Also.Also.Also: Undocumented Rural Queers and Other Stories for Your Whole Thing

Hello I have forgotten how to feed myself and even how to choose foods at grocery stores. I think when this happens, you just have to eat everything in your pantry and then start over from the ground up, right? So like, all the flour, the cans of beans, the crackers. You just eat it all. You don’t even season it, you just eat it. A bowl of flour. A plate of beans and crackers. Fruit leather from 2015. And then the magic of a completely empty pantry will cause you to wake up of a morning feeling like Jamie Oliver, a little lesbian Jamie Oliver, ready to whip up a batch of [I don’t know yet, my pantry isn’t empty] in no time. Cured!

So anyway that’s my plan. I’m hungry. How has your week been?

You Should Go or Do or Give

+ Support Free Pride Glasgow 2016! This is its second year and they’re completely self-funded, so get in there and help them create a Pride event that’s definitely not full of corporate bullshit. Hooray!

+ Are you coming to Ann Arbor to party with the senior eds + Sarah tonight?! YOU SHOULD. I’ll be there.

Queer as in F*ck You

+ HEY YOU KNOW A LOT OF THESE COOL BABES 100 Women We Love! Like, a lot. Several. Many!

+ As a writer here at the world’s most popular website for queer women, I’m obligated to share this with you: Dive Into America’s Most Popular Lesbian Pool Party. There you go, angels.

+ Why I Debated Getting My Breasts Augmented — and Why I Finally Did.

+ Forbidden: Undocumented and Queer in Rural America.

+ The Challenges That Remain for LGBT People After Marriage Ruling. Tell me about it NYT.

+ Two Affordable Housing Developments for Seniors Embrace LGBT-Friendly Programming.

+ ‘Two Closets’: Coming Out as Queer and Muslim in the Wake of Orlando.

+ L.A. Pioneers Program To Help Educate Foster Parents For LGBT Kids.

+ They’re Here, They’re Queer, But Can They Stay? The State Of Youth LGBTQ Housing In San Francisco.

+ For Homeless LGBT Youth, Simply Having A Phone Can Be Life-Changing.

+ Challenging Transphobia Within Queer Spaces.

+ How the Deaf and Queer Communities are Tackling Oppression Together.

+ This is about a video game that I don’t play! Maybe you do? Zarya From Overwatch Has Become a Gay Icon, Ironically.

Doll Parts

+ Pat Summitt passed away this week and here are two articles you should read about her: 1) Pat Summitt Was a Hero for Queer and Black Players 2) Pat Summitt Inspired a Generation of Basketball Players.

+ Ramadhan Reflections: Editors Chat on Menstruating While Muslim, Pt 1.

+ This fucking brilliant piece on makeup trends is perfect in all the ways. The Brush Off: The Early 2000s

+ How Samantha Bee Crashed the Late Night Boys’ Club.

+ How Your Boobs Are Supposed to Feel.

+ Family Planning Transforms Lives in Kenya.

+ What Will Brexit Mean for Women.

+ Your Orange is the New Black Reading List.

+ Language Matters: Why I Don’t Fear Being Called “Pro-Abortion”.

+ This is a terrifying headline! There is a Potentially Fatal, Drug Resistant Yeast Infection Spreading Through International Hospitals.

Saw This, Thought of You

+ The Negro Motorist Green Book and Black America’s Perpetual Search for Home.

+ Rare Dinosaur-Era Bird Wings Found Trapped in Amber LIKE HELLO.

+ This Floating Home is Totally Off the Grid ??? ! ? !!?

+ Weed Arrests for Black and Latino Teens in Colorado. Goddamn Colorado get your shit together. Get your shit together, world!

+ Look, this made me cry and I’m not even ovulating. How the Rescued Film Project Preserves America’s Lost and Forgotten Photos.

And Finally

DIY Paper Mushroom, duh.

paper mushrooms

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  1. Nine open tabs later, it looks like a have a lot of reading to get through this morning.

    I like how they added a picture of the golf course at the end of the Dinah photos. I always wondered how much the attendees were actually involved in the golf tournament…

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