The Mandalorian’s Lessons on Paid Leave for Men

Whether it was passing up on beers with his team to clean up Baby Yoda vomit, struggling to find “child care” for Baby Yoda before embarking on especially dangerous bounty hunts, or—well—the entire show’s plotline hinging on the Mandalorian’s natural desire to take care of “the child” and protect it, our hero unapologetically shows how badass it is to be a caregiver.

Dark Money, Bright Future: The Equality Act Takes on New Urgency During Pride Month

Passed by the House in February, the Equality Act would amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, gender identity and sexual orientation, particularly in employment, housing, education, public accommodations and federally-funded programs. But despite widespread public support, the legislation is not likely to become law due to a coordinated dark money effort to thwart it.

June 2021 Reads for the Rest of Us

Are you vaccinated, masked up and ready to get back out there this beautiful Pride Month? I am two of the three because, let’s be honest, I would rather stay home and sit on my sunny porch with a cocktail and a good book.

However you spend it, I hope you have a lovely June and that you can squeeze in some time for a read from this month’s list of 32 amazing books.

Fighting For the Term “Lesbian”: An Art and Poetry Publication Strives to Uplift Lesbian Writers

American photographer Jeanette Spicer is the co-editor and co-founder of WMN, a lesbian publication of art and poetry based in Queens, N.Y. WMN provides a platform for marginalized lesbian-identifying artists to have their work seen and heard.

“We really felt like there’s a lack of lesbian visibility in all aspects of the world—the art world, the sports world, and even in the LGBTQ+ spectrum,” Spicer told Ms.