Also.Also.Also: The Actual Queer History of “A League of Their Own” and Other Stories

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It’s Thursday morning, bright and early! Right now I’m in a car somewhere between Phoenix and L.A., on my way to my sisterwife’s house! Her name is Riese and she has a very kind dog named Carol. Tomorrow’s June can you hardly believe it??

Queer as in F*ck You

A Transgender Woman Who Was Part Of The Migrant Caravan Has Died In ICE Custody. Or “was killed by ICE.”

Leading Lesbian Us Activist Connie Kurtz Dies at 81.

The Hidden Queer History Behind “A League of Their Own”. LOVE THIS.

Queer Women and the Rise of Passive Online Flirting.

Pride in Pictures 1981: “Lesbianas de Latino America”.

Genderqueer Teen Wore Massive Trans Pride Flag During Betsy DeVos’s School Visit. Great work Torin Hodgman!

A Lesbian Prime Minister Oversees a New Gay Era for Serbia.

Dana Zzyym Continues Their 4-Year Fight for a Gender Neutral Passport.

Welcome to the Hellmouth

Harvard Study Estimates Thousands Died in Puerto Rico Because of Hurricane Maria.

The Trump Effect: New Study Connects White American Intolerance and Support for Authoritarianism.

Hidden Horrors of “Zero Tolerance” — Mass Trials and Children Taken From Their Parents.

Trump’s Right-Hand Troll.

Inside the Pro-Trump Effort to Keep Black Voters From the Polls.

Doll Parts

Here’s What Happens When A Catholic Hospital Won’t Try To Save You.

Celebrating the Grace of Black Women.

(In)Fighting for a Cause.

‘Pepper Ann’ Was the Most Underrated Feminist Cartoon of the 90s. I don’t make the rules ok.

3 Zines Celebrating the Complexity of Being Latinx.

Women on Top: Women of Color Reveal All About Working in the Cannabis Industry.

Keep Up

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Saw This, Thought of You

Ughghghghghghghghhhhhhhhh this was so good. How Anna Delvey Tricked New York.

Your Recycling Gets Recycled, Right? Maybe, or Maybe Not.

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  1. Britni de la Cretaz is a DREAM and all the research she did for that article on the LGBTQ+ ball players back in the 40s and 50s is just bonkers good, everyone should read it, probably with a box of Kleenex!

  2. Pepper Anne, Pepper Anne, much too cool for seventh grade, Pepper Anne, SHES LIKE ONE IN A MILLION…

    (Also if you haven’t read that piece about Anna Delvey yet… whew! Buckle in! It’s the greatest, wildest ride!)

    I wanted to say something else about Puerto Rico and Trump, but it hurt too much. So, back to Pepper Annnnnnne!

  3. I hope Amazon’s A League of Their Own has some queer characters! If not I will feel very cheated.

    I love Pepper Ann so much. I never really watched cartoons as a kid (except for The Simpsons), but I discovered Pepper Ann when I was in high school. Admittedly I first watched it because of the catchy theme song and the fact that she dresses as a Xena-like character during said theme, but after watching a few episodes I was hooked.

    • So me and a friend are playing a game where we imagine Sofia Coppola making a movie (that kinda completely misses reflexivity) out of this about a middle class white woman fooling all these rich people and finding prison “interesting”

      So far we have: Chloe Grace Moretz in the main role and Zoe Kravitz as Neff.


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