Also.Also.Also: Indigenous Doulas, Working Class Queer Voices, and Other Stories for Your Weekend

The election is almost over!!

Queer as in F*ck You

+ Queer Women Creating Consent Culture.

+ Everyone Should Officially Add a Q to the end of LGBT, GLAAD Says.

+ Old and Young See LGBT Rights in Contrast.

+ Author Tara Clancy Offers Rare Working-Class Queer Voice in Literature.

+ Transparent and the Growing Pains of Trans Visibility.

+ Elizabeth and Alice.

+ How One Man Was Wrongly Blamed for Bringing AIDS to America.

+ Peaches on Trump, Touring and Turning 50.

+ Queer Muslims Find Solace and Solidarity at South African Retreat.

Doll Parts

+ Birth of a Black Feminist Podcast.

+ A Woman’s Right to Bike.

+ Indigenous Doulas Are Reclaiming Birthing Practices Colonization Tried to Erase.

+ The Absurdly Feminist Genius of Lucha Underground Wrestling.

+ The Link Between Oil Pipelines and Sexual Assault.

+ ‘Previvors’: The Young Women Getting Mastectomies to Prevent Breast Cancer.

Saw This, Thought of You

+ What the Real Witches of America Eat.

+ When Tomatoes Were Blamed for Witchcraft and Werewolves. :politely clears throat:

+ The Psychology of Scary Movies.

+ Why Are So Many Horror Films Christian Propaganda? DON’T @ ME.

+ The Great Garfield Car Window Toy Craze. Saw this and thought of myself tbh.

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  1. I wasn’t entirely sure what I was getting myself into based on your caption, but that elizabeth bishop article was lovely. thanks for that.

    also for the “previver” piece. I have a friend who’s about to get a preventative double mastectomy, so it was really good to read about that and get a little more perspective on it.

  2. I thought we already had added the Q? :-)

    I always use LGBTQ+, but I get that there’s a lot of debate around how to refer to our community/communities. Our local center has switched to GSM (Gender/Sexual Minorities), which I kind of hate.

  3. That transparent article was interesting. I went to a trans beauty pageant last week where Jill was there to accept an award for her show. It was a great event, but I kind of didn’t like how Jill said her Moppa is non-binary. I thought her Moppa id as a trans woman(and not a non-binary trans woman). But, then she went one to say her mother is also non-binary in some ways. I was confused to be honest.

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