Also.Also.Also: ESPN’s Body Issue Has Two Naked Queer Women on the Cover Because We Deserve Nice Things and Other Stories for the Week

Eat cake for breakfast. Or pie. Find a dessert and eat it for breakfast, is what I’m telling you. Also ice cream.

Queer as in F*ck You

I Found God at Queer Summer Camp by Jeanna Kadlec, who you’ll remember also wrote Wherever West Is!

ESPN’s Body Issue 2018 is out, includes several photos of Megan Rapinoe and Sue Bird and Jemele Hill spoke with them about having their own cover together.

Study Reveals Less Than Half of LGBT Workers are Out at Work.

This Queer Cooking Show Reinvigorated My Pride in Home Cooking by Jesse Sparks. Wow, if I know you, and I think I do, you are going to be really fucking into this.

Journalist Jenna Wortham On Cultivating Community For Queer People Of Color by Taryn Finley.

The Best Book for 2018 Is 25 Years Old by Kaitlyn Greenidge.

This Mother Has Held The Same Touching Sign At Every NYC Pride March aaaaand queue those sweet Monday afternoon tears.

Returning Pride to Its Stonewall Roots: ‘Our Battle With the Police is Not Over’ by Harron Walker.

“We Need to See More”: 5 Queer TV Creators Discuss the Present and Future of LGBTQIA+ Representation by Danette Chavez.

‘Cave Homo,’ the Zine Celebrating Your Favorite Queer Skateboarders by Tobias Coughlin-Bogue.

What Happened When A Lesbian Sexual Assault Survivor Went To Work For Donald Trump by Jenavieve Hatch.

Saw This, Thought of You

Your Beauty Products May Involve Human Rights Abuses by Cheryl Wischhover.

Where Is Barack Obama? by Gabriel Debenedetti.

I Was One of the Most Famous People Online in 1998—Then I Disappeared.

Should Statutes of Limitations for Rape Be Abolished? by Ruth Padawer.

‘It Was 11 Guys on a Bus, and Then Me’: Women on the Warped Tour.

The Appalachian Presence in the Poor People’s Campaign by Jessica Wilkerson.

On Spiritual Tourism and the Colonization of Ayahuasca by Bani Amor. (Yvonne wrote about Bani in her roundup of 33 Lesbian, Bisexual, and Queer Travelers You Should Follow on Instagram, in case you missed it!)

Ummmmm Thinx Wants to Conquer Period Sex Stigma — With a $369 Blanket. (Don’t read the puritanical freakazoid comments!)

Little House On The Controversy: Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Name Removed From Book Award.

Getting to the Bottom of ‘Thrift Store Smell’ by Jolie Kerr.

These are such simple ideas but also sometimes you just need a simple post with simple ideas to help you remember that you can and should be socializing with your friends while the sun’s out! 7 Ways to Throw a Summer Party Without an Actual Backyard.

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  1. That interview with Megan Rapinoe and Sue Bird is so good! You can tell how much they respect and appreciate each other.

    When Sue Bird said she’s proud of her body, that she’s worked really hard to get to where she is and Megan Rapinoe looked at her and said “you should be” I just melted.

  2. Liberator already sells a perfectly good sex blanket! I have one that covers my queen size bed and it was $100.

    Also, protip, you can get some that are just as cozy made for pets that are smaller and cheaper. I’m considering one for travel now.

    Also I use it every time bc who wants to sleep in a wet spot, anyway? (no shame if you do though)

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