Friday, May 04, 2018

My Weekend Crush

It’s been a week since Janelle Monae came out as bisexual/pansexual. A week in which nothing much changed, really. Our president is still a terrible human being. Corporations are still greedy, soulless entities that only worship money. And the internet is still mostly garbage saved only by small pockets of unspeakable wonder. But then, in other ways, everything changed.

Imagine, if you will, you’re a young queer person of color struggling with her, his or their sexuality. And then imagine the coolest, smoothest, suit-wearingest pop star in the entire stratosphere of stars comes out as bisexual/pansexual. And she makes music videos where she openly cavorts with women (and men) and writes an entire song about how fucking awesome vaginas are. And then she says that she is now a “free-ass motherfucker” after publicly coming out.

As she told Rolling Stone:

“I want young girls, young boys, nonbinary, gay, straight, queer people who are having a hard time dealing with their sexuality, dealing with feeling ostracized or bullied for just being their unique selves, to know that I see you.”
Yeah, Janelle Monae sees you. And that, that makes a world of difference. Happy weekend, all.


Carmen SanDiego said...

It was as unsurprising as when Ricky Martin came out but it did make a difference and it got better

FASTTCR said...

What I love is the velocity of her coming out experience. The assuredness, the volume, and the take no prisoners, I don't give a FUCK, way she came out that pleases me to no end. BOLD and SEXY. Oh yeah. There is no price to high for the ticket to see her when she comes around DC.