Bedazzlers: The Cockettes in Print: Acid Drag & Sexual Anarchy 1969-1972

With genderfuck high drag spontaneity and an abundance of glitter as their bottom line, the members of this ever-expanding assemblage of lavender post-hippiedom somehow managed to find each other in the Haight.  https://www.ebar.com/arts_&culture/books//290687/bedazzlers:_the_cockettes_in_print:_acid_drag&_sexual_anarchy_1969-1972

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Cooking at the intersection of food and Queer Culture

The end of the year often finds many of us cooking and sharing food. If you are interested in the intersection of food and queer culture, check out these two journals. Jarry “celebrates the meeting of food and queer culture,” according to a piece in the New York Times. Founded in 2015 by Lukas Volger […]

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Ersi Sotiropoulos’s What’s Left of the Night wins translation award

At its annual conference in Rochester, the American Literary Translators Association (ALTA) named its National Translation Award winners for 2019, as the United States market’s “only national award for translated fiction, poetry, and literary nonfiction that includes a rigorous examination of both the source text and its relation to the finished English work.” Translater Emmerich […]

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TRUMP ADMINISTRATION PROPOSES RULE CHANGE ALLOWING ADOPTION AGENCIES TO BLOCK LGBT FAMILIES

The ACLU is suing the Trump administration to block a proposed Health and Human Services rule that would allow “tax-funded adoption agencies to reject prospective parents on faith-based grounds”  which would disproportionally impact LGBTQ+ people wanting to adopt.  https://www.newsweek.com/trump-administration-proposes-rule-change-allowing-adoption-agencies-block-lgbt-families-1469339

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Puerto Rican Astrologer Walter Mercado Dies at 87

Walter Mercado was known and loved in the US and Latin America for his astrology readings and predictions.  He first became well known in Puerto Rico as an actor and dancer and moved to South Florida in the early 1990s.  There, he joined Univision and began a new career with new fame, delivering horoscopes, always […]

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Queer Palestinian community holds ‘historic’ protest against LGBT violence

Hundreds of demonstrators gathered in Haifa on Thursday (August 1) to protest against LGBT violence following the stabbing of a transgender Arab teen. The protest was planned by a group of more than 30 organizations in response to the stabbing outside a shelter for LGBT youth in Tel Aviv last week. https://972mag.com/queer-palestinian-protest-lgbt-violence/142586/

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