Each of these facts is attracted both to its own gender and to other genders. Let them inform you.

Someone with rainbow flags in their sunglasses. Maybe they’re looking for the bi flag, which is not on Unsplash.
Never directly meet the gaze of a bisexual. They consider it a sign of aggression. Photo by Sharon McCutcheon on Unsplash


What body horror has to teach us about a world without Roe v. Wade.

A naked body in the dark. Sort of like “Under the Skin,” but with ripped shoulder muscles.
I’m telling you, we wouldn’t have to keep the lights off all the time if you’d just put on pants. Photo by Jason Schjerven on Unsplash


One of the landmark achievements of the 20th century was killed off by public apathy. It won’t be the last right we lose.

Courthouse at sunset. I don’t have one in the dead of night, which is when this actually happened.
Overnight. Photo by Ian Hutchinson on Unsplash


A self-proclaimed supporter of trans kids took a job “reducing stigma” around pedophilia. Even “allies” can be unsafe.

Photo by Alexis Fauvet on Unsplash


The official rules— “whatever works” — are not helpful. Here’s what I learned about doing things that scare me.

A young woman on the floor of a bookstore, paging through a comic book. She seems cool.
I did it all for you, Person In A Stock Photo Who Reads Comics. Photo by Joe Ciciarelli on Unsplash.


Therapist Pauline Boss explains why it’s harder to grieve in the face of uncertainty—and why ambiguous loss is everywhere in 2021

A man drinks coffee alone and stares out his window. It’s about as fun as you’d think.
We’re stuck mourning a world that isn’t gone, but also isn’t here. Photo by Nubelson Fernandes on Unsplash


David Lowery’s Arthurian fable about bloodthirsty plant gods is also a surprising story about queer courage.

Dev Patel is hit on by a polyamorous lord, played by Joel Edgerton.
That’s a pretty deep V on that robe. Still by Katie Lida, provided by A24.


The controversial newsletter company capped off a bad week by acquiring a company with multiple TERFs on its masthead. Surprise.

A woman stunned by an unexplained horrible thing on her computer screen.
“In fairness, this is what I deserve for unmuting Glenn Greenwald.” Photo by Elisa Ventur on Unsplash


We’ve been telling ourselves COVID-19 is a story with an end point. Thanks to the Delta variant, it’s just how we live.

Kid wearing a mask. Good kid.
By the time he’s grown up, this is going to seem pretty normal. Photo by Lucia Macedo on Unsplash


The relentless ‘Ted Lasso’ hype is a quest to find one nice guy to heal the trauma of patriarchy

Jason Sudeikis, a man who should have an Oscar for 2016’s “Colossal.”
Behold! The one human man who has never sent a death threat online!!!! Photo by Digital Focus on Shutterstock.

Jude Ellison S. Doyle

Author of “Trainwreck” (Melville House, ‘16) and “Dead Blondes and Bad Mothers” (Melville House, ‘19). Columns published far and wide across the Internet.

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