Happy Wednesday! These are the links we’re reading this morning…
Last weekend, Amber Rose explained what consent is to Tyrese Gibson and Rev. Run on It’s Not You, It’s Men. This week, Clutch underlined reasons why that discussion was so important. Here’s a clip from the show, when Amber Rose made sure the two men understood that consent can be given and taken back at any point—regardless of the circumstances or what a person is wearing:
A Methodist minister is protesting the United Methodist Church’s rejection of LGBTQIA+ people by sleeping outside in Michigan’s frigid cold for 175 nights. His reasoning: “The rejection [LGBTQIA+ people] experienced is so much more than my little physical discomfort.”
Queer, disabled, and stylish: Read this writer’s personal account of style and body love.
Thousands upon thousands of people have protested the conviction of Peter Liang, a former NYPD officer who killed a 28-year-old Black man named Akai Gurley. Rather than advocating that Gurley’s family sees justice for his death, these protesters seem to be implying that they want Asian cops to have the same violent power as white cops. At Black Youth Project, Jenn M. Jackson writes: “I do believe that their willingness to demonstrate for Liang on such a massive scale is intimately tied to a long-standing commitment to anti-Black racism in the United States, which permeates literally every facet of the criminal justice system.” ♦