Friday Links – Happy Independence Day!

It’s Friday! It is the first Friday in July, it is a big holiday, and by the time you read this, I will be two days into my vacation where I am attending both a tabletop gaming convention and a My Little Pony: Friendship is magic convention. My husband and I are such nerds!

Here’s a collection of news and other things that struck me as worthy of being shared:

Avoiding “Sagan Syndrome.” Why Astronomers and Journalists should pay heed to Biologists about Extra Terrestrial Intelligence. This is awesome for the explanation of time scales alone!

GOP Candidate Charges Opponent Is Dead, Replaced By A Body Double. Also issues pledge that he, unlike dead, replaced opponent, is human. Wow. Big thanks to Deeptriviality for the link!

GOP Hopeful: My Public Masturbation Fetish and Felonies Were Bad Ideas.

The Normal Heart’s Problematic White Men. Not quite what you think.

“Rarely have so few overlooked so many to claim so much based on so little.” A review of a book by two guys patting themselves on the back for joining the marriage equality fight a couple of years ago.

Drain on My Parade: Did the Human Rights Campaign Sell Us Out on ENDA and Outsource LGBT Rights? Well, yes.

[GUEST POST] Catherine Lundoff on LGBT Science Fiction and Fantasy in the 1990s.

Extinct Humans Passed High-Altitude Gene to Tibetans.

5 states trying to make their kids scientifically illiterate.


Not a Former Lesbian: Bisexual Women Discuss Their Long-term Relationships with Men.

Funnel-Shaped Animals Invented Reefs Prior to Cambrian Explosion.

Fantastically Wrong: The Legendary Scientist Who Swore Our Planet Is Hollow.

‘Jesus’ Went To The Chicago Gay Pride Parade With A Very Important Message.

Kentucky Baptist Church Agrees To Hold Its First Same-Sex Wedding.

N.H. Supreme Court sides with birth mother’s ex-partner in custody case.

John Oliver on Uganda’s Anti-Gay Laws and the Role of American Hater Scott Lively:

Continuing the Daily Show’s tradition on his new HBO series by covering a serious, important story that the big media ignores. It really is worth the full 17 minutes. It’s funny, sad, horrifying, and an incredible interview at the end.
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About fontfolly

I've loved reading for as long as I can remember. I write fantasy, science fiction, mystery, and nonfiction. I used to publish an anthropomorphic sci-fi/space opera literary fanzine. I attend and work on the staff for several anthropormorphics, anime, and science fiction conventions. I live near Seattle with my wonderful husband, still completely amazed that he puts up with me at all.

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