A little over three hours ago, I heard the news that the footage of the police killing 13-year-old Adam Toledo in Chicago had finally been released. That, on top of the already mourning I’ve been wading through over the police murder of Daunte Wright on Sunday night, has just about leveled me.
So this isn’t going to be the lightest or most funny recap, or really even my best and most insightful if I being honest with you, but I’m here and that doesn’t count for nothing.
Queer as in F*ck You
‘What If I Had Gotten a Head Start on Hormones?’ A 19-year-old from Arkansas about how access to gender-affirming health care saved his life.
“It was always Marx, Lenin and revolution — real girls’ talk.” The Brief, Brilliant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry
Saw This, Thought of You
Discord Will Block NSFW Servers on iOS. These things always make me pissed because they are almost uniformly tied to homophobia and anti-sex work hysteria and violence. Anyway, how will this impact our A+ Discord servers and their dating channels? Stay tuned.
Learning a New Language Can Help Us Escape Climate Catastrophe. “Many Indigenous languages have been forcefully wiped out by white people. They’re some of our main hopes for beating the climate crisis.”
I’m including this version of the story because I appreciate the practice of not including videos that re-traumatize Black people. Video Shows Chicago Police Shooting 13-Year-Old Adam Toledo as He Raised His Hands (No Video in Story)
And from Autostraddle just last summer, it’s always worth remembering: How to Never Call the Cops Again