Lusty Lady, San Francisco’s Employee-Owned Strip Club, Forced To Close

  • A rent hike has forced the Lusty Lady, an employee-owned co-ed strip club in San Francisco, to close its doors after 30+ years.  The Lusty Lady, which was featured in the 2000  documentary “Live Nude Girls Unite,” was the first strip club in the country to form a union for dancers and provide health insurance and a 401(k). [San Francisco Gate]
  • Ridgedale Church of Christ in Tennessee banned a family from attending services after their daughter, who is a police officer and a lesbian, fought for the same benefits for same-sex couples as heterosexual couples enjoy. The church accused the entire family of “endorsing” the “gay lifestyle.” [Raw Story]
  • Juliette Kayyem, a former homeland security official in the Obama administration, announced she is running for governor of Massachusetts as a Democrat in 2014. []
  • Jezebel founder Anna Holmes on how when it comes to how we dress, we’re damned if we do, damned if we don’t. [TIME]
  • 15 Black feminist books everyone should read … [The Root]
  • … and 25 movies by female directors that every aspiring filmmaker should see. [Flavorwire]
  • You know the “Bechdel test” for assessing how well movies depict their female characters.  Now here’s the “Russo test” for determining how well movies depict their LGBT characters. [Think Progress]

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