Hey there! Remember earlier in the week, when I naively thought we’d be able to back to “business as usual” in this column by today? Well, I’m drinking wine out of a mug with sparkles on it and eating leftover Halloween candy for dinner in a sports bra and no shirt. So how about that.
DAY 3!!!! pic.twitter.com/reH3XkfQEZ
— Carmen Phillips (@carmencitaloves) November 5, 2020
Here’s some smart stuff you can read in between obsessively refreshing those result maps.
I am SO EXCITED Mauree Turner!!
That's me! Mauree Turner. Pronouns They & She (not preferred, just pronouns)
I am a born n raised Muslim-Oklahoman. Non-binary femme, & community organizer. The work I've been doing with, in, & for my community goes back years. https://t.co/tORVyM8U6W
— Mauree Turner (They/She) (@MaureeTurnerOK) November 5, 2020
And that leads me to our very own political savant, Natalie, who’s holding it down for you tracking every major race with a LGBT woman or non-binary person running. It’s obsessive and thorough and so, so good: Lesbian, Bisexual, Queer, and Trans Candidates Won Big Again in State Elections This Year by Natalie Duggins for Autostraddle
The sheriff fired her because she’s a lesbian so she ran against him. She’ll be the new sheriff now: Charmaine Mcguffey Is the New Sheriff in Town.
Election Day Was a Major Rejection of the War on Drugs. In every state where marijuana legalization or another drug policy reform was on the ballot, it won.
And THAT leads me to this piece compiled for you yesterday by our very own Editor-In-Chief Kamala, who had this to say “It was honestly really uplifting to know about all the places weed/mushrooms are more legal than ever”: Some Good News: 2020 Legislative Wins So Far
Speaking of which, Nevada Became the First State to Protect Same-Sex Marriage in Its Constitution (and that for sure brings us back to Natalie, who spoke with Mary Bonauto, the Lead Obergefell Attorney, on What Amy Coney Barrett’s Confirmation Means for Marriage Equality
“The damage of these last four years will be deep and long-lasting, a pain that reverberates profoundly throughout our society.” All-American Trauma: Healing in the Aftermath of the Trump Regime
Is the Show Finally Over for Donald Trump? Judith Butler on Donald Trump is DEFINITELY, HANDS DOWN, NO DOUBT ABOUT IT your must-read of the day while we wait for the end of these election results.
Saw This, Thought of You
Nevada while the entire country sits on the edge of their seat pic.twitter.com/qUR3xSW46d
— Allie 🏳️🌈 𝑓𝑜𝑙𝑘𝑙𝑜𝑟𝑒 (@taybeautifulll) November 5, 2020
My Therapists Were Right About Uncertainty. “Faced with actual, persistent chaos, I’ve realized there was never a way to outpace danger.” Some Highly Relatable Material!!!