Listen: This TikTok Couple ‘Adopted’ Millions Of LGBTQ Kids— And They’re The Queer Parents We All Need
“I was low-key having a bad day, and now here are my TikTok mom and dad. They just like, popped into the room. And they brought me cupcakes! It’s so nice.”
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On today's episode:
1. If you’re on TikTok, you’ve probably seen “The Mafia Family'' by now. Known as “Lisa and Pope,” they are a couple that basically plays “accepting parents” so that LGBTQ+ kids, and their 7 million followers, feel less alone. Paper Magazine recently named them LGBTQ+ TikTok Trailblazers, but it all began when a follower asked the couple to adopt them. And just like that, a family of millions were born.
By creating this “Big Queer Family” on TikTok, Lisa and Pope are providing what many LGBTQ+ youth have been needing: love, acceptance, and the sense that someone is there for them. BuzzFeed’s Alexa Lisitza explains how this “Mafia Family” built a safe space for millions.
2. Britney Spears’ request to remove her father from her conservatorship has been denied by a judge.