Friday Links (I can’t believe it’s almost October edition)

summer-really-screwed-up-my-brain_o_2119169We have now reached the fifth and final Friday in September. The most blesséd month is drawing to a close.

This week was weird. I had such a good week at work last week. And then a lot of fun celebrating my birthday, until we got the next set of news about the selling of our building. So we spent a lot of this week doing a lot of cleaning and sorting and hauling. My feet are still sore.

Anyway, here are links to some of the interesting things I read on the web this week, sorted into various topic areas.

Links of the Week

My Son, the Prince of Fashion. This story isn’t about fashion. It’s about a boy, his father, family, and finding your people…


Happy News!

Jeffrey Tambor, Coming Out, and “The Most Important Time To Be An Artist”.

This week in Comments, Trolls, and Wankers

The One Psychological Characteristic That Online Trolls Tend to Share.

This week in awful news

2 kids, teacher shot at Townville Elementary School; Teen arrested.

Teen kills father, opens fire on South Carolina schoolyard.

1 Dead, More Than 100 Hurt in Hoboken Train Crash.

Remembering the victims of the Cascade Mall shooting.

This week in evil people

Stumpf Pay Surrender Buys Time But Lawmakers Say It’s Not Enough.

State Senate Candidate Calls Gay Teen Who Committed Suicide A Murderer, Internet Comes For Him.

News for queers and our allies:

Can Gay Parents Provide Everything Their Children Need? No, but Straight Parents Can’t Either: The Children of Gay Parents, Like All Kids, Need More Than Their Parents Can Provide.

‘Everybody Could Feel Safe’: Remembering LA’s Revolutionary Black Gay Nightclub.

Why the Queer Gaming Conventions GaymerX Puts Politics Second.

A Light During Darkest Days of AIDS: Hat Sister John Michael Gray Dies.

For LGBT Students, History Lessons Often Leave Out A Key Chapter.

With Insurers on Board, More Hospitals Offer Transgender Surgery.

The Closet Is Still Killing Us.

We Asked People Why They’re Proud To Be Bisexual And The Responses Are Perfect.

Norwegians now can change genders legally with a mouse click.

I‘m the gay son of a preacher man. When I came out to Dad, he was perfect.

First Pride Flag Launched Into Stratosphere.

Professional skateboarder Brian Anderson comes out: ‘I’m a skateboarder first, gay second’.

A Trans Life, Captured by Mark Seliger.

Has It Really ‘Gotten Better’ for Gay Kids?

Same-sex couple celebrate their modern-day fairytale by dressing up as Disney princesses.


Science Is What Made America Great.

Colossal wasps’ nest found in attic is the stuff of nightmares.

Mercury Is More Earth-Like Than We Thought.

World’s First Baby Born With DNA From Three Parents.

All of our astrological signs are wrong, according to NASA.

Self-powered fish tag tracks fish for as long as they swim.

Scientists Have Discovered A Way To Kill Superbugs Without Antibiotics.

‘This is one little pond and yet there’s thousands in there’: Okotoks mass poisons illegally dumped goldfish.

The UN plans to go to space in 2021.

Japanese inventor’s typhoon turbines harness storms’ energy.

Scientists find evidence for alternate theory of how life arose.

Happy Galactic Tick Day! You just moved around the Milky Way.

Bruce Campbell, Justin Willman and Nick Swardson deliver groundbreaking scientific discoveries about social media.

Science Fiction, Fantasy and Speculation!

Mark Reads ‘Hogfather’: Part 17.

The Space Between Us trailer: Asa Butterfield leaves Mars for Earth in search of answers.

This week in Writing

11 Ways to Ask for Writing Advice (And 10 Major Mistakes to Avoid).

This Week in Tech

How not to get hacked by Mr. Robot.

the internet of crappy, crappy things.

This Week in Inclusion

Who Gets to Write What?

LGBTQ and Other “Diverse” Books Lead Banned Books List.

Why It Matters That Greg Rucka Finally Admitted Wonder Woman Is Queer.

This Week in Not Understanding Diversity

Let’s Discuss Cultural Appropriation with Owls.

New NBC Series Makes Light of Human Trafficking and Asian Stereotypes.

Culture war news:

NOM continues to called blog post by anti-gay reviewer a “study”.

Mother Sues Hospital for Discriminating Against Deceased Trans Son.

Is the NYT going to give every hate group in America a similar sympathetic article? Split Over Donald Trump and Cut Off by Culture Wars, Evangelicals Despair.

Many Evangelical Christians Feel Out of Place in Society (But You Shouldn’t Feel Bad About It).

Insightful Poll Reveals Who Opposes LGBT People on Two Big Issues.

Activists Say They Have Signatures Needed To Put Repeal Of Transgender Rights Law Before Voters.

Christian Activist: Sex Offenders Live Near Target Stores, So Trans People May Rape Our Daughters.

This Week in Hate Crimes


This Week Regarding the Lying Liar:

Out of his depth, Donald Trump clings to deception.”Knowledge is not elitism.”

Donald Trump “Jokes” About Kicking Non-Christians Out of His Rally.

Dear liberals for #GaryJohnson: you’re just voting for a tea party Republican who likes weed and helping Trump win.

A historian on why so many people want Donald Trump to “make America great again”. “Hopes can be extinguished but nostalgia is irrefutable.”

This week in Politics:

Why do Republicans support a bigot for president?

At the First Debate, Clinton Faced Asymmetric Warfare—and Won.


Here’s How We Need to Watch the Next 2 Debates.

Gary Johnson is not worth any liberal’s protest vote: He’s a free-market ideologue who would work to undermine large pieces of the left’s program.

Senate Votes to Override Obama Veto on 9/11 Victims Bill.

Political Provocateur Randy Rainbow Is the Best Thing About The Election.

Early votes: High interest buoys Clinton in key states.

Where Does Chris Christie Go from Here?

Taco Trucks Register New Voters.

This Week in Racism

“I Wanted to Dramatize the Racist Attitude of the Majority”.

This Week in Misogyny

The narrative of women in fear and pain.

Things I wrote:

Weekend Update 9/24/2016: Bring the SOB to justice.

Act my age?

I don’t need to watch the debate, I know which candidate thinks I have a right to exist, and which doesn’t.

…on my mind….


***OMG!*** NEW “Will & Grace” scene about 2016 Election:

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Supergirl 2×01 Sneak Peek “The Adventures of Supergirl” (HD) (OMG! Tyler is soooooo adorkable as Clark Kent!):

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‘American Male’ Short Film:

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EXCLUSIVE׃ Adam Lambert Nails ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ Ballads Behind the Scenes:

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Niall Horan – This Town (Live, 1 Mic 1 Take):

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“Radio Gaga” Hong Kong Sep28.2016 Queen+Adam Lambert:

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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. For more than 20 years I edited and published 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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