Happy post-holiday weekend! I hope that you ate well, rested well, talked to some folks you love a little bit, and are filled with so much gratitude. I’m always super grateful for this community, and even more so right now. Okay, we’ve got news! Let’s get to it!
+ LEGO is releasing a set of building blocks especially to help with stress reduction in adults. This is 10 million times better than coloring books in my opinion because you know what the finished product is supposed to look like!!
+ “Loosen Up the Bible Belt” is a comedy tour featuring pastors and queer comedians heading around the south. Sounds like something my mom would love, idk!
+ Emily Scheck, a college athlete who lost financial support from her parents when she came out has earned over $100,000 on GoFundMe. Scheck’s university and the NCAA have been working together to ensure the donations don’t violate NCAA student-athlete rules, and she’s decided to stop taking donations at this time, instead encouraging folks to find a local LGBTQ organization to donate to.
The official statement from Canisius sophomore Emily Scheck regarding her GoFundMe campaign. pic.twitter.com/bej9e94Phx
— GoGriffs (@GoGriffs) November 20, 2018
+ Justin Welby, the archbishop of Canterbury (and the unofficial leader of Anglican denominations worldwide) has said what myself and other non-binary queers have been screaming from rooftops for years: God has no gender. Get over it.
+ Some US Hebrew students have created a gender inclusive grammar for the language. Lior Gross, one of the students working on this project, said,
“I was really feeling out of place in terms of, I go to synagogue every week and I go to minyan twice a week, how do I get called up for an aliyah?” Gross said, referring to being called up to bless the Torah during weekday prayers. “How do I talk about myself in conversation? If I go to Israel, how do I engage there while respecting myself?”
Love you, mean it, do something cute today like playing with your fattest cat even though he sometimes accidentally scratches you. You deserve it, he deserves it, and the world deserves pictures.