Long live the group chat, STIs are so high right now, SCOTUS back in session, the sports bra, the shooting in Las Vegas, loads of disappointing queer news but also some good stuff, I wish our president really was a plant, and more.
We usually post a roundtable on Mondays but we decided that this Monday we could really use the space to be together as a family and process some of our grief and anger as we continue to empower each other to take action.
There’s been a spike in memberships for a LGBT pro-gun rights group and a new surge of Gays Against Guns; Black Lives Matter temporarily shuts down Toronto Pride, the UN voted to create a position dedicated to LGBT rights around the world, married lesbian parents can now be on their child’s birth certificate and more news stories.
So much news today! The Democrats’ sit-in in the House over gun legislation, SCOTUS rulings on affirmative action, the status of many undocumented people in the US, the Dollar General case, as well as rulings related to Freddie Gray’s death and trans kids using bathrooms at school, and more.
Votes on gun control and a failure to vote on LGBT employment protections, more news in the aftermath of the Pulse shooting in Orlando, reading the Stanford rape victim’s letter in Congress, and more.
More on the suspects of the San Bernardino shooting, ICE stopped plans to house detained trans women in female facilities in Adelanto, Planned Parenthood shooter had a history of violence against women, and more news stories.
74 percent of Americans think more armed security guards in public places would reduce mass shootings. I disagree.
On growing up with (or without) guns.
In the wake of the Sandy Hook shooting, America is finally ready to talk about gun control. But will things really change, and if so, what must we do to make it happen?
“Well, I suppose we have to try to pick up the pieces and make some sort of sense of this tragedy and—you know what? Fuck it, I can’t do this.”