Well I didn’t like my weekend one bit! I hope yours was better. What do you do when your weekend was rubbish but you still have to pull yourself together in order to have a productive week? Right now I’m stuck on “staring at the wall” and it’s really not helping.
Queer as in F*ck You
+ In very fucking sad and horrific news, a transgender woman, Veronica Banks Cano, has been found dead inside a motel room.
+ And because you probably can’t get enough Ariel Gore, Now That Lesbians Can Marry, Can We Admit They Have Sex?
+ Death of the Gayborhood: Queer Aging in the Time of Gentrification by Chelsea Grimmer.
+ Google is inviting you to share your place of Pride this Fair Day, so that is something you can do if you want.
+ Do you need a place to put your Kesha feelings? Because we sure did on Friday. Here are two good pieces: How We Failed to Protect Kesha by Madeleine Davies and Sorry But There’s No Way to Avoid Talking About Kesha at This Point. As the Stranger piece bluntly puts it:
You don’t have to have a single opinion about the pop singer Kesha’s music/persona/image/career, etc. to feel enraged by a headline like the one above, or to be stopped in your tracks by the photo that accompanied it from the NY Daily News report Friday.
+ 50 Years of Women’s Lib in Britain: A History Lesson by Christobel Hastings.
+ Would you like to listen to a selection of Black Alternative music? Well you can!
+ This was beautiful and sad, you should read it: Lessons I Learned From My Drunken Mother by Allison Maloney.
Saw This, Thought of You
+ Ijeoma Oluo and When We Talk About Cultural Appropriation, We’re Missing the Point.
+ Some thoughts on grocery store design and the evil of shopping carts.
+ Don’t Worry, I Checked My Privilege. This will make you laugh good-naturedly and then throw things across the room, maybe even at the same time?