Also.Also.Also: Your Taxes Help Fund Anti-LGBTQ Adoption Agencies and Other Stories for Your Week

Hello humans who are reading these words. Right off the bat I’d like to apologize for the pandering, way too obvious feature image I had to choose for this roundup — sometimes we must accept what has been provided to us by the universe (and the photographer named “oneinchpunch”) and get on with our life.

Guess what, I’m sitting at a dining table with Yvonne on my right and Rachel on her right, while Riese, Sarah, and Heather (and Carol) take a call in the other room.

women @ work

This is a rare thing so I wanted to make sure you knew about it!

Queer as in F*ck You

Ways Brands Can Celebrate Pride Month.

‘I Found Home’: Celebrating Ramadan at an Iftar for Queer Muslims.

Patrisse Cullors On The ‘Legacy Of Queer Black Women’ This Pride Month

Rural LGBT Teachers Have Worse Mental Health.

Gay Boomers Look Ahead to an Old Age Colored by Uncertainty and the Help of Friends.

The Strange, Difficult History of Queer Coding.

Sarah Chadwick on Queer Identity, Activism, and Coming Out.

Arizona Court Uses Cakeshop Case to Affirm LGBT Rights.

Adoption, Foster Care Agencies That Shun LGBTQ People Get Millions From Taxpayers.

The Then and There of Transmasculine Pregnancy.

From Gimmicks to Characters: Queerness in Crime Fiction.

Welcome to the Hellmouth

‘Children Are Being Used as a Tool’ in Trump’s Effort to Stop Border Crossings.

Are Evangelical Leaders Saving Scott Pruitt’s Job?

Doll Parts

Arizona Study Links HPV, Cervical Cancer To Vaginal Microbes.

Tomi Adeyemi on Writing Ya About Black Girls: “I Didn’t Think Black People Could Be in Stories”.

Keep Up

Supreme Court Upholds Controversial Ohio Voter-Purge Law.

Sonia Sotomayor’s Dissent in the Big Voter Purge Case Points to How the Law Might Still Be Struck Down.

Saw This, Thought of You

A Company Built on a Bluff.

What To Do When a Loved One Is Severely Depressed.

The Weird History of Hillbilly TV.

Roséwave Returns: 101 Songs To Shade Your Summer Pink. The rules, I do not make them.

Dust Rising.

How The Staircase Defined True Crime Series.

And Finally

According to the internet, this will make you feel good today: Lakewood Kindergarten Teacher Who Started in 1959 Hosted a Party to Reunite With Decades of Her Beloved Students. And also probably cry.

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  1. That “What to do when a loved one is severely depressed” is spot on advice. THANK YOU so much for finding that for me.

    After I read it I sent it out to my friends because I’ve been (am) there and when I am in deep I cannot think enough to ask for help. Its hard to think of anything other than all the suck and pain I’m in. That and how did I end up under my bed?

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