There are some very good links in here, I promise! Unfortunately none of them made for a really funny headline. I promise, I tried!
Queer as in F*ck You
10 Black Queer Businesses to Know and Support this Black History Month, including Kiyanna Stewart and Jannah Handy my favorite couple who happens to run Blk Mkt Vintage!
White House Denounces Florida’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill as ‘Hateful’ After Desantis Backs It. The “Don’t Say Gay” Bill is just obviously and patently horrific, so this does feel a little like easy low hanging fruit to “denounce” it, but sure.
Samira Wiley Recalls Being Body Shamed During a Photo Shoot: ‘This Is What I Have to Deal With?’ Samira was also diagnosed with diabetes at 12, which feels like brand new information I did not know before now but maybe I missed it??
Speaking of podcasts/audio news and media — I love Melissa Harris Perry, and for Black History Month she’s doing a series of conversations for WNYC Studios called Black.Queer.Rising (so you know I’m here for it!!)
Saw This, Thought of You
I did not read this. I will not be reading this. But it’s taken over today’s “Twitter discourse” and so it’s my obligation to share it: Here’s Why I’ll Be Keeping My Shoes on in Your Shoeless Home
Breathing Is Hard, Apparently! As a lifelong anxious person constantly struggling for breath, YES! AND I BELIEVE IT!
It’s Your Friends Who Break Your Heart. “The older we get, the more we need our friends—and the harder it is to keep them”
US Congress Approves Sexual Harassment Bill in #MetToo Milestone. “The legislation guarantees that people who experience sexual harassment at work can seek recourse in the courts.”
I have been stressing about this for days! The Democratic Party’s ‘Mask Off’ Moment. “Voters are sick of the pandemic and public-health mandates. Democrats can’t stop the former, so they’re ending the later.”
We Still Need an Anti-War Movement. “The lack of active opposition to endless wars isn’t a new normal, but something like the old normal.”