Over the last two years, a story about a trans girl living in Seattle and surviving through sex work was published in issues of ISLAND Magazine. Now, It’s being put together as one book, The Pervert, by Michelle Perez and Remy Boydell.
“Here was a community where race apparently didn’t matter, because we were all humans, made in the image of God. Where a pacifist, sensitive, caring Jesus was the primary male role model. I finally felt at home. I was promised complete acceptance and understanding, and all I had to give was… well, everything.”
Once again Sara Ramirez as Kat Sandoval has overwhelmed us. I’m here to help you steal her style.
Vermont has the weed, you have Hayley Kiyoko, Instagram, #MeToo, Rosie the Riveter, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, queer pop’s last taboo, and so much more!
Yes, basketball is fun to watch (it helps that so many WNBA players are just dreamy). But it’s also fun to play! This edition of Gym Class will help you figure out which position you’re best suited for, learn the proper set up for shots, and try out some practice drills solo or with a partner.
Erin Sullivan joined me in bed last week to report from the field on HOW TO DO FIRST DATES. All you need to know, plus Jenny joins and shares with us her thoughts on “bringing a worksheet for you both to fill out.” We are so good at this. (Oh, and also the ring light made us ghosts.)
Rather than simply acknowledging the ridiculous trope of no female agency in dating sims and attempting to explain it away from a meta perspective, I wish the game had instead just given the girls more agency.
Misery loves company. We know where this tale inevitably leads, but some pleasure precedes the axe.
I’m taking back power this year, after a year of feeling so powerless. I’m reveling in the parts of me that feel most like me.
I do not like gyms. They smell like people. Not in the good way. Here’s some nerd gear to get you through.
“Does anyone at the CIA who is for sure reading this want to hire me?”
Why you should be careful about sex on shrooms, rumbly vs buzzy vibrators, dating as a hobby, why “microcheating” is absurd and more.
Helen James wins her case and is generally a real American hero I can get behind, new documentary about Black lesbian playwright Lorraine Hansberry, Sarah Waters on 20 years of Tipping the Velvet, Joan Greene is yet another LGBT candidate running in 2018, Melissa Etheridge wants an uprising of love, and more good stuff!
Bonus points if you listen to The Cranberries while you make these bars.
Don’t worry, I’m fine…most of the time, anyway.
GLAAD Award nominations were announced today and Autostraddle got a fifth nomination!
Grey’s Anatomy, grown-ish, Fresh Off the Boat, The Fosters, and Sara Ramirez in that tux!
Topics include Newsies, Katja Blichfeld, the abuse of temps in a Toronto factory, Diana Vreeland, book covers, privileging choicelessness and so much more!
Happy Friday I have a crush on an actor! Let’s talk about it!!
“Of course Kristen would be scissors.”