I have yet to visit my folks for the holidays and deal with the fallout of two big things—the election and the casual but unavoidable fact of my queerness—which I certainly hope I will deal with graciously without giving any ground. Captain Awkward contributor Valerie Aurora shares a primer for her Ally Skills Workshop for us all to use regarding the slow prowess of changing hearts and minds.
The Trans Relief Project is helping trans people get their passports updated ASAP before the new administration moves in. Consider donating if you can.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them has enthralled a lot of people in fandom at the moment, but as charming and lovely as I find Ezra Miller, I can’t hook into it. Part of it is Johnny Depp’s involvement and part of it is just Harry Potter fatigue and Rowling (et al) crowding the open spaces on the map in which fandom blooms, as Alanna Bennett at BuzzFeed explains. And queer coding the villains doesn’t particularly help either.
Stay safe and stay outraged.