Also.Also.Also: A Queers and Cats Calendar and Other Less Exciting Stories for Your Week

I saw Rogue One in 3D on Saturday and now my life feels more complete! You should try it. What cool thing did you do over the weekend? Oh also I have flowers on my desk! You guys, you have to love yourself enough to put flowers on your desk. You thoroughly deserve them. Ok good talk!

You Should Go or Do or Give

+ Hi would you like to be the proud owner of FANCY FEAST: a queer cat calendar?? This is made by the same genius who brought you the 2015 Dykes and Ducks calendar, and proceeds benefit “great Oakland causes such as Causa Justa and Qulture collective.”

Yes.


Queer as in F*ck You

+ Indigenous Love: When Being Who We Are is Resistance.

While we are a cisgender married couple, I (Rachael) am not straight. I am pansexual, and this aspect of my identity informs how I perceive how our traditions and the potential of our children’s role in those traditions. Our children may feel in their hearts that living as the gender assigned to them at birth is not how the Creator made them.

+ #decrim and the LGBTQ Sex Workers.

+ Is Queer Sexuality a Music Video Taboo?


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Doll Parts

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+ Michelle Obama talks to Oprah about the stereotype of the “Angry Black Woman.” The entire interview airs tonight on CBS with an encore presentation on Wednesday airing on OWN.


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Laneia is the Executive Editor and founding member of Autostraddle, and you're the reason she's here. She's 37, has two kids, two dogs, one cat, one Megan, and some personal essays.

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7 Comments

  1. Relevant to the Indigenous Love article, there is this really cool collective called ReMatriate which is a response to colonial representations of First Nations people in the media, their insta is @rematriate_ and they post beautiful photos showing the diversity of Indigenous women and their stories and they are doing a gofundme which doesn’t seem to have a lot of momentum https://www.gofundme.com/ReMatriate

  2. Something that’s driving me insane right now is all the tweets moaning about how because SNL hosted Tr*mp last year, she show doesn’t get to take a stance against him now. Which…I’m pretty sure the people who write and perform the skits aren’t the same people who decide who gets to host? From what I’ve read the majority of the cast and writers were NOT happy about him hosting. Blame Lorne Michaels, but don’t preach to the people who, from what it looks like, are actively trying to use their platform to make as stand as well as they can, given the NBC level of freedom they’re afforded.

  3. Look, I also saw Rogue One this weekend? And for the first hour and a half or so of the movie, I didn’t really know what it was ABOUT

    The last part, like once the point of the movie clear, was GREAT though

    • Rogue one was not for children. It was basically what happens if an adult fan gets a hold of the material after watching Batman the Dark Knight rises. It was fun but it wasn’t for kids. That’s for sure.

      Oh and the comment about the gymnasts, honestly I am not surprised about the number. I say this because competitiveness lead to the problem.

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