Also.Also.Also: Megan Rapinoe and Sue Bird Being Aspirational as Fuck

A shorter workweek, but somehow it’s managed to feel like two weeks. Or maybe I’m just trapped in a black hole loop (is that how black holes work?). Please tell me you’ve also had two weeks this week so I don’t feel so alone!

Queer as in F*ck You

What’s Next for Meg Rapinoe and Sue Bird Hmmmmm is it happiness and being my new lockscreen wallpaper?? I THINK SO.

There’s No One ‘Gay Gene,’ but Genetics Are Linked to Same-Sex Behavior, New Study Says

ESPN’s The Body Issue has arrived and there are several of your faves involved! Butts!

The Founder of America’s Earliest Lesbian Bar Was Deported for Obscenity

Kristen Stewart Is Looking Ahead

Beyond the Turkey Baster: A Queer Mom Dishes on Donor Sperm

VSCO Girl Culture Is Actually Just Lesbian Culture

What It’s Like to Be Out as LGBTQ At School

Excuse me. Proud Dad Built a Bisexual Chair for His Bisexual [Genderfuck] Daughter

7 Non-Binary People on What It’s Like to Have an ‘X’ Gender Marker

The W.N.B.A. Is Putting On Some of the Best Pro Basketball in America

How to Make It in Hollywood When You’re Gay, Female, and Thirtysomething

Country Music Is a Man’s World. The Highwomen Want to Change That.

Trans Writers Have More Than One Story to Tell

Chopping All My Hair Off As A Plus-Size Woman Taught Me Some Difficult Lessons


Saw This, Thought of You

Lizzo Is Proudly Black No Matter What Azealia Banks Implies

Student Debt Is Transforming the American Family

Migrant Girls Menstruating in Detention Centers Left to Bleed Through Their Underwear: Lawsuit

The Dixie Chicks’ ‘Fly’ at 20: How the Country Group Was Always Revolutionary

The ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ Doublemeat Burger Walked So Beyond Meat Could Run 🙏

A real goddamn mood: After Busting Through a Glass Ceiling, Maya the Agave Plant Is Dying As Dramatically As Possible

’90s Erotic Thrillers and the Satisfaction of Watching Women Burn the World

Funding Black Beauty Tech Founders Should Be a No-Brainer


Political Snacks

Cherokee Nation Names First Delegate To Congress

This is a lot. ‘Some Of Us Might Not Make It Out Alive’: A Letter To My Students About School Shootings

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7 Comments

  1. in a small way, learning that the Cherokee Nation has had a woman serve as chief and that her name was Wilma Mankiller makes me feel better about things.
    also, rooting for their new congressional delegate.

  2. A professor of epidemiology at Emory wrote this wonderful takedown of the gay gene paper:

    https://medium.com/@cecilejanssens/study-finds-no-gay-gene-was-there-one-to-find-ce5321c87005

    It was a poorly conducted study and it’s not very clear whether participants consented to being involved in this kind of research, since they signed permission for health research, and I think it’s a stretch to call this health research.

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