A lesbian couple gets married after knowing each other for nine days, Mo'Nique comes out during a Netflix special, and Yale honors Pauli Murray with a mural.
‘90 Day Fiancé’ Features Lesbian Couple
Lesbian couple Jeymi Noguera and Kris Foster, who some call "U-Haul Lesbians," got married after knowing each other for only nine days.
"So many people told us we’re crazy, we’re rushing, we shouldn’t be doing this. But when you have something wonderful, hold on to it. That’s what I’m doing," said Foster.
On April 2, the couple was wed on an episode of "90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way."
"I can only tell you that it’s not going to be easy, and each day, we’ll have to make our best effort. But there’s nothing I want more than to make such an effort for you," said Noguera.
The couple was supported by Noguera’s friends in person and Foster’s family via Zoom during the ceremony.
Mo’Nique Comes Out In New Netflix Special
Photo via Instagram.
Actress and comedian Mo’Nique launched her Netflix-original special "My Name is Mo’Nique" on April 4 and left fans "shook" after coming out as bisexual.
Mo’Nique shared anecdotes with the audience ranging from being raised in Baltimore by "junkies, gamblers, alcoholics…" to her interest in intimacy with other women despite being married to Sidney Hicks.
Mo’Nique said to her husband, "Daddy, I wanna be with another woman sexually." In which he responded, "B**ch, me too!"
It’s been revealed in the past that the couple had an open marriage, but have grown out of the arrangement.
Mo’Nique said she’s "misunderstood," but hopes the special will help fans "understand why I swing like I swing."
Yale Honors Pauli Murray with Mural
Dining hall of Pauli Murray College. Photo via yale.edu by Allie Barton.
Pauli Murray, the same-gender loving civil rights attorney and Episcopal Priest, was honored with a mural at Yale University. The mural was designed by queer visual artist Mickalene Thomas and unveiled on March 27.
Murray was the first African American woman to earn a doctorate in law and was a powerful figure in the civil rights movement.
The mural covers an entire portion of the university’s dining hall and is dominated by thousands of enamel tiles with a youthful Murray at the end of the mural.
"Pauli was a trailblazer for civil rights and gender equity and I am so grateful to have had the privilege to depict her at the college named in her honor," said Thomas.