“For me, reading and speaking body language is like communicating in any foreign language — I concentrate hard, stumble, and make embarrassing errors. Turns out other queer autistic people have this problem too.”
It’s our very last recamp! In this heart-pounding tale of love and life, a bunch of weirdos go to prom, witness an epic proposal, and share all their feelings.
We sang, we danced, we laughed, we cried, we bobbed for apples, we got a bear hug, and we lived to tell the tales!
On day two we read our feelings out loud, stripped and spelled, tied each other up, got crazy/beautiful and cheered for our lives!
It’s our first behind-the-scenes A-Camp 4.0 Recamp in which we reminisce about the day before we met you and the day we met you and how everything started to snow!
She didn’t say “I have suspected this for years and I still love you.” It went more like a Scared Straight kind of thing but instead of scaring me about drugs and a life of crime, she wanted to scare me straight, straight. “Just Say No to Lesbianism” straight.
If you’re looking for a primer in all the ways that modern media is still failing queers, this film is a good start.
Following the “Titstare” fiasco at Disrupt, we’re having a greater conversation about sexism in the tech industry. And women who work in tech won’t be the only humans to benefit from the disruption of brogrammer culture.
“Just look at every woman’s face here and tell me they are straight. I dare you.”
“I knew transitioning was possible, but I didn’t know someone under the age of 40 could do it.”
Dr. Ben Barres, an openly trans scientist, is on a mission to end gender discrimination in the sciences.
You can have a two-gallon keg in your city apartment, or you can have a farm where you grow the barley and hops yourself. Anyone can homebrew! Even you.
Fall’s short on queer ladies, but we do have a killer vagina, Sean Hayes playing a gay dad, a new Joss Whedon show, Lizzy Caplan as a sex researcher, a new love interest for Kalinda and an Anna Faris sitcom.
My transgender wife and I are both people with a lot of serious challenges to face, and we chose to confront those challenges as a team. That’s not heroism. It’s love.
For my birthday, I wanna give gifts to other humans: specifically, Team Autostraddle. If you donate, you’ll be giving me the best birthday ever, and I’m willing to bake you cookies or even raffle off an A-Camp campership and more!
“I am afraid help will come too late to someone in my life. I am afraid that closets become coffins.”
“As a lesbian mom, it was especially hard to fight the urge to do the “right” thing, however slippery a concept that was, because I was representing a community, not just myself, I thought.”
An Autostraddle first.
“By the way, just to keep the record straight, I was fucking HER! She wasn’t “fucking Lea DeLaria”! I’M THE TOP!”
Russia just passed draconian anti-gay legislation. They’re also about to host the biggest international event in history. We look at the history of international responses to controversial Olympic hosts and ask — what now?