“Community is a very complicated and roomy word. Rural queer people also have other layers of identity that inform their realities.”
“Ink revolutionized our way of speaking, the ideas of the dead are recorded in ink, the dead speak through ink, it just had this really mystical element to it.”
“I’ve come to embrace that ‘lack of decorum’ that I grew up in.”
“There are gay rednecks, there have always been gay rednecks, and there always will be too.”
Wmn Zine, the love letter to lesbians created by Jeanette Spicer, Florencia Alvarado, and Sarah Duell, is the exploring the radical nature of the word “lesbian.”
A queer company that makes a “fistin’ lube for lovers and others” is partnering with sexual advocacy and harm reduction groups while helping to erase tens of thousands of dollars of medical debt in West Virginia.
Vermont has the weed, you have Hayley Kiyoko, Instagram, #MeToo, Rosie the Riveter, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, queer pop’s last taboo, and so much more!
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?
It’s too easy to note that small places are slow at addressing issues of gender and sexuality while not exploring why. This is the answer to the why (and it’s one that AWOL addresses exceptionally well): Because there are far bigger fish to fry.
Artificial wombs, spoons, #JusticeForBarb, loads of queer stuff, and even more for you to read! Get in here!
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