Well my friends, I have pulled two all-nighters this week and somehow I am still behind. So you are getting today’s link roundup a little earlier than usual while I try to catch my breath. Let’s see how that works out for me.
(If you’re reading this, get a glass of water. Today Riese reminded me of the importance of hydration, and she was very right!)
Queer as in F*ck You
An Oral History of Fashion’s Response to the AIDS Epidemic, an epic work of research and art by Phillip Picardi for Vogue and easily your must read of the week.
‘Jeopardy!’ Contestant Makes History as 1st Out Transgender Winner. Kate Freeman, who also identifies as a lesbian, wore a trans pride flag pin while competing.
Saw This, Thought of You
Today marks the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers. And here is the 2020 memorial list, that will be updated as more names are added. May they rest in power.
This story has just completely warmed my heart.
I turned over 300 pounds of neighborhood fruit into jam this summer and decided to auction it off to support two incredible community orgs. It took some time for me and @whoisgarylee to arrange everything, but the auction is now live! Find out more here: https://t.co/RnNSS7AsoY pic.twitter.com/HF9IOZAdcm
— Samin Nosrat (@CiaoSamin) December 16, 2020
Rachel says this is a “v. good resource!” and when Rachel says that, I listen! The Prison Industry, How It Started, How It Works, How It Harms
Hunter Harris is one of my favorite writers focused on the entertainment industry, bar none. And Patti LaBelle is once-in-a-lifetime in every way. What happens when you put them together? Magic. Don’t Call Patti LaBelle a Diva: “I’m an OG — Original Gangster”
Sort of related? In a very vague way? Because… you know… music? The Best Quarantine Music Performances of 2020