Topline: Pete Buttigieg and Indya Moore

Here’s what to expect from Xtra Weekly, Dec. 18

Hey friend, here is a sneak peek at the stories coming your way in this week’s Xtra Weekly newsletter. 🌈✨

This is our last edition of Xtra Weekly for 2020, so you’ll definitely want to subscribe for all the tea ☕️. Don’t fret: We’ll be back in January. See you in your inbox!


👉Who slayed and who can sashay away in 2020? Check out Xtra’s inaugural list of righteous queens and shady bitches—all the big players who made this year simultaneously heartwarming and gut-wrenching. 


👉Out of the closet and into the cabinet 👀. Joe Biden will nominate Pete Buttigieg as transportation secretary, a top job in his cabinet. That means Buttigieg, a former mayor from South Bend, Indiana, will become the first openly LGBTQ2S+ person to serve as a Senate-appointed cabinet secretary in the United States. Plus, new internal documents from Health Canada show the national health regulator supports lifting the blood ban. So why hasn’t Prime Minister Justin Trudeau moved to end it?


👉Spreading holiday cheer to trans youth 💜🎄. Pose star Indya Moore is using their platform to create the TranSanta social media campaign to provide gifts to young trans people in need, including those who are homeless and in foster care. And queering T-Swift: Every song on Taylor Swift’s new album, evermore, ranked by their gay subtext.

All these stories and much more in this week’s Xtra Weekly.


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