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It’s almost Friday! Are you a muppet yet?

Queer as in F*ck You

+ Lesbian Filmmaker JD Disalvatore Dies.

+ A new resource for queers experiencing domestic abuse: The Supernova Project.

+ Evan Rachel Wood Bisexual Joins Speaker Lineup for 2017 Forbes Under 30 Summit in October, even thought Evan Rachel Wood Bisexual turns 30 years old NEXT WEEK, so what’s that about, hm???

+ Chile Legalizes Gay Marriage and Allows LGBTQ Couples to Adopt!

+ Marriage Equality: Postal Vote Campaign Fatigue and Debating the Inevitable.

+ Canada Now Officially Has a Gender-Neutral Passport Option.

+ The Black Queer Buddhist Teacher Who Is Smashing Stereotypes and Leading an Awakening on the Left.

+ When You Have Anxiety and Your Partner Doesn’t.

+ Today in Things I’m Not Actually Going to Link to But Am Compelled to Share Regardless, an article titled “So, LGBT Activists Do Want to Put Christians in Jail.”

+ Transparent’s Alexandra Billings on Trans Face, Choice, and Why Art Is Queer.

Welcome to the Hellmouth

+ Mueller Teams Up with New York Attorney General in Manafort Probe.

The cooperation is the latest indication that the federal probe into President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman is intensifying. It also could potentially provide Mueller with additional leverage to get Manafort to cooperate in the larger investigation into Trump’s campaign, as Trump does not have pardon power over state crimes.

Doll Parts

+ Lord of the Flies, But With Women, Written by Men.

+ Elvira Just Launched Her Own Clothing Line.

+ Hurricane Katrina Left Survivors Vulnerable to Sexual Assault. Here’s How to Protect Harvey Evacuees.

+ bell hooks on the State Of Feminism And How To Move Forward Under Trump.

+ I’m not gonna lie to you, I clicked this based solely on its incredibly perfect headline. The Sisterhood of the Exact Same Pants. “For sorority girls, clothes become a shorthand for identity.”

+ Ask a Grown Woman: Carly Rae Jepsen.

+ Kathy Griffin Isn’t Apologizing Anymore.

Keep Up

+ L.A. City Council Replaces Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day on City Calendar.

+ Will Flooding in Texas Lead to More Mosquito-Borne Illness?

Saw This, Thought of You

+ I am still so sad about this. A History of Chuck E. Cheese’s Animatronic Band. Valerie Anne points out that his full and proper name is in fact Charles Entertainment Cheese, a fact that I’m sure will brighten your day.

+ On and Minority Life in Startup Media.

+ Free Speech: The Oldest, Whitest Magic Trick.

+ Rural America Is Building Its Own Internet Because No One Else Will.

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  1. I am indeed a muppet! Or at least I’ve given an basic introduction of myself so many times in the last week I feel like “my focus tends to be within feminist/queer theory, food, love, and mental health” is now my catchphrase!!!!

  2. Finally LA get rid of it. In related news I read that California got rid of Columbus Day under the Governator in 2009, because it would save the state money.

    Alexandra Billings is just amazing, really enjoy her work. Her reasoning on why Tambor was chosen make obvious sense and I too was mad about that for a while. However, Tambor is a way better ally than Leto, and he actually hangs out with trans women, like Zachary Drucker(based on an interview he gave on Colbert) and listens to our community.

  3. It is awesome what Canada is doing, but before anyone praises Canada and calls it the best and compares it to the US remember how Canada treats its indigenous people. Just like the US Canada’s shit does stink and white supremacy is everywhere.

  4. I don’t mean to be a bummer but what we are doing in Chile is sending a bill to Congress for discussion and wrangling. It’s going to be tough but hopefully decency and you know, common sense prevails and we can marry who we want. But yeah, it still is a way off.

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