Also.Also.Also: Y’All Ever Heard of Stonewall?

Good morning!!! I got up at 5:00am to put this link roundup together for you, which means I went to bed before 10:00pm last night so now I am a 65 year old woman. No questions at this time please.

Queer as in F*ck You

This is by Archie! The Dream of a Gay Separatist Town

LGBT Youth Mental Health Survey Inspires Concern

How A Housepainter And An Army Widow Led The Secret Fight To Save LGBT People From ISIS

Pioneering Filmmaker Esther Eng Made Movies in the ’30s and ’40s on Her Own Terms

Before Stonewall Tells the Story of an Underground Queer Movement

New Book Details a First Lady’s Longtime Lesbian Relationship. Honestly I prefer our coverage of this amazing book, written by the author herself, and yes I am using this piece to further promote our piece to you, our loyal readers! This is how journalism works I bet!

Barbara Smith: Why I Left the Mainstream Queer Rights Movement

As a Queer Muslim Woman, Falling in Love Is a Political Act

I’m Chinese-Canadian, Queer and Trans. Here’s Why Hong Kong’s Protests Matter to Me

Queer People of Color Led the L.G.B.T.Q. Charge, but Were Denied the Rewards. I love NYT’s dedication to periods.

71% of Americans Support Allowing Transgender Individuals to Serve in the Military

Stonewall Was Important, but the LGBT Movement’s L.A. Roots Were Essential

The Red Zone: A Place Where Butch Lesbians Live in Fear

Excuse me for not including this in an earlier post, but: Alone Together: Robyn’s ‘Dancing On My Own’ Opens The Corners Of Community

Naked, Afraid and Transgender: ‘The Wilderness Couldn’t Care Less’

Brazil Celebrates Gay Pride And Favorable Supreme Court Ruling

Everyone Is Trans, Don’t Worry About It!

This American Maverick Ruled the Lesbian Literary Scene of Paris

France May Let Lesbian Couples Use In-Vitro Fertilization

A Match Made in Heaven: “Gay-rights activists advanced radical aims by marrying them to a traditional institution.”

How A Queer Single Parent By Choice Is Reclaiming The Word ‘Mom’

Do U want 2 cry? Kid Thanks Texas Lesbian Couple For Displaying Rainbow Flag In Powerful Note

Raven-Symoné Recalls Industry Pushback in Her Teen Years: ‘She Looks Too Much Like a Lesbian’

Queer Filmmakers React to Controversial Taylor Swift Video: Do We Need to Calm Down?

Leila Sidi and TunaTone Guitars

Did we talk about this already? I have to be honest, I am too busy to check. Meet the Woman Behind Babetown, a Monthly Pop-Up Dinner for LGBTQ+ Travelers


Saw This, Thought of You

The Wild Ride at Babe.Net
Y I K E S

Did you read the Judge Judy profile?

Love, Death, and Begging for Celebrities to Kill You.

I Ate Lasagna and Garfuccinos at the New Garfield-Themed Restaurant in Toronto

How 9 People Built an Illegal $5M Airbnb Empire in New York

Breaking The Booze Habit, Even Briefly, Has Its Benefits. Also: Craft Beers Without The Buzz: Brewing New Options For The ‘Sober Curious’. It’s as if NPR is trying to tell us something.

Exclusive First Look: Greta Gerwig and Saoirse Ronan’s Little Women. Listen, it’s totally fine to bookmark this and revisit it 12 times a day, roughly.

Bodies in Seats: “At Facebook’s worst-performing content moderation site in North America, one contractor has died, and others say they fear for their lives.”

Maria Popova tweeted this last week and I was like “yes thank you” and now I am sharing it with you: How to Do Nothing with Nobody All Alone by Yourself: A Timely Vintage Field Guide to Self-Reliant Play and Joyful Solitude


⚽🏆 Saw This, Thought of You: Women’s World Cup Edition 🏆⚽

By Natalie, who is keeping you cupdated!!!

What an incredible weekend of soccer, despite VAR’s attepts to steal all my joy. Matches like Australia-Norway and Brazil-France are what make the World Cup so special.

The greatest woman’s soccer player in history took what might be her final bow at a World Cup and left this inspiring message for the young women who will follow her:

Did it just get dusty in here or is it just me?

Megan Rapinoe pens a wonderful piece on her climb back to the USWNT: You Can’t Get Rid of Your Girl That Easily

From her USWNT teammate, Crystal Dunn: American Girl

USWNT, U.S. Soccer tentatively agree to mediation in discrimination lawsuit

Lisa Byington And Cat Whitehill Bust Out Lazy Tropes About African Teams For Their Germany-Nigeria Commentary

PAY THESE WOMEN THEIR MONEY!: Nigeria stage sit-in at WWC over unpaid bonuses

Cameroon is allowed to get upset without having to answer to your kids

Her Tears of Joy Celebrated the Resilience of a Battered Team

Les Dégommeuses are trying to do the work for women’s soccer that FIFA and FFF won’t

Surprise, men are trash: Men’s Pro Teams Express Support For USWNT By Reminding Everyone That Guys Also Play Sports

Political Snacks

How Families Separated at the Border Could Make the Government Pay

I’m a Journalist but I Didn’t Fully Realize the Terrible Power of U.S. Border Officials Until They Violated My Rights and Privacy. Bleak.

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13 Comments

  1. Casey at the verge is doing some amazing stuff there with social media. There is an accompanying podcast interview he did at times it’s even tougher to hear what he saw and heard. If I remember correctly he will also discuss this on Kara Swisher’s(lesbian and can’t go an episode without talking about having more lesbian/queer women as tech ceos) Pivot. There is also an article in the Irish times that has a similar story, and that was wild too. Came out in May.

  2. The Red Zone article was really interesting. i thought it was really really interesting that the word they use for butch is Camiona, or Camionera, like literally trucker. this isn’t my community or my reality but it caught my attention. what did you all think?

    • This has me thinking about my old AACR2 Cataloguing manual, where I first read about a period being a “full stop” and… the English Beat with their Ranking Full Stop.

      It was very hard not to dance in class.

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