FRIDAY !!!! Don’t forget to eat a fruit. Love u.
Queer as in F*ck You
+ A few things you need to know about Gaby Hoffmann: she didn’t realize how big of a deal Now and Then was to a generation of queer women, that’s A. B, she’s still very attracted to women. THAT’S RIGHT, KID. Your Gaby Hoffmann vibe was correct. I hope you’re feeling very proud of yourself right now. Transparent Star Gaby Hoffmann Is Battling The Binary.
Did you have a similar period of experimentation?
Oh, yeah. When I was a teenager, the first week I had sex with a guy, I also had sex with a girl. I’ve never really had a relationship with a woman, but I’ve certainly had lots of fun sexual dalliances with women. I grew up in New York City in the ’80s, so I never saw the big deal with that fluidity. I was like, “Sure, sex with you, sex with you…” I’ve basically been married for 11 years now—we’re not married, but we have a child—so those times feel long ago. But I’m still very attracted to women.
+ Did you miss Kristin Getting in Bed with Tegan Quin?? There’s still time to catch the video on our Facebook page!
+ Too Queer? “How internalized homophobia has impacted my wardrobe.” This is really honest and good.
I want to try on vests and overalls, blazers and combat boots. And maybe a bit of flannel. I want these things not necessarily because I want to personally validate my queerness, but because they look cool.
But then the worry sets in. What would it feel like to walk around campus knowing that every single person who’s laid eyes on me has immediately pegged me as queer? What would it feel like to not be able to hide a part of my identity that I’m still at least a little bit ashamed of?
+ ‘Queer Survival Quest’ Aims to Inspire Change. COOL AND IMPORTANT.
+ Support this book! Mey Rude and Laura Mandanas are contributors! Becoming Dangerous: A Book About Ritual and Resistance. “Twenty personal essays from witchy femmes, queer conjurers, and magical rebels on summoning the power to resist.”
Welcome to the Hellmouth
+ How the Rest of the World Heard Trump’s UN Speech that idiot motherfucker.
+ Product Review: When Every Bra Size Is Wrong by Mallory Ortberg.
Saw This, Thought of You
+ Can’t Get There From Here: The Struggle with Where the Sidewalks Won’t Go. This is a great piece.
Their only option was to roll down the streets until they found a ramp that would let Beckley get onto the sidewalk near her car.
Risking the wheelchair – or her own safety – was not a possibility.