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BARGAIN BASEMENT QUEERNESS

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What is gayness if it isn’t visible via purchases? What is safety if it isn’t sanctioned by the consumer state? Without Target gay gear, many celebrants would be left indistinguishable from the average heterosexual white dude.

From Tasteful Rude
On June 8, 2021

Joe Crowley Will Lobby for RIAA Front Group

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Crowley's first client is a RIAA front group.

From Sludge
On June 3, 2021

THE GIRL AND THE NAPPY HALO

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As I settle into my pregnancy, I fantasize about the human I’m going to bring into the world. I picture a girl. Beautiful. Black. Freckled like her father. Myopic like me. Some nights, I think I hear her calling me mama and telling me that she loves me. I also fantasize about my daughter asking a phrase etched into the genetic code of Black women everywhere: How much hair is left?

From Tasteful Rude
On May 21, 2021

For Better Or Worse

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When I hear the conflicts that arise between my uncle and his wife, I circle back to his singular pursuit of having power over everyone and anyone. I listen as daily conversations drift into discussing how his failing body increases his dependence on others.

From Tasteful Rude
On May 13, 2021

Instead of Silence

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Kolawole Samuel Adebayo is a Nigerian poet with works published in Button Poetry, Glass Poetry, and elsewhere.

From Olongo Africa
On May 13, 2021

I’ve Always Wanted to Look in a Dress the Way Albert Brooks Looks in a Dress…

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Wishing I looked as good as a man in a dress is an ancient feeling for me. This one's for all my trans dudes who want to wear dresses but hate being coded as female.

From Popula
On May 6, 2021

Scheming for Moderna in the Black Heart of Budapest: An Ex-pat’s Vax Adventure

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If I’ve learned anything this past year, living in a somewhat unstable foreign country during a vicious global pandemic, it’s to stay away from vaccines that sound like Captain Beefheart album titles.

From Popula
On April 30, 2021

My Life At The Dildo Factory

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Ever wondered what it's like to work for a sex toy company where abuse in business meetings is presented as consensual bdsm, and the meaning of consent is up to the men in charge?

From Tasteful Rude
On April 29, 2021