Also.Also.Also: Stone Femmes and Coffee Sodas and Other Stories for Your First Day of Summer

Hello hello! You know how when it’s summer and your children have gone to stay with their father for several weeks and you’ve been traveling and how both of these truths combine to mean you haven’t been to the grocery store in a real way for quite some time and then it’s early afternoon and your lunch options are like two frozen dumplings and a 1/2 bowl of cereal? A yearly rite of passage! Good times.

Queer as in F*ck You

Queer Love in Color. A+++++

Stone: A Femme’s Journey by Jess St. Louis. I believe you will truly enjoy this.

Mary Wings Just Wanted An Orgasm When She Created The First Lesbian Comic Book by Priscilla Frank.

Hannah Hart Says Small Town Queer Communities Are Changing America.

8 Queer Latinx-Owned Shops to Support During Pride & Beyond.

Meet the New Generation of LGBTQ Photographers.

On Janelle Monáe and the Power of Representation for Queer Black Girls by Cameron Glover, as well as Janelle Monáe on Visibility, Loving Openly, and Choosing Freedom Over Fear by Ashley C Ford.

American Medical Association Passes New LGBT Policies.

LGBTQ Couples on Holding Hands in Public for the Very First Time.

School Uniforms Go Unisex As Japanese Schools Seek Better Fit for LGBT Students.

8 Queer Artists to Follow on Instagram, including your fave and mine, Alyssa Andrews!

Building a Table for All: The Ascent of Queer Food Culture.

“Man Made”: A Film About Transgender Bodybuilders; And About Everyone Else, Too.

The LGBT Community Is Generationally Fractured. This Organization Thinks It Can Fix That.

Remembering TV’s Day of Compassion, 25 Years Later. I remember thissssss!

Do you need some Stephanie Beatriz in your life today? You do. Stephanie Beatriz Is Bi and Proud as Hell.

How I Broke, and Botched, the Brandon Teena Story by Donna Minkowitz.

LGBTQ Pride Carries a Greater Burden (and Danger) in Malaysia.

What’s Jesse Singal’s Fucking Deal? Great question.

I Took Sephora’s Beauty Class for Trans People — And Loved It by Mey Rude.

Saw This, Thought of You

Here’s How You Can Help Fight Family Separation at the Border.

MTV Plots ‘Real World,’ ‘Daria’ Reboots. ?

How “Dear White People” Uses Design to Tell an Intricate Story of America Today.

Coffee Soda, just in case you were unaware of this possibility in your life on this gorgeous first day of summer 2018 amen.

American Girl Dolls Play Xbox Now. (Listen…)

When Research Excludes Female Rodents, Human Women Lose.

Asians In Asia View Cultural Appropriation Differently Than You Realize.

The Best Red Lipsticks for Women of Color. “Fifteen women weigh in.” FIFTEEN SUGGESTIONS. THAT IS SO MANY.

*Update: I found a thing of pasta in the freezer.

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  1. I saw the Daria news but the later found out she just roomating with Jodie not in a relationship. Also, found it weird it’s not Daria and Jane, which begs the question is Jane going to be in the reboot?

  2. I had a coffee soda at a local place this weekend while grocery shopping and it CHANGED MY LIFE.

    Also, I got a screener for “Man Made” last month and I’m really hoping it makes it into the gay and lesbian film festival I’m on the selection committee for.

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