What We’re Reading – August 17

Please enjoy thoughtfully, get fired up by, and/or giggle while reading this week’s pieces from Pride Foundation staff’s recommended reading.

Can Weddings Be Saved?

Vanity Fair asks if the modern wedding can be saved from itself. Includes a brief history of “traditional” marriage (you might be surprised) and claims that at the very least, gay folks will know how to have better lighting and attire for their nuptial celebrations.

This Week in Idaho

Several publications report on work being done around citywide LGBTQ nondiscrimination ordinances. The Spokesman Review’s pieces here and here, and from the Idaho Statesman.

Advertising by Gender

The Northwest’s own Reel Grrls created this amazing tool for talking about young people and gender through mash ups of children’s advertising.

An Interview by Ebony with the Amazingly Talented Joy Bryant

“JB: Hey man, you gotta dance to the beat of your own drum.”

Advocating for LGBTQ Folks by Using the Bible

This young man from Kansas makes the case against homophobia citing his Christian values and passages from the bible. Watch or read the transcript of his speech.

Marriage Matters, Here’s Why

From Why Marriage Matters Washington blog, Anna McAllister is a Pride Foundation Parent Ambassador, sharing her story in order to change hearts and minds around the freedom to marry. Her sister, Molly wrote this piece last week.

For Your Kindle (or good old fashioned book)

Queer Migrations: Sexuality, U.S. Citizenship, and Border Crossings, Editors- Eithne Luibheid and Lionel Cantu Jr. From staff member Jett who got his copy at Powell’s

The Moviegoer by Walker Percy, recommended by staff member, Tom: find it on Amazon.

Christina is Pride Foundation’s Community Giving Manager. Email Christina.

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