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Queer as in F*ck You

The Human Experience Is Infinite

A 100-Year-Old Gay Journalist Reflects On Her Life And Career

‘We Must Document Ourselves Now’: The Legacy of Black Lesbian Feminist Leadership

Is That All There Is?: Queer Culture and Politics on the 50th Anniversary of Stonewall

From Joan of Arc to Murray Hill, Drag Kings Have Redefined Queer Culture

We See You, Jaah Kelly

The Singular Queerness of Old Coney Island

No Pride in Police, No Police in Pride

The 1% Nightmare Class Politics of Taylor Swift’s “You Need to Calm Down”

Stonewall Hasn’t Ended

The Night the Stonewall Inn Became a Proud Shrine

Fifty Years After Stonewall, What’s the Political Role of the American Gay Bar?

How Queer Patients Find the Best Therapists for Their Needs

The Softer Sides Of Young M.A

The Joy of Queer Parties: ‘We Breathe, We Dip, We Flex’

Epcot World Showcase by Kristen Arnett who I don’t think we’ve ever mentioned before.

Saw This, Thought of You

Student Journalists Expose High School’s Use of Prison Labor

The Pleasure of Clapping Back. Roxane Gay why are you so grand.

On the Road with Mitski

New NASA Contest Seeks Way to Grow a Space Garden

The Playboy Interview With Tarana Burke

10 Y.A. Novelists Spin Fiction From Vintage Photos

I’m Done With Cautionary Tales About Women and Power

⚽🏆 Saw This, Thought of You: Women’s World Cup Edition 🏆⚽

By Natalie

After becoming the first woman in World Cup history to score a brace in back-to-back games, Megan Rapinoe’s USWNT has advanced to the semifinals and has a date with the Lionesses on the horizon. Rapinoe’s success — she’s a leader in the race for the Golden Boot — means that we’ve got a littany of great of stories about her for today’s edition of cupdates!

But first, here’s Steve Kerr being very right about something:

The context of that Rapinoe quote: At World Cup, U.S. Team’s Pride Is Felt by Others, Too

Honestly, if you only read one Megan Rapinoe story, make it this one: Megan Rapinoe’s greatest heartbreak, and hope

Megan Rapinoe Is a Leader for Her Team, and Her Time

Megan Rapinoe Is On to Him, and Trump Can’t Stand It

All eyes on Lioness Ellen White in battle with USA’s Megan Rapinoe

Am I reveling in these Rapinoe links because I’m still salty about Germany’s loss? Probably so. Sweden exorcises Germany demons, punches ticket to Women’s World Cup semifinals

‘Bitter’ World Cup exit for Germany as Blackstenius fires Sweden into semis

With A Semifinal Berth Secured, The Netherlands Have Truly Arrived At The World Cup


#SorryNotSorry, I love Crystal Dunn and she is not getting nearly enough credit: France’s Plan Was to Pick On One U.S. Defender. Bad Plan.

‘Ridiculous’ USWNT defense was the foundation for win over France

You are going to want to click this link: Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Reveals New Megan Rapinoe Photos (and Alex Morgan, Crystal Dunn and Abby Dahlkempher!)

Political Snacks

Madam President? Five Candidates on What It Will Take to Shatter the Most Stubborn Glass Ceiling

Toothpaste and Soap: Who Deserves to Be Cared For?

Inside the Secret Border Patrol Facebook Group Where Agents Joke About Migrant Deaths and Post Sexist Memes

36 Jewish Activists Were Arrested While Protesting an ICE Detention Center in New Jersey

Tech Companies Are Enabling a “Machine of Deportation” Say Leading Immigrant Rights Advocates

Immigrant Detention Conditions Were Atrocious Under Obama. Here’s Why They’re So Much Worse Under Trump.

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  1. That piece about the class politics in Taylor Swift’s video is interesting and raises good points. I wish they would have named lookism explicitly, in addition to classism. Hardly any people ever talk about lookism which is an important system of oppression to be dismantling, too.

    Tbh I would love to see AS content on the topic of lookism in queer communities and how so much of survival and ability to thrive in this society is based on desirability politics.

  2. Am I the only one reading Taylor Swift’s sudden focus on the queer community as a precursor to her coming out? She’s been very quiet on queer politics in the past, which given the industry she’s in and the benefits pop stars gain from embracing gays, has always seemed odd. Not just odd, the classic behaviour of someone who’s queer but terrified of people finding out.

  3. Who needs a one sentence introduction when the links include a class-based analysis of the Taylor Swift video, Roxane Gay on nemeses, student journalists exposing (and ending!) their school’s prison labor contract, AND that article on Megan Rapinoe’s brother? This whole list is chock full of bangers!

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