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Here we are, a fresh bag of links!

Queer as in F*ck You

+ It’s Asexual Awareness Week!

+ The Second Coming Out: Trans Candidates and the Quest for Public Service.

+ Staying in the Present: Lesbian Couple Navigates Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Diagnosis. This is sweet and sad and I love them.

+ My Internalized Homophobia Kept Me From Reporting My Sexual Assault.

+ Trans and Gender-Queer Prisoners Face a Double Punishment.

+ Queer in the Kitchen: Gender Politics Take Front Stage.

+ The Troubling Ascent of the LGBT Right Wing.

+ The Widest Crackdown on LGBTQ People in Egypt

+ High School Football Coach Encourages Players to Taunt Opponent with Lesbian Parents: “Who’s Your Daddy”. Straight people can’t even come up with decent insults.

+ NY Subway Poster Campaign Wants More Love for Trans Lives.

+ Nev Todorovic On Life As A Queer Canadian Entrepreneur.

+ This Lesbian Shark Tank Winner Wants to Scare the Hell Out of You. Ok.

+ Disney’s ‘Andi Mack’ Character to Come Out as Gay.

+ Promoters Need to Remember That ‘Queer’ Isn’t a Genre.

+ This headline is terrifying: Watch This Queer Couple Get Locked in a Room for 24 Hours ???!


Welcome to the Hellmouth

+ 10-Year-Old Immigrant Is Detained After Agents Stop Her on Way to Surgery.

+ White Supremacy During the Obama Era Helped Trump Become President.

+ Wackadoodles, Establishment Hacks, And The Big, Ugly, Local Battle For The Heart Of The GOP. I believe this will also end up in TIRTIL, for the record.

+ Majority Of White Americans Say They Believe Whites Face Discrimination.

+ How Russians Attempted To Use Instagram To Influence Native Americans.


Doll Parts

Or Sexual Assault Roundup 2017

+ Surviving R. Kelly.

+ Selma Blair and Rachel McAdams Share Their Stories of James Toback’s Sexual Harassment.

+ A Harvey Weinstein Moment for the Restaurant Industry.

+ Sexual Harassment Will Change Your Career Forever.

+ #YouToo: We Need to Talk About Loophole Women.


Keep Up

+ The Crisis in Puerto Rico Is a Racial Issue.

+ After Nevada Hosts a Gun Show, California Sees Sharp Rise in Gun Related Injuries and Deaths.

+ New Documentary Remembers Standing Rock in Beauty and Catastrophe.

+ The Family That Build an Empire of Pain.


Saw This, Thought of You

+ The Museum of You Does Not Have a Gift Shop.

+ Why Computers Should Be Hidden.

+ Investigation Alleges Haribo Gummies Are Made Using Slave Labor. In which literally nothing, ever, is sacred.

+ Here’s What You Need to Know About Half-Earth Day.

+ Netflix Gives Stranger Things Its Very Own After Show. I’ve planned my entire Friday night around the premiere of season 2!!

+ Stranger Things and the History of the Trope of ‘Coming Back Wrong’.

+ Fear of a Black Future: How Hollywood Co-Opts the Revolution.

+ On Basquiat, the Black Body, and a Strange Sensation in My Neck by Aisha Sabatini Sloan.


And Finally

Ok Valerie found the thing that will get us through the rest of this week, I believe.

Laneia is the Executive Editor and founding member of Autostraddle, and you're the reason she's here. She's 37, has two kids, two dogs, one cat, one Megan, and some personal essays.

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