GOOD MORNING HELLO. I have a new keyboard (because of the laptop stand I was
bitching telling you about before) and while I love it and have only dropped fermented cabbage on it ONCE, I need you to know that if you ever see an errant ‘f’ in any of my sentences on this website, it’s because this fcking keyboard does not get out of my left index finger’s way while I’m copy/pasting and typing my HTML! So! Just please be aware that it’s 100% NOT my fault.
There’s a Sleepless In Seattle reference in here and if you don’t recognize it IMMEDIATELY then your homework this weekend is to watch that movie with an obscenely large situation of popcorn. That enormous stainless steel mixing bowl you bought so you could make your own Swiss buttercream frosting for your wedding reception in 2015 — that’s the bowl you’re using for your popcorn.
Queer as in F*ck You
In a groundbreaking victory for gay rights, India’s Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously struck down one of the world’s oldest bans on consensual gay sex, putting to rest a legal battle that stretched for years and burying one of the most glaring vestiges of India’s colonial past.
HEY Merriam-Webster added ‘Latinx’ to the mothereffing dictionary: We Put a Bunch of New Words in the Dictionary. YEAH YA DID, M-W. Yeah ya did.
What Needs to Change for Kitchens to Become More Queer-Friendly?. FILL ‘EM WITH QUEERS!!!! There I solved homophobia.
Submit Your Comments to Support Transgender Veterans. You have like 40 hours left to do this, so get in there!!
Bluestockings Boutique — a lingerie and underthings shop catering to queers much like you and me, and owned by Jeanna Kadlec (of the Starstruck series and Wherever West Is, an essay that will fuck your shit right up — is closing October 5.
Saw This, Thought of You
That women (and non-binary and trans men)-only music festival was held in Sweden last weekend and here’s the recap on NYT: Tired of Sexual Assault, Music Festival for Women Stresses a ‘Safe Zone’. May I share my fave quotes? I may.
Peals of laughter could be heard from women bouncing on an inflatable jumping castle.
The dream. (Also this vibe — “peals of laughter from an inflatable jumping castle” — is what it’s like to be at A-Camp, ftr.)
Asked what she thought about the many heterosexual and gay cisgender men who wanted to attend but felt discriminated against, Ms. Becker, thought for a moment and said, “Actually, I don’t care at all, because I have been so afraid all of my life that I don’t care about their disappointment.”
Would absolutely tattoo that sentence directly onto my person this weekend.
Asked whether she didn’t miss the male energy around when listening to the music, she added: “Not at all. It’s actually quite liberating.”
Y E S B A B E.
Here’s a fun meditation on high-flash photography: Why Salads and CEOs Are Photographed the Exact Same Way.
Here’s How Much Your Food Waste Hurts the Environment. Just a little pick-me-up for you today!!! Stop wasting beef!!!
Jane Fonda Is Ready for This. And I, in turn, am perpetually ready for Jane Fonda, so this is pret-ty MFEO.
Sperm Count Zero. Lots going on here.
I’m in Labor and Wondering: Why Doesn’t the World Recognize This as Work? Find me nodding vehemently at my desk.
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