Well happy Monday to YOU. You’ll notice this AAA is considerably smaller than usual, and only focuses on queer things and the Saw This, Thought of You section. THAT’S BECAUSE THINGS ARE CHANGING AROUND HERE. I usually spend a couple of hours combing through Feedly for things I think you should read, or things I know you’ve already read but might want to talk about with each other. Then I combine those things with all the things I’ve saved in Pocket from my own personal reading, resulting in one enormous AAA that was kind of demoralizing to put together because of the aforementioned Feedly comb. (If you think the news is depressing now, try reading the headlines for 30 different takes on the same horrible, fucked up story or policy, one after the other, with photos!) All of which is to say, we have this one precious fucking life and I can’t spend another second of mine sifting through some of the worst news stories and takes this world has ever seen, just so we can all rehash the bullshit here, in one of the few safe spaces where we trust that we’re looking out for each other’s best interests.
So in that spirit, I’m cutting the AAA down to Queer as in F*ck You, which is just the queer stuff you might’ve missed or the queer stuff that was amazing, and Saw This, Thought of You, which is just the stuff I’m inexplicably sharing with you just because I fucking feel like it. I’m trusting you to already be keeping up and engaging with the news anyway, and having a record of it here is just unnecessary. (And it’s breaking my brain and deleting all the precious neurotransmitters my Wellbutrin is trying so desperately to keep balanced.) Try this out with me for a few weeks and if we decide it’s not working, we’ll reevaluate, ok? OK GREAT. Look there’s more intro than actual link roundup this time. AMAZING.
I hope your summer is in full swing and you’re using every available free moment to be near water or in the sun or both!!
Queer as in F*ck You
Poll Finds Lesbians Are Only 16% of the LGBTQ Population in America. The sample size here is incredibly small and the results don’t track with the results we’ve found from our own polls here over the years, so these are confusing statistics!
Music’s Unsung LGBTQ Heroes. UNSUNG ugh love a good pun. Also! 50 Songs That Define the Last 50 Years of LGBTQ+ Pride. So much music.
Six Tips to Make Your Workplace More Inclusive for Nonbinary Individuals by your very own Archie Bongiovanni!
Saw This, Thought of You
What Teens Really Say About Sex, Drugs And Sadness. Is this true, teens. Talk to me.