Also.Also.Also: Be the Meghan Markle You Wish to See in the World

The weekend’s just around the corner… here are a few links to make the hours fly by a bit more quickly.

Queer as in F*ck You

Inside the Miami Wedding of Soccer Stars Ali Krieger and Ashlyn Harris

@russian.queer.revolution is the LGBTQI+ art platform you need to know

States Weigh Measures to Stop Transgender Athletes From Competing in Women’s Sports

Michigan LGBTQ bills have failed for decades — but this year could be different

Tracy Young, Madonna’s Fave DJ, Is Breaking the Grammy Glass Ceiling

First LGBTQ-focused charter school could open in Birmingham

Saw This, Thought of You

I love this story so, so much. Let “fuck convention, separate yourself from the toxic people in your life” be your mood for 2020:

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“After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution. We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen. It is with your encouragement, particularly over the last few years, that we feel prepared to make this adjustment. We now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America, continuing to honour our duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages. This geographic balance will enable us to raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter, including the launch of our new charitable entity. We look forward to sharing the full details of this exciting next step in due course, as we continue to collaborate with Her Majesty The Queen, The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge and all relevant parties. Until then, please accept our deepest thanks for your continued support.” – The Duke and Duchess of Sussex For more information, please visit (link in bio) Image © PA

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And from our own Riese Bernard – Elizabeth Wurtzel: Her Life Was One Long Longing

Also Elizabeth Wurtzel’s Unfinished Work and ‘I Believe in Love’: Elizabeth Wurtzel’s Final Year, In Her Own Words

The first national US observatory to be named after a woman!

Judge orders Google to turn over a full year of Jussie Smollett’s data

🇵🇷 🇦🇺 Saw This, Thought of You: Climate Change is Real 🇦🇺 🇵🇷

After Homes Collapse in Earthquake, Puerto Ricans Ask: Are We Safe?

Why Are So Many Earthquakes Happening in Puerto Rico?

How to Help Puerto Rico Following Its Most Devastating Earthquake in a Century

Over 1 billion animals feared dead in Australian wildfires, experts say

7 things everyone should know about Australia’s wildfire disaster

Lizzo Volunteered At A Food Bank To Help Brushfire Victims While Touring Australia (Relatedly: Fuck Jillian Michaels.)

Political Snacks

Thank God: Ruth Bader Ginsburg declares she’s ‘cancer free’

Women donate to multiple candidates. But men tend to stick to people who look like them.

Inside the secretive Silicon Valley group that has funneled over $20 million to Democrats

Mayor Pete’s Invisible Black Police

Democratic Unity Will Determine Trump’s Fate

NYPD Targets Blacks and Latinos for ‘Jaywalking’ Tickets

Your Body Being Used’: Where Prisoners Who Can’t Vote Fill Voting Districts

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A black biracial, bisexual girl raised in the South, working hard to restore North Carolina's good name. Lover of sports, politics, good TV and Sonia Sotomayor. You can follow her latest rants on Twitter.

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  1. I’m a British person who is usually completely disinterested in the Royals, but I am delighted by this news.

    • So terrible. I’m so deeply ashamed of how she has been treated here and the awful racism and equally delighted that they’ve both just said fuck this!

  2. That Jussie Smollett situation is just getting weirder and weirder. For his sake (and sanity), I hope it gets resolved soon.

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