You know we wrote some really important things this year, did some journalism, broke your heart open with some essays, dug into our collective souls with roundtables and mourned this hellfire of a year. But also, Sara Ramirez wore a very nice outfit.
The 20 Most Popular Autostraddle Posts of 2017
1. Kieryn Darkwater / January
Now our most popular post of all time, this is a terrifying narrative from Kieryn Darkwater, who grew up sheltered and closeted in a far-right evangelical conservative movement, raised by parents involved in the Quiverfull subculture — wholly dedicated, from a young age, to the project of taking over the government and the U.S. population for Jesus.
2. Frances Lee / July
Frances Lee’s necessary referendum on the current state of online social justice activism and why it’s more exhausting and divisive than it is productive or progressive.
3. Riese Bernard / March
The first of two posts on lesbian power couples from history! All my Mom’s friends told me at Passover Seder that they liked it very much.
4. Riese Bernard & Heather Hogan / February
Our original list debuted in the summer of 2015, and although 2016 was an abysmal year for queer women in cinema, a few late 2015 releases plus some feedback on the original required a new list. Little did we know what lied in store for 2017.
5. Riese Bernard / July
Well, this is my legacy now I guess.
6. AE Osworth / January
We didn’t win this one, but we sure did try.
7. Riese Bernard with Heather Hogan / January
We sure do love our stories, Part One.
8. Stef Schwartz / March
Never underestimate our investment in a good solid heartwarming lesbian wedding and also, generally speaking, Samira Wiley and Lauren Morelli.
9. Riese Bernard / August
What happened here is we broke the news first with the best headline. I thought the show was gonna be about me but it wasn’t, it was about … fear?
10. Riese Bernard with Heather Hogan / May
We sure do love our stories, part two.
11. Riese Bernard / September
“Good morning to Demi Lovato and her maybe girlfriend and nobody else.” – twitter quote of the year
12. Riese Bernard / May
13. Riese Bernard / July
I created this post with the specific goal of generating website traffic and look, it did!
14. Valerie / June
All-ages queer media attracting the attention it deserves for the impact it makes, is what this is about.
15. Carolyn Yates / May
“Women lesbian girl. Long red hair. Fetish model. Look at the camera. Beautiful underwear.”
16. Heather Hogan / July
The biggest news story of our entire lives.
17. Heather Hogan / October
When I learned that this happened and was like “hey Heather, we need to write about this,” she was like, “Oh don’t worry I’m already writing it.” That’s how much she cares about you!
18. Carmen Phillips / November
I wonder if the team at Madam Secretary knew what they were getting into when they made this casting choice. Bless Carmen for her allegiance to the Kat Sandoval Beat and overall greatness, honestly.
19. Erin Sullivan / October
Erin Sullivan changes my life all the time, on this day like many other days she changed yours.
20. Carmen Phillips / October
Well y’all are consistent, that’s for sure.