Hello hi! Happy first day of April, and happy one year anniversary of Shennystraddle!! Sorry I just can’t let it go.
Queer as in F*ck You
Lesbian Astronaut Anne McClain Cut from All-Female Spacewalk OH IT WAS THE LESBIAN WHO DIDN’T GET TO WALK OK WOW NASA.
Why Now’s the Perfect Time to Reappraise kd lang’s Queering of a Genre. I don’t make the rules.
How Ellen DeGeneres Became the Kardashian Family’s Go-to Press Stop. I’ve somehow managed to read more about the Kardashians in the past five days than I have in the past decade and it’s upsetting.
Two Autostraddle readers, Carolyn and Carolyn, are putting together a Coming Out Zine and they need your stories! Submit them here and tell your friends! That’s what Carolyn and Carolyn would do for you, after all.
It’s time to participate in the annual LGBTQ Community Survey! This survey provides data to “assist nonprofits, corporations and governments in better understanding and serving the LGBTQ community” but coolest of all for us, if enough of you participate, we also get to see reader-specific data, which helps Autostraddle better understand Y-O-U, which is honestly all we ever want to do! I’ll be reminding you about this throughout April (the survey closes May 15) , so if you take it now you’ll have over a month to feel that smug satisfaction of already having done the thing that someone is asking you to do. That is my gift to you.
Saw This, Thought of You
Muffet McGraw Is Done Hiring Men mmm I see I have more in common with Muffet McGraw than just an incredible first name.
Pompeo, State Department Won’t Condemn Brunei’s LGBT Stoning Law, however: George Clooney Boycotts Hotels Linked to Brunei Over Anti-LGBT Laws. I already knew in my bones that George Clooney loved me more than Mike Pompeo though so this is NO SURPRISE, BUDDY.