Fatster’s Roundup from April 28, 2012

By: Monday April 30, 2012 6:30 am

The news roundup from April 29, 2012, including links to stories about personhood bills, Oklahoma, EPA fracking rules, Navajo, solar energy farm, Minnesota GOP, Apple’s taxes, Iran war, Spanish unemployment, Jon Corzine and more.

FDL Movie Night Presents: Two Spirits

By: Monday August 3, 2009 5:00 pm

When Fred Martinez, a Navajo teen living in the Four Corners town of Cortez, New Mexico, came out to his mom and brothers, they were very accepting. His mother explained that in Navajo:

half woman half woman, they call it nádleehí.

His oldest brother though cautioned him to be careful, a prescient warning. Fred–who moved fluidly and gracefully through his personas of Fred, FC and Beyonce–was murdered by a meth-dealing thug who boasted to his friends that he “bug smashed a fag.”

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