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This is probably the latest the Also.Also.Also has ever run! Which should tell you a lot about how my evening went. Anyway, onward we go!
Queer as in F*ck You
“Being a woman who has got a lot of male traits, I’ve always really identified with this idea of non-binary.”
Last week we lost a legend of Black cinema and theatre, Melvin Van Peebles, and I have been trying to figure out how to incorporate that into our beat when a friend a friend of Autostraddle, Hugh Ryan, let us know that Peebles wrote what’s very likely the first lesbian love song on Broadway. (This entire Twitter thread is FASCINATING!!!! You should read it!)
Thankfully they’ve already met their fundraising goal, but this is heartbreaking:
After 9 years of serving thousands of homeless LGBTQ youth & adults @CasaRubyDC is forced to close down. We have lost a National Resource that has historically kept its doors opened for folks seeking refuge from violence. Help us keep remaining beds open: https://t.co/32NsZOw91S
— Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement (@familiatqlm) September 27, 2021
You can still give to Familia:TQLM here.
Three Polish Regions Repeal ‘LGBT-Free Zone’ Declarations. “The European Union had previously threatened to withdraw funding from the regions.”
Liz Cheney Says She Was ‘Wrong’ to Oppose Same-Sex Marriage “Cheney said in a 2013 TV interview that she opposed same-sex marriage despite the fact that her sister, Mary, is gay and married with children.” Sorry I almost never report on this stuff (“this stuff” being the bare fucking minimum comings-and-goings of Republicans), but I have also thought about the lesbian Cheney daughter — and confused her with Liz, her homophobic sister — so just indulge me for a quick second here. Also, feel free to laugh if that’s what feels right for you.
Saw This, Thought of You
Simone Biles Chose Herself. Heather says “this is so good” and you know what? hard agree.
No Time to Be a Child. “During the pandemic, teenage girls took on more caregiving at home, extra shifts at work and the burden of organizing racial justice protests. In many instances, it upended their lives.” My must read of the night!
How My Phone’s Most Annoying Feature Saved My Life. “Voice mail messages from my family allowed me to slowly climb out of a state of gloom and self-imposed isolation.”
She Warned Us About R. Kelly. No One Believed Her. “The singer Sparkle has been waiting 20 years for this verdict.”
Anita Hill Wants More Than an Apology from Joe Biden and ‘Believing’ Is A Book Only Anita Hill Could Have Written (Himani recommends pairing these reads with How Did Time’s Up Go So Wrong? and I couldn’t agree more)
A lil’ international good news/bad news situation, rounding us out: Two Transgender Women Win Seats in German Parliament and More Than 800,000 Canadians Voted for a Blatantly Anti-Trans Party