You Should Go or Do or Give
+ Registration is open for the 2015 LGBT Muslim Retreat so get in there!
Queer as in F*ck You
+ God Ashley C Ford stop being so great please: I’m Queer No Matter Who I’m With.
When you’re dating one person, does every other person instantly become unattractive to you? Do you transition from being straight, gay or lesbian to being a Sandra-sexual, Matt-sexual, or Alanna-sexual? I didn’t think so. In my current relationship, I am having the best sex of my life, and I am still attracted to women. There are still women on the street who catch my eye. That doesn’t mean I’m in hiding from my true inner lesbian; it means I’m a living, breathing, queer human.
+ Jennifer Swann has this profile on Casey Legler, How a Former Olympian Became an LGBT Icon of the Fashion World.
+ FUCK yes. How We Got Here: Portrait of the Artist as a Queer Feminist by Clarity Hanes.
+ EXCUSE ME but your mega crush Brittani Nichols of Words With Girls got her segment, Oppression Olympics, into the second act of this episode of The Xperiment so give it three cheers.
+ Shaadi Devereaux‘s When Every Summer is Your Own Personal ‘Summer of Sam’: On the Taking of Black Trans Women’s Lives and How to Stop It Now on BGD is fucking brilliant.
Saw This, Thought of You
+ A Self-Care Playlist for the Sensual Woman Smoking Weed in the Shower. Well bless you Jia Tolentino. Bless you.
+ I just loved this piece so much! I want so many things in life, and a tour of Amber and Casey’s ‘micro-scale’ farm is one of those things SUE ME OK. Ariel Schwartz‘s Here Comes the Whole Foods-ification of Marijuana.
+ Do you want to dive deep, deep into the land[fill] of K-Cups, going all the way back to their inception and then on through the possibilities, if brief, of their maybe-brighter future? Be my guest: How Bad Are K-Cups for the Environment?. This is over 10 days old — BLASPHEMY I KNOW — but I really did see it and think of you, so what choice did I have?
+ The Origins of the Anus. This is subtitled, “The extraordinary evolution of our most embarrassing organ,” and I just have to argue that I think my most embarrassing organ is my nose. Is my nose an organ? WHATEVER.
+ Actually I saw this and thought of myself because I’ve been obsessed with elderly care since I was a child (was it the holiday dance recitals at the local nursing homes?): Cochlear Implants May Benefit Mind and Mood of Older People.
I Am Big Bird coming May 6.
NO YOU’RE CRYING.
YOU’RE STILL CRYING.