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It’s November and here you are! You’re right here! I felt an earthquake last night! It was neat and weird and bigger than the tiny lil’ earthquake I felt in California 10 years ago. You don’t really expect an earthquake in Arizona, though, so more than anything it just made me want to run outside and put my knees in the dirt and say HELLO DOWN THERE and thank the ground for not usually doing that. How lucky to be gently put into perspective every now and then. Thanks, ground!
Queer as in F*ck You
+ Where Can Queer Muslims Go to Pray? by Jordan Alam.
+ On Being Queer in the Caribbean by Gabrielle Bellot.
+ I’m putting this here because even though it isn’t about a queer family, it might help or speak to you and your queer family in a way. I think we queers represent more blended families than we could ever imagine. If this speaks to you or you have your own feelings or stories to share, please talk about it! Who Will This Be To Me, by Betsy Graziana Fasbinder, from Blended: Writers on the Stepfamily Experience.
+ ‘Coming Out of Concrete Closets’: LGBTQ Criminalization as Reproductive Injustice by Verónica Bayetti Flores.
+ Crock-a-dyke Dundee: The Legend of Dawn O’Donnell. Well this is amazing.
A fascinating documentary about the woman who opened some of the first gay and lesbian bars in Sydney is now available to watch online.
Croc-a-dyke Dundee is the story of Dawn O’Donnell, an enterprising lesbian in the fledgling gay scene of Sydney. Dawn is someone who strived for something more.
+ I am here for this in ways that I cannot even express: There’s Going to be an All-Female Reboot of Ocean’s Eleven Starring Sandra Bullock. “And Jennifer Lawrence may be involved…”
:violently sobbing: :throwing things at walls: :maniacal laughter:
+ What Thirty Years of Female Friendship Looks Like. Writeup by Emily Anne Epstein about a photography project by Karen Marshall.
+ You will probably like this: Laurie Penny brings you How to be a Genderqueer Feminist. Do not read the comments.
Saw This, Thought of You
+ Roxane Gay does not fuck around here: Where Are Black Children Safe?
+ Hugging 101 at Feministing brings you an important graphic from Planned Parenthood Ottawa with tips for respecting the boundaries of children this holiday season.
+ 21 Offbeat Holidays You Can Celebrate in November. November 27 is for everyone who works at Autostraddle, amen.
+ What’s the Ethical Limit of a Boundary-Pushing Haunted House? Ask Scare Expert Margee Kerr.