Alright, been a bit behind due to Half Marathon training I started writing this in May, but forgot about the draft, sorry about that, but it’s updated and finally finished- but let’s see what we have today. First up, a great letter from the Good Men Project about the people we’ve lost due to the election.
Surviving the World has a great comic for Pride:
Science has created a drip-free wine bottle!
A Federal Court found that the Civil Rights Act protects LGBT employees from workplace discrimination. This is huge, but will likely be fought (hint, read on).
In one 24-hour span, the new administration delivered three huge blows to queer rights: erasing us from the census, removing workplace protections for federal contractors and slashing budgets of programs to fight HIV/AIDS.
Randy Rainbow serves up an awesome Wicked parody:
PA legislator Brian Sims was being harassed by an online troll. So he called the troll’s grandmother.
Can we all just finally agree that Andrew Sullivan is a horrible person?
The problem with gay conservatives is a total lack of empathy. A great piece by Slate.
The beautiful tribute to Carrie Fisher at Star Wars Celebration:
Betsy DeVos will not protect LGBTQ students. This is my shocked face.
An awesome follow-up from an Outsports story, I love seeing people around the country (and world) being able to help each other!
A fully magical* pub is set to open, all set in the Harry Potter world! *Magic achieved via science and movie affects.
This dropped from the Hamilton Mixtape this week, and it’s amazing:
The full, original text of Tolkien’s “Beren and Luthien” is, for the first time, available. For those who have studied Tolkien, this is a huge deal. That story is pretty much the basis for the lore that then came full circle during the Lord of the Rings.
Juno has been sending back jaw-droppingly beautiful shots from Jupiter, take a look!
A new rule for the New York Subway (or at least newly being enforced) is that all dogs must fit in a bag (or other carrier). So New Yorkers are doing exactly what you think they are.
Eli Lieb has a beautiful cover of “Castle on a Hill:”
And a Republican lawmaker in Missouri thinks there is a literal distinction between humans and gays.
Alright, that’s it for now, I’ll be back with more, I have a couple other drafts to finish up!