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Happy Birthday to me. 😉

A tall, ornate wooden temple with long ramps leading up to its central edifice.

The Temple of Stars at Burning Man 2004.

Tonight’s music video is “My Sad Captain” by Elbow, performing for Radio 2 In Concert at the BBC’s Maida Vale Studios, 27th March 2014. Thanks to Jessica Garcia for the suggestion.

I appreciated this story for showing how fluid “family” can be — Pink News reports that a married, polyamorous lesbian triad are expecting their first child.

Brynn, Doll and Kitten Young, from Massachusetts, are expecting their first child in July. According to the New York Daily News, Doll, 30, and Brynn, 32, had been in a relationship for over two years before they were joined by Kitten, 27.

The three married in a ceremony last August, though the state does not legally recognise their union.

Brynn said: ‘In our eyes we are married. We had specialist lawyers draw up paperwork so our assets are equally divided. ‘I cried watching Doll and Kitten walk down the aisle towards me with their dads. After we said our vows, Doll and Kitten kissed me first then each other.’

Kitten, who underwent IVF via anonymous donor to carry the child, said: ‘The three of us have always wanted kids and wanted to grow our family. We decided that I’d be the one to carry the babies because I’d like to be a full-time mum.’

Bonus: “10 Years of Burning Man Temples” via Huffington Post

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Kit OConnell

Kit OConnell

Kit O’Connell is a gonzo journalist and radical troublemaker from Austin, Texas. He is the Associate Editor and Community Manager of Shadowproof. Kit's investigative journalism has appeared in Truthout, MintPress News and