Also.Also.Also: 2021 Is Officially the Deadliest Year on Record for Transgender People

I also mentioned this in the recap of Twenties that I just wrote (are you watching that yet? You really should be!), but I got my Vaccine Booster today and please excuse any typos because my bed/fever is calling something fierce and this link round up is the only thing between me and it. Thank you! 💜

Queer as in F*ck You

No, I realize this section of the link round up has “fuck” as a joke but Seriously. Absolutely Seriously. FUCK THISSSSSSSSSS — 2021 Is Now the Deadliest Year on Record for Transgender People

Saw This, Thought of You

Getting Back to Normal Is Only Possible Until You Test Positive

How SARS-CoV-2 in American Deer Could Alter the Course of the Global Pandemic. “Scientists have evidence that SARS-CoV-2 is circulating in white-tailed deer in the U.S. They say the findings could essentially dash any hopes of eliminating the virus in the U.S. — and the world.” (To quote Vanessa, “Wow this excerpt is sad on like multiple levels?”)

And then as a chaser, Himani recommends “probably the cutest climate change article ever to clean the palette”: The Furriest, Cleverest, and Hands-Down Cutest Way to Fight Climate Change

Sunny Hostin Is More Than Just Co-host of The View (shhhhhh The View remains one of my sometimes guilty pleasures and I’m Sunny Hostin Hive forever)

SPORTS! But also Romance? Renee Montgomery Is Married! Atlanta Dream Co-Owner and Wife Sirena Grace Detail ‘Special’ Wedding

I feel like someone here will enjoy Kelly Clarkson going emo and covering My Chemical Romance

This is actually from earlier in the month, but I only just now saw it, and ABSOLUTELY THIS: The Zombification of Whitney Houston by Brooke Obie for Refinery29

Political Snacks

Still thinking about last week’s election? Virginia Republicans Perfected the Post-Trump Dog Whistle. “Governor-elect Glenn Youngkin figured out exactly how far, and how close, to keep Donald Trump.”

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Carmen Phillips

Carmen is Autostraddle's Editor-in-Chief and a Black Puerto Rican femme/inist writer. She claims many past homes, but left the largest parts of her heart in Detroit, Brooklyn, and Buffalo, NY. There were several years in her early 20s when she earnestly slept with a copy of James Baldwin’s “Fire Next Time” under her pillow. You can find her on twitter, @carmencitaloves.

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