer South Asian Women in the Toronto LGBTQ Community,” which was published in the Journal of Lesbian Studies in March 2019. Patel founded the Queer South Asian Womxn’s Network and was the first ever South Asian speaker at the 2020 Toronto Dyke March. She’s an overall badass paving the way for queer South Asians everywhere, and I was excited to talk to her...