Also.Also.Also: Google Made Search Results Less Porny for the Word ‘Lesbian’ and Other Stories for Your Hot Sweaty Lesbian Bisexual MILF Week

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Oh ho hoooo look who had time to do a Thursday link roundup this week! Wow, what’s next, eating dinner? Calling my mom?? Making an appointment with an optometrist??! Truly what CAN’T I do after reaching this summit? Not much tbh.

Queer as in F*ck You

Friends Say that Sibling Murdered by Dayton Shooter Was a Transgender Man

Google France Changes Algorithm for ‘Lesbian’ Search Term to Show Less Porn

The Supreme Court Will Decide Whether You Can Be Fired For Not Being Girly Enough

New Study Pinpoints the Most Urgent Needs of TGNC People Living With HIV

Billie Jean King Now Has Her Own Action Figure

You Should Stream: ‘Ode to Pablo,’ a Story About a Queer, Deaf Afro-Latino Told Through Closed Captions

Passing the Baton: One Final Podcast Episode about Closing Design*Sponge & Good Company

How “The Sims” Helped 13 LGBTQ People Find Realization

5 LGBTQ Musical Trailblazers on Why ‘The World Is Changing’

Why Cat Imagery Is So Significant in Lesbian Pop Culture

The Complicated Benefits of Coming Out


Saw This, Thought of You

Jia Tolentino Talks to Samantha Irby About ‘Trick Mirror’

Women Get Alzheimer’s Way More Than Men—And Stress Could Help Explain Why

Collective Success: The Myth of Progress Through Black Capitalism

Christian ‘Purity’ Guru’s Loss of Faith May Signal a Coming Reckoning For Conservative Christianity


🌹 Saw This, Thought of You: Toni Morrison Edition 🌹

Hi there, it’s Carmen (Thanks to Laneia for the brief take over!). I already wrote about Toni Morrison’s passing this week, but I also wanted to highlight the reflections of other black writers, particularly black women. Professor Morrison was most adamant about writing for the black community, and black women, first. Even as she became one of America’s greatest known authors of the last century and a Nobel laureate, she never lost track of that specificity. I hope you’ll join me in honoring her by reading these voices.

“We know that it is problematic, or maybe just self-indulgent, to claim her as mother. And yet, if the business of mothering is to broker the link between two generations, then what else can she be?” Toni Morrison and What Our Mothers Couldn’t Say by Doreen St. Félix

Yearning for a Blessing From Toni Morrison by Imani Perry

Toni Morrison’s Kaleidoscopic Vision of Literature by Hannah Giorgis

How Toni Morrison Made Us See Black Women by Liz Dwyer (2018)

Meaning, Without the White Gaze: I’m writing my memoir for the late, great Toni Morrison by Rebecca Carroll

Ghosts in the House: How Toni Morrison Fostered a Generation of Black Writers by Hilton Als (2003)

And here’s two more from Toni Morrison, herself, in her own words:

“You knew, didn’t you, how I needed your language and the mind that formed it? How I relied on your fierce courage to tame wildernesses for me? How strengthened I was by the certainty that came from knowing you would never hurt me? You knew, didn’t you, how I loved your love?” Her eulogy for James Baldwin

The Art of Fiction an interview with Toni Morrison for The Paris Review.


Political Snacks

Climate Change Threatens the World’s Food Supply, United Nations Warns

ICE Arrested Hundreds of People in Raids. Now ‘Devastated’ Children Are Without Their Parents.

Chicago’s Lesbian Mayor Unloads on Ivanka Trump: ‘No Decency’

Beyond ‘Thoughts and Prayers’: How the Christian Right’s Politics of Providentialism Keeps America from Addressing Gun Violence

Mass Shootings Can Be Contagious, Research Shows

Police Killed Her Boyfriend, Then Charged Her With His Murder

Laneia is the Executive Editor and founding member of Autostraddle, and you're the reason she's here. She's 37, has two kids, two dogs, one cat, one Megan, and some personal essays.

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