Also.Also.Also: Elderly Lesbian Penguins Will Strip You of All Cynicism and Other Stories for Your Situation

Listen, it’s totally OK if the only thing you consume today is cocoa glazed roasted almonds and ice water. That’s fine. Don’t let anybody tell you it’s not OK. Just a few minutes ago, I (apparently) put my bag of cocoa glazed roasted almonds in the cabinet where they belong, only to wander around the living room and kitchen thinking, “Where did I put those almonds?” because the idea that I might have put them away of my own volition was too outrageous to consider.

And that’s perfectly fine.

Queer as in F*ck You

+ Boy Story, Or, What Having A Baby Is Teaching Me About Gender by Mia McKenzie on BGD.

+ Meet the Lesbian Punks Who’ve Been Written Out of London’s History.

+ First She Survived a Cult, Now She’s Running for Office. Also: is a lesbian.

+ Watch: Jessamyn Stanley, the Fat, Black, Queer Femme Who Is Not Your Negro.

+ A Photographer’s Portraits of Queer Africans Using Fashion to Reclaim Their Culture

+ Does It Matter That Nightlife for Queer Women in London Is Kinda Dead?

+ Senator Mike Enzi Tells High Schoolers That LGBT People Deserve To Be Bullied. They’re “asking for it.” Oh man, that just never ever gets old, does it?

+ Rwandan LGBT Community Steps Out of Shadows.

+ Elderly Lesbian Penguins Raising a Chick Together. Their names are Thelma and Louise, so now you have no excuse to be sad today.

+ Five Instagram Accounts to Follow on Lesbian Visibility Day, which was yesterday, but please feel free to be a visible lesbian every day. We’re on this list! Thanks Bitch!

+ Wanted to let you know there was an article in my RSS feed titled “Queer Communism For Kids,” if you were looking for a new children’s book concept to cash in on.

Welcome to the Hellmouth

+ What Are National Monuments, and Why Is Trump Reviewing Them? Or perhaps a better question is, why is Trump reviewing anything other than a Denny’s menu?

+ The Media Bubble Is Worse Than You Think.

Doll Parts

+ A Chicago Muralist Under Fire for Plagiarizing a Black Woman’s Artwork.

+ The Universe in Verse: Astrophysicist Janna Levin Reads “Planetarium,” Adrienne Rich’s Tribute to Women in Astronomy.

Saw This, Thought of You

+ 35 Years of American Death.

+ If you wanted to read a thing about Personal Shopper, this would be a good thing to read: The Spirit of Things: On Personal Shopper.

+ New Museum In Sweden Is All About Failure.

And Finally

Nevertheless, He Persisted: Tales of Masculine Perseverance.

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  1. gah, the masculine perseverance piece is so good. mcsweeny’s, you never fail to delight me.
    and the elderly lesbian penguin moms! i’m in love with them! this is the only thing i want to think about for the rest of my life.

  2. whoa that copycat muralist is trash. i can’t believe how casually he makes it seem like he did the original artist a favor!

    ” I understand there may be some controversy, but it has given Ms Mesfin $100,000’s in free publicity. I’ve taken the heat and will gladly do so as long as the kids have a mural they can look up to.”

    and, “He also stated that Mesfin “has no legal grounds to stand on for copyright infringement.””

    he clearly wouldn’t have credited her if he hadn’t been called out.

  3. God I spent like 4 years going out on London’s gay scene and everything was guy spaces. OK I was in the closet at the time but even the lesbian and bi girls I knew never went anywhere but the guy clubs. I didn’t even know Ku Bar which is mentioned in the article is considered in any way a female space….coz I can tell you now I’ve been in there at least 10 times and every time, dudes. Don’t get me wrong, I partied hard with my gay boys and had fun doing it, but there’s something to be said for my Friday and Saturday nights now in which I dance until 6am in a club which is about 85% queer women. I love it.

    That “nevertheless he persisted” was everything I didn’t know I needed!

    Congrats AS for making the list of Insta accounts to follow! And those penguins!!!! <3

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