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Queer as in F*ck You
+ A Gay Couple Was Told They Didn’t Go with the Ambiance at a DC Restaurant.
+ Heather Matarazzo on Meeting Her Birth Mother.
+ How My All-Girls Summer Camp Helped Me Become the Lesbian I Am Today.
+ Q for queer rights: Transgender group starts YouTube channel to fight discrimination.
+ Buddhism, diaspora and the challenge of faith in queer communities.
+ Amandla Stenberg Directed a Lovely Meditation Video for Anxious Teens.
+ A Behind-the-Scenes First Look at Kristen Stewart and Laura Dern in JT Leroy.
+ This Is Kate McKinnon’s Trick To Keeping A Straight Face On “SNL”.
+ Where Have All the Lesbian Bars Gone?
Welcome to the Hellmouth
+ How Trump Ruined My Relationship with My Mother.
+ Warrants Issued For White Supremacist Featured In Vice Film.
+ Don’t call all American white supremacists “Nazis.” Their ideology of hate is homegrown.
+ People Seem To Be Creating Fake Accounts Of White Women To Push Anti-Feminist And Racist Agendas.
+ U.S. Lawmakers Seek Kushner Company Records on Maryland Apartments.
+ Hate That Doesn’t Hide.
+ What White Nationalism Gets Right About American History.
+ Post-Charlottesville, Dee Rees Counts Down America’s Pathologically Violent History.
+ It’s Complicated: White Women, White Men & White Supremacy.
+ The Women Behind the ‘Alt-Right’.
+ Twice As Many Teen Girls Are Killing Themselves and We Don’t Know Why.
+ That Joss Whedon situation.
+ Women Say They Quit Google Because of Racial Discrimination.
+ Do you want a Missy Elliott statue? You sure do.
+ 10 Black Owned Vegan And Cruelty Free Makeup Brands You Need To Try.
+ St Vincent: ‘I’m in deep nun mode’.
+ Don’t Kid Yourself, White Nationalism Is on the Rise in Canada Too.
Saw This, Thought of You
+ Charlottesville Reader Responses, part of the Folklore Project at Bitter Southerner.
+ How To Talk Race with Your Family.
+ JOSIE AND THE PUSSYCATS SOUNDTRACK ON VINYL.
+ In the Future, Your Body Won’t Be Buried, You’ll Dissolve.
+ This is a truly bonkers headline, but: ‘Psychologically scarred’ millennials are killing countless industries from napkins to Applebee’s — here are the businesses they like the least.
+ Play the best game where the objective is to ignore people and pet dogs at a house party.
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