Happy Friday, baby queermos! I’m proud of myself for posting this on time.
Book Recommendation: I just finished Ash, a YA version of the classic Cinderella story, retold with a lesbian twist by former AfterEllen.com editor Malinda Lo. It’s an enjoyable read, although I found the ending a bit rushed and contrived, and the character development a tad shallow. Still, if you like your fantasy with a side of lesbian romance, you’ll love Ash. If you’re a queer girl looking to meet like-minded fantasy-loving queer girls, I recommend reading this in your favorite vegan coffeeshop, or maybe in that used bookstore where the cute clerk with the alternative lifestyle haircut makes feeble attempts to straighten the topsy-turvy stacks of books before diving back into Promethea.
Video of the Week: Dan Savage debates Brian Brown, President of the National Organization for Marriage. Brown’s logic makes me want to stab out my eyeballs with a toy unicorn. (Incidentally, Savage’s choice of a T-shirt with a unicorn on a football helmet made me laugh out loud.) Alan Scott says he may write up a more thorough response to this in the next few days:
Inside Out: Portraits of Cross-Gender Children: In her ongoing project, Dutch photographer Sarah Wong has been photographing children whose bodies do not match their internal gender identities. Wong’s pictures, as featured in the New York Times, are beautiful. Take a look here.
Tumblr of the Week: This week’s dose of queer style brought to you by Tomboy Femme.
Song of the Week: Maybe heteronormativity’s got you down, or you’ve just got a case of the blues. Either way, Gossip’s Beth Ditto is here with an upbeat anthem to tell you to keep putting one foot in front of the other.
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