Also.Also.Also: Straight People Apparently Wanna Make Their Marriages Gayer? How Sad for Them.

Pssst Psssst – on Saturday chocolate will be half priced basically everywhere! Be sure to stock up!


Queer as in F*ck You

“This body of work is a collaborative response between me and my community to redefine what it means to be an immigrant, African and queer.” Candid Portraits Explore the Lives of LGBTQ African Migrants

Vietnam Accused of Teaching Young People That Being Gay Is a ‘Disease’

Favorite Things that Roxane Gay Read and Wrote in 2019. (Before you ask, yes there’s a Debbie shout out)

Laneia has been all over Twitter this week rounding up some of her Greatest Hits on Autostraddle, and you should check it out! Of particular relevance to this holigay weekend: Valentine’s Day Cards You Can Print Your Damn Self

Wow wow wow. Straight people are straight up wildin’ in The New York Times today:

The Cost of Having Kids When You’re Queer: Mounting Bills, Dashed Hopes and Legal Barriers

🚨 🚨 NEW Carmen Maria Machado Short Story Alert: The Lost Performance of the High Priestess of the Temple of Horror.  To quote the best Carmen, herself: “Come for the Grand Guignol in midcentury Paris, stay for the lesbian BDSM.”


Saw This, Thought of You

What Happened to Playboy’s First Black Cover Girl? I’M OBSESSED.

How Judy Blume Became a Free Speech Warrior for YA Authors

I Was Scared to Try My Menstrual Cup, but It Changed Everything.

What Color Is Your Name? A New Synesthesia Tool Will Show You. This is really interesting and I learned a lot about how people’s brains work who aren’t my brain, you know? Anyway, this is my name in colors:

Judge Restores Immigrant-Detention Hotline That Was Featured in ‘OITNB.’ Thank F*cking God!

From Vanessa: This kickstarter ends in 3 days and is near & dear to my heart. Country Queers: The Podcast!


Political Snacks

Stacey Abrams’ Bold Ambition Encourages Other BIWOC to Run for Office

Hahahahahahahaaa! Capitalism and racism are twin-besties, and don’t ever forget it! Even the Most Progressive Candidates Won’t Reform Welfare

Carmen is Autostraddle's Deputy Editor and a black Puerto Rican femme/inist writer. She claims many past homes, but left the largest parts of her heart in Detroit, Brooklyn, and Buffalo, NY. There were several years in her early 20s when she earnestly slept with a copy of James Baldwin’s “Fire Next Time” under her pillow. You can find her on twitter, @carmencitaloves.

Carmen has written 234 articles for us.

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