Ijeoma Oluo interviews Rachel Dolezal, gentrification, republican trans women, Poly Styrene, that NYT piece, an update on my swimsuit situation and even more!
“There is one thing that everyone has, even in rural Africa, and that’s a phone,” she said, recalling what she saw when she visited Kenya. “I created this so we can come together as a community, and so we can sit down and meditate or worship without being berated by someone else’s beliefs.”
How lucky that I’m perfectly within my right as a citizen to disregard the original plot of a movie that’s been out for 28 years and choose to instead interpret their connection as romantic and not platonic.
Salute Your Shorts, tiny galaxies, Hillary Clinton between two ferns, bitches of rom-coms, gender bias, christ almighty our maternal mortality rate is fucking crazy, are you alone?, Jasika Nicole Perfect, The Lexington Club, and so much more!
Featuring: Evan Rachel Wood, Kate McKinnon and Stephanie Beatriz!
“I fell in love with somebody, and that person happens to be a female.”
Now that everything’s been made public, the roll out on this is going to be quick. What rural town from which you’ll steal land is best for you? Should you diversify and steal from multiple areas? Should you stake claim on your new land by driving a dildo into the ground?
Women who love women express it like this: with their faces just inches from each other, mouths slightly open like they’re about to kiss but not actually kissing, no, no, no, it’s too taboo, perhaps they will never kiss and just exist in this void until the end of time.
One lesbian movie to rule them all.
“Sidetrack is a show largely about my life and my experiences, because after years of watching so much television that erased me, I just wanted to write myself in.”
A lesbian firefighter was harassed and discriminated against for years by her co-workers and her complaints were ignored by her superiors; Tennessee’s “bathroom bill” is dead, at least for now; Ani DiFranco cancelled an upcoming show in North Carolina, Georgia is investigating the treatment of LGBT prisoners in their prisons and more news.
Don’t label me — I’m
a non-het identified
poly pagan witch.
Prank phone calls, women directors, sex ed is failing people of color, men in the music industry (and whoa, other places too!) are total garbage, Kesha, a film to prevent LGBT youth suicide, Cara Delevingne, coming out later in life and so much more!
“There’s an annoying song that’s only playing all the way through all day long on some days. Others, I can barely hear the chorus, and others I can’t hear it all. But every day, I know that that song will be there again one day, maybe even tomorrow, maybe even later that same day. And I hate this song.”
“I identify as a Black, lesbian woman, and outside of that, I ain’t got no answers.”
“Neither of us were comfy with the public spectacle of the thing, especially G. She didn’t like the thought of publicizing our private relationship. We also felt a bit blah about marriage itself, which can feel like an outdated institution. And there were practical worries, too — like how would we plan a big event, with so much on our plates?”
“That’s right!” I shouted, feeding off their energy. “Clap because I’m gay!”
This is a story about how the Buzzfeed series “You Do You” made me feel like someone might wanna do me.
“Suddenly I was looking at all these little boxes online, little question marks where the faces would be, each one representing another human that shared half of my daughter’s DNA.”
“Time Change Sunday is my personal gateway to hell. It gets dark earlier (and then earlier and earlier). It gets cold in the morning and night (and then stays cold all day and all day). I stay inside to keep warm and then I stay inside because I don’t want to leave and then I stay inside because I can’t get out of bed.”