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.
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.
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.
I picked this up to read during Pride month, but I didn’t quite get there. I finished it this week. I loved the stories, but the intro to the book and the intro to each story left a lot to be desired. I would recommend the stories, but skip the intros.