Also.Also.Also: Anti-LGBTQ Bills for Which to Gird Your Loins in 2019 and Other Stories That Exist

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Do days of the week and time count again yet? Are we back to normal now? I think we are, and I’ll tell you why I think this: I have to call an electrician today. Truly, what says “the world is back to normal” like coordinating a home repair that will require you to be available for a six-hour window on a day of someone else’s choosing?

Happy Normal Week to you all! Can’t wait to eat salsa and broken tortilla chips while standing in my kitchen.

Queer as in F*ck You

U.S. Court Rules for Trump on Transgender Military Limits

Popular Model Alli Ojo Comes Out as a Lesbian

First Exhibition of LGBTQ Gaming History Opens in Berlin

Lesbian Couple to Marry 26 Times Abroad to Call for Equality in Japan

Bisexual Poverty Is Overlooked by the LGBT Community

‘I Just Want To Be Prepared’: Group Teaches LGBT People Gun Self-Defense

Kimberly Mutcherson Becomes First African American, Woman, and LGBT Law Dean at Rutgers

These Trans Latinas Started Their Own Beauty Co-op to Defy Discrimination

“Scissorhands” on Stage Is the Queer Story ’90s LGBTQ Kids Longed For

Nickelodeon’s ‘Double Dare’ Breaks New Ground by Featuring Double Dads

One of the First Things This Freshman Congresswoman Did Was Hang a Trans Flag Outside Her Office

Here Are the Worst Anti-LGBT Bills to Watch for in 2019

Portraits of Queer Life in the Bible Belt

Author and Illustrator [and Bisexual] Marinaomi Examines the Lives of Complex Characters

The Problem With Ellen DeGeneres’ Kevin Hart Interview

2019: Design*Sponge’s Final Year

Saw This, Thought of You

Art Collective Colectivo Moriviví Is Painting Political Murals Throughout Puerto Rico

The ‘Surviving R. Kelly’ Showrunner Is Waiting for a Reckoning

How Millennials Became The Burnout Generation

Lauren Underwood Is the Youngest Black Woman to Serve in Congress

A $20,243 Bike Crash: Zuckerberg Hospital’s Aggressive Tactics Leave Patients With Big Bills

Are Animals Getting Better at Acting?

How Samin Nosrat Found the Women Featured in “Salt Fat Acid Heat”

Netflix Wants You to Fix Your Life, One Reality Show at a Time

Zero Is Just 1,500 Years Old. Before It, There Was Nothing.

How Smooth Jazz Took Over ’90s Radio

The Misogynistic Rhetoric Behind That Anti-Smartphone Op-Ed — a fun hate-read companion if you’re into that sort of thing.

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  1. Ahhh I wanted to love “Portraits of Queer Life in the Bible Belt” but my inner copyeditor can’t handle it! First off, it says “towns like Tulsa, Oklahoma, Nashville, and Tennessee” which makes it sound like Oklahoma and Tennessee are the names of towns or cities. Then, the story says that the project was exploring “right-wing middle America” which is not at all how I would describe Tulsa, Nashville, or Memphis (one of the places photographed). Nashville and Memphis are two of the 25 largest cities in the U.S. and consistently vote for the more liberal political candidates in national elections, and Tulsa is in the top 50 largest cities. Finally, the story mentions “the traditional Midwest” and “queerness in the Midwest” but Arkansas and Tennessee are two states that are definitely not in the Midwest region!

    Salsa and broken tortilla chips on the other hand is one of my all time favorites.

  2. My mom campaigned for Lauren Underwood! So exciting that she won.

    (Ok, maybe that’s not a comment on the articles but every time I read anything about Lauren Underwood, especially in the national press, I get this surge of pride)

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