Daily Archives: November 21, 2012

A letter to a departing companion

Fiona Apple has postponed her South America tour to be with her ailing pitbull Janet. She writes a heart-wrenching, wonderful letter which will feel familiar to anyone who has ever loved and lost a pet or even a person. If you feel like reading something sad and beautiful, is here. A taste: Continue reading

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Can I also be the solitary gay uncle who gets to be the voice of creative anarchy?

I absolutely love this Modern Love piece, about loving kids and connecting with them but not necessarily wanting your own. Being the creative, unreasonable, anarchy-embracing relative to give a kid space to be a little bit wild? Wonderful. Continue reading

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Transgender Day of Remembrance

Yesterday* was Transgender Day of Remembrance, a day to remember and memorialize those who have been killed because of transphobia, and to bring attention to the damage transphobia does to trans and gender-nonconforming people. You can find events and information here.

Transphobia kills. Here are just some of the people who we’re memorializing this year. Continue reading

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