Also.Also.Also: Lesbians and Bisexuals Blamed By Geriatric Pedophile For His Unrelated Comeuppance and Other Stories from Your Week

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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?

Doll Parts

+ 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.

Keep Up

+ 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.


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  1. This isn’t the first cool thing I’ve seen from Outside Magazine. They actually have a really interesting podcast as well. REI also has been killing it with some of the stuff they have been putting out too. Makes me a happy Outdoorsy Queer.

  2. I can’t agree with that buzzfeed list of LGBTQ orgs to support this holiday, because they specifically have Flavnt Streetwear on there. Yes, I know they have people who are trans(women and men) working and modeling for them, but it’s also run by a white who wears dreads and was being problematic about it. Ugh

    • Of course we all know queer men exist, however this website is specifically a space for queer women (and non-binary folks), they intend to speak to us directly as queer (and nb) women so they use the language most relevant to us.

    • What? Since when are men excluded from the terms ‘gays’, ‘bisexuals’, or the awkward as hell term ‘transgenders’? (I would suggest Roy Moore use the term ‘trans people’ but HE’S ROY MOORE). The ‘g’ in LGBTQ has always stood for gay men, who are usually centered above everyone else in the community.

      And let’s not blame Laneia, who quoted a Daily Beast headline, for the language USED BY ROY MOORE HIMSELF. Shall we get mad at this pedophile for erasing non-binary people in his conspiracy theory as well? Do you even go here?

  3. My favorite part about the Roy Moore thing is that he accuses us of wanting to change everything, but also says that we want to keep everything the same to keep our positions of power.

    I don’t know about the rest of you, but I for one, am known for changing everything to keep it the same. It’s probably my #1 quality.

  4. I really don’t know how to put this nicely (and I’m sorry because I read, enjoyed and am thankful for the links to, a number of the other articles), but the eugenics article is most certainly not something people have to read (e.g. there is a reason why no people with cystic fibrosis are quoted), and IMO is seriously harmful. I am sure I can’t even begin to comprehend what living with this, or any number of other conditions, feels like, but there just is no “sparing someone from pain”/ “fighting for someone” by having them not born. This is not the same as being “pro life”, either.

  5. I have all the sympathy in the world for people who have to sue for wrongful birth in order to pay for their disabled children’s medical costs, and I support the right to choose to terminate a pregnancy for whatever reason, regardless of whether anyone other than the pregnant person finds it ethical or appropriate. But most disabled people, even ones dealing with shortened lifespans or quality of life issues, would rather exist than not. It doesn’t mean that anyone is obligated to bring them into the world – every possible sperm and egg combination could’ve become a person who probably would’ve liked existing, but no one’s under the obligation to bring as many of them into the world as possible – but choosing to terminate a fetus that would be born with disabilities isn’t for the kid’s own good.

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