Hi I’m still in Michigan surrounded by queer women who love me and you!! We’ve talked about so much on this retreat — it’s incredible how many brilliant ideas you have when you’re in the same room. It’s like our brains level up to a consciousness that we can’t enter until there are six of us together.
Also I’ve decided to never, ever again downplay or refuse a compliment. When we tell each other that the shirt looks cute, it’s because the shirt looks so fucking cute that not talking about it isn’t an option, ok? I’m talking about the collective we now. And that’s the truth every time someone compliments you, and you have to respect the monumental force you’ve enacted upon this person by accepting the damn compliment they were compelled to deliver to you, and then agree with it because they’re right, you look so fucking good in that fucking shirt! You do have the hair of an angelic mermaid! You are a goddamn genius! These really are the best fucking noodles we’ve ever had!
I’m serious, take those compliments. Give them when you have them. I LOVE YOUR FUCKING SHIRT.
Queer as in F*ck You
+ The Beauty and Terror of Passing as a Woman, by Gabrielle Bellot.
+ ‘Erased and Forced Out,’ Trans Collective Shuts Down Pride Parade. Read their statement and see another amazing photograph of Vita Cleveland in action here: Trans-Led Coalition Shuts Down Chicago Pride Parade.
+ Love Is Love Is Love Is… Cut the Mike. I didn’t want to share that video of the 12 year-old Mormon girl coming out to her congregation until someone with a working knowledge of the church had actually said something that could give the story the context it deserved, because otherwise it felt like inspiration/outrage porn and I’m not into that. This op-ed does that.
+ Model Lesbians. Like, models who are lesbians. Lesbian models.
+ Queer and In Love. Kaelyn shared this in yesterday’s Sunday Funday but I wanted to make doubly sure that you saw it! Also good grief, Vogue. Too much impressive stuff for one week. Settle down.
+ The Secret Passion Between Queen Anne and Sarah Churchill. Tra la la la la.
+ Nora Whelan, our Fashion + Beauty Editor, produced this cool video!
— Cycle (@bycycle) June 25, 2017
Welcome to the Hellmouth
Donald Trump is an unhinged time bomb with access to more power than nearly anyone else on earth and other white men both in and out of power are doing their best to ruin humanity. What a day!
+ Oh and this just in: Trump’s Travel Ban Is About To Go Into Effect.
+ What the fuck this is so good. Glow Star Betty Gilpin: What It’s Like to Have Pea-Sized Confidence With Watermelon-Sized Boobs.
+ Teeth Is the Feminist Horror Classic That Men Tried to Sabotage. Will never not include a link about Teeth.
Saw This, Thought of You
+ Learning to Skateboard When You’re an Adult Is Extremely Embarrassing. One time on my birthday while I was still wearing my party dress and Doc Martens and after we’d had several drinks and it was well past midnight, I begged Megan to teach me how to skateboard in our parking lot and reader, it was an experience.