Also.Also.Also: LGBTQ Youth Just Changing the Whole Damn World and Other Stories for Your Week

It’s ok that you’re inexplicably killing a plant that’s supposedly ‘hardy’ and ‘immortal’ and ‘so easy to keep alive that you could hit your head on a marble countertop and be in a coma for three years and still not kill this plant.’ That’s a-ok. YOU’RE DOING GREAT.

We’re doing fine, reader. We’re doing just fine.

Let’s think about a thing we haven’t killed… Oh! I bet that tree in or around your yard, or in the median right before you turn into the strip mall, or next to the library is doing GREAT. I bet it’s thriving! Excellent job!!

Indispensable, you and I. Keeping various trees alive left and right. So, so good.


Queer as in F*ck You

+ Pulse and the Power of Queer Tears.

+ After Orlando, Queer Art Takes a Political Turn.

+ 18 LGBTQ Youth Who Are Changing the World!

+ Queer Indie Artists of NYC and Where to Find Them. Gotta catch ’em all!


Doll Parts

+ 4 Latinx Comedians to Know Before They Blow Up, including El Sanchez, heart of my heart.

+ Sex Ed Discovers the Clitoris, Finally: French Public School Lesson Should Be a Model For All.

+ American Girl Dolls Ranked by Betchiness. Admit that you could read this all day and night. Just admit it.

+ Modern Day Walkabout. If I don’t go camping soon I’m going to roll my head right off my shoulders and turn my body into a prop for Blair Witch: The Musical.


Saw This, Thought of You

+ The only thing I know about the Emmys is that the kids from Stranger Things performed “Uptown Funk” and it was pure bliss. Heather Hogan has your substantial, actual Emmys coverage because that is her wizardry.

+ Hello in which I am FASCINATED: How People Mourn the Deaths of Their Internet Friends. I wish I could attend a multi-day conference about how people handle death on social media.

+ Appalachian Salt.

Laneia is the Executive Editor and founding member of Autostraddle, and you're the reason she's here. She's 37, has two kids, two dogs, one cat, one Megan, and some personal essays.

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  1. The Slate article about the power of queer tears really really spoke to me, so I went to the comment section to say that and was blindsided by trolls and other random angry people…. I think I forgot that not every comment section is the Autostraddle comment section!

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