For the past five-ish years, I have worked in the hellish, uncertain landscape known as the media industry. I have written for well over a dozen publications. None have made me feel more valued for my work than Autostraddle.
How hard do you go on the Hayley Kiyoko when making your summer road trip playlist?
“Hello, is this a safe space where we can discuss the complete emotional dismantling perpetrated by Heather Hogan’s letter accompanying the fundraiser?”
We’ve spent years — our whole lives, sometimes, it seems like — talking about what our community could look like if we weren’t spending all our time and energy on just staying alive, a feeling that queer and trans people know all too well. With your help, we’re excited to find out what thriving looks like.
What is a femme bird’s favorite activity? Pecking the white supremacist capitalist cisheteropatriarchy to death and then ripping it to shreds.
I’ve decided that roommates are queer culture, so let’s talk about them!
“I’ve been a fan of soccer since Megan Rapinoe said she wasn’t going to ‘to the f*cking White House.’ So, two weeks. But this is giving me so much life! Pulling up to fandom with the U-Haul.”
We’re looking to bring some more writers onto our team and maybe perhaps you are one of them?
What would you do at the queer and trans beach on your perfect beach day? Come pretend with me!
“I wasn’t a sports gay until this article and now I love sports.”
Nikki Palumbo and Gwynna Forgham-Thrift are two queer adults hosting a teen magazine-turned-standup comedy show! This month’s issue features the very funny and hunky Jes Tom (Caroline’s), Eva Victor (Comedy Central), Lorena Russi (Late Show), Carolyn Bergier (Dyking Out), Mila Myles (them.), and Taylor Ortega (Disney).
Use code HUNK for $2 off online tickets
Nikki Palumbo & Gwynna Forgham-Thrift are NYC-based comedians who have written and performed for UCB (Maude Night & The Queerball Sketch Show!), Reductress, Above Average, and Dyke Power(point).
“Potato is always looking for dog sitters and play dates, feel free to slide into her DMs ;)”
Our summer issue is a broad look at traveling around and about this whole weird place, for all the right or wrong or baffling reasons. Submissions are open until July 22nd!
Let’s go to the Garfield Park Conservatory!
It’s $2/person and more information about the Conservatory can be found here: https://www.garfieldgardensconservatory.org/.
Saturn Returned is a new happy hour gathering for queer women age 30 and up. Meet people, make friends, chat with a cutie, be home by 10pm.
The first Saturn Returned was a big success, so we’re back and ready to turn up! This time we’re got Robinette Jones on the turntables, and we’re raffling off a sexy goodie bag courtesy of Babeland! All raffle proceeds go to the Yellowhammer Abortion Fund.
New York offers a variety of queer events, but it can be hard to find a party that starts before 10pm — most of us have work in the morning and need our beauty rest. When you do get out to the party, you typically encounter a gaggle of fresh-faced adorable gays who don’t remember when MTV played music videos. Bless them, but it can be alienating for us more seasoned folks.
This party is for any queer-identified women (and queer-ID’d folks who date us) over the age of 30! That includes lesbian, bi, pan, queer, trans, non-binary, gender expansive, butch, femme, etc and anywhere in between.
Themed parties: Love them or hate them? Either way, happy Friday! Get in these comments and let’s talk about it!
“Baby Glum, definitely. Maybe to the tune of ‘Baby Shark’?”
For the San Francisco Dyke March, we will be meeting up at Dolores Park to hang and celebrate pride! Bring any snacks or beverages you want to share. Look for the Onyx Team’s 2019 A-Camp flag (a large black flag with animals printed on it).
“I have only been to a couple other Pride parades since then, partly because I still get skittish around big crowds, and partly because I just want to be in the air conditioning, but truth be told, I’ve probably got enough room inside me now to throw fifty pride parades.”
Honestly, being single rules. Let’s discuss.