It’s Friday Open Thread time, which means it’s time to all compliment your friends!
Spoiler alert: Piper is the woooorst.
This week we have adorable prom stories, comment poetry, arts and crafts, Game of hotness and so much more!
LINKS! I’ve got some for you! NYC is becoming a utopia of free tampons and gender neutral restrooms, fat-positivity in reproductive justice, Janet Mock on Stonewall, female graffiti artists, Gaby Dunn loves A-Camp, and mama bears using humans to protect their cubs.
So much news today! The Democrats’ sit-in in the House over gun legislation, SCOTUS rulings on affirmative action, the status of many undocumented people in the US, the Dollar General case, as well as rulings related to Freddie Gray’s death and trans kids using bathrooms at school, and more.
All the women of Litchfield deserve so much better.
Topics include my personal problems with Bustle’s SEO strategy, beating airport boredom, Gawker Media filing for bankruptcy and more!
Books to read for Pride, searching for representation, cotton candy queer lit, books as taxidermy, books and reading and food and eating, and more.
These songs are essentially our generation’s “feel a little poke coming through” in “Too Close” by Next.
BIG SALE. IMPORTANT SALE HAPPENING RIGHT NOW.
Plus Laverne Cox and Queen Latifah hang out, Person of Interest ends on a kind of happy sapphic note, the actresses who play Daenerys Targaryen and Yara Greyjoy are shipping it too, a new adorable clip from Finding Dory and more queer pop culture news!
Also, Tegan and Sara are riding a bus filled with twins, Ruby Rose is making dad jokes and Laura Jane Grace is stuck in a freezer.
No Hope Allowed.
Life is but a meme.
In my last installment of Rebel Girls, I briefed you on some of the badass glass ceiling crashers currently serving in office who are queer as f*ck. These six women came before them.
This playlist accompanies all of the feelings I have being queer in suburbia: gay, lonely, bored, and confused by my neighbors’ dedications to their lawns.
Is Game of Thrones going there with Yara and Daenerys? Seems like maybe! Waverly and Haught make out twice on Wynonna Earp. Catherine and Marjorie’s story takes center stage on Veep. And Audrey gets A-ed on Scream.
We have two new tops to blow your mind in colors that make you wanna eat a popsicle in the sunshine. Plus enamel pins and A-Camp swag!
An over-stuffed episode that needs more Maritza, but excels at its menstrual narrative.
Things aren’t going great for Donald Trump’s campaign this week, the dangerous SCOTUS ruling that says evidence obtained illegally can be used in court, Tamara Dominguez’s murderer charged, and more.