Sunday Funday Stans This Lesbian Couple Who Met Touring With Beyoncé

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

+ Listen to the most recent “What Next” and learn about how black feminists are exposing the alt-right online

+ 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!

+ Queer women, specifically this essay by KaeLyn, convinced me to get a Dyson vacuum and they’re having a huge sale right now! Run!

+ West Hollywood’s recently closed bookstore Circus of Books is getting a documentary made about the store’s history.

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.

survey says a butch woman holding a phallic object means Star Trek is gay

+ Still building pro-con lists for presidential candidates? Maybe Kamala Harris’ desire for federal IDs to have nonbinary identity markers will influence your choice

+ Two Jewish groups came together to start “Tzelem”, a post-Bar/Bat Mitzvah educational program for non-binary Jewish youth!!

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.

+ Well friends, Roxane Gay is making an online magazine.

+ The Kansas Supreme Court upheld abortion rights for the state.

+ They met touring with Beyoncé and now they have an adorable lesbian love story!!!!!!

+ Here are the Lesbian Day of Visibility tweets you missed:

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 ❤️💫

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Ari is a 20-something artist and educator. They are a mom to two cats, they love domesticity, ritual, and porch time. They have studied, loved, and learned in CT, Greensboro, NC, and ATX.

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