Also.Also.Also: Still Fighting for LGBTQ Inclusion in the History Books and Other Stories from the Week

Happy Thursday, you look great! My therapist wants me to know that I’m a good person who has done good things, so I’m passing that along to you. YOU’RE A GOOD PERSON. Now get out there and do the thing you need to do!


Queer as in F*ck You

+ Fighting for LGBT Representation in Our History Books.

+ Why It (Really, Really) Matters Who Gets to Serve in the Military.

+ Lesbian Chef Melissa McMillan Is Taking Over The Meat Game. You’re learning a couple of things here: A. there is a meat game, B. you are not the lesbian who is winning it.

+ A Lesbian Expat in Hong Kong Just Won a Landmark Legal Challenge That Could Grant Visas to Same-Sex Spouses.

+ Megan Rossman’s ‘Love Letter Rescue Squad’ Sheds Light on Lesbian Herstory.

+ Egypt Doesn’t Have Anti-LGBTQ Laws, But Is Arresting Music Fans for Raising the Rainbow Flag.

+ Google Recognizes Queer Chicanx Scholar Gloria Anzaldúa with New Doodle.

+ Bitchwave Co-Founders Talk New Queer-Friendly Record Label.


Welcome to the Hellmouth

+ US Homeland Security Will Start Collecting Social Media Info on All Immigrants October 18th.

+ Roy Moore’s Alabama Victory Sets Off Talk of a G.O.P. Insurrection.

+ Dismayed by Trump, Head of Drug Enforcement Administration to Leave.

+ Donald Trump and the Depressing Politicization of Everything.

+ The Fragile, Toxic Masculinity of Donald Trump.

+ 9 Million Kids Get Insurance Through CHIP. Congress Is About to Let Its Funding Expire.

+ From Louis Armstrong to the NFL: Ungrateful Is the New Uppity.


Doll Parts

+ Jemele Hill on Doing the Right Thing.

+ A Female Marine Has Just Made History.

+ Cardi B Beats Taylor Swift to Become First Female Rapper With a Solo No. 1 Since Lauryn Hill.

+ Almost Half of All Abortions Performed Worldwide Are Unsafe, Reveals WHO.

+ ‘We Need to Have Our Stories’: The Black Girl Gamers Fighting for Inclusion.


Keep Up

+ ICE Continues to Violate Its Own Policy and Detain Undocumented Pregnant Women.

+ Spending a Year Undercover with the Alt-Right.


Saw This, Thought of You

+ How to Make Your Own Family.

+ Ken Burns, America’s Best-Known Documentarian, Explained.

+ Master of Naan: A Guide to South Asian Breads, by your very own Kayla Kumari Upadhyaya!

+ Some Kind of Calling.

+ The Long History of Civil Rights Protests Making White People Uncomfortable.

+ Colin Kaepernick’s Long Victory.

+ Speaking as a mother, I have been waiting for this essay for nearly two decades: The Repressive, Authoritarian Soul of Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends, by Jia Tolentino.


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2 Comments

  1. Thank you for this weeks round up. I’d be worried I’d be too queer to go undercover as the alt-right(yes I get there is twinks for Tr*mp, but it’s not the same as I’m not cis or white either).

    Can we stop talking about Cardi B? She’s racist, transphobic, and doesn’t think those are really a problem she has.

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