1. Clip Joint: Lesbian Films - "This week, let's celebrate sapphic love in all its celluloid forms. Just keep the Kenny G sax soundtrack out of earshot, please." Clips include A Florida Enchantment (1914), Maedchen in Uniform (1931), Rebecca, Gia and Mulholland Drive. (@the guardian UK)
2. Jezebel asks: Why Is Everyone So Worried About Being Tracy Flick?
3. HOLLER! Bloomberg urges New York to pass Gay Marriage Bill: "There are people who don’t agree, but it’s incumbent on all of us to explain to people that this really is a basic right that people should have, and I think that it’s time for Albany to set politics aside and do the right thing, and pass the gay marriage bill.” (@the advocate)
4. "Desires. It’s interesting that desires get all mucked up with class, race, gender, beauty images, and the wrong idea of hetero and homosexuality as two poles, with bi in the middle." - Elizabeth Bachner's stunning personal essay "Reading About Femme" mixes philosophy and memoir with book reviews inclduing The Novel, Femmes of Power: Exploding Queer Femininities, The Other Side of Desire: Four Journeys Into the Far Realms of Lust and Longing, Hello Cruel World: 101 Alternatives to Suicide for Teens, Freaks and Other Outlaws. Reading About Femme (@bookslut)
5. Gainesville Votes to Continue Protecting LGBT Rights (@the nation)
If you haven't seen it already, here is the trailer for Where The Wild Things Are, directed by Spike Jonze. It looks incredible. This book was a huuuuge part of my childhood so I really hope they don't fuck it up. I just showed it to my younger sister, and her response was, "I know what half of Williamsburg is going to be for Halloween!" It's funny because it's true (they might also go as Rorschach from Watchmen). (@nerdist, which is comedian Chris Hardwick's funny blog)
There's an interesting interview with Alison Mosshart just published in Interview Magazine. It's still a good read even if you're not a fan of The Kills.
from Intern Vashti:
I'm so, so proud of Oregon right now. The Safe Schools act just passed in the House 50 to 9 and is on its way to the Senate. The Safe Schools Act [proposed by Basic Rights Oregon, the main LGBT rights group in the state] strengthens the anti-bullying laws for schools in Oregon by requiring each school district and charter school to designate a person to receive and investigate bullying complaints. I'm just upset that I had the chance to lobby for this at the capitol a couple weeks ago but I couldn't because I had class.