What are the things you do when you’re putting off doing the thing you’re supposed to do? Usually for me it’s one of the 12 other things I need to do, which is very lucky if you don’t count the fact that I’m putting something off to begin with AND the fact that the thing I decide to work on could technically have waited another month or more. This brings me to why you didn’t get a link roundup on Thursday: I was rebirthing the Autostraddle Weekly Newsletter! SO EXCITING, I KNOW. All this is to say, DO YOU WANT TO SUBSCRIBE? Because you can! A new one will be delivered every Friday, and then I’ll spend the rest of that day checking in on the open rates and click rates and subscriber numbers, as any well-adjusted, fully hydrated American woman would. Subscribe to the Autostraddle Weekly right here! Cool, cool. On with the show!
Queer as in F*ck You
Northwest Passages: “Understanding one’s identity is a lifelong journey. For the subjects of these portraits, coming to grips with their female selves has been an ongoing affair.”
Welcome to the Hellmouth
Well fuck, our queer heroine Emma González is coming for the United States government and she’s bringing an entire generation with her. (Read the full transcript of her speech here.)
Additionally, Alex Wind Refuses to Return to School Until Gun Laws Change, March for Our Lives and National School Walkout Planned, and Teens “Lie In” at White House to Protest for Stronger Gun Control.
Saw This, Thought of You
It’s the 50th anniversary of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood! I wrote a feelings atrium for his birthday a few years ago (“This Is a Mister Rogers Post“) and am fully prepared to discuss Fred Rogers, the Neighborhood, and Lady Elaine Fairchilde (whose birthday is Wednesday, by the way) AT LENGTH, should the opportunity present itself. Now please enjoy this StoryCorps interview with [Officer] François Clemmons: