Also.Also.Also: Tig Notaro, Lesbian Neighbors, and Other Stories for Your Weekend

My number one plan for this Friday evening is sitting on my bedroom floor while I paint and eat ice cream, so no worries everyone, I’m still an 11 year-old at heart! I hope your weekend kicks off in the most personally spectacular way.


Queer as in F*ck You

+ Lady Chablis, Trans Icon and Savannah’s Grand Empress, is Dead at 59.

+ Miss Major’s Advice to Young Activists.

+ Gender Has Got Me Fucked Up: Navigating the Pressure to Alter My Boi Body.

+ At Least 10 Out LGBT Athletes Competing at the Paralympics.

+ Ellen Surprises Pulse Shooting Survivor Tony Marrero With the Gift of Katy Perry, for when you need to clean out your tear ducts.

+ Woman Crush(ing the Patriarchy) Wednesday: Luna Merbruja

+ I Was Taught to Hate My Lesbian Neighbors. They Took Me In Anyway.

+ Rapper MicahTron is Making Space for Queer Women of Color.

+ Tig Notaro On Her New Amazon Show One Mississippi, Representational Politics, and Poop Jokes.

+ Queer Parents Win the Battle, Not the War.

+ Why Mainstream Brands Like Nike and Clairol Are Putting Trans Stories Front and Center.

+ How Police Fail to ‘Protect and Serve’ LGBTQ Communities of Color.

+ Sia and Maddie Ziegler’s Latest Video is an Evocative Tribute to Orlando Victims.

+ My 11 Minutes with Dolly Parton: How She’s Helped Her Gay Mountain Family & Her Plan If She Were President.

+ Carly Rae Jepsen and the Queerification of Pop.

+ Creative Combustion: Anna BonGiovanni.

+ Laura Jane Grace: A Trans Punk Rocker’s Fight to Rebuild Her Life.


Doll Parts

+ Samira Wiley on Playing a Therapist to the Worst Patient.

+ Instagram Deleted Harley Weir’s Account Over Period Blood.

+ 7 Surprising Habits of Wealthy Witchy People.

+ Why Wearing a Choker Has Always Been a Power Move.

+ Stef says this is good: Listen to Lady Gaga’s New Single, “Perfect Illusion”.

+ Yvonne found this for you: Bomba Estéreo’s “Soy Yo” Video is an Ode to Little Brown Girls Everywhere.


Saw This, Thought of You

+ The Personality Characteristic That Predicts Transphobia.

+ The Black Film Syllabus.

+ Tour the Forsaken McDonaldland Sid and Marty Krofft Didn’t Want You to See. This is where I tell you, for no real reason, that the first DVDs I queued on Netflix back in 1999 were Emmanuelle, and H.R. Pufnstuf: The Complete Series (Disc One), which I only knew about because of Saturday Morning Cartoons’ Greatest Hits, which featured the theme song to H.R. Pufnstuf sung by Leisha Hailey of The Murmurs and I STILL DIDN’T KNOW I WAS GAY. And anyway that’s what I think about every time I think about Sid and Marty Krofft.

+ The 25 Most Exciting New Cookbooks for Fall.


And Finally

“Long live Barb” -Doug

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10 Comments

  1. Laneia thanks for posting the Saturday Morning Cartoon’s greatest hits. I loved all those songs.
    HRpuffnstuff as well. Nice to have a shoutout to such an awesome cd from my teenage years.

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