Also.Also.Also: Queers in Power Suits and Other Stories for Your Week

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Queer as in F*ck You

+ LGBT Immigrants Brace Themselves for DACA’s Devastating End.

+ Jamaican Gay Activist Dexter Pottinger Was Murdered In His Home.

+ The Olympic Channel has the stories of five transgender athletes and how sport helped them find their true identity. It starts with NCAA women’s volleyball player Chloe Anderson.

+ Evan Rachel Wood on Suits and Sci-Fi.

+ Tegan and Sara Talk Power Suits and Sharing Clothes. Suits everywhere!

+ ‘Stud for Stud’ and the Evolution of Black Atlanta Lesbian Dating.

+ Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Teens at Much Greater Risk for Depression and Lesbian and Bi Women Report Chronic Health Conditions. We’re doing great, everyone!

+ Remembering Lesbian Filmmaker JD Disalvatore: ‘Fearless, Funny And Flirty—And Just Downright Fascinating’

+ Two Lesbian Moms Raising a Boy, and a Food Festival.

+ New Star Wars Novel Suggests Last Jedi Character is LGBT. Whoa whoa guys, too many specifics here. Need you to vague up this headline a little bit.

Welcome to the Hellmouth

+ The Same Agency That Runs Obamacare Is Using Taxpayer Money to Undermine It.

+ The Chemical Plant Explosion in Texas Is Not an Accident. It’s the Result of Specific Choices.

Doll Parts

+ The Incarcerated Women Who Fight California’s Wildfires.

+ Elaine Welteroth, Teen Vogue’s Refashionista.

+ Abortion Is Central to Universal Health Care. Will Democrats Protect It?

+ Why Men Don’t Believe the Data on Gender Bias in Science. LOL.

+ The Enduring Image of the Fragile Princess Diana.

Keep Up

+ Making Sure Your Houston Relief Money Is Going to the Black Folks Who Need It Most Isn’t Easy.

Saw This, Thought of You

+ American Pop Music Is a Story of Race, Sex and Power.

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  1. That firefighter article was very informative. I live in that area and didn’t know some of the firefighters were inmates or soo horribly underpaid. I knew that prisoners are underpaid, but would have thought inmates who are firefighters would get something closer to minimum wage.

    • I worked wildland fire about five years ago and you’d see the prison crews all over the place (although notice they hardly ever figure into news reports). Unfortunately with fire seasons getting worse and forest service and other firefighting orgs getting underfunded I can’t see these crews ever getting paid anything close to what they deserve. It’s not just the danger it’s the backbreaking nature of the work, the long hours (on fire it’s 16 hour days for 2 weeks straight then a few days to recuperate), and the skills needed to operate effectively and safely on the line. There’s a reason salary for civilian crews starts around 40-50K.

      Side note bc it bothered me: A pulaski is not a type of shovel. It just isn’t.

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