It’s Monday (again). A lot happened over the weekend. Here’s just some of what you might have missed…
JOKER’S WILD: Out director Todd Haynes has revealed more details about his upcoming explicit gay romance drama starring Joaquin Phoenix. [IndieWire]
WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS: Fans of male chastity have begun “Locktober”, the month for celebrating the joys of locking up your penis. [Daily Beast]
FASHION ROADKILL: Sam Smith‘s performance of Dead or Alive’s “You Spin Me Round” nearly got derailed by a giant furball at their boyfriend Christian Cowan’s runway show during Paris Fashion Week.
PRAISE BE: A group of progressive Florida churches rallied against Ron “Don’t Say Gay” DeSantis’ ongoing attacks aimed at the LGBTQ+ community, reproductive rights, and K-12 education. [Miami Herald]
DARE TO BARE: Completely nude dating series Naked Attraction has taken the US by storm and the British show’s executive producer spilled the tea on some of its controversial behind-the-scenes dealings. [The Hollywood Reporter]
THIGH’S THE LIMIT: Jake Gyllenhaal is flaunting his inseam pride by creating a collection of running shorts and it’s all for a great cause. [HeartBreak.Run]
LGBTQ+ HISTORY: California Governor Gavin Newson has picked Laphonza Butler to fill Dianne Feinstein’s Senate seat, making her the first Black lesbian to openly serve in Congress. [LGBTQ Nation]
MIRACLE MEDICINE: By the end of the decade, people living with HIV may be able to self-inject treatment every two to three months. Currently, a hospital/doctor’s office visit is required. [Guardian]
‘TIS MARIAH SEASON: With Halloween still four weeks away, Mariah Carey is getting a jump on the holidays by announcing her “Merry Christmas One and All Tour” and tickets go on sale this week! [Just Jared]
SO CLOSE: Watch as drag queen Alexis Stone transforms into Glenn Close’s iconic portrayal of Cruella de Vil from 101 Dalmatians to attend the Balenciaga show at Paris Fashion Week.
The video game ‘Starfield’ has proven controversial for letting players flirt with and fall for same-sex partners