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  1. As someone who tried to go to Cuties at least twice a month(I work daily and they close at like 5pm) it’s really a space that needs to be open. I just love as it’s the only place I get to meet new people the in the community and just be free. I was there yesterday again for donuts and it was nice just to get complimented on my lipstick color and be visible. Places like this really need to be saved and I like the community and atmosphere way more than ladies or all gender night(usually on a Wednesday) at the local gay bars here.

  2. @Al that article on how to talk to your enby kid about periods was awesome! I just starting kinda dating an enby person who is an adult and I found this article helpful. thank you!!

    Also Cameron Esposito’s Queery podcast did a fantastic episode on Cuties, 10/10 would recommend.

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