The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune

The House in the Cerulean Sea

The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I loved this book! I picked it up after many people recommended it to me.

It reads like a YA book, but it really isn’t, since the main characters are adults.

I want to have a Chauncey in my life. I adored him, and the other children in the story. I think that this might be a read again type of book. I highly recommend it.

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Pride Should Be Year-round

As we wrap up another Pride month, I was thinking about how all-inclusive the LGBT community is. Why can’t we continue celebrating this all year round.

Stand up for others. Show your support. Be kind. Include everyone!

Pride month is over until next year, unfortunately, but please consider carrying around a lot of the LGBT inclusivity all year.

Olympic Support of Trans rights

Olympic support of Trans rights

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The above linked article tells about Chelsea Andrea Wolfe, one of the first trans women to compete as an alternate in the Olympics. She wanted to win just to be able to show the Trump administration how she feels about their excluding trans women from sports.

The Olympic committee has specific rules about trans athletes. As long as the athlete is following the rules, which are listed in the article above, the Olympic committee has no issues.

I hope she wins, but I really hope that she doesn’t burn the flag.

Who was Marsha P. Johnson?

Who was Marsha P. Johnson?

According to the above linked article, Marsha was instrumental in the Stonewall Riots which eventually brought us the Pride movement, bringing rights to LGBT people in the United States. The article is interesting and tells a lot about Marsha’s life, even though much of it was difficult. She was a black, trans sex worker whose death was by questionable circumstances.

The Marsha P. Johnson Institute was formed, helping defend the rights of black trans people.

Stonewall Inn, New York

AAPI LGBT books

AAPI books

I have several of the books on the list in the above linked article. It is a wonderful, inclusive list, put out by Kundiman publishing. I recommend taking a look at it. Below is a list of the books mentioned in the article.

Sorry to Disrupt the Peace by Patrick Yumi Cottrell

Taste Makers: Seven Immigrant Women Who Revolutionized Food in America by Mayukh Sen

Afterparties by Anthony Veasna So

You Exist Too Much by Zaina Arafat

Imagine Us, The Swarm by Muriel Leung

Radiant Fugitives by Nawaaz Ahmed

More Than Organs by Kay Ulanday Barrett

America Is Not the Heart by Elaine Castillo

Ace by Angela Chen

Bite Hard by Justin Chin

IC by Serena Chopra

We Play a Game by Duy Doan

Late Morning When the World Burns by Shamala Gallagher

Love Is an Ex-Country – Randa Jarrar

The Thirty Names of Night by Zeyn Joukhadar

EXTRATRANSMISSION by Andrea Abi-Karam

The Incendiaries by R.O. Kwon

Paring by Travis Chi Wing Lau

Sāmoan Queer Lives by Dan Taulapapa McMullin

Quarantine by Rahul Mehta

Beyond the Gender Binary by Alok-Vaid Menon

Things We Lost to the Water by Eric Nguyen

This Way to the Sugar by Hieu Minh Nguyen

Migritude by Shailja Patel

Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

Pop Song by Larissa Pham

Zigzags by Kamala Puligandla

Corona by Bushra Rehman

Love, Robot by Margaret Rhee

No One Can Pronounce My Name by Rakesh Satyal

Inside Me an Island by Lehua M. Taitano

Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars: A Dangerous Trans Girl’s Confabulous Memoir by Kai Cheng Thom

Dear Twin by Addie Tsai

Lucy 72 by Ronaldo Wilson

Prometeo by C. Dale Young

Barbie’s Sexuality

Barbie’s sexuality

The above linked article talks about a photo shoot from 2017 that Barbie did with Aimee Song’s doll. According the the article, Mattel says that Barbie is queer when it authorized the photo shoot. I don’t disagree that Barbie might not be only into Ken, but, really, it seems that Twitter and memes are the ones who declared her sexuality, and not Mattel.

The photos are fun, and so are the comments, but I am not sure that it was authorized by Mattel.

Barbie was not available for comment.

Pride month!

Welcome to another Pride month! As you can possibly tell from my posts this month, many will be about Pride.

My favorite part of Pride month is that it is all-inclusive. Pride should be year-round. We should always be as all-inclusive as we are during the month of June.

Let the Pride flag fly high!