“I didn’t know that all I wanted was a movie where lesbian Kate Winslet travels back in time for dinosaur adventures until I was misled by this graphic.”
Let’s make this the most delicious Friday Open Thread this site has ever seen!
Introducing, the first ever Mystery Science Theater Gay Thousand!!!
Comedians Dominique Gelin (https://dominiquegelin.com/), Irene Tu (http://irenetu.com/), & Nori Reed (https://www.norireed.com/) of the East Bay’s Man Haters Comedy Show will be doing some live commentary to lesbian classic D.E.B.S.
D.E.B.S. is both one of the greatest lesbian movies and greatest superhero movies of all time. It’s campy as all heck and super low-budget (Angela Robinson made it for $300,000) but it’s a masterpiece. It also stars Holland Taylor name-checking Jodie Foster. -Heather Hogan (Autostraddle.com)
What more could you ever want?
Seriously folks, please come out (pun intended) and support queer comics & queer content & maybe we can do this again!
“That’s how I participate in other people’s work. I carry it. The most important poems for us are the ones we carry.” – Ocean Vuong
“Don’t [email protected] me.”
QUEER WOMXN UNITE!
Jolene’s Night is a night of fun, treasures, music + dance for the Queer Womxn of Los Angeles. We prefer a ‘less is more’ environment devoid of typical event trappings- Let’s mingle!
Activities to put you at ease (so yes, you can socialize and actually talk!)
tarot, on demand poetry, twister, bring denim to bedazzle & patch!
+ DJ XSSY, CHULITA VINYL CLUB, DJ MAMASOPHIA spinning dance floor classics late night
All packed with love.
Lets celebrate, dive bar style.
Jolene’s has no boundaries and should be enjoyed by everyone.
Date night, friend night, or treat yo’self solo night!
Single? Coming to mingle? Opt for a pin at the door and make your status known
$5 Suggested Ticket Donation
Proceeds go to Lambda Legal. Lambda’s legal, education and advocacy work touches nearly every aspect of life for lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and everyone living with HIV.
This event is +21
Queer Film Theory 101 is a monthly comedy show, hosted by comedians Sarah Kennedy and Veronica Garza, featuring LGBTQ performers “outing” the films that influenced their identity. It’s free and fabulous! This month’s performers are Jordan Kleine and Rosa Escandon! If you can’t get a ticket, don’t worry. Just show up!
Did you hear that lesbians are taking over the world? Well, when they’re not getting killed off on TV shows or busy playing with their hairless felines!
Sophie Santos and guest host Jessica Henderson bring you their Agenda™ with this banging variety show featuring the best lez, bi and queer comedians* of all time. Buckle up those Birkenstocks ladies… they’ve got big plans.
*lineup may include straights if they are very, very funny and/or were raised by two moms.
This month’s lineup includes Kendall Payne (Netflix), Sabrina Wu, Arti Gollapudi (Forbes) and LESBIAN ICON Jamie Babbit (But I’m a Cheerleader)!
Join Out at the J at the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan for a laid-back, fun, Queer Seder. We will serve a full pescatarian (dairy) dinner with vegetarian and vegan options, plus unlimited wine. All are welcome to this LGBTQIA+ themed seder, led by Cantor Laura Stein. We will begin with wine at 6 pm, and the seder will start at 6:30 pm. If you have dietary restrictions, need financial assistance, or have any questions, please email Rachel Kunstadt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Queer Seder will be held at Vino Levantino at 210 W 94th St, between Amsterdam Ave + Broadway.
Vino Levantino is under rabbinic supervision of Rabbi Zev Schwarcz.
Musical instruments will be used.
Join Ms. for Cocktails and Conversation with Cherríe Moraga!
At the inaugural event for our new book club community series, author and activist Cherrie Moraga will join Ms. digital editor Carmen Rios in Los Angeles for a conversation about her memoir Native Country of the Heart.
$10 for Ms. Members | $20 for Non-Members
Non-member tickets include admission to the reception and conversation with Cherríe and a one-year membership to Ms.—including print and digital access to the magazine and discounted access to future Ms. events.
We recommend reading the book in advance. Click here to purchase: https://amzn.to/2FBdJrZ
ABOUT THE BOOK
In her intensely moving new memoir, Native Country of the Heart, Cherríe Moraga writes with piercing intimacy about her mother’s past and her own coming-of-age in a half-Mexican, half-Anglo household, where she struggled to come to terms with her own burgeoning queer identity within her family’s Catholic community. “Who needs Juan Preciado or Pedro Paramo when there is Elvira Isabel Moraga and her daughter?” author Myriam Gurba wrote of the “double memoir” in the latest issue of Ms. “As Moraga demonstrates compellingly, they are the stuff of literature, too.”
Cherríe Moraga is a writer and cultural activist whose work serves to disrupt the dominant narratives of gender, race, sexuality, feminism, indigeneity and literature in the United States. A co-founder of Kitchen Table: Women of Color Press, Moraga co-edited the highly influential volume This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color in 1981. After 20 years as an Artist-in-Residence in Theater at Stanford University, Moraga was appointed a professor in the Department of English at the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2018—where, with her artistic partner Celia Herrera Rodríguez, she instituted Las Maestras Center for Xicana Indigenous Thought and Art Practice. She is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Theatre Playwriting Fellowship Award and a United States Artist Rockefeller Fellowship for Literature.
Carmen Rios is the Digital Editor at Ms., co-founder and Contributing Editor at Argot Magazine and co-host of Trigger Happy, a weekly feminist webseries on Binge Networks. Her writing, which has been published by outlets including BuzzFeed, BITCH, Everyday Feminism, ElixHER, GrokNation, Girlboss and Feministing, spans the political and personal, emerging from her own background as a mixed-race queer woman of color raised by a working-class single mother.
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.
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.
Need to expand your queer family? New to NY or just experienced a friend-exodus from the city? Recently got out of a long relationship and ready to reconnect? Looking for an age-appropriate cutie for the summer (or the night)? Come on down. Saturn Returned welcomes you.
For their 12th season, The Femme Show explores the infinite possibilities of queer femininity as resistance and celebration. The 2019 edition includes the return of The Society for the Preservation and Promotion of Sapphic Social Mores, a tribute to Gladys Bentley, a dancing carnivorous plant, drag, storytelling, spoken word, burlesque, and more! Audiences are invited to learn more about the rich history of femme” or “fem” as a descriptor of queer femininity. 18+
Sometimes my Mom makes me hang out with other animals.
Almost 100 amazing humans sent pictures for our #TransDayOfVisibility Community Gallery! Get in here and celebrate our lives!
If you wanna be my lover…
How did you realize and/or develop your relationship to your gender identity or gender presentation, if at all?
There are no accidents.
Do you know about attachment styles? I previously did not. Is it like an astrology thing? Or a Myers-Briggs thing? Or an enneagram thing? No, it’s not. Also, yes, kind of. Come find out or just hang with me!
“I found Autostraddle while googling ‘how do you know if you should leave your girlfriend?’ And reader, I did leave her. And then I went to an Autostraddle meet-up and met the lady knight of my wildest dreams.”
I have to be very honest with you – I am not a Skin Care Gay…yet!