Take A Look, It’s In a Book: Autostraddle’s 2012 Calendar Could Be Yours Forever

Most calendars only remain relevant for one year. Most calendars don’t feature any half-naked lesbians in swimming pools. Most calendars don’t star heaps of up-and-coming models, actors, filmmakers, DJs, natural rock enthusiasts, comedians and English undergraduate students.

The 2012 Autostraddle Calendar isn’t most calendars.

2012 Lesbian Calendar for Sale for the Holidays, Robin Roemer

Celebrity, wedding and fashion photographer Robin Roemer and Stylist Sara Medd wanted to tell a story this year — a story of guarded identities, sexual intrigue, and Hollywood glamour in a secret girls-only world in the sky. All year you’ve heard about the real lives of the Calendar Girl Models. Now it’s time to meet the characters they play in this one-of-a-kind full-color photography book that just-so-happens to also be a calendar.

2012 Lesbian Calendar for Sale for the Holidays, Robin Roemer

Ilene Chaiken doesn't want you to buy this calendar

With so many people using online or mobile calendars these days, we wanted to make something that would be more than just a way to mark the days; something that lasted well past the heat death of the universe. It needed to be as fancy and stylish as the narrative it contains while remaining affordable.

It wasn’t easy to pull off, but nothing this good ever is, right?

2012 Lesbian Calendar, Robin Roemer

This website has always been dedicated to showing how sexy our diverse community is and also how fucking talented we are, and this project (which helps ensure this site’s ongoing existence) and this year’s behind-the-scenes videos (edited by the dedicated and passionate Kelli Griggs) is a reflection of that. It’s been made possible by heaps of dedicated artists and dreamers.

Here are the deets:

+ 8.5″x11″
+ 12 pages, double-sided
+ Spiral-bound with wire hook
+ Hardcover.

Hang it on your wall with the built-in wire hook or use it as a decoration for your coffee table simply by turning the wire hook in.

Get the 2012 Autostraddle Calendar
here at our store

Still available at $16 today, will go up to $18 after November 21st



Miss JanuaryKelli Griggs, video editor

Miss FebruaryAshley LaRoque, video editor

Miss MarchLuna Myers, student & artist, and Michelle Marie McCaw, EMT & Hairstylist

Miss April – Comedians Julie Goldman and Brandy Howard of In Your Box Office

Miss May – Stacee Coleman, DJ

Miss June – Francine Beppu of  The Real L Word

Miss July Kali, fitness manager

Miss August –  Maya El-Salam, professional word-nerd and Brandi Andrews, model, make-up artist & hairstylist

Miss SeptemberLily, Zoology student

Miss October Jessica, English student

Miss NovemberSteffanie, natural rock-related boss and Courtney, jewelry-related boss

Miss December – TBA

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Riese is the 41-year-old Co-Founder of Autostraddle.com as well as an award-winning writer, video-maker, LGBTQ+ Marketing consultant and aspiring cyber-performance artist who grew up in Michigan, lost her mind in New York and now lives in Los Angeles. Her work has appeared in nine books, magazines including Marie Claire and Curve, and all over the web including Nylon, Queerty, Nerve, Bitch, Emily Books and Jezebel. She had a very popular personal blog once upon a time, and then she recapped The L Word, and then she had the idea to make this place, and now here we all are! In 2016, she was nominated for a GLAAD Award for Outstanding Digital Journalism. She's Jewish and has a cute dog named Carol. Follow her on twitter and instagram.

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  1. Okay I know this sounds weird, but I sort of want to craft-out and buy an extra one and turn it in to a clock where you can turn the pages. Cool right?!?!

  2. Clearly this is exciting. Also: I’m into using the release of this calendar as a reason to have a party so if a bunch of lesbians want to hang out with these calendars sometime soon somewhere in Brooklyn, let’s do that.

    • I’m thinking about doing something in NY for the Calendar around the beginning of the year since the release party is in LA. I’m glad to hear there is interest!! :)

  3. ooooo! Perhaps next year, a sweater-based calender is the way to go. Seriously, that sweater is fantastic.

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