Yes, the Empress card can represent any gender.
Topics include picking/pulling/not coming, the gay neighborhood of Montrose, the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, non-profits, gay men walking fast, Bennington in the ’80s, “The Lion Sleeps Tonight,” abortion and Grease.
Writing women’s sexuality in literary fiction, digital minimalism, queer summer reading and more.
Whether your thing is memoir, fiction, new poetry or YA, there’s definitely something coming out this summer by and/or about queer people that you’re going to want to throw in your bag for the beach, get points for in your library’s summer reading program, or share with that new babe you just started seeing who loves your poetry recs.
8 queer women books to make you laugh!
What a beach read is anyway, a new book about Los Angeles BDSM, the most cursed days for writers and more.
Mostly Dead Things is the story of what happens to a young woman when her life is torn open and reset in a different pose, and how she deals with herself — and her queerness — as a part of that confusion soup.
Topics include Chernobyl, Sassy, Soviet food, Paul Newman salad dressing, growing up in a cult, Tony Robbins, L.A. on film and so much more!
Queer language before we had queer language, a new generation of villainous women, why money doesn’t save artists, the best bad women in fiction, tons of translated titles and more.
What’s your enneagram type? Hannah Paasch wants to help you figure that out and so much more.
Topics include Law & Order, LA bookstores, podcasts, Jared’s Galleria of Jewelry, Barilla pasta, the millionaire hermit, the stolen kids of Sarah Lawrence and so much more!
“You can have friends or you can correct people’s grammar.” Plus poems about soft bodies on a planet in peril, an argument for binge reading and more.
Eight books with steamy summer affairs between women, with some settings abroad to boot!
Moraga’s latest, “Native Country of the Heart,” is a deep meditation on memory — reflections of the past, recalling hard moments, losing ourselves, and remembering who we are as Mexican-Americans, in more ways than one. She spoke to Autostraddle about her new book and the journey her queer feminism has taken over the course of her career.
Topics include Ramona Quimby, female thirst, dentistry, Christian Moms who make money selling printables on their blogs, murderabilia, women outside, the Iowa Writer’s Workshop and more!
Carmen Maria Machado, writers’ roles in addressing climate change, why you don’t need to publish a book by 30, a liberated Cinderella, and more!
These awesome eight crime books, including mysteries, thrillers, and true crime, all feature queer women!
Middle school is weird. It was awkward as hell when I was a hormonal, monstrous, uncertain twelve-year-old, and only slightly less so when I went back to teach English. So when I found myself, a 23-year-old rookie teacher, standing in a cafeteria fielding a question about how lesbian sex works from a seventh grader, I can’t say I had any right to be surprised.
Madeline Miller’s Circe was one of the most talked-about books of the year in 2018, and there’s a reason that we all love queer girl revisionings like Malinda Lo’s queer lit contemporary classic Ash. In that vein, here are 18 books that look at classic tales from a new point of view.
Topics include ice cream, Rosie O’Donnell, the summer of scam, freestyle halfpipe skiing, the capitalist takeover of higher education, JT Leroy, marriage, Bob Fosse and more!