Queer as in F*ck You
+ She Was an Ultra Conservative Texas Christian, then Kai was born and everything changed.
But this fight has also created a new and promising partnership between the state’s LGBTQ community and a cadre of fiercely protective parents. And many of these “mama” and “papa bears” of Texas trans pride are former conservatives, surprised to find themselves radicalized by their children’s ordeals, working hard to prove that Texas values are neither uniform nor fixed.
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+ AP Style Allowing Use of the Singular “They” in “Limited Cases”. Pin a rose on the AP’s nose, guys.
Welcome to the Hellmouth
+ Trump Appoints Leading Opponent of LGBT Civil Rights to Lead Civil Rights Office but everything’s fine, it’s ok.
+ Pussy Wars:
In the necessary turn toward intersectionality, I don’t want to erase lived forms of bodily vulnerability. An uneven distribution of sexual violence is historically skewed toward persons with vaginas, but it is also skewed toward women without them, to trans persons more generally, and to persons of color across gendered forms of embodiment. At this juncture, it seems more promising to open up the biological area, to reconsider feminist contestation amid a spectrum of organs and bodies, rather than as equivalent to this or that genital configuration.
Saw This, Thought of You
Eleven New Cloud Types! Also, 11 new potential names for your next kitten, if you think about it.