It feels like we lost something elemental, as if an entire color is gone. #DavidBowie
— Carrie Brownstein (@Carrie_Rachel) January 11, 2016
You Should Go or Do or Give
+ Support YouTube star Ashley Mardell’s LGTQIA Book.
Queer as in F*ck You
+ Lesbian Pioneer Jeanne Cordova Dies at 67. Read Riese’s tribute here: Goodbye to the Activist and Writer Who Lead the Way We’re Going.
+ Take a look at Samra Habib‘s photo project, Queer Muslim Project.
“Mainstream Islam isn’t always welcoming of LGBTQ Muslims, yet a lot of the Muslim traditions and rituals bring queer Muslims comfort and provide a sense of belonging,” Habib says. “I wanted to show everyone the creative and brilliant LGBTQ Muslims I identified with the most and would hang out with at art shows, queer dance parties, and Jumu’ah prayer. So I picked up my camera and decided to photograph what I was witnessing. In the words of the brilliant Dali (who I shot for this project), ‘we have always been here, it’s just that the world wasn’t ready for us yet.’
Saw This, Thought of You
+ This headline: Willie Nelson to Guest on Cyndi Lauper Country Album.
Maybe this will help: David Bowie’s Formative Reading List of 75 Favorite Books.