Also.Also.Also: Pride and Feminism and Other Stories for Your Friday

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Sorry I was unable to get anything productive accomplished this morning because something AMAZING and BEAUTIFUL happened!! Maybe you heard? I MADE CINNAMON ROLLS. They were delicious.

Queer as in F*ck You

+ Kristin Russo with LGBTQ Pride and the Sip-In from her First Person series with PBS:

Kristin I really love your top here.

+ Sally Kohn is still not getting married.

+ After Same-Sex Marriage, Then What? Pizza, duh.

+ I’m sharing this for you, for the greater good of the world. Pregnant Seeking Pregnant: My Very Particular Female Fantasy.

+ Maria Popova, who only brings goodness and light into this world, presents: MoMA Acquires the Rainbow Flag as a Design Icon: A Conversation with the Artist Who Made It, which includes full audio and you will not be disappointed.

+ GLAAD on being LGBTQ in the South:

+ What Will Gay Culture Look Like in 2035? LGBTQ activists and writers weigh in.

Doll Parts


+ An Interview with Arabelle Sicardi. And speaking of Arabelle, Here’s What Happens When Some Yale Bro Steals Your Art.

+ Mo’ne Davis Drafted by The Harlem Globetrotters.

+ Bringing Female Heroes to the Lego Universe.

+ Prison Born: What becomes of the babies of incarcerated mothers?

+ “Hair Freedom” Mini-Doc Explores The Natural Hair Movement In The UK.

Saw This, Thought of You

+ Well this is gross as fuck! The 13 Most Sexist Labels and Names in Craft Beer.

+ An Open Letter to Nicole Kidman, Mariah Carey and Julia Roberts’s Circa 1990s Curly Hair. Important.

+ This Trans Chef is Putting Rock ‘n’ Roll into Puerto Rican Cuisine.

+ How a Historical Blunder Helped Create the Water Crisis in the West.

+ The Justice Department Compares the School-to-Prison Pipeline to Racial Segregation.

+ In Recently Burned Forests, a Woodpecker’s Work is Never Done. THANK YOU, WOODPECKERS.

+ The Perks and Pitfalls of Being a Famous Tree.

+ Why Parenting Advice is So Hard to Take.

Local Autostraddle Meet-Ups

+ 6/26 Dublin: Autostraddle Meet-Up at Dublin Pride

+ 6/26 Chicago: Meetup at Neo Futurists Pride Benefit

+ 6/27 Cincinnati: Cincy Straddlers March in the Pride Parade

+ 6/27 New York City: Let’s Do the Dyke March Together!

+ 6/27 New York City: All-Ages Pride Party with Everyone Is Gay and Blue Stockings!

+ 6/27 Berlin: Berlin #AutoPride Meetup

+ 6/27 Chicago: Dyke March!

+ 6/28 London: Post-Pride Brunch

+ 6/28 Seattle: #AutoPride Brunch Potluck

+ 6/28 Chicago: #AutoPride Meetup at The Parade

+ 6/30 Rio Grande Valley: Aquí Estamos Poetry Slam Night

And Finally

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  1. Now that I’ve begun to calm down from today’s major milestone, I’m getting a bit paranoid. I want to attend a Pride celebration in my area but I’m worried about the inevitable backlash. Christian and homophobic extremists are hella dangerous folk to be confronted by. Especially if they’re white. I’m too black for that crap.

    Also: Lets pour one out for Marsha P. Johnson!

    • I want to propose a toast to Jennicet Gutierrez, who spoke up in much the same way as Marsha, Sylvia and so many other fighters did, took a lot of heat but said crucially important things which absolutely needed to be said. Issues which were a hell of a lot lot more important than self-congratulation and hors D’oeuvres. IMO, that was every bit a replay of Sylvia Rivera’s speech in 1973 which upset white, gay men so much (and they’re still pissed). Here’s to you Jennicet.

  2. I accidentally hit submit while I was googling the correct spelling of Sylvia Rivera. I didn’t forget about her!

    *pours on out for Sylvia and Marsha and all of the hard working trans people that don’t get the respect or love they deserve*

  3. The craft beer one – there’s far too many sexist beer names out there. It makes me sad because I *love* beer and craft brewing has so much variety and creativity that to be honest sexist marketing just seems lazy and unimaginative. IMO Clown Shoes are one of the worst offenders. Every time I see their beer I think, “Really, is that the best you could do?”

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