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June 03, 2014

Capital Pride


Capital Pride is Saturday, June 7!

Why not bake a rainbow cheesecake and then check out some LGBT books at your local library?


I grew up in the nineties in the homophobic suburbs and I never would have thought that a US President would do something like this
Some young people think the nineties were an easier time to grow up because there was no online bullying and for the first part of the decade we all dressed in unflattering androgyny: Mom jeans, flannel, Chucks or Docs. Riot grrrl and zines were a beautiful thing but they were a secret charm we clung to and couldn't defeat the culture of gender normativity. Lesbian and gay acceptance--transgender acceptance is in its infancy--have become a de facto stance for mainstream liberals but this was not so when I was coming up. So kids, even though LGBT rights have not been 100% attained, cherish this moment!

The only LGBT books available in my library were the Weetzie Bat series and Annie on My Mind. And we didn't have Tumblr, either! When everything seems terrible, just know your history.

Posted by kathryn at June 3, 2014 06:32 PM