Also.Also.Also: Carrie Brownstein, Queer History in America, and More Stories for Your Weekend


You Should Go or Do or Give

+ Support the 7th NYC Annual Intersex Awareness Day! Claudia Astorino and Kristin Russo and Georgiann Davis will be there!

+ West Michigan is Home to a Giant Lavender Labyrinth. Idk if I were in West Michigan I’d go.

Queer as in F*ck You

+ Carrie Brownstein on What It’s Like to Have Superfans. Remember that time Rory made a Carrie Brownstein PAPER DOLL??! Yeah.

+ Revealing America’s Queer History, One State at a Time.

+ Out Front: Black Lesbian Bishop Fights for LGBT Rights in the South.

+ The Lost Lesbian Bars of New Orleans.

+ Chicago is Hosting an LGBT Job Fair and Every City Needs to Follow Suit.

+ An Indian Lesbian Love Story Like No Other.

+ 19th and Lexington: Images From San Francisco’s Last Lesbian Bar, 1997-2015.

+ The Lost Keith Haring Mural in Manhattan.

+ The ACC Takes Its Championships Out of North Carolina, Its Home State.

Doll Parts

+ The Evolution of Nude Black Women in Art.

+ The All-Female Skate Crews You Need to Follow on Instagram.

+ Shirley Manson on Body Image, Fetishizing the 90s, and the Genius of Beyoncé.

+ Oh speaking of, Every 90s Movie You Love, Ranked.

Saw This, Thought of You

+ The Dakota Access Pipeline Protest is Unprecedented — And 150 Years in the Making.

+ The Dangers of Forgetting That Black Lives Matter.

+ Advice From a Professional Nightmare Whisperer.

+ New Milky Way Map Is a Spectacular Billion-Star Atlas.

+ Harvest and the Human Spirit: Henry Beston on How Our Relationship to the Earth Reveals Us to Ourselves.

+ Excuse me: State Fair-Themed Restaurant to Open in Texas Walmart. EXCUSE ME.

And Finally


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  1. Thank you for these links!

    I love this quote by Tim La Batte in the Dakota Pipeline Protest Report:

    “Our tradition inverts the understanding of power,” La Batte told me. “Instead of one person on the top of the pyramid holding power over all others, the person in power is below everyone else, holding them up. They carry the tribe.”

    How astonishing it would be if we all practiced that.

  2. I’ve been watching The Other Love Story (it’s up to ep 11 on YouTube now) and aaahhhh it’s so cute and so tender but right now it’s at a really sad moment and I will be SO PISSED if it turns out that one of them dies or something. Like really, I know having any sort of South Asian queer representation is an achievement in and of itself, but can they please avoid the whole Dead Lesbians trope please

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