Also.Also.Also: To Women-Led Volcanic Studies and Cities with Perfect Queer Scores!

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Happy National Coming Out Day!!!!! You’re NOT STRAIGHT and that’s the thing I love most about you tbqfh. I’m proud to know you, even just this little bit. I’m serious! I’m excited to be here with you right now. Thanks for being yourself all over the place, even if you’re not out, even if it isn’t easy (ESPECIALLY WHEN IT ISN’T EASY OK), and even if you don’t always know how, because me either.

I really do love you.

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    • That and asking more lgbtq poc of color for their input, as some places are friendly if you are white and lgbtq+, but not really towards those who are poc. Like Hamburger Mary in Long Beach for example, which has a bit of a racism issue.

    • No kidding. It’s a weird metric for scoring cities – there’s a set of factors that add up to 100, and then there’s also some bonus points (like for gender-neutral single person restrooms). So the maximum score is actually 120, but they cap scores at 100 and call 100 a perfect score, even if (by their own metric) cities could do better.

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