Friday Five (Queer Pride begins baby edition)

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It’s the first Friday in June, and that means that it is now officially Pride Month! Wooooooo!

If you don’t celebrate Pride (or at least understand why we do), then I have no idea why you are reading my blog. But, it’s that time of year! Today I need to put out my rainbow flags to kick off a month a queer pride and remembrance.

It’s Friday! That means it’s time to present my Friday Five: This week you get the top five (IMHO) stories of the week of interest to queer people, top five stories about people who are less-than-wonderful, top five general interest stories, and top five videos (plus notable obituaries and a recap of my blog posts).

Queer stories of the Week:

“God Says Homosexuality is in” (click to embiggen)
Meet the first trans man to model for an Andrew Christian campaign.

Catholic diocese banned gay valedictorian’s speech so he took matters into his own hands.

Transgender student wins battle to hear chosen name said at graduation.

Straight People Don’t Exist, New Research Says: A recent study shows that human sexuality is fluid and women are hornier than you think.

The Phantom Defeating Homophobes with a Pride Flag Is the Greatest Thing Ever.

Stories about horrible people:

Lots of thins are harder to spell than ‘lies.’
Congressional Candidate In Virginia Admits He’s A Pedophile . He doesn’t just admit that he is both a pedophile and a person who has advocated violence towards women, he is PROUD of it!

White House Blasts Samantha Bee Over Ivanka Slur, Demands TBS Cancel Show.

What Happened to Jill Stein’s Recount Millions? All indications are the bulk has gone to Jill herself, and various luxuries of the staff, not to litigating. Surprised?

Cold-blooded attacker repeatedly stabs gay couple who were holding hands.

Nazis deface hundreds of headstones in St. Louis cemetery — swastikas painted on headstones decorated with Memorial Day flowers.

Other stories of the Week:

Ad-Hominems & the Post-premodern Right.

This researcher programmed bots to fight racism on Twitter. It worked.

Debunking the 6 biggest myths about ‘technology addiction’.

The FBI wants you to do this one thing to your home router, now.

“Bankrupt” Catholic Archdiocese Agrees To $210 Million Settlement With 450 Sexual Abuse Victims.

In Memoriam:

Gardner Dozois, pioneering, genre-defining science fiction editor who helped launch my career.

Gardner Dozois, 1947 – 2018.

Gardner Dozois, 70, acclaimed science-fiction editor.

Alan Bean, moon-walking astronaut and artist, dies aged 8.

The Forgotten True Story of Alan Bean’s Unlikely Journey to the Moon.

Navy vet and fourth man on the moon Alan Bean just died at 86.

Things I wrote:

Weekend Update 5/26/2018: Bad takes, small steps, and more to some stories.

Formerly known as Decoration Day, or Memorial for Grandma.


Samantha Bee calls Ivanka Trump a ‘feckless c***’:

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Full Frontal with Samantha Bee Clip:

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Super Drags | Teaser [HD] | Netflix:

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Kesha – Hymn (Official Video):

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Jake Shears – Creep City (Official Video):

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