“I didn’t want the only thing I had ever known to be taken away from me. So I ignored my desires in order not to lose everything I loved.”
These shouldn’t be revelations. These should be the frameworks of our revolution.
Come join the Speakeasy Book Club as we quest for literary enlightenment and embiggen our collective minds.
Liz Prince’s new graphic memoir Tomboy is a smart and outright cute exploration of girlhood by a girl who didn’t ‘fit’ but survived to tell the tale.
Definitely read these books.
“Without community there is no liberation, only the most vulnerable and temporary armistice between an individual and her oppression.”
Laverne Cox and bell hooks forever, a little Stevie Nicks, Gillian Anderson some more, Texas still, Kristen Stewart all the way, black women vloggers FTW, adoption, Nintendo, marriage equality snails, the trailer for that damn movie y’all won’t stop emailing me about, and so much more! I like your shirt.
A couple of US colleges are trying to be better, new horror movies you can watch, scary books to read, consent, the Golden Girls as Sailor Moon, more street harassment than you can shake a stick at, LGBT youth of color, Twin Peaks, and a picture of my Halloween wreath.
Highbrow and lowbrow literature, visualizing characters, an excerpt from “bad Feminist” and more!
Topics include Tim Cook, The L Word: Mississippi, Shark Week, BGD’s Editor-in-Training program, the 2014 Fields Medal female winner, Kristen Stewart, Sarah Silverman, Samira Wiley and more!
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.
With new books by Roxane Gay, Hannah Hart, Sarah Waters, Radclyffe and more, there are lots of things to read and talk about.
This shiny new collection of queer Southern poetry and stories is guaranteed to stick to your ribs.
This year’s Lambda Award winners were announced yesterday evening and now it’s time to read ALL OF THEM.
What are you reading? What are you drinking? What did you do this week? Please leave all the comments and comment back and all the things and just be lovely and wonderful in general.
Write Bloody Publishing is giving away a stack of books to two lucky Autostraddle readers!
If you only have about an hour and you’re in the mood for pig-eared coming-out stories and illustrations of naked, horse-faced lesbian lovers lounging on vintage sofas drinking wine, On Loving Women is the book for you!
“Go see weirdos and women and everyone living on the fabulous fringes of society doing things, please. I’ll go with you. We can take all our boos, cats, and brujas on a communal date.”
Ten important queer and feminist books coming this spring.
“Set in the land of deep-fried Christian morality, a natural tension is created in each one of the anthology’s 23 stories, making for a mostly sexy, sometimes terrifying, but always exceptionally-crafted read.”