ICYMI: We’re at peak queer lady pop culture! “Lesbian Jesus” Hayley Kiyoko’s prophecy about the power of #20GayTeen is coming true, and here’s some scientific evidence to back up this claim:
1. “Strangers” by Lauren Jauregui and Halsey
Tbh I feel like this queer lady anthem didn’t get enough love when it came out (pun!), so circle back and bump it again because it really is a banger AND they use she/her pronouns the entire time!! (Also I’m definitely not going to stop shipping these two badass women…)
2. The lesbian plotline in “Blockers”
What a shocker… a trailer for a mainstream comedy neglected to feature the gay storyline! It’s not even just a subplot y’all, it’s a full-on PLOT. Wish I’d been able to see this when I was in high school… Might’ve helped me avoid a lot of awkward school dances.
3. Hayley Kiyoko’s debut album
An entire electro-pop album full of sexy songs about sexing women?! Wayyy too good to be true… Thank you, Lesbian Jesus!
4. Demi and Kehlani get down and dirty
Okay remember when Demi Lovato and Kehlani started kissing and grinding on stage?!?! I’m still recovering… The best part was definitely when Kehlani cleared up any confusion about her role in the situation.
5. Janelle + Tessa 4ever
The energy between Janelle Monae and Tessa Thompson in the “Make Me Feel” music video was… electric to say the least. We’re living for this beautiful bi storyline.
6. Cardi B rapping about threesomes
I literally can’t imagine anything better than Cardi B’s suggestion in “She Bad” — a threesome with her, Chrissy Teigen, and Rihanna?! Shook.
7. The dancing girl from Missy Elliott’s “Work It” video came out
FYI: Lena Waithe is having a moment. From her Vanity Fair cover to her role in Ready Player One and her incredible series “The Chi,” Lena’s the it girl in the industry right now. And she’s doing big things for black lesbian representation. We see you!
9. Random queer women everywhere
Is it just me or are there random queer women everywhere in TV and movies these days? Used to be we had to project lesbian narratives onto supposedly straight characters if we wanted to feel represented, but now I can’t even keep up with all the queer ladies! “Black Lightning,” “Love & Hip Hop,” “Grown-ish,” “Jane the Virgin,” “Everything Sucks!,” “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” “One Day at a Time”… We’re everywhere!