Also.Also.Also: If You’re Not High Yet, You Should Read These Links

Thursday!!! Now how did that happen?

Saw This, Thought of You

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Happy 420!

Long COVID Is Being Erased—Again, I read this because Heather recommended it and I couldn’t feel better about that decision. You should read it, too.

As someone who wears a lot of nail polish and also has had a lot of nail polish inside of me (we’re all grown here), I think about this a lot: How Worried Should I Be About Toxins in Nail Polish?

That part. Abbott Elementary Lets Black Kids Be Kids.

I’ve been really sitting with this, it’s hard to fully wrap my head around but The Internet of the 2010s Ended Today. “BuzzFeed News was more than a website: It defined an era.”

Queer as in F*ck You

Here’s the First Look at Jinkx Monsoon’s Character on Doctor Who

Florida Board of Education Approves ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Expansion. “The change would ban lessons about sexual orientation and gender identity in grades K-12.”

Speaking of which, DeSantis-Appointed Disney Board Outlines Aggressive Changes

I know a lot of people on Twitter are bemoaning (and/or clowning) the removal of Blue checkmarks today, but let’s not take our eye off of the ball: Twitter Quietly Changes Its Hateful Conduct Policy to Remove Standing Protections for Its Transgender Users

Political Snacks

The Supreme Court (Temporarily) Blocks Abortion-Pill Restrictions

And also, The New Pro-life Movement Has a Plan to End Abortion. Same story. Just another Thursday.

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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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  1. I hadn’t heard about Buzzfeed! Forgive if this is a dumb question because I don’t fully understand all difference sections and offshoots of the site, but is all of Buzzfeed shutting down or just Buzzfeed News?

  2. Loved this queered activist Also Also post for 420-especially as someone with hippie parents who grew up with their parents observing it yearly! Literally today it’s my mom screaming at my dad for the maconha and my older brother texting her “happy 420” as soon as she woke up today.

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