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Hello and welcome to your Friday AAA! Sorry I couldn’t give you an AAA last Friday or the following Monday, as I was rolling around in dirt and listening to Belle & Sebastian. But here I am now! And here you are! And here we are TOGETHER, which is my fave way to be with you, so this is pret-ty great. On with the show!

You Should Go or Do or Give

+ Go to the WAM!NYC Feminist Media Conference this weekend!

Queer as in F*ck You

+ Ok well, Tylenol’s #HowWeFamily ad will definitely make you cry, so just get excited for that. A queer girl couple at prom??! I mean COME ON.

+ You will probably enjoy this! I Kissed a Girl [the documentary].

+ Six DIY Ways to Show Off Your Pride via Alexa Salvato at Bust!

+ TPOC Magazine’s Pride Covers are amazing and exactly what the world needs.


+ Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg Comes Out in Must-Read Op-Ed

+ South Korean Court Rules Police Cannot Ban LGBT Pride March!

+ Kaila Hale-Stern has What I Saw at NYC’s First Queer Comic Con.

+ Kristin Russo‘s First Person series for PBS asks, “What’s So Queer About Non-Monongamy?”

+ Google Just Made One of the Most Compelling Ads Yet About Gender Transition.

+ Bullied for 10 Years: Wisconsin Trans Teacher’s Suicide Revealed.

+ Gay cholo mural gets defaced in San Francisco after online threats.

+ Gay Couples Do the Domestic Thing Better Than Straights, According to New Study. Study study study we are better than strais study study things you already knew in your heart anyway study study etc.

Doll Parts

+ 26 Apps Created by Black Women You Have to Check Out.

+ Opera singer Breanna Sinclairé becomes the first transgender woman to sing the national anthem at a professional sporting event.

+ Miley Cyrus at the amFAR Gala, looking great and making her parents proud.

Saw This, Thought of You

+ Well this is beautiful: Jenny Diski’s End Notes

+ Toronto Public Library lets you check out people, which seems weird and like a very awful date, but I bet it’s also very neat!

+ The Catholic church and its stance on environmental issues.

+ Black Americans Now See Race Relations As Nation’s Most Important Problem.

+ Medical marijuana doesn’t send “the wrong message” to kids, also probably makes their parents more chill and happy in general? I mean one would assume.

+ A thing about Buffy.

Riese Thinks You’ll Like These Pictures

Hi. Laneia had to file this post early ’cause she’s gone for the weekend which means she had to file this post before we all became aware of this important DIVA Magazine photo shoot featured on Buzzfeed so now I’m just trying to make you aware. I just want to spread awareness.


Sophy Holland/DIVA magazine

And Finally

THE CAT VIDEOS ARE ALL RIGHT, which I think we already told you a couple of years ago but it’s just nice to be validated over and over again, isn’t it?

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  1. I sadly got caught up looking at some of the comments on adweek regarding that google comment, and I now have a mild headache. There are really some dumb humans around using the same slipper slope arguments, but thankfully there were trans people and allies to responding. Avoid it if you can(I am sure it would have been a bit worse if it was trans woman in the video).

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