Autostraddle Live!: Come to My NYU Panel “Queer My Blog”

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Hi! What does it mean to be on a panel called “Queer My Blog“? I’m going to find out, and you should come find out with me!

Where: NYU Kimmel Student Center (Room 906), 60 Washington Square South

When: October 7th at 7pm (should run for about two hours, they will be the best two hours of your life)

Who: Me of, Morgan W. and Ryann Holmes from (we interviewed them a while back), and Danielle Owens-Reid and Kristin Russo of

Who Can Come: It’s FREE, OPEN to the public and wheelchair accessible.

What: NYU Pride Month is proud to host the Queer My Blog panel event, featuring panelist who represent the most popular independent queer blogs on the internet. Moderated by student blogger Sophia House, Queer My Blog is an interactive panel that takes a look at the role online blogs have in shaping 21st century queer identities and how digital space can serve as a site of cultural production. Panelists will take us through a tour of their online community, engage in a dialogue on the intricacies of the online world and what it takes to run a successful queer website with a pertinent presence in the online and offline LGBTQ communities. Our guests for the evening include Riese Bernard of, Morgan W. and Ryann Holmes from, and Danielle Owens-Reid and Kristin Russo of

We’re looking for blog-nerds and digital enthusiasts as well as anyone who just enjoys intelligent, funny, and engaging panelists. The audience will be able to ask questions all night long, so don’t be shy!

 Will there be Jell-O wrestling? I don’t know. You will have to RSVP on the Facebook Page to make me feel really positive and popular about the whole thing and then we’ll go from there.

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Riese is the 41-year-old Co-Founder of 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. So who wants to swing by Columbus and pick me up for this? I will make baked goods and mix tapes.

  2. agh, so jealous. i told my brother to go. maybe i should have added a disowning threat in there. anyway, hopefully attendance by proxy.

      • Pre game meetup at Stonewall or Cubby Happy Hour? I think the answer to your question is yes if you are asking it ;P

      • Unofficial Official But not Official at all place of pregame meetup.

        Friday 10/07/11
        Stonewall Inn
        2PM – until whenever you want to leave for the event

        I can’t guarantee an exciting time. It may me myself and a few lesfriends standing there, or a bunch of us. But I will def. be there. I don’t have a lot autostraddlers on my FB so I’m just gonna tell ppl I know, and you feel free to do the same. Lesbian internet phone tree text message word of mouth style.

        If you get there and feel confused, just ask the door guy who Caitlyn is and he will point me out to you so we can scissor bump it up.

        It’s Happy Hour and they have 2 for 1 drinks, which is pretty fancy. If you’re on a budget I know they always have bottles for 4-5 dollars. Or you can just stand around and comment on the people walking by that always gawk at the front window.

        It IS 21 and up. However I will be in and out the front door and often standing outside smoking and you can certainly congregate out there if there aren’t too many ppl. So if you are under 21 and going to the event feel free to stop by and we can talk plaid or femme invisibility :)

        Oh and if someone else is like “bah, bars,” by all means you wouldn’t be stepping on my feet doing something on your rooftop that features pbr, etc. I just like Stonewall and it’s close-ish to NYU. :)

        • Doh. Meant to add I’m not affiliated with the site in any way, nor is this event, other than being relevant to the later event. Just a lowly reader/comment poster ;P

  3. WHAT. Autostraddle, bklynboihood, and everyone is gay live in one place?

    This is one of the few things that can make me sad I live in California.

  4. I am so there. I will be randomly shouting Mean Girls quotes from the back of the room (in response to things riese says.)

    Kidding. This makes me happy.

  5. I am/was on the planning committee for Pride Month @ NYU, and I can totally post where I suggested this happen… and now it’s on Yom Kippur, so I can’t even come. Still curious as to who organized this, though…

    • No need to RSVP. Just make sure you have a photo ID with you to get in the building. (Go to the security guard to the right when you enter and tell him you’re going to an event, and he’ll sign you in.)

  6. Yeah, missing Riese AND Kristin & Dannielle all in one event? Tragic. Yom Kippur, you’re killing me, and I’m not even fasting yet… #devastated

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