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.
+ 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.
+ 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.