This year I decided to DO Dinah (as opposed to last year when I ran away and went camping). It’s basically “how long can I survive in the heat before I die” and then “how long can I stay at this party before I pass out” and repeat.
I’m extremely excited to tell y’all that it’s official: I’m headed back to DC for the 2016 NYFLC! And, um, duh, I wanna see you there.
Outside Lands: It’s chilly, there are trees, there’s great music and delicious food. You should go.
This weekend, Autostraddle’s Babe-B-Q celebration is coming to a backyard, fire pit, and/or other totally appropriate location near you. And I’ve rounded up all of the events our readers are hosting to be part of the action in this very post!
Folks came from Mexico, Argentina and everywhere in between as well as from Spain for three days of workshops, cultural presentations and a raucous and beautiful closing march.
So many parties, so much pride.
“The energy in the air was super reminiscent of a sporty lesbian summer camp. Or how I assume a sporty lesbian summer camp would be.”
IT’S PRIDE, DAMMIT! And since it wouldn’t be a good time without, um, all of us, I highly recommend that each and every one of you spends the month hanging out with one another at these meet-ups.
I’m not sure if you’ve heard, but um, Orange is the New Black comes back this weekend. And what better way to ring in the occasion than marathoning the entire hot mess with a bunch of queer chicks?
“I’m so tired of our stories being saturated in death and martyrdom. What’s lacking in the way our stories are told by the media is our joy. This is an entire show where we’re sharing laughter. That’s heart medicine.”
“We’re here on our own terms; we’re not waiting around for the colonial gaze to acknowledge us. In so many spaces, we are pushed out, marginalized – but actually, really, we have a lot of collective power.”
The Queers and Comics conference took place on May 7th and 8th — here’s what Joana Estrela thought about it!
Let’s talk about our favorite sexy video games, and then come see me talk about games LIVE in San Francisco on Tuesday!
“Queer Fashion Week wasn’t just about an aesthetic. It was about our community beyond just our sexualities, about body positivity, about representation, about celebrating and supporting each other in all things queer.”
Next Tuesday, any of y’all who live in or around Madison, Wisconsin are in for a real treat.
The Family Equality Council threw a fabulous shindig that honored the different ways in which people are fighting for LGBTQ equality. Plus, they had an excellent dessert selection.
Three entire Autostraddle readers could win a FREE ticket for themselves (worth $349 each!) to Lesbians Who Tech. LET’S DO THIS!
Autostraddle readers are cordially invited to the young feminist event of the year — and y’all have the luck to save big on registration.
Can one lesbian journalist and one straight, white cis man form the right kind of odd couple to keynote the queer women in technology conference’s second annual installment?
“Sex shops should be inviting, safe spaces. Porn should be enjoyable and representative of many different communities. I feel like each year, we’re making more strides. It can only get better if we keep pushing.”
[NSFW images inside.]