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The first few days back at work after an extended holiday break are always exhausting…here are a few links to help get you through the day.

Queer as in F*ck You

United Methodist Church is expected to split over gay marriage, fracturing the nation’s third-largest denomination

Nonprofit ‘Oakland Pride’ Loses Headquarters To Gentrification

Will they leave? Will they stay? A tug of war burdens young LGBTQ people in Columbus

India’s LGBTQ community joins citizenship law protests

How queer DJs are moving beyond stereotypes about LGBT Thailand

Saw This, Thought of You

Men Are Scamming Crisis Hotlines to Masturbate on Calls

Salty Is Fighting Facebook—and Challenging Our Ideas about Censorship

You Don’t Know dream hampton

What is private equity, and why is it killing everything you love?

Earthquake Hits Puerto Rico And Collapses Punta Ventana — A Landmark Coastal Arch

🐨 Saw This, Thought of You: Aussie Edition 🐨

The Latest Updates on the Australian Brushfires

How big are the fires burning in Australia? Interactive map

Paradise lost: residents flee Eden as Australia fires race towards them

‘It’s an Atomic Bomb’: Australia Deploys Military as Fires Spread

How to Help Australian Fire Victims

How to Help Koalas, Evacuees, and Firefighters as Australia’s “Apocalyptic” Fires Worsen

Political Snacks

Julián Castro’s Campaign Was Not for the Fearful

How Biden stopped his Iowa tailspin

Conservative Lawmakers Have a New Trick to Bring Down Roe v. Wade

Deceased GOP Strategist’s Daughter Makes Files Public That Republicans Wanted Sealed

One Year in Washington

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  1. I went to the Go Grrrls party in Thailand this past November. I did not expect to see that scene. My goal was to be in a queer space without the fetishes, a space where the local people might… If you closed your eyes you could be in NYC. So maybe not 100% local, but certainly a pleasant surprise. One of my favorite nights in a foreign gay scene.

  2. If you want to have koalas, whatever you do, do NOT sign a petition that proposes introducting them to NZ eucalyptus forests. Eucalypts are not native trees in NZ, and are purely a cash crop. They probably aren’t the kind koalas eat (they only like a few varieties). NZ has a terrible pest problem with possums introduced from Australia eating native wildlife and plants as it is.

    Also, please do not donate the Salvation Army. Like everywhere else, they’re homophobic and transphobic and lobby against our rights. For animals, don’t donate to the RSPCA – donate to WIRES.

    • If you’re interested in helping wildlife in Australia, you can also consider donating to Wildlife Victoria as they are helping wildlife in the Victorian fires (WIRES only covers NSW)

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