“I wore a hooded shirt with a suit jacket which is a look I really enjoy but there aren’t any pictures of me in it because I’m not important, so I avoided trying to make people care about me by skipping most of the red carpet.”
The new executive director of Garden State Equality, Andy Bowen, and I chat about the influence of queer radicalism on LGBT progressive organizations and movements.
Mary and Frances reveal the secrets of the diary-writing universe.
She sings opera, bakes cookies, and owns more than half a dozen journals. What more could we ask for?
The East Coast’s largest anime convention came with a premiere of and more info on the new, faithful Sailor Moon dub, and a chance to chat with the voice actors for Sailor Moon and Tuxedo Mask.
Abbie has a collection of uni-ball roller pens and the coolest bangs south of the Mason-Dixon Line.
Introducing Tango, a shining star in the galaxy of Straddler-Journalers!
Listen up all queermos within striking distance of Philly! There’s a new bookstore coming your way — a very very queer bookstore with a café and art and all sorts of amazing things. And it’s being built from the ground up by community members Makella Craelius and Puppett.
I resurrected this incredible column to introduce everyone to Chelsea, a two-time A-Camper and this year’s Kippier Clothier Camper.
My mom raised me to know that listening deeply was just another thing that people could do, and comes from a tradition of tough ladies who survived by their sixth sense.
I talked with the flat-out amazing Laverne Cox about everything from Emmy reactions to deconstructing transgender tropes in a John Legend video to dealing with intersections of racism and transmisogyny. It was awesome.
“Start-up culture is odd. There’s a lot that I struggle with — it’s not something particularly designed for anyone who isn’t already privileged. It’s hard to go into it without a safety net. There’s a certain element of romanticizing struggle that is hard to internalize as a woman, a queer woman, and/or a woman of color. “
Oh, is OINTB’s second season premiering? Let’s talk about that time when Autostraddle sent me and AS Fashion Editor Lizz to the GLAAD Media Awards in New York to do some red carpet interviews and we ended up cuddling with the cast of Orange is the New Black.
“So what would you make me for breakfast if we had just slept together for the first time, but you already knew you loved me and wanted to impress me and feed me into becoming your wife? Hypothetically.”
“The work I do is all about how we make peace with the body, our own and other people’s bodies. I can’t have that conversation without talking about my queerness, or my blackness, or my size, or my mental health, or trans issues, or disability. It’s about everybody’s right to be on this planet.”
Sara Benincasa is an award-winning comedian and author of “Great”, a modern gender swapped retelling of “The Great Gatsby”.
I figuratively locked Grace Ellis and Shannon Watters in a dark room and made them talk a little bit about their creative process in celebration of today’s AMAZING launch. Also: preview art!
“I just started working on a piece that’s a mash up of Neil Degrasse Tyson and Nicki Minaj.”
“Every person who comes up and asks to share, has never left me. Every friend or colleague who said I’ll watch your door, I’ll send that email, I’ll pick y’all up, y’all can stay at my house, has never left me.”
This comedy crush has survived years and is still going strong. Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, creators and stars of Comedy Central’s “Broad City,” are this week’s crushes.