What is the flavor of your grief? What has given you a boost, made your day, rubbed you all the wrong ways or is making you ask new questions? Black, Indigenous, and other people of color: what’s caught in your head?
There is so much to feel. There is so much to be done. What are you doing, today, tomorrow, the next day, and the next?
“When life gives you Leonards, make Leonard-ade.”
Embarrassing stories, sexy stories, funny stories, wholesome stories – we want ’em all!
You said you missed the Friday Open Threads, so we’re bringing them back!
Shelter In Our Place 2 launches on Monday and we can’t wait to see you there.
“Wearing pants? In this economy?”
“Can’t wait to see who else’s subconscious is ALSO going through a Rolodex of their exes!”
We’re entering month 567 of a global pandemic, and you may be having some weird sex dreams! Here at autostraddle dot com, we’d love to hear about them in a respectful manner, for journalism.
“Magic Wand as mic is always SO GOOD.”
“P.S. I’d hoped the picture I submitted would be with my neighborhood turkey that I’ve enjoyed searching for on my daily walk…”
“Could you not have shipped out some PPE before we read this article? I just spit out my tea laughing, and probably infected the tomato plants.”
I hope you sit for a moment and know that you gifted us — and so many other people — with a serious dose of hope. You are making sustainable, community-supported independent queer media possible.
Xin chào! My name is Xoai Pham. I’m the new Trans Subject Editor at Autostraddle.
Because we all need some queer joy in our lives, we’re going to throw you a (pay-what-you-want) variety show if we meet this goal! Think comedy, think music! Think of all of us pretending we’re bumping into each other in front of a stage and spilling drinks and showing off haircuts maybe done by a professional (or a friend who was able to come over) and laughing (well, you can still laugh from where you are) all together. That’s what it will be like in spirit. I want this so much for us! If everyone who clicked away the pop-up today gave $9.35, we’d ZOOM past our stretch goal!
“Proof that mullets are the gayest thing: I had one in sixth grade!”
Far Out Cabaret is an interactive night of hilarious gameshows, experimental community experiences, and queer, edgy and provocative performances that push against the status quo. Join us for unforgettable online shenanigans Friday, April 24 – all from the comfort of your own home!
Instead of preparing for doom, I can’t help myself from planning for the utmost beauty and enjoyment, for pleasure and laughter, for sharing stories and connections, regardless of whatever else is happening. Here are the near-future plans I’m inviting you to invest in with me on Autostraddle, during this final stretch of our fundraiser!
“Time to start the ‘I Got Jenny’ support group!”
You ALL came together to get us to $100,000 and we believe you can get us to $50,000 more. 79% of the donations that made $100,000 possible were $50 or less! We mean it when we say that this is an effort of everyone coming together and donating what they can to make a huge difference. Together, you and we are powerful. We can make change happen. Let’s never forget that.