It’s the most wonderful time of year so let’s spend it with our chosen family!
Work AND leave my house? Eat well AND go to bed on time? Hang out with other people AND also myself? How do you even do that? (No really, I’m actually asking you.)
Stop by Toasted for a merry holigay afternoon with Dallas Straddlers!
“Can confirm bisexuality to be even more luxurious than a fancy tin can.”
Support a queer-owned witchy bath & body shop while enjoying tea & conversations with your fellow Portland Straddlers. We can’t wait to see you!
Hey Melbourne Straddlers! Let’s meet up for drinks & food before checking out a show by a fantabulous nonbinary queer trans femme diva!
Celebrate the Holigays with Casey (who may be wearing a Christmas cat sweater!) and a bunch of board games!
Come celebrate the Holigays with Heather and Valerie at Stonewall Inn! Drop in, drop out. No RSVP necessary.
It’s 2 pm where I am and it’s gonna be dark out in like two hours! Yikes! Get in here and keep me company!
THEY CAN’T TAKE OUR SHINE.
Queer writer Carmen Maria Machado completes her book tour for Her Body And Other Parties in Seattle! The event begins at 7, but is expected to be crowded so let’s get there early for seats.
Her Body And Other Parties has been shortlisted for the National Book Award in the fiction category.
From the SPL website: In “Her Body and Other Parties,” Carmen Maria Machado blithely demolishes the arbitrary borders between psychological realism and science fiction, comedy and horror, fantasy and fabulism. While her work has earned her comparisons to Karen Russell and Kelly Link, she has a voice that is all her own.
In her provocative debut, a wife refuses her husband’s entreaties to remove the green ribbon from around her neck; a salesclerk in a mall makes a horrifying discovery within the seams of the store’s prom dresses. And in the bravura novella “Especially Heinous,” Machado reimagines every episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, a show we naïvely assumed had shown it all, generating a phantasmagoric police procedural full of doppelgängers, ghosts, and girls with bells for eyes.
Earthy and otherworldly, antic and sexy, queer and caustic, comic and deadly serious, “Her Body and Other Parties” swings from horrific violence to the most exquisite sentiment. In their explosive originality, these stories enlarge the possibilities of contemporary fiction.
We’re having a great time in here!!!
YOU’RE GAY HAHAHAHA I KNEW IT
“I love being gay because I get to call these brilliant and vibrant queers my friends and family.”
This community gallery is filled with 200+ photos of you queerdos looking very spooky, very sexy, very gay, and all around very, very good!
Let’s gather ’round and build each other up! Deep breaths.
Doesn’t matter if you’re an adult human or a human baby, we’re bringing you some FRESH overclothes this month!
“Hey, so that hot friend of yours: is she… ya know, ODD?”
We’re closing out LGBT History Month with Jeanne Córdova — a legendary publisher and activist who died last year and included Autostraddle as one of many beneficiaries of her estate, which is why we didn’t lose our minds this year.
Did you dress up for Halloween this year? Send me a picture of yourself in costume so I can put together the family photo album of our queer dress up dreams!