Also.Also.Also: Rainbow Wonder Woman Welcomes You to Pride Month

So, A-Camp officially kicked off yesterday in Ojai and before your FOMO kicks in, I’ve got plenty of links to distract you and get you even more excited about the start to the Women’s World Cup.

Queer as in F*ck You

For the ‘Stonewall Generation,’ turning to others for care could make them uniquely vulnerable

6 celebrity LGBTQ trailblazers on growing up, coming out, and living proud in Hollywood

Asia Kate Dillon on Finding the Way to ‘They’

Pride Month Starts With Out Magazine on Shaky Ground

How to Celebrate Pride Outside (see also: Autostraddle’s Outsiders Issue for some inspiration)

The perfect accompaniment to Vanessa’s interview with the 420OldFatLesbians: LGBTQ Representation in Cannabis: How the Industry Can Change for the Better

“What Do You Remember From Your School’s Sex Ed?”


Saw This, Thought of You

🚨🚨 NEW MERCH ALERT: Go Ahead and Run Beyoncé Her Check 🚨🚨

Wonder Woman 1984 has to be gay, right? You can’t drop this poster during Pride and not make it gay:

Music as a Lifeline

Mindy Kaling in Full Bloom

End of the world as we know it: Climate change could wipe out human civilization by 2050, warns study

The border is in crisis. Here’s how it got this bad.

Straight people are not okay: It’s LGBT pride month, but three guys in Boston want a permit for a ‘Straight Pride’ parade

This seems safe: Russia tells Tinder to share messages and pictures with its spy agencies


⚽🏆 Saw This, Thought of You: Women’s World Cup Edition 🏆⚽

Women’s World Cup 2019: Tournament schedule and how to watch live without cable

US Playing to Win the World Cup, and a Gender Discrimination Lawsuit

2019 Women’s World Cup teams, ranked by how much fun they are to watch

Women’s World Cup Top 50 Players

Bob Marley’s daughter saves Jamaican women’s soccer team on World Cup path

Tierna Davidson remains unbothered

Done with soccer in ’14, Estelle Johnson living the dream for Cameroon

Mallory Pugh is Ready for her Magic Hour

Nike was like, “we’ll do the most inspirational ad starring Mallory Pugh,” (with the Viola Davis voiceover, no less!) and then Gatorade was like, “no, we’ll do the most inspirational ad starring Mallory Pugh.” And they did.


Political Snacks

Remember when we had a President who wished people a “Happy Pride!” and they actually meant it? Good times, good times.

Joe Biden Still Backs Hyde Amendment, Which Bans Federal Funds for Abortions

Biden was met with a powerful retort: Elizabeth Warren makes a forceful argument on how the Hyde Amendment worsens inequality

Also, from the 2020 campaign trail: Moulton proposes plan to restore benefits to vets discharged under ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

Nearly all TV news networks failed to cover the Trump-Pence administration’s recent attacks on the LGBTQ community

John Roberts Strikes a Blow Against Free Speech

The Cruelty is the Point: Trump administration cancels English classes, soccer, legal aid for unaccompanied child migrants in U.S. shelters

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  1. “Understand this, women of means will still have access to abortions,” Warren said. “Who won’t will be poor women. It will be working women and women who can’t afford to take off three days from work, and very young women. It will be women who have been raped and women who have been molested by someone in their own family. WE DO NOT PASS LAWS THAT TAKE AWAY THAT FREEDOM FROM THE WOMEN WHO ARE MOST VULNERABLE.”

    Strangely enough this made me think of “mansplaning”, because women don’t need men to explained the obvious, but clearly men DO NEED IT.

    PD: as far as I can tell Biden is the baby boomers wet dream, no?

    • That’s what it’s like in my country, where abortion is only legal in cases of rape, incest and if the life of the mother is in danger. But guess what? Rich women still get access to abortions in clandestine clinics, poor women die because of back alley abortions…

      • Same happens in Argentina, but one thing I know for sure is that if abortion is ever legalized in my country you will never find an amendment that doesn’t allow you to use public funds or have an abotion on a public hospital.

    • Sorry for the delayed response, @freakazoid1980, but I was feeling a bit under the weather yesterday.

      But, yes, there have been bills in the past but none have made it through both chambers. Warren, Gillibrand, Booker and Hickenlooper have called for the right to choose to be enshrined in federal law…but it’d take a majority in the House and, probably, a supermajority in the Senate to accomplish that feat.

      • @pecola glad to see that you’re feeling better and yeah I had the slight suspicion that this was the case about legislation. And I guess some people in the community probably are really scared about the possibilty of the same shit happening with equal marriage. That SCOTUS scares the shit out of me.

        By the way, for the 8th year on a roll the bill for legalizing abortion was introduced on Argentina’s Congress. Last year was the only time in history that the bill passed Congress (Diputados) but it went down in the Senate (38 to 31).

  2. 1 – I’m not turning off my ad blocker for WaPo, but in case it’s not clear there, the “straight pride” event is being organized by white nationalists, and it’s important we say so. https://thinkprogress.org/resist-marxism-front-for-far-right-organizing-9bd959325ae1/

    2 – Until all folx of color in prison on pot charges are free, and all folx of color whose lives have been impacted be being imprisoned on pot charges have been paid reparations and assured voting and employment rights, AND folx of color stop being harassed/charged for pot use/possession (which still happens in pot-legal states), I am not interested in hearing about the woes of white cannabis rainbow capitalism. Or, frankly, white women becoming famous for smoking pot on Insta.

    3 – that Vox article on the border is hugely problematic and I’m disappointed it’s linked here.

  3. That Gatorade commercial has my eyes a leakin’.

    Also, I don’t want to be a party pooper, and do really, really want to be excited about Wonder Woman because duh, but last I checked Gal Gadot still supports Palestinian genocide, right? I can’t enjoy WW at all while it’s her. Doesn’t feel right.

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