Good day, penguins! How do you stay so beautiful in this weather? I spend most of January wearing mismatched socks and getting my hair caught in the zipper of my parka. At least DapperQ and Lizz are around to advise those of us who don't know our asses from our ascots. They tackled dress shirts and Bette Porter's style this week. If you're still looking for style inspiration, take a gander at the fashionable gays in attendance at Phresh Cutz or Modcloth's huge "cabin fever" sale.
In other news, OkCupid wants to help overthinkers like yourself get a date. Once you've got that date Ali will teach you how to woo them with wine and maybe even answer some pesky new relationship sex questions.
Cara schooled us on the linguistic origins of drag and Fonseca profiled some of her southern queer peers. Riese wrote a thing about a Ryan Murphy show (not Glee) that didn't make her want to throw up! Our team-sourced playlist of the most beautiful songs in the world will help stave off winter bluesdom and so will Tegan and Sara's new album, which is now streaming online. Now sit back, turn up the volume and check out this week's comment award winners...
The PFLAG Swag Award to Cal: "through the 'How to Own It' column I am slowly introducing my mother to the joys of autostraddle :’) she may not understand me being gay but she thinks the jewelry that comes along with it is cute!"
The Queer Career Fair Award to everyone on this thread:
The LezPhoto Critique 101 Award to Riley and Sally:
The Nunsense Award to omission1234:
The Secretary of Style Award to Hillary Cli*ton:
The I'm Afraid I Just Blue Myself Award to Mer: "All I could think of when I saw this was Tobias Funke running around screaming 'Oh, my God, we’re having a fire!!! Sale.'"
The One More Cute Mom Award to Heidi: