25 Most-Read Autostraddle Posts of 2020

It’s time to look back on the year and all of the things we did because it’s almost over! Today, as we do every year around this time, we cast an eye upon this year’s most popular posts — posts that were written (or re-written) in 2020, that is. Many of our actual most popular posts of the year were written in previous years and cover topics including Shibari rope bondage, bottoming and topping and f*cking your friends without f*cking up the friendship. But this is 2020. In case you forgot. And this was the most popular stuff of this very year, 2020.

25. Drew’s list of the very best movies of 2020!

The Best Lesbian, Bisexual, and Queer Movies of 2020

24. A list of new TV shows to watch because why not, by Riese

11 Newish TV Shows With New Lesbian and Bisexual Characters

23. The obituary for Naya Rivera. By Riese, Heather and Carmen.

Naya Rivera Is Dead at 33, Glee Star’s Body Recovered from Lake Piru After 6-Day Search

22. The culmination of Stef’s career: a retrospective of Kristen Stewart’s personal life

Kristen Stewart Being So Gay: The Definitive Vapid Fluff Timeline

21. A recap of an episode of an obscure TV show called “The L Word Generation Q,” by Riese

The L Word Generation Q Episode 105 Recap: Labels

20. In which the TV Team assisted you in locating some things to watch in the winter

Winter 2020 TV Preview: Where To Find All The LGBTQ Women and Trans People on Your Television

19. Rachel’s Widely-Linked Syllabus for Police and Prison Abolition 101

Police and Prison Abolition 101: A Syllabus and FAQ

18. Shelli’s great big roundtable about The Happiest Season, a surprisingly contentious film

“Happiest Season” Roundtable: Yikes, Harper! Wooowwww, Aubrey Plaza!

17. Riese’s 2020 re-write of Boyshorts and Girltrunks, which you are welcome to wear as pants

Boyshorts and Girltrunks 101: Your Queer Underwear Guide

16. Riese’s recap of episode 107 of everybody’s favorite Showtime hit, “The L Word: Generation Q”

The L Word: Generation Q Episode 107 Recap: The Art of Losing It All

15. Riese’s recap of episode 106 of beloved television series “The L Word Generation Q”

The L Word: Generation Q Episode 106 Recap: Loose Ends and Exes

14. A Big Exciting Wynonna Earp related coming out post by Valerie

Dominique Provost-Chalkley Is Queer: “Wynonna Earp” Actress Comes Out on Her Birthday

13. Riese’s recap of the final episode of legendary TV program, “The L Word: Generation Q”

The L Word: Generation Q Episode 108 Recap: Lapse in Judgment

12. A list of TV shows to stream on Hulu

Hulu’s 27 Original TV Shows With Lesbian and Bisexual Women Characters

11. Riese’s important personality quiz regarding the Happiest Season character you are most similar to, did you take it

Which Happiest Season Character Are You? Quiz

10. Malic’s very useful guide for not calling the cops

How to Never Call the Cops Again: A Guide with a Few Alternatives to Calling Police

9. What can you stream on Amazon??? Let’s find out.

37 Lesbian, Queer & Bisexual (LGBTQ+) Amazon Prime Video Original TV Shows

8. Valerie’s Opus of the best LGBTQ+ Sci-Fi/Fantasy Shows Ever

The 100 Best Lesbian, Bisexual and Queer Sci-Fi and Fantasy Shows of All Time

7. Movies to stream on Hulu, for this one Riese chose images very carefully did you notice

25 Lesbian Movies on Hulu That You Can Watch Right Now For Fun If You Want

6. Believe it or not, this is another list of things you can stream!!! This one is about MOVIES on NETFLIX

LGBTQ+ Movies To Stream on Netflix With Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Characters

5. Carmen’s compilation of Bail Funds to support

74 Bail Funds You Can Absolutely Support Right Now

4. Truck Sluts!!!!

TruckSlutsMag Is Making Trucks Gay and Reclaiming Rural Queer Culture

3. Heather’s essay about living with COVID that made you cry

The Soft Butch That Couldn’t (Or: I Got COVID-19 in March and Never Got Better)

2. HOLY MOLY ANOTHER STREAMING LIST this one is a “what TV to watch on Netflix” behemoth guide updated like ten billion times this year by Riese bc wow was this a big year for Netflix

95 Queer and Lesbian TV Shows to Stream on Netflix

1. Drew’s epic update + rewrite of our Top Lesbian Movies List!

The 200 Best Lesbian, Bisexual & Queer Movies Of All Time

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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.

Riese has written 3228 articles for us.


  1. Wow we already really watched some stuff streaming online, huh? Or at least read about watching things to stream online. Or at least… clicked on articles about watching things to stream online

    • I totally agree that my level of concentration in 2020 was more on the level of reading an article about things I could stream, more than picking one and actually watching it.

  2. I’d like to see a top list that excludes all the articles about tv. This was a big year for that lol. Curious about what rose people are looking at!

  3. I’d like to see a top list that excludes all the articles about tv. This was a big year for that lol. Curious about what rose people are looking at!

    • Seconding Zeya’s suggestion ! I barely watch any series, so I don’t read the articles about them, but I love the articles on other topics here. There might be a few more of us ;)

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