“A-Camp was sort of a turning point for me. We were talking about building a year-round Autostraddle community and it was decided that I’d be the coffee roaster. I was like, ‘Well, guess I better get good at this coffee roasting thing.’ You can’t have mediocre coffee in a queer commune. I started actually writing a business plan the next weekend.”
You can be poly and married and want to date, but no one will know what your deal is until you tell them, so tell them up front.
Getting into tarot can be totally intimidating. Where do you start with learning the meanings of all of those cards? And how do you actually do a reading, anyway? And so forth! Here are some tips for getting started.
Welcome to the first in a series of exciting discoveries from our survey of over 4,000 Autostraddle readers over the age of 29.
Quick and dirty advice for a brand new lesbian in Chicago, a small town bird who’s ready to be in the same room with her ex, and someone who’s tired of being The Gay One. Get in here!
They call a child born after a loss a rainbow baby. The storm left a devastating aftermath, but this rainbow is bringing us daily joy.
Autumn means hard cider, and (though I love cider) sometimes I find cider to be too sweet. That’s where a Snakebite is truly outstanding—the beer bitters up the cider as the cider sweetens up the beer, making the perfect combo.
Kiesha Jenkins is at least the 20th trans woman murdered in the US this year, and nearly all of them have been Black and/or Latinx.
“I locked myself in the bathroom because she kept telling me I wasn’t cleaning the toilet the right way”
Amber Rose’s Slutwalk truly embraced and celebrated the duality of women’s lives in the modern world, and it was a radically inclusive event — one with an explicit policy against all forms of oppressive language and behavior as well as an explicit intent to include, lift up, and acknowledge the unique and compounded struggles of trans women, women of color, queer women, poor women, and differently abled women.
Hiking amidst fears of spiders the size of fists and also, separately, golf clubs.
Figure out what’s supposed to be in your fridge, make a soy candle, create your own floor plan, wear your dark lipsticks that you never use, get to know some plants and more!
We’re here, we’re queer, we’re getting an IUD.
Native American History studies getting nixed in South Dakota, ways to ask for consent, Sleater-Kinney, when will Facebook ban these boobs, Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher unf, Stockholm Pride, musical muppets, and so much more!
Now I start over, and rebuild, and confront fear and learn to drive alone and figure out how to secure Eli in the loft so I can still snuggle with him at night. Now I have to hang the art I’ve collected from friends over the years, find a place for my autographed Eileen Myles books, and learn to do yoga. Now I need to meet all the versions of myself hiding in this city and make friends with every single one of them.
Apple recipes for everyone, with cheddar, caramel, blackberries, beer and more!
Weddings dresses with a gay twist, the Pope dissing Kim Davis, communicating with beavers but for real and not like a joke about lesbians, Fergus the dog going home again, and more!
A smutty comic, top/bottom/switch definitions, everybody’s still looking for “lesbian” porn, travelling with sex toys and more!
We’re participating in GLSEN’s Ally Week and talking about how K-12 educators can become better allies to the LGBT youth in their schools.
Socks for Dobby, Ellen Page (and her forehead?), this scary ass movie you can watch, Ina Garten, teens doing romance things via digital means, vegetarian Taco Bell wants ya money, Peeple talk, women and their newsletters, Buffy, and so very much more!