Also.Also.Also: Feeling ‘The Con’ 10 Years Later and Other Stories You Can’t Miss

Good evening, space travelers! I rewatched Hunger Games last night and it was just perfect. You know how sometimes you rewatch a favorite movie, but maybe it’s too close to the last time you saw it? Or your heart’s just not in the right place to see the film with the same feelings you had the first time around, so it ends up just feeling too nostalgic or too far away? Well this was nothing like that. It was a very satisfying rewatch and I think I’ll run it right into the ground by watching Catching Fire tonight!


Queer as in F*ck You

+ Children of ‘The Con’. This made me cry so many times and each time was unexpected!

+ Who Gets To Decide What Belongs On the Gay Pride Flag?

+ Bisexual Teacher Came Out to Help Suicidal Students, But Then Lost His Job.

+ I’m an Autistic Lesbian and No, I Don’t Wish I Was “Normal”.

+ Why Mothering As a Queer Black Woman Is Inherently Political.

+ Lesbian Singer’s Archives Captures Pre-Internet Gay Life.

+ Save All the Work of Lesbians: A Mantra on the Back Issues of Sinister Wisdom.

+ Magic Is Queer.

+ LGBT Groups Tell State Leaders: Protect Your Trans Students.

+ A Transgender Political Candidate Raised 20 Times More Than Her Bigoted Opponent Last Month.

+ On Transgender People and the ‘Biological Sex’ Myth.

+ Why don’t you catch Julien Baker on her fall tour?

+ Consider taking part in the National LGBTQ Taskforce’s Trans Mental Health Survey.


Welcome to the Hellmouth

+ The Trump Administration Says It Will Allow More Property Seizures Without Criminal Charges.

+ Trump’s Voter Suppression Efforts Start Now.

+ Wonkette has some thoughts on Trump’s NYT Interview.


Doll Parts

+ Lost Mothers is a database of 700 to 900 women in the U.S. who died from pregnancy-related causes in 2016. ProPublica is updating the database as they gather new information. The U.S. has the highest maternal mortality rate of any country in the developed world, and because there are no federal regulations for reporting maternal deaths and their connections to childbirth, allowing hospitals to self-report them as childbirth-related (or, you know, never report them as such), most of them go uncounted and unexplained. If you can’t or won’t track a problem, you can’t fucking fix it.

+ 10 Years Ago, Mad Men Began As a Story of Men Who Tried to Change — And the Women Who Actually Did.

+ Out of Hell, Into the Blaze: These Women Firefighters Are Like No Other Crew in Arizona.

+ You Have a Lot to Teach Your Grandkids so maybe that’s the deal with menopause.

+ Stop Giving Me Advice About My Big Boobs.

+ The Curious Case of Motherhood and Longevity.

+ Time to Shatter the Silence About the Trauma-to-Prison Pipeline for Black Women and Girls.

+ Maxine Waters Loves You. I am paraphrasing.

+ How Do You Make a Responsible Movie About Anorexia?


Keep Up

+ Oh, White Men With Your Never-Ending Need to Dictate the Democratic Platform.


Saw This, Thought of You

+ Call-Out Culture’s Generation Gap.

+ The Men Who Never Have to Grow Up.

+ Where Did Amoxicillin’s Flavor Come From?. Hands down, the best part of getting ear infections was the refrigerated doses of Amoxicillin.

+ How Twitter Fuels Anxiety.

+ When the Desert Pushes Back Against Human Engineering.


h/t: Autostraddle