I literally kept forgetting it was Tuesday! Because somehow Memorial Day extended my brain’s concept of a weekend, so it’s Monday? Even though it’s not, it is IN FACT Tuesday! And the days don’t even count anymore. What days in Covid? Days are fake. That’s what.
Ok that was a fun nurse rhyme, thanks for joining along.
Queer as in F*ck You
The Future in Catastrophic Times. As we navigate life during COVID-19, science doesn’t have all the answers. But queer theory might.
Queer disabled activist Stacey Park has passed away and damn she will be missed. Spend some time with #StaceyTaughtUs Syllabus: Work by Stacey Park Milbern
Life On Hold: Fearing Discrimination, Kazakh Pair Keeps Gender On The Q.T. The fear of discrimination has forced a married Kazakh couple — a transgender woman and a pansexual woman — to hide their sexual identities and pretend to be a heterosexual husband and wife.
Ok at first this is 😭 but then it is 🙌
An announcement: pic.twitter.com/if9B35IgnT
— Nancy Podcast (@NancyPodcast) May 22, 2020
For all my sports gays out there, Megan Rapinoe and Sue Bird to Host Remote ESPYs With Changed Focus.
I made it soooo long before I had to learn who YouTube star JoJo Siwa really was (I used to just call her “that kid with very large bow in her hair”) but sadly that time is now over. However this piece from Rachel Charlene Lewis from Bitch is well worth the loss of my innocence: JoJo Siwa Doesn’t Owe Us Her Sexuality
The New York Times would like to know: What Does It Mean to You That Pride Is Called Off? (Not to toot our own horn or anything, but I’m ridiculously excited for Autostraddle’s Virtual Pride plans this year, more coming soon!)
Chris Cooper is a Black gay icon and don't you forget it!!!! pic.twitter.com/N1Bw0CKeIs
— Matt Ortile (@ortile) May 26, 2020
And! Don’t! You! Forget! It!
Saw This, Thought of You
I remind my friends about this every year, and since you are all my friends now, here is a reminder for you too: The Overlooked Black History of Memorial Day. Formerly enslaved people invented the holiday because no major newspaper printed the names of the thousands of black people who died during the Civil War.
How History Books Erased the Marginalized Voices That Built Bluegrass. Bluegrass’ history is strewn with women and Black and queer artists who weren’t credited for their contributions to the genre.
5 Reproductive Justice Advocates to Know This Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Also(also.also.) — have you been following our APIA coverage? Because wow, it’s good.
“Covid-19 was initially heralded as a great equalizer, and there was some evidence of this in some countries. But it arrived in America and immediately became American: classist, capitalist, complacent.” We Can’t Comprehend This Much Sorrow
We talked about this last week, but damn this follow up is well worth it: No One Really Knew Jane Roe (Also, Riese watched the Jane Roe Hulu documentary at the center of this ongoing controversy, and she said if you like lesbian and/or feminist history, it’s sure worth your time!)
Gosh, what could be behind the right’s hatred of Stacey Abrams? I’ll give you three guesses.