Hey! It’s me! Al! Hi! You ever get so worked up over something that you need to take a run to get rid of all the anxious energy but it’s 105° and the air quality isn’t safe for asthmatics? I have.
Hope you’re surviving what seems like maybe the hottest weekend of the year! We love a heatwave, if only because I can push my AC up to 79° and have it still seem fairly cool inside. I love playing tricks on my body! Anyway, hope you’re staying cool, calm, and collected, or at least that you feel safe enough to go on a run at night to work off any hot, anxious, and scattered energy.
+ Roxane Gay’s book club talks The Nickel Boys (spoiler free!).
+ King Princess is going on tour, babes! She also released the audio for her new song “Prophet”!
+ Remember the lesbian tennis players who were dating and also tennis doubles? They kicked ass.
+ Some more music for your gay heart with Charli XCX and Christine and the Queens.
+ On the rise of lesbian period dramas (we love to see it).
+ Trans and nonbinary people are using selfies to craft our own narratives. Speaking of, here are some selfies from me from #InternationalNonbinaryDay. You’re welcome.
reminder that nonbinary doesn't mean thin or white or androgynous it just means iwant you to mind your business about MY gender. https://t.co/Wqcy9FiHdh
— data is trans and so am i (@alainamonts) July 14, 2019
+ LGBTQ+ rights in Serbia!!
A lesbian couple launched a landmark bid on Thursday to win legal recognition for same-sex partners in Serbia, saying they wanted to step out and stand up for LGBT+ rights in the Balkans.
It is the first such legal challenge to be filed in Serbia, which has come under fire in the West over minority rights and widespread homophobia.
+ What if I told you even more gay music came out this week??? This time featuring Brandi Carlile dressed like a firefighter??? Someone light my house on fire so she’ll stop by.
he Archivettes, directed by Megan Rossman who is assistant professor and chair of communication at Purchase College and an award-winning documentary filmmaker, profiles the founding of the “non-hierarchical, collectively-run archive that preserves the various expressions of lesbian identity, love, and solidarity” and has become the world’s largest collection of materials by and about lesbians. For more than 40 years, the org has chronicled lesbian herstory through many of the major LGBTQ+ historical moments. But with the co-founders in their mid-70s, the group is now facing a new predicament: how to safeguard and transmit such invaluable materials and the stories they contain to younger and future generations.
Okay small fries. Stay hydrated and go tell a friend you love them. Don’t get into a fight with that person online! It’s not worth it! Play with an animal instead! I love you and cannot wait to talk to you again next week, okay bye!!!✨✨✨