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You’re doing great!!!! You survived that one holiday and there are just a few left between you and 2018. If you’re putting off calling someone, you should do that today. You’ll feel so much better when you do!
Queer as in F*ck You
+ We’re in extremely good company on this list of Fabulous LGBT-owned Businesses To Throw All Your Money At This Holiday Season!!
+ Transgender Teenagers Won’t Have To Go To Court To Get Treatment Anymore.
+ Beyond Mykonos: 6 LGBT-Friendly Destinations for Your Next Holiday.
+ Rainbow Flags Allowed at World Cup, But LGBT Fans Cannot ‘Propagate’ to Minors.
+ After 10 Years of Legal Battles, Mozambique’s Only LGBT Organization Takes a Step Closer to Legal Recognition.
+ Black and LGBT Reporters Respond After Being Left Off White House Christmas Party Guest List for First Time in Years.
+ Chosen One of the Day: That One Princess in the Live-Action Cinderella Who Is Definitely a Lesbian. You can’t argue with science.
+ Roy Moor Blames lGBT Community for Sexual Misconduct Claims.
+ Atlanta Doulas Are Here, Queer, and Birthing Your
+ Troubling Terms: The Label Problem in Transgender History.
+ I just liked this headline: “Politician tells teen raised by lesbians she has a right to a father: liberals furious”
Welcome to the Hellmouth
+ ‘We Are Human Beings’: LGBTQ People Face Pervasive Workplace Discrimination Amid GOP Inaction.
+ It Started as a Tax Cut. Now It Could Change American Life.
+ An 11th-Hour Raid by the Wealthiest Baby Boomers.
+ The Trump Administration Is Mulling A Pitch For A Private “Rendition” And Spy Network. I— what now?
+ I’m a Depression Historian. The GOP Tax Bill Is Straight Out of 1929. Chill.
+ By Retweeting Britain First, Trump Offends a Decency He Cannot Understand.
+ The Self-Destruction of American Democracy omg I originally typed Democrazy and wow, I’m just. Wow.
+ Why Can’t We Just Burn Gerrymandering to the Ground?
+ What We Lose When We Let Predatory Men Shape the National Conversation.
+ The Black Entrepreneurs of the Booming Natural Hair Movement.
+ I’m a Woman With Facial Hair — And I’m Proud of It.
+ Women Less Likely to Receive CPR from Strangers — Because Breasts.
+ After Deadly Vice Sting, Advocates Say End to Prostitution Arrests Is Long Overdue.
+ Against Carceral Feminism, Against Using State Violence to Curb Domestic Violence.
+ Every Parent Wants to Protect Their Child. I Never Got the Chance. “To fight for my son, I have to argue that he should never have been born.” You have to read this.
+ Also required reading: Radical Compassion.
+ Woman Reports Rape to Police and Is Arrested on Immigration Charges.
+ Don’t Care About Sexual Harassment? Don’t Read Outside Magazine. “The unfollow button looks like this.” OUCHHHhhhh yes.
+ Who Owns L.A. Weekly?
Saw This, Thought of You
+ Why Are Schools Still Banning To Kill a Mockingbird in 2017?
+ After the Carnage: For Six Las Vegas Teens, a Homecoming Haunted by a Mass Shooting.
+ Why the Music From the 1994 Adaptation of Little Women Is An Essential Part of the Holiday Season. Most important thing you’ll read today after my thing on cheese boards.
+ Another unlinked headline for you: “Pottery Is the New Pilates, and Macramé Takes Away the Crazy” The world is rich with lukewarm takes today.
+ This is good: Cinnamon Baked French Toast.
+ This is too short: Images from Kyrgyzstans Annual Cat Show.