Pop Style Opinionfest: Things Get Mighty Queer Around Here

Posted on August 02, 2019


Kittens, we weren’t really planning on flying our rainbow flags as we sat down and flipped on our mics, but if there’s one throughline of this week’s T Lo Ramble, it a whole bunch of queer stuff.

First, we talk about the importance of Laverne Cox’s cover appearance for British Vogue, what it means not only for transgender representation in popular culture and fashion, but also what it says about Editor-in-Chief Edward Enninful’s approach and why it’s of the utmost importance to hire and promote with diversity of experiences and backgrounds in mind.

This leads us into a revisit of what turned out to be our most popular post of the summer, the viral 1957 gay wedding photos and what they mean to us as a gay married couple. This in turn (did we mention we ramble a bit?) leads to a short discussion on the history of the LGBTQ term, why it’s important to use it, when it’s incorrect to use it, and what it means for queer people all over. Oh, and we talk about how “queer” isn’t a universally beloved word.

Just simple, light stuff like that. Not super-serious stuff like, say … this:

 

 

Your ol’ pals T & Lo (who REALLY need to update their 6-year-old promo pic) FINALLY got to meet and greet with one Katya Zamolodchikova, a frequent guest on this program. We had a blast and we talk a bit about how excited we were to scan the crowd and see exactly the sort of people we had in mind when writing our book.

 

 

In other words, WE MADE IT ALL ABOUT US, DARLINGS! Would you have us any other way but self-centered? A rhetorical question, of course. LUVYAMEANIT.

 

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[Photo Credit: British Vogue Magazine, fivesensesreeling.com, ouronestory.com]

 

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