Quickies: 03/21/2012

Bamahane, an Israeli military magazine, has published a feature on IDF servicemen who also happen to be drag queens. Apparently the Israeli government is not pleased. (I would link you the article, but I can’t find it on the English version of the mag’s site.)

Author Lillian Faderman has a short interview up at Ms. about her 1991 book, Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers: A History of Lesbian Life in Twentieth-Century America, which is now in its second edition.

Colorlines has a thought-provoking bit about Dharun Ravi, bias, and LGBT-immigrant community relations.

Want a smug Telegraph columnist to call you a “drunken-uncle“? Apparently all it takes, if you’re UK House of Commons Speaker John Bercow, is congratulating the Queen on the social progressivism of her 60-year reign. What an embarrassment.

Proof that love really does conquer all: Senators fan Christina proposed to her Maple Leafs fan girlfriend, Alicia, on Saturday on the ice at Toronto’s Scotiabank Place.

Jimmy Carter is now my second honorary grandfather, after George Takei.

Featured image of Lillian Faderman.

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Rachel is a queer lady from Texas who currently resides in southeastern Wisconsin. She studied history at Texas A&M University and has spent more time than she cares to admit arguing social justice with junior Republicans. She volunteers with Planned Parenthood and enjoys knitting, media criticism, and comic book slash fiction.


  1. March 21, 2012 at 3:02 pm —

    Yes. Let’s deny the credit for the increase in tolerance and protections of minorities to those awful commoners who actually implemented and supported them, and offer it all with a good grovel to the monarchy, who are not even allowed to express political opinions. What a farce. Everyone with a sense of fairness, good government, and democratic society should be embarrassed by that kind of statement from an elected figure.

    • March 21, 2012 at 4:22 pm —

      On the one hand, I see your point. On the other, that is far from the reason that the pundits are embarrassed by what he said.

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