We have reached the third Friday in November, and I am well into my project for this year’s National Novel Writing Month, a.k.a. NaNoWriMo
I know I said last week was rainy, but I spoke too soon. During the period from Saturday evening through Monday western Washington was inundated with about as much rainfall as we typically get in the entire month of November. Wow. In more personal news, on Thursday during what was supposed to be a routine checkup, my general practitioner told me that instead of waiting for my scheduled appointed a few weeks out for my COVID booster, that he could give me the shot that day. So, I got my booster! Woo!
Anyway, it’s time for this week’s Friday Five in which I bring you: one story about vaccines, two stories about a lying jerk, the top five stories of the week, five stories of interest to queers and our allies, and five stories about the pandemic (plus some notable obituaries and things I wrote).
This Week in I Couldn’t Have Put It Better Myself:
This Week in Ways You Can Help:
Here’s where you can honor trans lives on the Transgender Day of Remembrance this Saturday – For those looking for a space to honor the lives that have been lost, we’ve compiled some events taking place around the country
Stories of the Week:
Stories of Interest to Queers and Our Allies:
Trucks are driving around in Texas with huge signs that declare “Trans lives are precious” – "We need to go beyond awareness. Most people are ‘aware’ that trans people exist. We must take action and continue to fight for our trans family."
High school students clap back at school board protestors claiming book “teaches kids how to be gay” – One student pointed out the irony in all the "Free Speech" Trump supporters draped in American flags and calling for government censorship and book burning
GOP politicians tried to shut down a smalltown LGBTQ support group. It backfired spectacularly – The LGBTQ community is a "hate group" because they "make people upset," according to the elected officials
This Week in Haters, Deplorables, and Liars:
Trump Fanatic Who Electroshocked D.C. Cop On Jan. 6 Tries To Get His Confession Tossed – The Trump supporter, who electroshocked Officer Mike Fanone at the Capitol on Jan. 6, is trying to argue that he wasn’t properly advised of his rights