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Reblog: The Lucky Ones by Lise MacTague

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A profound and lyric essay by Lise MacTague that resonated with me and I think will with many of you. We know we’re the lucky ones because we’ve survived. It could be worse. But many of the things we feel “lucky” for are things no one should have to endure. THE LUCKY ONES Posted on June 15, 2016 by Lise MacTague I came out to my parents when I was twenty. My mom already knew. My father might not have been happy about it, but he faked it well enough that I didn’t find out about his discomfort until years after he died. I am one of the lucky ones. When I was seventeen, I went for a walk READ MORE OF THE ORIGINAL Please comment and like and do all that on Lise’s blog. She deserves your props. (While you’re there, check out her other blogs and her books.)

Reblog: “I Am Not Your Plot Device” – Steven Spohn at Terrible Minds

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Even as our bodies are strewn across the straight world’s entertainment landscape, we’re expected to be grateful to have even been included. Applause for the bravery of the mainstream writer for their diversity and daring.
REBLOG Steven Spohn’s essay at Terrible Minds: I Am Not Your Plot Device.

REBLOG: A History of Fools

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I have two reasons to reblog this. First, my spouse doesn’t know that’s a thing, so you know, a little education for the retiree. Second, when I prank all y’all on Friday with this oldie but goodie: https://localhost/stipends-for-lesbian-fiction-writers-well-never-have-to-work-again/ and you fall for it for even two seconds, that’s on you. Just sayin’.