As one speaker said, ‘a federal official suggested that maybe it was best to cancel the festivities – we said back, maybe you don’t know who we are.’ We stand up, fight hate, and spread love.
I arrived knowing literally nothing about what was happening — all I had was the text saying “come, it’s going to be weird and amazing.” To be honest I can’t really describe it better than that. So here’s what I saw.
It’s important to see people who deserve to be celebrated — especially queer people and POC — using selfies to celebrate another day for themselves. We want to see your face out there, so we’ve put together some advice to help you be your best self(ie).
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.
“It’s the kind of work that makes me look forward to eight hours on my feet holding five pounds of camera in my hands with another seven pounds slung across my back. It’s wonderful to create not just art, but art that makes people feel special and good and beautiful.”
Wild animals, invisibility cloaks, Flint Michigan, Dannielle Owens-Reid’s latest project, white paranoia, two pregnant wives, women in combat, a non-white Nancy Drew, surveys for you to take, and so very much more!
“I’ve loved dance ever since I was convinced I was Sporty Spice and my living room was Madison Square Garden. I started classes at age 12 and haven’t stopped since.”
We thought it was high time to let Boston dapperQs provide us with some holiday and New Year’s Eve style inspiration for our long running HS/WS project.
“Please don’t use that cute selfie from your road trip, a photo from Pride where you think you look hard, or that funny photo you took one time. Grandma won’t put that on her fridge. “
Molly followed Sharpe Suiting’s founder and CEO, Leon Wu, around with her camera for a day and learned all about his LA-based company that creates gender-neutral ready-to-wear clothing and custom suits (and now dresses!) for all body types and all identities.
Bluestockings Boutique owner Jeanna Kadlec felt strongly about producing original imagery that would represent queer and trans bodies and identities in a realistic, respectful, body positive way.
My favorite images are always those from the first look. They are so genuine, unfiltered and moving.
Same-sex couples, butch and femme identities, queer youth speaking out, gay life in Japan, LGBT athletes and so many more projects from incredible photographers looking to give visibility to a historically hidden population.
He Said/We Said brings you masculine-of-center interpretations of the last Band of Outsiders collection at a gorgeous old-time paper mill in Vermont.
Wasteland Weekend, the largest post-apocalyptic festival, is filled with cool cars, intricate costumes, bartering and bounty hunters. Come one, come all, but no jeans or tortoise shell glasses allowed.
Here’s a mega photoessay of Comic Con with highlights from panelists talking about women in comics, diversity in comics and LGBT representation.
Wish you were hanging out with Brittani Nichols? Yeah, join the club. Until then, we can follow her around through a day in her life through the lens of a camera!
The largest leather festival in the world brings butts, boobs and spanking to Folsom street in San Francisco.
To help you along, we’ve rounded up Autostraddle team members to tell you about their favourite mirrorless cameras and lenses and why they love them.
This is a photo essay mostly about two girls and a dog camping around Northern California and Southern Oregon.