From: OUTspoken
Date: May 22, 2020
Subject: I thought I had a dentist appointment today. I didn't.

This subject reads like a Raymond Holt quote.

Hello again! Seems as though people would like summer newsletters, so here I am! I was going to start last week, but I was watching Netflix with my mom by the time I realized, and we were having a good time so I didn't want to interrupt. Also we were packing up my apartment to come back home, so things were kinda hectic. Bear with me as I try to figure out how to format these summer emails, and if you have any suggestions, as always, feel free to send us an email or message on social media. 


This is where most of the formatting stuff I was talking about is probably gonna happen. I probably won't be able to include everything, but I'm going to try to link to calendars and stuff. I think I forgot how to write the events section of this newsletter, I won't lie. 

The Out Alliance has put out a calendar for their May 2020 events, and there's way too many to list in this email, so I highly suggest checking out the calendar. They have events for people of all ages, and because of the whole coronavirus thing, they will be virtual, so you can participate even if you're not in Rochester for the summer!

Today is Deaf Queer Asian/Pacific Islander Pride Day, and tonight at 8:30 PM EST, Deaf Queer Resource Center is hosting a Zoom chat open to any and all Deaf queer Asian/Pacific Islanders! Here's the Facebook event with more information, and if you want to join, just register here to get the link. 

On Sunday there will be a similar event, ASL LGBTQ Jewish Chat, at 4:00 PM EST. Facebook event and Zoom registration.

Okay, I think that's it for now. Sorry there's not more memes and more...everything, but I'm kind of anxious right now, dinner is ready, and I'm on a computer that doesn't have any of my reaction images at the moment. But we have plenty of memes on our social media! The other night I was feeling what I call "loopy tired," and long story short, I was loopy tired, not making any sense, and went on twitter just tweeting whatever came to mind for about five minutes before passing out. 

Until next week!
Elizabeth Sherrock (she/her)
Director of Marketing
Cover of the book Let's Talk About Love by Claire Kann, which has a picture of a black woman wearing a white shirt on the front. The title and author is displayed in purple text, and in smaller text on the left, purple text reads: Alice is about to ace th

The B in LGBT stands for Book

I'm thinking about (trying) to do a media spotlight/recommendation thing in each newsletter. If you have any ideas or recommendations for what to include in the future, I'm all ears! (This won't be a review. I don't have the ability to form coherent thoughts, which is kind of something that you need for a review.)

I was so excited to see that there was a book with an asexual main character. There were multiple times in the book where I just had to stop and take a picture or send a message because, oh my gosh, that's exactly how I feel! That's my feelings in words!! I really should get around to finishing it because it's AMAZING. 

Summary: Alice had her whole summer planned. Non-stop all-you-can-eat buffets while marathoning her favorite TV shows (best friends totally included) with the smallest dash of adulting--working at the library to pay her share of the rent. The only thing missing from her perfect plan? Her girlfriend (who ended things when Alice confessed she's asexual). Alice is done with dating--no thank you, do not pass go, stick a fork in her, done.

But then Alice meets Takumi and she can’t stop thinking about him or the rom com-grade romance feels she did not ask for (uncertainty, butterflies, and swoons, oh my!).

When her blissful summer takes an unexpected turn, and Takumi becomes her knight with a shiny library employee badge (close enough), Alice has to decide if she’s willing to risk their friendship for a love that might not be reciprocated—or understood.