We have arrived at the It is now that second Friday in October. Definitely time to enjoy spooky season!
I had a really stressful week and work, and don’t want to talk about it beyond that.
Anyway, it’s time for this week’s Friday Five in which I bring you: two stories that each deserve their own category, the top five stories of the week, five stories of interest to queers and our allies, and five stories about deplorable people.
This Week in Stolen Valor:
USMC Says Soldier Hailed At Trump Rally Was Not The Marine Who Lifted Baby Over Afghanistan Wall
This Week in Typography:
Epicene Font Design Information – Culturally, Epicene says one thing: typefaces have no gender "Perhaps showing a bunch of people stereotypes, noting their response and re-promoting the stereotypes simply reinforces the stereotypes into a self-sustaining feedback loop of bullshit?"
Stories of the Week:
Senate dodges US debt disaster, voting to extend borrowing – Republicans stop obstructing on this one
Deadline nears for Washington state workers to get COVID vaccine under Inslee order
Be Your Own Boss: More Co-op Businesses Are Returning Workers’ Power
Capitol Police arrest man in "suspicious vehicle" outside of Supreme Court
Here are 4 key points from the Facebook whistleblower’s testimony on Capitol Hill
Stories of Interest to Queers and Our Allies:
Mr. Gay World changes rules to allow transgender men to compete – The directive will apply globally to all license holders who host country-level competitions
Kidz Bop covered Lil Nas X’s “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” & they “killed it” – Kidz Bop is one of the most successful brands in children’s music. And now they’re taking on one of the gayest hits of the year
Interview with Cartoonist Damian Alexander
Trans youth & parents rally as Texas advances discriminatory bill after 4th grueling attempt – "Babies, I see you and love you so much," mother Amber Briggle said to trans youth as she testified. "We’re on your side, kids, because you’re worth fighting for."
Dave Chappelle can kiss my black gay ass Oh, snap!
This Week in Haters, Deplorables, and Seditious Traitors:
Head of Wisconsin ‘audit’ admits he doesn’t know how elections work
Self-proclaimed Proud Boy Alan Swinney found guilty of assault, menacing, unlawful use of firearm
Controversial chief of NYPD sergeants union resigns after FBI raids union’s Manhattan headquarters, searches his Long Island home – Mullins, who has a history of making racist comments, has appeared at least twice on Fox News with the QAnon mug positioned for all to see
Texas man, 24, admits shooting at Minneapolis police station during riot – Far-Right Boogaloo Boi Admits Posing As BLM Activist While Shooting At Police Station During Floyd Protest
Ahmaud Arbery murder suspect requests court ban photo of Confederate flag license plate – GA Man Charged With Murder Of Black Jogger Doesn’t Want Jury To Hear About His Confederate Vanity Plate