Also.Also.Also: Solve the Mystery of Human Sexuality with This Handy Gay Twin and Other Stories for Your Weekend

Good morning, shards of space glass! I have to buy some elaborate toy or tree situation for this kitten because WOW now that she’s not quarantined to my bathroom, SHE SURE IS EXCITED TO CLIMB ALL THE THINGS !!! What will it be? Hahahaha I sure hope my sofa survives this phase HAHAHA.

Queer as in F*ck You

+ San Francisco Activists See Irony in Yass, a Queer Startup Backed by Tech Wealth wow this is fucking gross as hell wheeee!

+ Master of None Standout Lena Waithe Joins Dear White People.

+ Gay Twin May Offer Answer to Mystery of Our Sexuality. MYSTERY! ? ??‍♀️ ?

+ I Was Riley’s Mom — Until the Day She Called Me “Handsome”.

+ Reverend Dr. Megan Rohrer Talks Faith And Gender As an Out Transgender Minister.

+ Arty Bars Ruby Deluxe and Arcana Cultivate Queer-Friendly Atmospheres in Raleigh and Durham.

+ Ohio’s Black Pride 4 Were Arrested at the Stonewall Columbus Pride Festival and Parade.

+ The Dangers of Homophobia.

+ In Young Adult Novels, Queer Love Stories Have Begun to Feel Mainstream.

+ Fair Brane Named Inaugural Recipient of the Barbara Hammer Lesbian Experimental Filmmaking Grant.

+ Queerness in Venezuela: Politics, Colonialism and Sexuality.

+ Kim Davis Turned Him Away, Now He’s Running to Unseat Her.

+ The Year in Tension.

Welcome to the Hellmouth

+ Don’t Blame the Election on Fake News. Blame It on the Media.

+ The 19 Women Who Accused Trump of Sexual Misconduct.

+ Native American Tribes, Conservation Groups Sue Trump Over Monument Changes.

+ African Americans in Mississippi Say Trump Has Brought Back Troubles of the Past.

Doll Parts

+ Amber Tamblyn: Women Supporting Women Is the Solution to Hollywood’s Gender Problem.

+ The Sound of Mega Orgasms: The Female Composers Taking Music Into Intimate Places.

+ The Red Zone: A Love Story.

+ After Nassar Is Sentenced to 60 Years in Prison, Victims Turn Attention to MSU, USA Gymnastics.

+ Dolly Parton: Basic Income Trailblazer?

+ We’re Going to Need More Gabrielle Union.

+ Nothing Protects Black Women From Dying in Pregnancy and Childbirth.

+ Facebook Won’t Let You Say ‘Men Are Trash’ Even Though (WHISPER) THEY ARE.

+ When Black Women’s Stories Of Sexual Abuse Are Excluded From The National Narrative.

Keep Up

+ Southern California Fires Live Updates: More Areas Under Siege as Wind Gains Strength.

+ How Christian Reform Schools Get Away with Brutal Child Abuse.

+ New Mexico School Shooting Leaves 2 Students, Suspect Dead.

+ The Dollar General CEO Made Clear How Screwed Up the Economy Is.

Saw This, Thought of You

+ Protesters Against Police Violence Risk the Very Thing They’re Fighting.

+ The Adopted Black Baby, and the White One Who Replaced Her.

+ Silicone Valley Is Sneaking Models Into This Year’s Holiday Parties.

+ The Year’s Best Actors in a Series of Short Frightening Films.

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  1. I saw the news about the high school shooting on the Root this morning after I’d read the NYT and NPR online and seen no mention of it. I went back and searched both home pages for it.

    There’s a mention of it on the NYT sidebar now. But it’s so sad/crazy that kids getting killed at school has become so common place it’s not even treated as a major story.

  2. Also thanks for the link on the black pride 4. I hadn’t heard much in the last few months and it’s absurd that they are still facing these chargers. For protesting at a damn protest. Glad there’s a funding page to help with the legal fees.

  3. I saw the “YA queer love stories” and “adopted black baby” articles fly by on my Twitter feed and thought, “I don’t have time to read these right now but I’m sure Autostraddle will link to them at some point.” Laneia, you have delivered.

  4. Ay, that’s Christian reform school piece. Hit me in the gut because it’s pretty personal for me. I really don’t think people, even devout Christians, know what “religious freedom” allows these schools to get away with. In Florida, where FACCCA is law, a group home/residential treatment center/rehab/boarding school/whatever just has to mention they’re Christian and they have ZERO governmental oversight except for the fire marshall. Literally that is how it works. So that allows these places to get away with everything from nailed down windows to food deprivation to physical abuse to educational neglect to medical neglect to sexual abuse (like strip searching thirteen year olds on a regular basis) to hiring absolutely unqualified individuals to provide the bulk of care to these children (e.g. homeless meth addicts straight out of rehab…or several. A real life example). But I guess you can’t expect much from organizations who think they can cure trauma, mental illness, addiction, etc with nothing other than Jesus and punishment.

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