Good morning pals and gals! Let’s read some things together, why shannot we?
Queer as in F*ck You
The Most Famous Lesbian Photographer You’ve Never Heard of — Until Now by Kerry Manders. Pair this with Wild Mares and have yourself a lot of feelings.
What I’ve Learned from Working as a Lesbian Escort.
LGBT Police Officers Banned From Marching in Pride Parade.
Singer Rina Sawayama Is Ready to Rep Her Pansexuality by Zing Tsjeng.
The Call Me by My Name Project is an oral history podcast featuring conversations with 10 trans and gender-diverse people.
Protecting Basic Living Standards for LGBTQ People by Caitlin Rooney, Charlie Whittington, and Laura E. Durso.
From AE Osworth: “Ask a Clean Person did an episode on cleaning binders and also cleaning clothes after top surgery. Language not perfect, but I just listened to it and it’s solid info, highly recommend.” COOL.
New Trump Administration Directive Lets Federal Contractors Discriminate Against LGBT People – For Jesus by David Badash.
Queer Barbers on Instagram Make the Internet a Kinder, Hotter Place by Heather Dockray.
Hannah Gadsby Is Writing a Memoir About Quitting Comedy.
Fatimah Asghar Questions What It Means to Be American by Sarah Burke.
In Haiti, Slight Progress for LGBT Rights Is Seen As Victory.
Here we have a piece by Merve Emre, All Reproduction Is Assisted, and then a response from Andrea Long Chu, Having a Child Is a Very Stupid Idea. There are two other responses and they’re all worth reading!
This is extremely fucked up and violent and disgusting. Every now and then I manage to feel shock again, you know? This is one of those times. School Closed After Parents Declare ‘Hunting Season’ on 12-Year-Old Transgender Student: ‘A Good Sharp Knife Will Do the Job’.
Saw This, Thought of You
The Bleeding Edge Is 2018’s Best Horror Film by Melissa Dahl.
When They Put Lauryn Hill on the Cover of Time by Joan Morgan.
5 Cheese and Junk Food Pairings by Michelle Vieira. YES PLEASE AND THANK YOU.
My Favorite Murder’s Creators Are Launching a Podcast Network.
This is some niche content but hear me out: My Old Friend Natty Light by Mickie Meinhardt on the Bitter Southerner.
Is It Ever Okay to Ask If You Can Tour Your Childhood Home?
Universal Design: An Introduction & How-To Guide for Your Home.
I saw The Bleeding Edge and immediately went on a rant to my sister about profits before public safety and deregulation of industry. I think my sister hates it when I watch documentaries.
The Queen is dead, long live the Queen…
The greatest voice I’ve ever heard.
R E S P E C T, Miss Aretha.
Bon voyage, Queen
“EXACTLY RIGHT MEDIA.” Perfect.
I’m sorry but Natty Light is awful and very entwined in bro culture, at least in the college I went to.
Also, that is very, very disgusting and heartbreaking that a parent declared hunting season on a child. If anything that parent should be investigated by the local department of child services for those words. That, and maybe declare open hunting seasons on racists(because transphobia/homophobia can be a form of racism), transphobes, and homophobes & see how he likes it.
Some of those people are, unsurprisingly, already convicted woman and child abusers.
Here’s a nice addenda to that terrible story about the trans kid in Oklahoma – someone started a GoFundMe for the family to move to Houston where they have welcoming relatives, and it’s already passed the fundraising goal: