This week’s focus in my Passion Planner is KEEP IT ORGANIZED, HIT THOSE DEADLINES, STAY HOT. The “stay hot” part is a joke about how it’s 1112349 degrees in Phoenix this summer but also it’s important to remind yourself that you are looking SUPER CUTE TODAY. Nice work out there, everyone!
Queer as in F*ck You
+ A Magazine for Lesbians Was Illegal 70 Years Ago. She Created One Anyway. HELL YEAH SHE DID.
Before “The L Word,” before the Advocate, before Autostraddle, queer women had Vice Versa. For nine issues, from the first in 1947 to the last in February 1948, Lisa Ben compiled reviews and poems and articles into bound copies, dedicating her work to “those of us who will never quite be able to adapt ourselves to the iron-clad rules of Convention.”
+ Lesbian’s Employment Discrimination Case Appealed to Supreme Court.
+ Investigators Searching for Arsonist Who Torched a South Dallas LGBT Community Center.
+ Anti-LGBTQ Accommodation Law Stands in North Carolina, For Now.
+ Fighting for LGBTQ Rights in Retirement Communities.
+ Memories from the Lesbian London.
+ ‘Building A Bridge’ Between the Catholic Church and the LGBT Community.
+ Black, Gray and Gay: The Perils of Aging LGBTQ People of Color.
+ Queer Cinema Pioneer Barbara Hammer Announces Lesbian Filmmaking Grant!
+ In This British Community, LGBT Men and Women Are Having Traditional Weddings to Hide Their Sexuality.
+ Take a Tour of Queer Life in Britain in the New Special, 50 Shades of Gay. Y’all what is this title, come on.
+ New Australian “Marriage” Contract Allows Lesbian Couple to Finally Marry.
+ Map Shows Steep Decline in London LGBTQ Venues Since 2006. Love an uplifting map on a Monday, don’t you?
+ Teen Drinking Down Overall, But Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Teens Consume At Higher Rates, Study Finds.
+ How Can Midwives Help Queer and Trans Families Feel Safe.
+ New York City Unveils Plans For Largest LGBT Senior Residence in America.
+ Seeking Refuge in Kenya, LGBTQ Ugandans Find Themselves in Limbo.
Welcome to the Hellmouth
+ The Past 24 Hours in Trump-Russia News, Explained. Hold me.
+ Remembering Sheila Michaels, Champion of “Ms.” and Equality.
+ Black Femmes’ Needs Are Ignored in Healthcare Debates, Yet They Have Much to Lose.
+ This is from allll the way back in 2014, but wow, much like myself, it’s aged really well. Douchebag: The White Racial Slur We’ve All Been Waiting For.
Saw This, Thought of You
+ What Do We Think Poverty Looks Like?
+ For Emma, Forever Ago Turns 10.
+ We Could Resurrect the Wooly Mammoth. Here’s How. No.
+ Support Cards for Incarcerated Loved Ones: “Because Hallmark doesn’t have an abolition section.”