Hello friends! First things first: It’s J. Crew’s lesbian season! I love fall, because the J. Crew catalog is full of lanky lesbians with similar hair throwing their arms over each other in terribly strange and loving ways. It’s a joy and a reminder: cuffing season is here.
I am in a crazy bananas time of my life right now and I feel like this week has flown by while also taking twenty years. This is only more proof to my theory that time is fake because how can a week feel long and short at the same time? But you know, I’m not a scientist. Anyway, I’m coming at you this week with some rays of sunshine in this overall garbage fire of a world.
The college president, Barbara Stocking, said in a statement that, “We are a college that is open to all outstanding young women, and so it is absolutely right, both legally and within our set of values, for anyone who identifies as female to be able to apply to study with us.”
+ A member of Brigham Young University’s unofficial LGBT group came out as a lesbian as part of a photojournalism project. She shared her thoughts on being LDS and queer and BYU’s policies and culture with regards to LGBT students.
+ Jackie Chan’s daughter is a lesbian and is living with her girlfriend in Hong Kong.
I am in awe at the amount of support and love poured my way. I am speechless at how followers went to my Girlfriend @andiautumn and my account to show us both so much positivity. People all over the world have been rooting us on as Hong Kong media continues to mock. I’ve grown up in a world of negativity and close mindedness but I am at that point where I realise that I can use my experience to tell my truths and help others just like me. Thankfully I’ve grown since the days I was powerless and uncertain what the world has for me. Thank you for the enormous outpour of love and acceptance. ?❤️???? 我對於大家的支持和愛感到十分驚喜與感激。你們在我和我女朋友 @andiautumn 的instagram户口留下的正能量實在令我感恩。多謝來自世界各地的你們給我的祝福，令我感到恩惠，當香港傳媒不斷去評論我的生活時，令我感受到無比的壓力。我從小在一個佈滿負面和封閉的環境下長大，但是隨著社會進步，我希望能夠利用我的故事來説出真相從而幫助其他和我處境一樣的人。我曾經對於世界和未來感到非常無助和迷惘，但慶幸身邊一直有不同的人去支持和鼓勵我，令我想通了，成長了。最後我想再次多謝大家的關懷和接受。?❤️??? #lgbt #androgynous #lgbtqai #loveislove #lovewins #lovealwayswins #lesbian #love #support #? #androgynous #queer #gay #gaygram #loveyourself #advocacy
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+ Lin Manuel Miranda is back at it again for Puerto Rico with a song, “Almost Like Playing”. The proceeds are going to the Hispanic Federation to help with hurricane relief efforts. Plus, to quote Autostraddle Staff Writer Carmen Phillips: “it also PROMINENTLY FEATURES GINA RODRIGUEZ RAPPING!!!”
Did You Know We Interviewed Ani DiFranco Last Week???
It’s honestly such a good interview my friends. Go read it right now. It’s so so good. Look, here’s my favorite part.
Every time I leave my house and I go on tour the first thing that happens is I get in a taxi and the person driving becomes my new best friend. And each of us treats each other kindly, with respect, we talk about what’s important to us, and I have positive experiences and I feel like this is what’s happening, this is the real us. It’s a lie, it’s a big lie that they foist upon us through this incredible bully-pulpit of the media: that we are each other’s enemy, that we’re a threat to each other. None of that is true, and I think the more that you leave your house and you go and associate with people and I swear you will become more hopeful.
Go finish reading it! It’s so good! Love you mean it! Happy Sunday!