Weekly Reads 2019 #1

Hey guys, it’s been a while since I last did one of these but here is some content on the interwebs I wanted to share with you all!

Most of it is Pride content since it’s Pride Month:

Also, I’d like to say that Kat’s Touya and Yukito Putting The G In LGBTQ was my favorite post so far! I can’t wait to see what else she has in store for us

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To be honest, I haven’t read too many posts but when I read this one I instantly fell in love with it. Not just because it features one of my favorite and longest lasting gay ships, but because it made me remember why I love Cardcaptor Sakura so much!

Also, it’s very interesting to read how anime was censored back in the day. I actually never realized and fist pump to CLAMP who made their characters so gay and cute that even while censored, people understood the characters couldn’t just be “close friends” or “cousins”

Other interesting things I found on my Twitter’s timeline

  • Carla knows where it’s at! The 25 cents bin. We used to have hidden treasures in the thrift store mess of a book section but uh, it’s very much declined. Need to find a new spot to rummage through!
  • Katya is doing a giveaway for her books! It ends June 24 and What the Woods Keep is a good read so why not give this an RT?
  • I’m sure everyone’s seen Irina’s tweet but WOW!! 688 days of posting?! I’ve never even made it to 15 days…
  • Rainbow Readathon starts tomorrow!! I don’t really know many queer novels so I’m not sure if I’ll be able to think of a TBR. But who knows. It lasts the whole month
  • People in the Bay Area, please let me know how GRANDEUR by Lake Merritt is! This is a Black Puerto Rican business: “…are halal with hella vegan, gluten-free, and other options for dietary restrictions”
  • This is basically me with gaming so thank you Mo for making this
  • Ok, this is my own tweet BUT news: THE ARTEMIS FOWL CONTINUES?! I’m going to have to read this but yikes, I’m nervous!

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  • If you haven’t heard about the lesbian couple that was assaulted on public transportation by a bunch of brats, where exactly do you live?!
    • Peach reacts to this: It makes me angry, i haven’t seen not a single tweet about this story, not even one.” Peach mentions being from another country and that English isn’t their first language. It’s sad that while this was exploding on my TL, the same may not be true in other countries and cultures.
    • It seems like the perpetrators were questioned, here is more information post-events (also there is a fundraiser going on now to help these ladies out)
    • I RTed Damian’s tweet because I don’t care if these guys are underage. If they had the audacity to beat these women, then they should be tried as adults. Minors think they can get away with anything because of their age, well, I’m not a fan 😡

Also, I just found out that there’s a “straight pride” in the making (or has it been made already?) and just WHAT. I’m speechless

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Remember to be kind and spread love to everyone

I’ll see you guys next time! What have you read that was interesting? Be it around the blogs or on your TL on any of your social media sites

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5 thoughts on “Weekly Reads 2019 #1

      • Nudist movements? Nothing high profile. The closet is too comfortable.

        The only large scale organization in the US that’s involved in activism is the NAC. It is pretty much limited to information gathering and dissemination with an occasional amicus brief or letter to a government agency. Most of it relates to traditional naked swimming holes being shut down

        http://naturistaction.org/

        There are events like the World Naked Bike Ride and the SF Bare to Breakers where nudies get to show the flag in ordinarily textiled turf. I like to participate and blog about it. I figure the more textile impaired people see and associate with nudies and the world doesn’t fall apart, the better off we all will be.

        We have maybe 5 legal nude beaches in a state with a thousand-mile coastline, three of them are conditional on not getting any public complaints, and none are on state land. Small groups of locals convinced some coastal communities it wouldn’t hurt to allow it.

        I think most nudies would avoid opening that closet door at any costs. Wouldn’t want to risk letting friends and family find out or having an employer find out. I also think maybe they feel the tiniest bit guilty over their hobby.

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        • is it a hobby? it sounds sort of like a lifestyle to a point? and ohhh yes, that’s the type of stuff i was thinking about

          hm, that’s true. i guess there’s a sense of being uncomfortable but if there isn’t some sort of activism then there won’t be things like nudist bike rides and hiking. idk about other parts of the world but CA was the first time i was told i might encounter nudists. it was when i went to hang out with lyn xD so informations would be cool, altho i can see how it can get bad in some places :/

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          • Wow. Was Lyn a nudie?

            It is a lifestyle choice for some. a hobby for others and for me… I don’t think I had a choice. Some of my earliest memories are of wishing I could just be naked. And knowing there would be a terrible price to pay if I did. There really was no opportunity for social nudity until I left for California.

            Only a small number of nudies are militant enough to go public about it. The risk of social ridicule, losing friends, or even employment is real. There aren’t enough to make a significant voting block so it doesn’t happen.

            https://aunatural.org/2017/08/31/the-wild-child-grows-old/

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