Hey y’all what’s UP?! Happy Sunday! Yesterday I went to a very cute nail studio called Cue Nail Studio and now I have a full acrylic set and feel very powerful but I cannot type. These nails are longer than I thought they’d be but you know what? I look cute and my cats are obsessed with head scratches with these pointy bois, so I win. Who needs typing anyway (says the PhD student/freelance writer)???
+ If you haven’t heard her music or read an interview with her, I urge you to get into Noname
+ If you’re still mourning that we get no new Marceline/Princess Bubblegum content, don’t worry: the Adventure Time full series DVD boxset and soundtrack come out on Tuesday!
While the film chronicles the rise and fall of the small, family-owned business, it also tracks the business’ effect on the broader LGBTQ community and on the Masons themselves. RuPaul’s Drag Race queen Alaska, Larry Flynt and Jeff Stryker discuss how the store provided a gathering place for gay men in Los Angeles, while Mason also tracks how her younger brother slowly came to terms with his own identity as a gay man and her mother, Karen, confronted her faith and its approach to homosexuality during Circus of Books’ run. “This is a film about changing attitudes,” Mason says.
+ Some more queer California history, this time at the Oakland Museum of California
+ Philadelphia Black Pride just celebrated its 20th anniversary this weekend!
+ A deep dive answering the question: how gay is Star Trek? to accompany your reading of Riese and Kayla’s discussion about the Star Trek: Discovery finale.
During middle school, Yoni Kollin took part in “Shevet,” a Jewish teen group in Los Angeles for boys post-bar mitzvah. The program, facilitated by Moving Traditions, a Jewish organization that provides progressive educational teen programming, offered a parallel program for girls, too, called “Rosh Hodesh.”
“They had it for guys and for girls,” they said. “What about the LGBT teens?”
Last year in October, Kollin’s wish came true when Moving Traditions partnered with another organization, JQ International, to start a new monthly social and educational program for LGBTQ Jewish teenagers in L.A.
Every month, the participants gather to learn and discuss self-discovery, Judaism, gender, identity, and similar topics. The organizers named the group “Tzelem,” which means “image” in Hebrew.
+ Here are the Lesbian Day of Visibility tweets you missed:
On #LesbianVisibilityDay, I want to be clear: You matter. We see you. We won’t stop fighting until everyone is free to love without fear or discrimination.
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) April 26, 2019
We love you ! 🌈 #LesbianVisibilityDay
— Janelle Monáe, Cindi (@JanelleMonae) April 26, 2019
— Women Film Directors (@women_direct) April 26, 2019
On #LesbianVisibilityDay, we are sharing vintage photos of Black lesbian radicals & their contributions to Black political movement building.
BLACK LESBIANS WILL NOT BE ERASED.
— blackwomenradicals (@blkwomenradical) April 26, 2019
Happy Sunday friends! I hope you get to dance to Beyoncé and Lizzo and Janelle this week. I hope your crush makes the first move. I hope your pets let you sleep 30 minutes more than usual at least twice. I love you I love you I love you!!! Okay bye ❤️💫