I’m leaving on a jet plane, don’t know when I’ll be back again! ✈️
That’s technically not true, I’ll be back again on Tuesday. But I am hopping on a plane this afternoon to meet up with the rest of the Autostraddle Senior Team for a three-day work retreat and leadership training. As most of you know, the Autostraddle team works remotely and it’s extremely rare we’re all together in person. I’m genuinely excited to learn more skills about how to better serve this community. A special thanks to our A+ members and to those who contributed to our fundraiser last summer. Without your support, we wouldn’t be able to grow and become a better, more sustainable and equitable publication. Hell, without your financial support we LITERALLY wouldn’t be here at all. I promise to never take it for granted.
I’m proud, today and always. to work in queer independent media and be held accountable by you.
OK! As soon as I press publish on this link roundup, I’m off to pack.
Queer as in F*ck You
Dwyane Wade spoke with Robin Roberts about Zaya – with her permission – and if you think I’m ever going to get over how much this family loves and protects their trans kid, you have another thing coming! (PS: Hope Zaya did well at her mock trail on Monday! Go ‘head little one! 💜)
"This is her life … this is no game to us. We're about protecting her heart. We're about protecting her joy. … To do that, we have to support them." @DwyaneWade spoke with @RobinRoberts about his daughter Zaya's gender identity. (via @GMA)pic.twitter.com/n5TtFm8DAf
— ESPN (@espn) February 18, 2020
You should pair the above link with this: How Lesbian Culture Blossomed in the Age of Instagram
Ummmm…. Business Insider profiled the Cubbyhole??? If you’ve never lived in NYC, Cubbyhole is like Cheers for queers, as in it’s the quaint neighborhood bar where everybody knows your name. Anyway, I don’t know why I find this so hilarious, but I do.
Saw This, Thought of You
Coming out as Dalit: How One Indian Author Finally Embraced Her Identity. Raised to hide her low caste, Yashica Dutt’s new book traces her realisation that her history is one of oppression, not shame.
A bad name for an illness can be dangerous. That’s why it took so long to settle on Covid-19: The Life-And-Death Consequences of Naming the Coronavirus
She Didn’t Want a Pelvic Exam. She Received One Anyway. Medical schools and students are grappling with an unsettling practice: Performing pelvic exams on unconscious, non-consenting patients.
Migrant Kids Separated for 6 Years From Family by US Government. Family separation isn’t new. And here’s your daily reminder that it must be stopped.
Elizabeth Warren Showcases Her Strategy For Beating Trump By Eviscerating Mike Bloomberg by the one and only Natalie for Autostraddle.