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Queer as in F*ck You

+ Urvashi Butalia: ‘Queer and trans women are essential to Indian feminism’

+ In US and Abroad, a Worrisome Time for LGBT Activists.

+ Iconográfica: Chavela Vargas, the Queer Matriarch Latin Music Deserves.

+ Parents Harass Queer Students After Yearbook Includes LGBTQ Page.

+ How to Really Help Gay Teens.

+ I’m an Everygirl, and… I Came Out at 30 Years Old. HECK YEAH YA DID.

+ Inside Gaysi: The Blog Transforming India’s Queer Scene.

+ How American Healthcare Is Failing Transgender Patients.

+ Black and Queer; Culture, Coolness and Visibility.

+ Why a Lesbian Writer Rejected Lesbianism.

+ Youtuber Orion Carloto Comes Out as Bisexual by Posting Steamy Makeout Photo with GF. STEAMY.

+ Melissa Harris-Perry: How to Save the NAACP From Irrelevance.

Is the N.A.A.C.P. ready to follow the leadership of undocumented women? Queer women? Black women? Is it ready to listen to those who have been incarcerated? Those who are H.I.V. positive? Is it ready to have as its president a young person just out of foster care who, because he is transgender and black, lived with vulnerabilities many can’t imagine?

+ You Don’t Know Diana Taurasi.

+ Popular Chinese Lesbian Dating App Removed from Internet.

Welcome to the Hellmouth

+ Trump Scraps Tradition, Declines to Issue Pride Proclamation what that is so shocking I’m just shocked and confused this is so unexpected.

+ Rebecca Solnit: The Loneliness of Donald Trump.

Doll Parts

+ BLM Co-Founder’s Ode To Black Women During Commencement Speech.

+ Want to Lose on Abortion? Talk About It as an Economic Issue.

Keep Up

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+ Activists Investigating Ivanka Trump Brands in China Arrested, Missing.

+ How Urban Dictionary Became a Cesspool for Racists and Misogynists. “Because white men were allowed to participate” is my guess.

Saw This, Thought of You

+ How TLC Changed Everything.

+ Push for Gender Neutral School Uniforms Goes Viral.

+ Black Yogis Are Offering Alternatives To D.C.’s Largely White Yoga Community.

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  1. So, there was any doubt about Chavela Vargas being our Queer Matriarch? We just need this, Paloma Negra:

    Y aunque te amo con locura ya no vuelves
    Paloma negra eres la reja de un penar
    Quiero ser libre vivir mi vida con quien yo quiera
    Dios dame fuerza que me estoy muriendo por irla a buscar

  2. the ‘lose on abortion’ article is wack. it equivocates wildly between talking about economic JUSTICE and monetizing/financializing arguments that eg focus on ‘taxpayer savings’. the point is that economic justice is not some DC wonk’s calculations about maximizing blahblahblah, it’s people’s LIVES. it’s whether a working-class black woman who can’t afford another child will have enough to stay in her apartment and feed her family.

    but third-way democrats have reduced everything to these kind of means-tested optimization problems and utterly eroded the left’s ability to make arguments that actually hinge on *justice*. the problem is not that saying abortion is an economic justice issue “removes emotion from the issue and leaves listeners feeling empty” — it’s that we’ve gotten to a point where economics has been emptied out of all emotion.

    seriously what’s next, “welfare is not an economic justice issue”?

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