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Queer as in F*ck You

Gay Employees of Virginia Restaurant Urged Removal of Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

A Visual Diary of Queer Youth in the America’s Deep South, written by Adam White with photography by Peyton Fulford.

There Are Secret Butch Lesbian Characters Hidden in Every Movie and TV Show by Lena Wilson. This is part of Slate’s “Passing” series. Here are a couple more: No, We’re Not Sisters by K.E. Bell, and For Many Trans People, Not Passing Is Not an Option by Brynn Tannehill.

Support Queer Rock Camp 2018: A program of Girls Rock!

On Finding Pride While Having Faith: A Roundtable Of Queer Believers.

Have you ever thought that we needed some more shows besides Queer Eye to show off the many talents of our vibrant and diverse community? Butch Pal for the Straight Gal would like to fill that gap for you.

The Defiant, Tender Faces of NYC’s Dyke March by Maegan Gindi.

The Supreme Court Recognized Marriage Equality Three Years Ago. Now Same-Sex Adoption Is in Danger by Jessica Mason Pieklo.

Without Kennedy, the Future of Gay Rights Is Fragile, an op-ed by Kent Greenfield and Adam Winkler. Need another NYT op-ed to really drive home just how FUCKED everything is? Ok! Janus Is This Term’s Worst L.G.B.T. Ruling by Jared Odessky and Miriam Frank. THE HITS KEEP COMING.

55 Essential Queer Horror Films compiled by Jordan Crucchiola.

What This Queer Sex Worker Learned — And How She’s Giving Back To Her Community, an interview with Maggie Mayhem by Jenavieve Hatch.

Queer Food Is Hiding in Plain Sight by Kyle Fitzpatrick. UGH I LOVE THIS ARTICLE SO MUCH I WANT TO ROLL AROUND IN IT AND YELL.

Excuse me but Melanie Woods would like to make the case for Fun Patterned Button-Up Shirt Being the Queer Signifier We Need and frankly I think you will agree.

Brown, Black, Queer and Invisible by Jamal Jordan.

Private Messages Reveal the Cis Journalist Groupthink Behind Trans Media Narratives by Harron Walker.

Supporters of Norfolk’s Last Lesbian Bar Flood City Council Meeting in Hopes of Keeping It Open by Amy Poulter. “Hampton Roads’ only lesbian bar is under threat after Norfolk buys its building. More than 35 years after it opened, Hershee Bar will likely not make it to the end of the year as Norfolk eyes the property for other uses.” This is the first gay bar I ever went to, which doesn’t have much to do with you except that I went there before this website even existed and the way I felt in there that night really informed the way I wanted other people like me to feel when they were in queer spaces for the first time !!!!!! To the table full of lesbians from Texas who invited me over and gave me dollar bills to put in the drag king’s waistband, I thank you. I looked very try-hard in that sweater and you were kind to me anyway. ?️‍??

A Vessel Among Vessels: For Laura Aguilar by Raquel Gutiérrez.

HIV Crisis on the Texas-Mexico Border:

The Crime Reader’s Guide to Growing Up Gay in the South, compiled by Matthew Coleman Turbeville.

“Was I Ever a Woman?”: A Dialogue with Amber Tamblyn, Author of “Any Man” by Amber Tamblyn and Meredith Talusan.

The Most Influential LGBTQ+ Person from Your State.

Saw This, Thought of You

Ashley C. Ford’s cover story, Tess Holliday’s Health Is None of Your Business, for Self magazine is PRETTY GREAT. Also don’t miss 10 Instagrammers Who Will Make Your Life Better, According to Tess Holliday.

The Story of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Rise to Victory, in Photos with photography by José A. Alvarado Jr. Also, Ocasio-Cortez’s lipstick is Stila All Day Liquid Lipstick in Beso, which is currently sold out, but that’s an affiliate link, so if you decide to keep an eye on that specific color and want to buy it when it’s restocked, please support independent queer media by coming all the way back here to this post and using this link. Thank you.

Glow Mirrors the Real-Life Violation of Women Wrestlers by Scarlett Harris.

The World, Wide Open by Roxane Gay.

Planters Cheez Balls Are Coming Back.

Girl, Interrupted, Twenty-Five Years Later, an interview with Susanna Kaysen by Tara Wanda Merrigan.

Democrats Cite McConnell’s Precedent to Delay Supreme Court Hearings. But Does It Apply?

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  1. ALSO if you want MORE 28 year old Latinas running stuff, please support Lina Hidalgo:

    She’s running for County Judge in Harris County, which is actually means leading the commissioners court that sets handles emergency preparedness,s sets tax rates, calls for bond elections, builds and maintains county infrastructure such as roads and bridges, and oversees county courthouses, jails, libraries and parks, along with the Harris County Flood Control District.

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