Also.Also.Also: YouTube’s Restricted Mode Has Anti-LGBT Issues and Other Stories for Your Week

Another week, another chance to perfect your headstand.

Queer as in F*ck You

+ For LGBT Undocumented Immigrants, Detention Means More Fear and Humiliation.

+ Alabama House Passes Anti-LGBT Adoption Bill Despite Protest from Lesbian Lawmaker. Y’aaaall.

+ YouTube is Blocking LGBT Videos in Restricted Mode.

+ I’m a Lesbian in India and I’m Suffocating.

+ Lesbian Couple Brutally Beaten in Shocking Attack.

+ House Dem’s LGBT Flag Defaced Outside DC Office.

+ Have you watched Sorceress? Maybe you should.

+ Contemporary Color Is a Beautiful Portrait of the Deeply Queer Art of Color Guard.

+ Support Bingo Love: A black queer romance graphic novella!

+ Support And the Moon: An original musical and intimately choreographed dance piece; a queer romance with an all-women cast!

+ Here’s a lovely and ongoing photography series of lesbian women in South Africa: Embodiment.

Welcome to the Hellmouth

+ Why Supreme Court Nominee Gorsuch is Bad for Women, Among Other Things.

+ What We Forget When We Talk About Trump’s Horrifying Budget Proposal.

Doll Parts

+ Seattle Jogger and Assault Survivor Slams Anti-Trans Group.

+ What Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Got Right—And Really Wrong—About Trans Women And Male Privilege: “The leading feminist questions whether we are “real” women, but she’s opening the door to a complex conversation. Can we handle it?” From Jen Richards.

+ The Voice in My Head: Holly Warlick on Pat Summitt.

Keep Up

+ Welcome to the Anti-Racist Movement — Here’s What You’ve Missed.

Saw This, Thought of You

+ Basing Life on What You Can Afford. It’s fascinating to read about other people’s money situations! Also includes a profile of a 27 year-old bisexual teacher who, among other interesting things, can really rock a hot pink tie, so.

+ How to Survive Gaslighting: When Manipulation Erases Your Reality.

+ Ancestral Climates May Have Shaped Your Nose.

+ How to Talk to People You Hate About Politics.

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  1. Before the article for Sorceress even loaded I knew I’d be into whatever was behind it because the url included “crazy-lesbian-romance-movie”. And then the headline had “lesbian witches” in it. THANK YOU FOR THIS GIFT.

  2. I love how the Seattle jogger lady has adopted Not Today Motherfuckers as her catchphrase and is using it willy nilly and now saying that to the hate groups who tried to use her story.

    Like I don’t think I’ve ever read the word ‘motherfuckers’ so many times in a regular news story before, and I approve.

    • For years I’ve joked about having “northern hemisphere” nostrils while living in a warm and sticky southern hemisphere country. My partner has proper southern hemisphere nostrils, she has no trouble breathing easily during the heat of summer, I spend summer with a bunged up hooter and the feeling of never being able to get enough of what little bit of air is circulating.

      So, many a true word etc….

      • Now that I think about it, the fact that my ancestors — and thus my nose — are from a cold, damp climate (Scotland) is probably why hot, dry air (from a car heater, for example) makes me feel like I’m asphyxiating.

        Also, summers in Texas are Not Fun, but I suspect that’s less about my nose and more about Texas.

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