Also.Also.Also: Arsenic Panic and Sake for Breakfast and Other Stories to Make You Feel Alive

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UM HI missed you on Thursday! Now you’ve got a double dose of links to get through which is great because like what else were you going to do today? Go outside?? I THINK NOT.

Queer as in F*ck You

To Be Young, Gifted, Black—and Lesbian

The Weaponized Comedy of Hannah Gadsby

I’m Queer, I’m Christian, & Here’s How My Religion Is Failing Me:

When Brooklyn Was Queer: Telling the Story of the Borough’s LGBT Past

The Gay-Rights Activists Hoping for a Legal Victory in Kenya

Mike Pence Isn’t ‘Decent.’ He’s Insidious. by Cynthia Nixon

A new book! I heard you like books: Samantha Allen Shines a New Light on Queer Communities in Red States

This Mormon Survived Conversion Therapy. Now The Mormon Church Is Turning Against It

Conservative Christians Just Retook the United Methodist Church

The US Is Now Less Travel-Friendly for LGBTQ+ People Because of Trump

LGBTQ Adults Feel More Shame, Anxiety, and Depression About Their Money Than Their Straight Peers, According to a New Study. Seems right.

Bonnaroo Will Host First-Ever Pride Parade With Circus & Drag Queen Performances

First Ever Transgender Cultural District Co-Founded By #XLBossLady Aria Sa’id

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras – In Pictures

Author T Kira Madden Orders Sake for Breakfast: gay.

The Minnesota Murderess: “A new wife, a dead husband, and the arsenic panic that shook the Victorian world.” Listen.

Support the displaced QTPOC residents of 94 Monroe in Brooklyn!

Saw This, Thought of You

What’s the Future of the Feminist Movement? 12 Leading Voices Respond

In ‘Parkland,’ the Man Who Wrote the Book on Columbine Finds Something New: Hope

What The Natural Hair Movement Looked Like Before Influencers

Carrie Ann Lucas, Disability Rights Activist and Attorney, Dies Following Denial From Insurance Company

Stevie Nicks on Tom Petty, Drag Queens, ‘Game of Thrones’ and Missing Prince

How the Coke Cross from ‘Cruel Intentions’ Became an Iconic Symbol of ’90s Teen Rebellion #cokecross

Political Snacks

Gay snacks: Lori Lightfoot Advances to Runoff in Chicago Mayoral Race and Maria Hadden Ousts Longtime Ald. Joe Moore In 49th Ward

Here’s a fun piece of investigative journalism that everyone’s reading today! The Making of the Fox News White House. Just so many things!!

Democrats’ ‘Medicare For All’ Legislation Would End the Hyde Amendment

Why White School Districts Have So Much More Money

Climate Change Is Here—and It Looks Like Starvation

Nancy Pelosi: The Rolling Stone Interview

Real Black Activists Worry Fake Ones Will Drown Them Out On Twitter

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  1. Also sending my love (and a few $$$) to the residents of 94 Monroe!

    And I loved the piece about the early aughts natural hair community online (even if it did make me feel very old. That entire Broadly black history month series, exploring the histories of blackness online, was really inspired!

  2. bummed that i won’t be able to go to Bonnaroo (or A Camp! super sad actually) but rn I am on a farm in rural TN and the weekend before Bonnaroo two locals put on Barnaroo, which is but one day of music and also there is no ecstasy. But! some of the musicians are good enough to actually be in Bonnaroo. so there’s that.

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