Also.Also.Also: The Gayest Generation, Killer Caterpillars, and Other Stories for Your Fantastic Life

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How many times can I watch the “Air” episode of that Michael Polan series on Netflix? I WILL LET YOU KNOW.

(Current total: 7)

You Should Go or Do or Give

+ Mutha Magazine’s MUTHA UP is happening October 15 in San Francisco and you should go!

Queer as in F*ck You

+ Patrisse Cullors, Queer Co-Founder of Black Lives Matter, Arrested.

+ Marie J. Kuda, Top Historian of Chicago LGBT Culture Dies at 76.

+ Why Teen Magazines Have Gone Queer yep yep yep.

+ On Being Both Hot and Disabled.

+ Top Evangelical College Group to Dismiss Employees Who Support Gay Marriage.

+ Megan Rapinoe: Why I Am Kneeling.

+ Afghanistan LGBT Community Living Under Threat of Death.

+ NIH Designates LGBT People as Health Disparity Population.

+ For D.C.’s LGBT Community, a Police Liaison Who Can Relate.

+ LGBTQ Films on Netflix That Queer Black Folks Should Check Out.

+ Realizing You’re a Lesbian Midlife: What Coming Out Late Really Means.

+ Queer Quest is an Adventure in LGBTQ Self-Care.

+ Sorry, this story is [fart sound] but the headline is so perfect I had to do a non-linked share: “Family Bakery Bullied by Militant LGBT Mob Closes.”

Bless us all.

+ I don’t make the rules.

+ Suicide Kale‘s Brittani Nichols, Jasika Nicole, and Brianna Baker on Making Film Inclusive.

+ The Gender-Neutral Hair Salon Cutting Through Sexism.

+ My Queer Kenyan Homecoming.

+ Millennials Are the Gayest Generation. Feel like you already knew this.

Doll Parts

+ Every Body Goes Haywire. You want to read this.

+ The Breast Has Its Own Microbiome and the Mix of Bacteria Could Prevent or Encourage Cancer HAPPY FRIDAY.

+ It’s Not In Your Head: Striking New Study Links Birth Control to Depression.

+ Get a load of this. For the record I don’t think I’ve ever used that phrase in my life, so this was a big moment for all of us.

+ The Metamorphoses of Diane Arbus.

+ Women In Ecology, From Forests to Sea.

Saw This, Thought of You

+ Capitalism’s Crisis of Care.

+ California Proposal Set to Protect Latnix Schoolchildren from Nearby Pesticides.

+ Multiracial Americans Address Dislocation and Pride.

+ Tarantulas, Killer Caterpillars, and the Most Misunderstood Bugs!!

+ Natto: It’s Like a Vegan Stinky Cheese.

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  1. Earth is my favourite episode because it’s the one that convinced me to try my own Sourdough :D
    I really wish I had his recipe, i’ve tried the stretch and fold method and haven’t had as much success :(

  2. R.e. the “not sexist” barber in London; in London you can get a man’s haircut for between £6-12 at a barbers, where men go. But at the “non sexist” barber the cheapest cut is £24. So they are not reducing women’s haircut prices. Instead they have raised men’s haircut prices to be equally expensive as women’s. Because; the cheapest women’s haircut in London is at a chain called Super Cuts, which charges around £24.

  3. No amount of ‘science’ can make me like insects. I hate them all, especially those with legs. I can stand creatures that slither cos you can tell where theyll go, and they’re mostly slow and manageable, but the ones with so many legs, and wings just scurry around or fly like crazy, its so fuckin creepy. I love animals, and most reptiles, but insects just bring out the worst in me. I hate being so prejudiced, but, cant help it. Being a good person is so hard.
    Ants are my ultimate nemesis.

  4. As always, glorious links, you lovely thing. I really wish Rapinoe were the ambassador of this movement outside our little queer corner of the world. She’s so much more thoughtful and articulate than Colin Kapernick, but he’s the one that stands (kneels) in the cultural limelight. And oh, the older lesbian coming out piece had me in tears. Certainly better late than never, but the feeling of lost time is brutal.

  5. I feel the need to give a shout-out to my favorite London queer barbershop, Open Barbers. They are sliding-scale (between £10 and £40), and for those who can’t afford that they have slots for people who can pay between £2 and £10. They ask for your pronouns when you make your appointment, and they’re just lovely people. Also, they can do ALL hair textures – something I feel the need to mention since that Barberella feature was mighty white. Anyway, although I don’t live in London anymore, I really recommend Open Barbers; they did a great job with my hip-length hair and gave me my first undercut!

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