Also.Also.Also: Olympic Hockey Rivals Become Lesbian Wives and Other Headlines from the Week


Queer as in F*ck You

How the Orlando Fire Department’s Active Shooter Policy Fell Through the Cracks.

Lesbian Us and Canada Ice Hockey Rivals Marry Each Other.

The Root 100 is here! Includes faves such as Lena Waithe, Janet Mock, Janelle Monáe, Arlan Hamilton, Tourmaline (formerly known as Reina Gossett).

Oh you like large lists of people? Well buckle up because you’ve also got The Power 50!

Pakistani LGBT Community Dares to Dream After India Ruling.

Mike Pence Spoke at an Anti-LGBT Group’s Summit.

Lesbian Denied Spousal Benefits After Partner’s Death Sues Social Security Administration.

The Queer Teen Filmmaker You Should Know.

The Strange Disappearance of LGBT Content From Federal Websites.

National LGBT Veterans Memorial Stalled Due to Lack of Funds.

Temple Prof’s ‘Queer Gaming History’ Retrospective to Be Displayed at Berlin Museum.

Behind the Scenes of Our Cover Shoot With Young LGBTQ Heroes.

Saw This, Thought of You

When the Muzzle Comes Off.

When the News Itself Is a Form of Trauma.

Brett Kavanaugh and the Cruelty of Male Bonding.

Science Says Toxic Masculinity — More Than Alcohol — Leads To Sexual Assault.

Yale Boasted About Kavanaugh; Now Comes ‘A Moment of Reckoning’.

I’m a Survivor Who Isn’t Brave Like Anita and Christine. And That’s OK.

Mourning at the Magic Kingdom.

Bills Seek to Save the Lives Of Native Women.

Amazon Taps Hannah Storm, Andrea Kremer as First Female Team to Call NFL Games.

A Woman in Russia Keeps Pouring Bleach Onto Manspreaders’ Legs.

Political Snacks

Christine Blasey Ford’s Opening Statement For Senate Hearing.

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  1. Nicole Chung’s piece about going to Disney after her father’s funeral hurt so good. A close friend lost her dad to cancer a month ago and it’s made me contemplate how I’ll feel when my father goes. I have a rocky relationship with him to say the least, and I don’t really want him in my life. It’s a strange exercise, thinking whether or not I’ll cry, or miss him, or wish things had been different. But just thinking about my mom dying sends me to a very dark place because I can’t fathom handling so much pain. Blood family versus found family is a big part of being young and queer, I guess. But for all her faults, my mom is a loving, supportive individual and if given the chance, I’d choose her to be my mom every time.

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