Do you know how beneficial a book about inexplicably loving random pairings of older women would have been to me at like fourteen, when Agent Scully met Agent Reyes?
This December we’ve got the Sex and the City reboot and its non-binary Sara Ramirez character, a bisexual reindeer on Santa’s B-Team, a Black gay dating app inventor, the new Matrix movie, a queer character in a Christmas rom-com, a queer Real Housewife, a lesbian organic dairy farmer in an all-female dystopia and so much more!
Even more lesbian Christmas movies, the first trailer for the Sex and the City sequel, The best Harry Potter novel isn’t written by JK Rowling, and more!
Let’s count how many Vanessa Hudgens we spot and make lots of jokes about switches!
Plus, Indya Moore for British Vogue? What else is there to say but “I’d like some more?” And hot moms (Ali Krieger and Ashlyn Harris) and cute baby? This is the future gays want!
Fresh, bright, zesty Autostraddle merch served up just in time for your holigay gifts list.
Now — Wait a damn minute…
As we come to the close of another pandemic year, I can only describe the collective energy as exhausted. Aren’t we all just a little tired of character-building growth opportunities at this point?
Congratulations to Barbados on becoming a republic (and celebrating with Rihanna, as one should!), lesbian feta cheese, and announcing Oestrogeneration — a magazine for trans women writers.
What terrible advice would you give your 16-year-old self just to see what kind of hell you could unleash on the world?
The pages are covered with marks from my lavender pen where I circled and annotated moments and phrases that felt so true to my own life.
The lyric “someday soon, we all will be together, if the fates allow” is very Sappho if you know what I mean. I’ll take any opportunity to find the dyke root in any piece of media, so why not rank some holiday classics by how much lesbian energy they exude?
Ho ho ho, homos!
The first thing I want to say is that I’m so sorry you had this experience with someone you loved, who you trusted. You deserve to be treated with respect and honor and grace. Remember that when you feel yourself doubting your heart and mind in the future.
Within a binary understanding of sex, a binary understanding of gender, or a binary separation between sex and gender, I am impossible.
As a teen, my insecurities made me feel like my Blackness was something that dragged down my worth.
I’ve gathered a variety of ritual kits, books, supplies, and tools to help you tap into the deep, powerful, recovery-oriented magic of this season.
Also! JoJo Siwa’s holiday gift picks for queer youths, Dickinson’s lasting queer legacy, Stephanie Beatriz chats about Encanto, and more!
Three Taissas have frightening encounters with eyeballs (or lack thereof); Misty wants wings; and Shauna and Jackie have a bff fight.
Gifts don’t have to be physical objects. Setting up a sweet, sexy date-night-in for your partner or polycule can be an incredibly meaningful experience, as well as a beautiful way to show your care and affection.