Friday Five (stunning upset edition)

It’s the third weekend of Pride Month.

It appears that the rains have come to an end, and now I have to brace myself for scorching weather.

Here I present this week’s Friday Five: the top five (IMHO) stories of the week of interest to queer people, top five general interest stories, and top five videos (plus a recap of my blog posts).

Queer stories of the Week:

New Jersey’s Capital City Trenton Just Elected its First Gay Mayor, Reed Gusciora, in Stunning Upset Win.

Teacher Resigns Because He Can’t Handle School’s Transgender Name Policy.
Translation: he rage quite because they won’t let him bully trans students.

Why Some Gay Men Hate Pride Parades — And Ourselves.
Internalized homophobia can take a lifetime to unlearn.

The queer history of Wonder Woman and the Amazons.

Provo Bans LGBT Groups From July 4th Parade.

Other stories of the Week:

The Fight for the Right to Be Cremated by Water.

Hop Sing Laundromat Owner: No Fan of Bad Tippers, Cheesesteaks or (Ugh) “Mixologists”.

Between the Coats: A Sensitivity Read Changed my Life – an Essay by Sarah Gailey.

A Kenyan, Retired Reverend Timothy Njoya has taken his defense for the clitoris to court saying it should be let to stay where the Lord put it.

‘Shocking’ die-off of Africa’s oldest baobabs: study.
Trees that can easily live to by 3000 years old are not faring will under a changing climate.

Things I wrote:

To Conquer the Kingdoms of Sin — more confessions of a queer ex-evangelical.

A flag proclaims we are a people, a family, a tribe….

Videos!

Republican Senator Hatch Marks Pride Month with Call for Inclusion, Understanding:

(If embedding doesn’t work, click here.)

WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR? – Official Trailer [HD] – In Select Theaters June 8:

(If embedding doesn’t work, click here.)

Stephen Colbert on Inspector General’s report:

(If embedding doesn’t work, click here.)

GOP’s Trump “Cult”; Trump Foundation Lawsuit; Comey Report: A Closer Look:

(If embedding doesn’t work, click here.)

David Bowie – Heroes (Official video):

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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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