Also.Also.Also: Queer Credit Unions, a Magazine for Lesbian Brides, and Other Stories for Your Week

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Hello and welcome to what is sure to be a beautiful week full of pumpkins and chocolate and maybe, perhaps, even my new toaster, which was set to arrive last Saturday and is now in FedEx limbo. Good luck out there!

Queer as in F*ck You

+ Hey it’s the HRC’s Municipal Equality Index 2017! How’d your city score?

+ Witness The World’s Only Modern Wedding Magazine For Lesbian Brides.

+ Beyond the Bathroom: Centering and Affirming Non-Binary Trans Perspectives in Heath Fogg Davis’s “Beyond Trans: Does Gender Matter?”

+ Why I’m Not Staying Silent About Being a Trans Woman Who Was Sexually Assaulted.

+ Here’s Why The Queer Community Needs Its Own Credit Union.

+ Trump Supporter Harasses Lesbian Couple, Calls Them ‘Sinners’.

+ Turkey Basters (and Mark Ruffalo in The Kids Are All Right) as Lesbian Fertility Folklore.

+ Jane Lynch Is Getting a Daytime TV Show. I’m not ready.

Welcome to the Hellmouth

No Hellmouth today. Self-care.

Doll Parts

+ Inside the Culture of Sexual Abuse at Colleges Across Colombia.

+ Women Leading the Mexico City Earthquake Rescue Efforts Share Their Stories.

+ Midwestern Girl Is Tired of Appearing in Your Short Stories.

+ Micraggressions Are Banned in This Savvy Parody of The Handmaid’s Tale.

Keep Up

+ Canadian First Nations Call for Eviction of Fish Farms.

+ Barack Obama and George W. Bush Call Out Bigotry, Co-Host a Disaster Relief Concert With All the Other Ex-Presidents.

+ Cub Scout Is Exiled After Pressing Legislator on Guns and Race.

Saw This, Thought of You

+ We’re cited in this awesome comic, The Invention of Monogamy!

+ Sleep Scientist Warns Against Walking Through Life ‘In An Underslept State’.

+ Social Media Crackdown at Times and Journal Will Backfire.

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  1. I feel like that city score the HRC gives is a bit inaccurate as it doesn’t factor gender or the person is white passing or not. I checked a few cities in my area of California, and two of them got 100 out of a 100, which I know is totally not true. In one city I was kicked out a gay bar for using the bathroom while being trans(West Hollywood), and another city two of the lgbtq bars and restaurants either need to do better to combat racism and/or sexism in the community(LBC).

  2. Laneia, thank you for including the link to the fish farm occupation article. This is taking place where I live so it’s very close to my heart and it’s so important for people to know that it’s going on. My work is related to wild salmon and eco-tourism, and no wild salmon means no grizzly bears or black bears or killer whales or sea lions…it goes on and on. This year we saw grizzlies staying in estuaries long past the time when they should have been moving upriver to follow the spawning salmon. We waited and waited for the fish to show up and they didn’t, at least not nearly the numbers needed to sustain our wildlife and our coast and the people who rely on them. These brave humans have been out there for two months in the cold and rain trying to get their voices heard. Also, something the article doesn’t mention is the majority of the occupiers are young women (and as far as I know, at least a couple of queer women). “Swanson Occupation” on FB

  3. the fact that the HRC gave Denver a 100, which is increasingly becoming a harder and harder place to live in for anyone not ciswhite and wealthy AND a perfect score to law enforcement that murdered queer Latnix teen Jessie Hernandez WITH IMPUNITY tells me that these ratings are a ridiculous joke and the HRC should read up on what intersectionality actually means. who cares if gay people are on city council if they are selling it all to gentrifiers?

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