Also.Also.Also: Rebellion at the Motherf*cking Airports and Other Stories to Start Your Week

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Good morning!! Have you called your Senators today? You really should — y’all have so much to talk about! Ali and Carrie have been putting together specific scripts that attempt to get to the hearts of the matters as they pertain to Republicans, so you’re more likely to make a dent in their brains, plus all the facts you need to get your point across to everyone else. Get on it and share these direct action posts far and wide.

You Should Go or Do or Give

+ Hey here’s another thing you can do! Pass it on! Rapid Response Giving re the immigration ban.

+ Major LGBTQ March on Washington Set for DC Pride Weekend.

Queer as in F*ck You

+ How the Election Affected Queer Teens.

+ CDC Scraps Plans for LGBTQ Youth Summit After Election.

+ The Year to be Queer.

This is the year to be Queer – with a capital Q. In this climate, Queer includes all us queer folks across the spectrum of sexuality, gender, physical ability, presentation, and anatomical gloriousness. But it isn’t only us. Because truth is, in the current political climate, if you aren’t a straight, white, patriarchy-loving religious zealot, you’re queer too.

+ Trump’s Refugee Ban Instills Fear, Confusion, Anger, Among LGBT Immigrants.

+ Muslim LGBT Women Seek Support, Brace for Trump Presidency.

+ Minnesota Transgender Teen Sued by Her Own Mom Speaks Out.

+ Be on the lookout for Collectively Speaking, a space dedicated to intentionally centering the journey of QPOC and officially launching in late February. Here’s a little bit of what you can expect!

+ Queer Nature Program Aims to Welcome LGBTQ Community into the Wild. YES PLEASE TAKE ME INTO THE WILD.

+ Watch Lily Tomlin’s Acceptance Speech for Lifetime Achievement at SAG Awards.

Welcome to the Hellmouth

+ This is super important and you need to read and share it: Here’s Why You Should Go Get Obamacare Before They Take It Away, written by someone who’s worked for insurance companies for her entire life. No fucking joke here.

+ Demonstrations in Streets, and at Airports, Protest Immigration Order.

+ ACLU Receives $19M in Donations One Weekend, roughly five times what they usually receive in one year. Holy. Shit.

+ Starbucks Responds to Trump’s Muslim Ban with Promises to Hire 10,000 Refugees.

+ This is What It’s Like to Come to the United States as a Refugee.

+ Steve Bannon, Explained. Barf.

+ Who Hasn’t Trump Banned? People From Places Where He’s Done Business.

+ Trump’s New Immigration Official Used to Lead Hate Group.

+ A Clarifying Moment in American History.

+ All the Republicans in Congress Who Haven’t Spoken Out Against Trump’s Refugee Ban.

+ Trump Redefines the Enemy and 15 Years of Counterterrorism Policy.

+ Five Questions About the Law and Trump’s Immigration Order.

+ Trump’s Global Gag Rule Goes Much Further Than Any Previous Administration.

+ Trump Signs Exec Order Stripping Non-Citizens of Privacy Rights. I mean sure why not.

+ Interviews for Resistance: Biola Jeje of BYP100 on Why Direct Action Is So Powerful Right Now.

Doll Parts

+ Celebration of Women Filmmakers Triggers Heated Debate Among Salma Hayek, Jessica Williams and Shirley MacLaine.

Keep Up

+ Québec Mosque Shooting: Five Reportedly Killed in Gun Attack.

Saw This, Thought of You

+ 100 and Counting: A Funny, Moving Look at the Secrets of a Long Life

And Finally

This is beautiful and good.

The cast of Hidden Figures at last night’s SAG Awards: Janelle Monáe, Octavia Spencer, and Taraji P. Henson.

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  1. There are many heartening scenes of solidarity to be seen from SFO’s protests here, where around 1,000 turned up, including a brass band:

    It’s plainly hideous this is even necessary, but still – it’s great to see there are plenty willing to show they really do believe in people’s right to free movement, to be wherever their partners, jobs, and friends are.

    We may well discover the worst of nationalism in the next few weeks and years; but we might also see the best as well.

  2. Now for a little comedy.
    Did you hear on twitter Isis and Alquaida just named Donald Trump as their top Recruiter for 2017. The guy just can’t stop.
    Did you hear the women’s march had a song. It was MC hammers can’t touch this.

    Finally, private schools in a bid to get more money from rich parents and donors are using the Trump alternative facts system of grading. If a kid gets an F it is actually an A. If he gets a D then its an A. If he actually gets an A. Its considered a AA. That way clueless parents will think their kids aren’t failing and keep giving money.

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