Also.Also.Also: A Lesbian Is In Charge of the Grand Canyon, More or Less, and Other Stories for Your Week

New week! What are you gonna do? Stay hydrated out there!

Queer as in F*ck You

+ Krista Burton (Effing Dykes) wants her lesbian bars back.

+ Biden Calls on Trump to Raise Anti-LGBT Violence in Chechnya with Russians, while 50 Members Of Congress Sign Letter Condemning Anti-LGBT Purge In Chechnya and “No LGBT People” Signs Crop Up In Russian Businesses.

+ Muslims and LGBT Advocates Prepare to Fight Mark Green’s Nomination as Army Secretary.

+ Texas Has a New Plan to Discriminate Against LGBT People, so like, great use of your time guys.

+ Broadly’s three-part series, “Youth Interrupted,” focuses on trans teens in the US living with these bullshit bathroom bills, including Gavin Grimm. Here’s the piece on Trinity Neal. ‘Do You Want a Happy Little Girl or a Dead Little Boy?’: My Choice as a Mother.


+ Maybe this is neither here nor there, but I wanted to make sure you knew that the Grand Canyon National Park has a lesbian superintendent, Chris Lehnertz. Also she recently visited Boulder, CO.

+ Lesbian Former Athletic Director Sues University of Iowa Over Workplace Discrimination.

Welcome to the Hellmouth

+ Trump Justice Department Won’t Push Back Against Bathroom Discrimination Law.

Doll Parts

+ Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam Was a Champion for the Poor and the Marginalized.

+ Complaint Claims Thousands of Reports of Sexual Assault in Immigration Detention Have Not Been Investigated.

+ What We Know (And Don’t Know) About ‘Missing White Women Syndrome’

Saw This, Thought of You

+ If Public Schools Won’t Teach Sex Ed, We’ll Have To Do It Ourselves.

And Finally

Settle down, Australia JEEZ.

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  1. That piece about Trinity made me cry!

    And EFFING DYKES IS BACK! She’s back! She’s writing the blog again! This happened four months ago and I guess I’m not the well-connected dyke I thought I was, because I just found out, but now I want y’all to know!

    When I was coming out, Effing Dykes and AS were the two big things that made me think that maybe my life wouldn’t be tragic, or just okay, but SUPER FUN AND AWESOME and even richer for its queerness. So I am so glad!

  2. Trinity’s video made me cry at work :(

    The thing about lesbian bars def spoke to me, they’re such important spaces, even though “inclusion” is great I still don’t necessarily feel comfortable kissing a girl in the middle of a normal club for example. I get a lot of my needed “queer energy” and I meet people from being in clubs/bars etc which have a lot of queer women and it’s something I really notice if I don’t get.

    Australia needs to calm down with the scary things jeez :S

  3. Really displeased I was just tricked into clicking on an article about spiders. This is my first ever AS comment, so you know how important it is to me to never think about spiders.

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