Friday News Bites: Walter Scott Shooting, LGBTQ Laws + More

Happy Friday, unicorns. We’ve got some updates on those “Religious Freedom” bills that keep trying to pop up in different states, some other LGBTQ-related news, and information the Walter Scott shooting. So let’s get started:

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Friday News Bites: Social Justice and Entertainment Like Woah

We’ve got a bit of a Jumbo-Sized News Bites this week, so settle in and let’s talk about some of what happened this week, friends.

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Ten Songs Keeping Me Sane This Week: Depression Fighting Edition

Depression really sucks. It is so hard to explain to people who don’t have mental health issues what depression is like. It is a bleak, dark sadness that comes to me at various times. Sometimes it’s fleeting; sometimes it sticks to me like I am superglue. While transition has cleared up a lot of my deepest darkest depression, I have learned that yes, my brain chemistry is very much hardwired for depressive episodes.  Read More Ten Songs Keeping Me Sane This Week: Depression Fighting Edition

What a Difference Twenty Years Makes: Putting Kurt Cobain to Rest

I was a 15-year-old Western Washington high school student when Kurt Cobain died. I heard the news in Computer Applications class, where I was learning the ins and outs of Word Perfect. I remember being upset, or maybe confused is the better word, but I wasn’t devastated. And most of my classmates appeared to be affected, but not devastated. I remember one girl crying inconsolably, and I felt bad for her, but minus a small handful of kids who skipped afternoon classes for an impromptu memorial (I wasn’t one of them), life resumed, and it seemed to resume pretty quickly. Read More What a Difference Twenty Years Makes: Putting Kurt Cobain to Rest