I love the podcast Still Processing and feel so good listening to co-hosts Jenna Wortham and Wesley Morris talk to each other. Their two most recent episodes are so summertime and I highly recommend giving them a listen: this week’s is about Wonder Woman and songs of the summer, and last week’s is about the beach!
As you wait for the Summer 2017 issue of Canadian Art to hit newsstands, read Lindsay Nixon’s intentions for the issue in their editor’s note, This Work is Not for You, and while you’re there don’t forget to check out Nixon’s interview with Rebecca Belmore.
Read Little Fish, an excerpt from Casey Plett’s forthcoming novel.
An interview with Roxane Gay on her upcoming book Hunger and writing her body.
To my butches and mascs wanting to up their fashion game, tips on how to dress like Lena Waithe.
An important reminder that Pride is political, as bank-sponsored Pride celebrations get going this month.
Twelve Canadian books by queer and trans authors you should read! I can vouch for jia qing wilson-yang’s Small Beauty and Ma-Nee Chacaby’s A Two-Spirit Journey and highly recommend both of them. Also, not on the list, though her book of poetry is, I really recommend Kai Cheng Thom’s novel Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars—it is such a fun read, making it perfect for summer.
Laura Kooji thinks about homonationalism, settler colonialism, and queer Indigenous resistance as Pride and Canada 150 celebrations collide.
Demand policy change for trans prisoners incarcerated in Canadian correctional facilities by signing this petition.
The Babadook is queer, and here’s everything you need to know it.
Eight actors discuss what it’s like to be trans in Hollywood.
Eight ways for non-Muslims to support LGBTQ Muslims this Ramadan.
As we approach the one year anniversary of the Pulse massacre, Teen Vogue has some advice on how to care for yourself.
Poetry readers should be excited for the release of the Canadian edition of Trish Salah’s Lyric Sexology Vol. 1—peak an excerpt here.
A resource video for families and friends of missing Indigenous people that is based in Indigenous communities’ experiences and knowledge.
Our Cash issue is continuing to roll out. This week we published a graphic essay about babysitters’ unions, a piece on the administrative side of sex work, and a conversation between four activists on divestment. And don’t forget to fill out the Cash Survey!
Finally, for our heartbroken, lusting, or crushing readers, we’re very excited to welcome a new regular feature to the GUTS roster: Courting Disaster is a new advice column on matters of the heart (and loins) coming to you directly from the revolving door boudoir of international queen of hearts, Morgan M Page. A long-time notorious dater from sea to shining sea, Morgan is a trans girl on a mission to solve all problems big and small in your feminist, queer, and trans situationships. Not just any old Carrie Bradshaw, Morgan is the creator of Brazen: The Trans Women’s Safer Sex Guide, and will put her near-decade of experience as a sex educator at your disposal. Send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org