Friday Links (bully for brontosaurus!)

This is Officer LuKe Wilson of the Toronto Police Department, taking part in Pink Day, a day to take a stand against transphobic and homophopic bullying. His story is in the links.

This is Officer LuKe Wilson of the Toronto Police Department, taking part in Pink Day, a day to take a stand against transphobic and homophopic bullying. His story is in the links.

It’s Friday. Is it really already the second Friday in April?

Anyway, here is a collection of some of the things that I ran across over the course of the week which struck me as worthy of being shared:

Brontosaurus is back! New analysis suggests genus might be resurrected. Despite its relegation to a subset of the Apatosaurus family in 1903, new research suggests that the Brontosaurus might be distinct enough to be a genus.

Existing Glaciers of Mars –“Could Cover the Entire Red Planet with One Meter of Ice.”

Galaxy S6 edge gets the bend test, actually fares worse than the iPhone 6 Plus (Video). And surely the tech press and mainstream media are going to give this story as much attention as they did to Apple with “Bendgate”… *crickets* Yeah, that’s what I thought.

Inside the Rainbow Gulag: The Technicolor Rise and Fall of Lisa Frank.

Same-Sex Marriage Is a Religious Institution Deserving Lawful Protection.

Cured Of Being Cured; The Testimony of an Ex ‘Ex-Gay’.

And Now, Political Virgins. “I’m working up to a point here. The nation is becoming more rational about gay sex and more irrational about heterosexual sex. Who would have thought?”

I Got It Wrong On Purpose: A Trans Woman On “Passing.”

How I spent 16 years in an abusive, conservative Christian cult — and finally escaped. I love how she unpacks the economic side of the quiver full movement and extreme fundamentalism: “That’s right. “Traditional Family Values” is a product and we bought it big-time…”

This Canadian cop is fighting homophobia and looking good doing it.

What to make of a gay 1916 icon? Roger Casement’s heroic status was denied.

Religious Right Leaders Continue to Insist: GOP Will Never Win Presidency if They Soften Gay Rights Stance. Demographics indicate the exact opposite, but, hey, if they want to keep losing, I’m okay with that.

This Is What Happens When You Undergo Gay Conversion Therapy.

Over $127,000 raised for homeless LGBT youths in response to Indiana pizzeria fund.

I Support Your Right to Share My Rights.

Hating LGBT people has come to define American Christianity—and that was no accident: Voters in Springfield, MO, Repeal LGBT Civil Rights Law.

on buying some hugo awards, and voting NO AWARD.

How Sci-Fi’s Hugo Awards Got Their Own Full-Blown Gamergate.

Hijacking the Hugo Awards Won’t Stifle Diversity in Science Fiction.

I wrote briefly about The stages of truth.

And about the travails of editing: Yea, though I write through the valley of the shadow of death.

The Young Professionals – All Of It But Me ft. Anna F.:

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Kadie Elder – First Time He Kissed a Boy [Official Music Video]:

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A Shred of Decency (it is adorble!!!):

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Monty Python – Theory on Brontosauruses by Anne Elk (Miss).:

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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 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 in Seattle with my wonderful husband, still completely amazed that he puts up with me at all.

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