Autostraddle’s Most Popular Stories of 2022

As another year comes to a close it is time to look back on our accomplishments, like for example “the most popular posts of the year”! These were the posts that got the most eyeballs in 2022.


30. Quiz: Which Yellowjackets Character Are You?, by Kayla Kumari Upadhyaya

Quiz: Which “Yellowjackets” Character Are You?

29. 31 Christmas Movies With Lesbian, Bisexual, Queer or Trans Characters, by Riese Bernard

31 Christmas Movies With Lesbian, Bisexual, Queer or Trans Characters

28. Hold Onto Your Butts, “Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous” Finally Got Gay, by Heather Hogan

Hold Onto Your Butts, “Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous” Finally Got Gay

27. Vabbing, the New Trend Where You Use Your Own Vaginal Fluids as Perfume, by Ro White

Vabbing, the New Trend Where You Use Your Own Vaginal Fluids as Perfume

26. The “Gentleman Jack” Season 2 Trailer Is Lesbian Fire, by Heather

The “Gentleman Jack” Season 2 Trailer Is Lesbian Fire

25. “Gentleman Jack” Season 2 Is The Gayest Thing I’ve Ever Seen, by Heather

“Gentleman Jack” Season 2 Is The Gayest Thing I’ve Ever Seen

24. The L Word Generation Q 301 Recap: Last Year I Gave You My Heart, by Riese

The L Word Generation Q 301 Recap: Last Year I Gave You My Heart

23. January 2022: Here’s What’s New and Gay on Netflix, HBO Max and Hulu, by Riese

January 2022: Here’s What’s New and Gay on Netflix, HBO Max and Hulu

22. Quiz: Which 90s Movie Made You Gay?, by Riese

Quiz: Which 90s Movie Made You Gay?

21. Fletcher’s Song About Becky With The Good T-Shirt, Explained, by Riese

Fletcher’s Song About Becky With The Good T-Shirt, Explained

20. 36 Queer-Owned Businesses Selling LGBT T-Shirts To Support This Pride Season, by Riese

36 Queer-Owned Businesses Selling LGBT T-Shirts To Support This Pride Season

19. Muffing 101, by Tobi Hill-Meyer

Muffing 101

18. Play This Autostraddle-Themed Spinoff of Wordle for a Good, Gay Time, by Sally

Play This Autostraddle-Themed Spinoff of Wordle for a Good, Gay Time

17. Pixar’s “Lightyear” Is So Much Queerer Than Just That Hyper-Scrutinized Lesbian Kiss, by Em Win

Pixar’s “Lightyear” Is So Much Queerer Than Just That Hyper-Scrutinized Lesbian Kiss

16. The L Word Generation Q Episode 302 Recap: Los Angeles Traffic Jam, by Riese

The L Word Generation Q Episode 302 Recap: Los Angeles Traffic Jam

15. 37 Lesbian, Queer & Bisexual (LGBTQ+) Amazon Prime Video Original TV Shows, by Riese

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

14. Generation Q’s Arienne Mandi (Dani!) Is Gaying Up Hallmark Movies Now, by Heather

Pop Culture Fix: Generation Q’s Arienne Mandi (Dani!) Is Gaying Up Hallmark Movies Now

13. Quiz: Which Classic Bath and Body Works Scent Are You?, by Dani Janae

Quiz: Which Classic Bath and Body Works Scent Are You?

12. What I Wish People Knew About Eating Disorders, as a Queer Person Who Had One, by Ro

What I Wish People Knew About Eating Disorders, as a Queer Person Who Had One

11. What in the Lesbian Heck Is This? “The Princess Diaries 3” Feat. Zendaya?, by Heather

What in the Lesbian Heck Is This? “The Princess Diaries 3” Feat. Zendaya?

10. Obsessed: Spiritual Guru and Alleged Arcturian Alien Teal Swan, by Riese

Obsessed: Spiritual Guru and Alleged Arcturian Alien Teal Swan

9. The Football Gays to Watch Out for in the 2022 Women’s Euros, by Sally

The Football Gays to Watch Out for in the 2022 Women’s Euros

8. Quiz: Which “League Of Their Own” Character Are You?, by Riese

Quiz: Which “League Of Their Own” Character Are You?

7. Jodie Comer’s New TV Series Sounds Very Gay and Killing Eve-y, by Heather

Pop Culture Fix: Jodie Comer’s New TV Series Sounds Very Gay and Killing Eve-y

6. 60 Best Queer and Lesbian Netflix TV Shows, by Riese

60 Best Queer and Lesbian Netflix TV Shows

5. Forget Astrology — Here’s What a Person’s Go-To McDonalds Sandwich Order Says About Them, by Niko Stratis

Forget Astrology — Here’s What a Person’s Go-To McDonalds Sandwich Order Says About Them

4. Quiz: Which Stardew Valley Character Should You Marry?, by Darcy

Quiz: Which Stardew Valley Character Should You Marry?

3. The 200 Best Lesbian, Bisexual & Queer Movies Of All Time, by Drew Gregory

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

2. The L Word Generation Q Season 3: Everything We Know, by Riese

The headline on this post changes every time I add new information to it, but this running list of new info about The L Word Generation Q’s Third Season remains a hit every time.

L Word Generation Q Season 3: 307 Pics Show Fletcher, Tom, Dre and Also Carrie and Finley In Matching Bowling Shirts

1. Very Special Gay Episode: In 1986, Golden Girls Created the Most Enduring Lesbian Joke on Television, by Carmen Phillips

Very Special Gay Episode: In 1986, Golden Girls Created the Most Enduring Lesbian Joke on Television


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Riese

Riese is the 40-year-old Co-Founder and CEO 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 California. Her work has appeared in nine books including "The Bigger the Better The Tighter The Sweater: 21 Funny Women on Beauty, Body Image & Other Hazards Of Being Female," 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. Follow her on twitter and instagram.

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7 Comments

    • As someone who runs an international website, I find this list so familiarly frustrating. People love listicles, as we call them, and the pieces we put our souls into rarely get the uniques or views we hope for. For example, all the ALOTO content you did… Omniture and the other metrics systems sure know how to break an editor’s heart. I’m curious how many page views the top story got. Like, what do you consider a good bar for that? All that being said, success isn’t measurable sometimes. If a story we do on a human interest topic touches just a few people in a positive way, then it’s worth assigning it.

  1. I’m astonished that me very frequently referring back to the Jojo Siwa investigative journalism posts (so that I can ensure other gay people have the latest and most correct information) wasn’t enough to propel at least one of those posts onto this list.

  2. As someone who runs an international website, I find this list so familiarly frustrating. People love listicles, as we call them, and the pieces we put our souls into rarely get the uniques or views we hope for. For example, all the ALOTO content you did… Omniture and the other metrics systems sure know how to break an editor’s heart. I’m curious how many page views the top story got. Like, what do you consider a good bar for that? All that being said, success isn’t measurable sometimes. If a story we do on a human interest topic touches just a few people in a positive way, then it’s worth assigning it.

    • Yeah I feel you hard!

      The ALOTO content at least did really well! There’s a whole world of posts that performed incredibly well but didn’t make the Top 30.

      More depressing, honestly, is all the journalism and news reporting and personal essays that barely earned a thousand or two thousand views. People pour their entire hearts and selves into personal essays and the numbers rarely reflect that effort.

      mostly what’s reflected here is what got picked up by Google Discover, because that’s what propels our stats beyond just our own network.

      The #1 post on this list got 405,505 views in 2022, and everything in the top 6 got over 100k views.

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