Hello kind stars! It’s a beautiful day and I have a brand new package of socks! They’re the Puma kind you get at Costco — are you familiar? There’s this section that wraps around the arch of your foot like a little cotton hug. If you have a severe arch and $8 I highly recommend these socks. Anyway bet you didn’t expect a sock recommendation on this glorious Friday. Always expect the unexpected! Drink more water!
You Should Go or Do or Give
+ Wanna save a lesbian bar? Save The Pinhook! Since Forever! needs your help!
Queer as in F*ck You
+ Megan Mitchell put together a three-part series on two spirit Native Americans for a local news station in North Dakota.
The suicide rate of Native young people on the reservations is the highest in the Western Hemisphere. It’s now being called an epidemic. More than half of Two Spirit transgender people have attempted suicide.
+ Art! Queer artists! Femme Artists on Femme Solidarity and Performance.
+ ‘He’s Not Done Killing Her’: Why So Many Trans Women Were Murdered in 2015 by Diana Tourjee.
+ How Transgender Women Are Training Their Voices to Sound More Feminine by Angela Chen.
+ Gaby Dunn with Get Rich or Die Vlogging: The Sad Economics of Internet Fame.
Saw This, Thought of You
+ This is a longread on Highline: The Shooting Gallery by Dana Liebelson. “Guards inside prisons shouldn’t have guns. That’s pretty much an accepted fact. Except in Nevada—and the results are mayhem and death.”
+ Baltimore Schools are More Afraid of Students Than Its Police Force by Jamilah King.
+ Gene Demby brings you The Long, Necessary History of ‘Whiny’ Black Protesters at College.
+ Among Strangers by Atossa Araxia Abrahamian. “Traveling the globe to research the buying and selling of passports, a reporter reflects on arbitrary citizenship and what it means to be “from somewhere.””
+ Um do you want to watch Macaulay Culkin act like the disturbed adult version of Kevin McCallister in the first episode of this webseries? I mean you might like it, all the little references.
+ Lack of Diversity in Clinical Trials Presents Possible Heath Consequences by Rae Ellen Bichell.
+ The Rules for Calling in Sick When You’re Actually Hungover by Maureen O’Connor.
+ Jólakötturinn, The Christmas Cat of Iceland, a heartwarming tale.
Mey is here to make sure that you don’t miss these goats being airlifted off a mountain in Idaho.