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Autostraddle chatted with Eve Lindley and Ryley Pogensky, two models from “Brothers, Sisters, Sons & Daughters,” about what brought them to the shoot and how it’s keeping them around.
Shamikah Martinez’s first interview as a comedian was with Autostraddle and now she’s back!
Danielle Warby chats with Belle Brockhoff about coming out on national television, being a gay athlete at the Sochi Olympics, and her crush on Mila Kunis.
We talked with Teagan Widmer about her new site for transgender, intersex, and gender noncomforming folks, and how YOU can help develop the app even further.
A lot of my favorite feminists are the feminists who stand up to the movement. Julia Serano is definitely one of them.
A new petition asks NARAL and Planned Parenthood to step up to the plate as trans* allies with more inclusive language.
“There were all these different bodies and shapes and colors that came in to audition, women who had gone to Juilliard or been on Broadway, but no one wants to put them on TV because they don’t necessarily fit into a TV executive’s idea of what’s beautiful.”
“I think the biggest thing for me is the plug-in to this amazing trans* and queer community that’s out there that’s been doing this work that’s, I think, at a point where it’s really ready to take the lead from people who live in many multiplicities.”
Meet your new crush, MTV and UCB’s Nicole Byer. She loves drag queens, cursing, and apple pie.
“Writing a Rita Mae Brown ‘Sudden Death’ or Jenny Schecter ‘Lez Girls’ was never an option.”
“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.”
Lydia is a queer femme who writes an acclaimed personal style blog, Style Is Style. She’s been featured in BUST and Rookie but this is the very first official interview where she’s talking about coming out and being queer! Also her style is AMAZING. Prepare to fall in love.
“Totally Biased” Writer and Correspondent, Janine Brito is a queer woman of color that was on your television screen. If you missed it, now’s the time to catch up.
Rebecca is a 37 year old electrician currently living with her partner in Philadelphia. She spoke about being an LGBT person and a gender nonconformist working in the trades and being a contestant in the ACLU’s My Big, (Il)legal, Gay Wedding contest!
“I represented my community and I think there are a lot of other people in the house that kind of did them and we just did us and I think that’s what makes the show a really good, almost – if I can say this – positive Real World. I think it’s awesome because we’re us and we lived and we cried and we fucked.”
“Maybe years of blogging ruined me, or maybe they created a productive tension.”
Were you actually discovered in a karaoke bar? “Yes, I was.” What were you singing? “Like the Way I Do’ by Melissa Etheridge.”
Jessica has lived in London her whole life but currently attends Cambridge University where she studies English Literature. She spoke about Effing Dykes, intersectionality, mental health issues, and much more.
“Parks and Recreation” writer and terrible black best friend, Aisha Muharrar answers a few questions.