This week in links: Homophobia is real and is still killing people, y’all

Reports have recently surfaced of concentration camps in Chechnya created to punish gay men for their homosexuality. Read more here, here, and here. Support the Russian LGBT

Network’s efforts to evacuate and protect our community from attack.

The Carolinian discusses the impact of trying to expand the LGBT+ community to include cisgender straight people on lesbians.

Mallory Ortberg’s Dear Prudence is a weekly advice column and podcast – find it here.

Why I don’t date middle-aged, balding white men with a superiority complex 

Maisarah Abu Samah and Louise K. at Observers discuss the trend of white tourists ‘begpacking’ in southeast Asia, and its hypocrisy.

Listen to Somali-British poet Warsan Shire read seven of her poems at Bandcamp.

 

I’ve been watching Chewing Gum. Suffer with me!!Chewing gum screenshot

 

Image of Ramzan Kadyrov, head of the Chechen Republic, taken from the Toronto Sun. 

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