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Will we ever return our overdue books to the library? Will the poor soul who’s been waiting to read Busy Philipps’ This Will Only Hurt A Little have their chance before 2019? And what about the prescription waiting for us at CVS? Will we pick it up today?

All things are possible.

Queer as in F*ck You

A Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree With [LESBIAN, LATINA] Bronx Roots

Private Dorm Bans University of Texas Student From Having Her Girlfriend Over

Study Finds That Brits Want to Tackle Anti-LGBT Abuse at Sporting Events but Lack the Confidence to Intervene

I Talked To 5 Queer Elders And Learned An Important Lesson About My History

My Queer Southern Lit

This Underground Persian Dinner Series Forges Queer Community in Los Angeles

We Could All Stand to Learn a Thing or Two From Queer Gyms

Meet the Queer Chefs Helping Puerto Rico’s Culinary Community Shine

[Getting] Down with Gal Pals

Trans Woman Was Beaten in ICE Custody Before Death, Autopsy Finds


Saw This, Thought of You

It’s Better to Sleep Next to a Dog than a Man, Study Says

White Supremacy, Colonialism and Fatphobia Are Inherently Tied to Each Other

When Whiteness Alienated Me, Art Saved Me

The Food Activism of Appalachian Teachers

How Flight Attendants Organized Against Their Bosses to End ‘Swinging Stewardesses’ Stereotyping

Consider the Edible Arrangement

This Pastor Is Melting Purity Rings Into A Golden Vagina Sculpture. Like a vaginal phoenix rising from the ashes of purity culture.

Margaret Atwood announces sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale


Political Snacks

The Trump Administration Had Him Fired for Protecting LGBT Youth. He Has No Regrets.

The Number of Uninsured Children is Rising for the First Time in Nearly a Decade

40 Years After The Assassination Of Harvey Milk, LGBTQ Candidates Find Success

Laneia is the Executive Editor and founding member of Autostraddle, and you're the reason she's here. She's 37, has two kids, two dogs, one cat, one Megan, and some personal essays.

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12 Comments

  1. I wish I could go to a queer gym or swimming pool. The spaces themselves aren’t too bad but I’ve never felt comfortable in changing rooms, even if they have individual cubicles. I always feel alert to the possibility of someone challenging me for being visibally a lesbian or thinking I’m looking at them when I’m not. I hate how much that affects my behaviour there but it’s a protective instinct to make myself as unobtrusive and non-threatening as possible. I have no intention of making anyone else uncomfortable or assaulting them or whatever else cis straight people are afraid we’ll do is why should have to feel so uncomfortable and on my guard all the time? I have so much respect for anyone who’s trans and willingly puts themselves in those spaces because the discomfort of that must be through the roof.

  2. Thank you for that Persian queer dinner series, really right up my ally as a queer Persian in the same city. I think I’ve seen her name around a few times, but it’s cool to see the person behind it.

  3. Read the dog article in bed with my pup cuddled by my side using my arm as a pillow; my roommate across our apartment has her boyfriend over to sleep instead. Guess who routinely is more rested and less stressed?

  4. Lol I don’t know whether I’m mad or pleased that the headline is “It’s Better to Sleep Next to a Dog than a Man, Study Says” but the article only refers to “human partners” vs. dogs and cats. Like, did the article author decide to intentionally throw shade at men with the title even though the study authors used gender-neutral language? Or did the article author just genuinely forget that some women don’t sleep with men?

  5. oh my god i relate so hard to the Gal Pals essay
    “No other novel I have read portrays so well the hurt and confusion caused by women who deliberately elide the difference between friendship and something more, and then pretend those two things are the same. How they make you feel culpable for thinking of them as more than a friend when they think of you as an experiment. How you come to resent their entitlement to retreat back into the straight world, while also wanting to offer solidarity for their suffering at the hands of misogynist men. How the woman who wants to make you the sole bearer of your shared knowledge does this because she has more shame than she can hold”

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