Apparently Shiloh Jolie-Pitt is a stylin’ tomboy, which means Angelina is brainwashing her into the bisexual lifestyle! Meanwhile, studies suggest tomboy-identification is good for girls. Also; South African boarding school shuts down after lesbian kiss, the NAACP Image Awards, out actor Guillermo Diaz, “Toe to Toe” looks at interracial friendships, Tegan & Sara in Austin, how to help Chile and old school Gaga.
Women’s ski jumping and ice hockey are not guaranteed eligibility for the 2014 games — and after 14 years of playing high-level women’s hockey in Canada, Emily has a lot of feelings about why it’s imperative that hockey keeps its spot. Also, Dr.Oz features trans kids, UK reconsiders schoolgirl skirts and wtf is a Butch Cupcake?
Amos Mac, photographer and editor-in-chief of the groundbreaking magazine, Original Plumbing, talks to Laneia about being a trans guy, the power of photography and (briefly) Girl Scouts.
Awww Johnny Weir! The judges may hate you cause you’re flamboyant but that’s why we love you.
Also; is the world ready for same-sex Olympic figure skating, hurdles facing LGBT Americans of color, an Oklahoma student wants his license plate to read IMGAY, and Rachel Maddow will deliver the commencement address at Smith and the lesbians go wild.
Fashion blogger Meg Clark on why fashion blogging matters, trans activist lawyer Dean Spade unpacking feminist discourse around trans surgery. Though very different people/topics, both touch on how a “looks don’t matter” perspective disables us from having important conversations about gender/society/self. Also; 39% of young Swedish ladies lust for other ladies, fancy perfume, marriage officials love love, Margaret Cho directs a kickin’ new video, and Lesbians deal with HIV.
Are we all bi? Who’s tired of labels? Plus, the de-gay-ifying of A Single Man, Maddow’s just a journalist, New Hampshire will vote on repealing gay marriage, and we had so much fun at Stiletto on Sunday!
Planned Parenthood has a response ad to Focus on the Family’s Anti-Choice SuperBowl ad and we think you’re gonna love it! The Advocate talks to a pro-gay-marriage Saints football player, top 10 banned super bowl ads, John McCain is cranky and hates gay people, girls who won’t date taller, Beyonce and Rihanna have blonde hair, GIRL SCOUT COOKIE MANIA and moms try to out-hot their daughters.
Ladies who work Auto Shows and Trade Shows are speaking out about the sexually degrading treatment they routinely endure. A study at UVA needs same-sex couples, fitness magazines are fuel for eating disorders, homes of children’s literature, the h8ers buy a super bowl ad and kelis has some words for PETA.
Dockers wants men to rediscover manliness and “wear the pants.” We would prefer a pantsless revolution. We got a mini-roundtable together to discuss advertising’s attempt to revive khakis, manhood, and the Dockers brand all at once.
Lesbian and feminist icon Mary Daly died Sunday at the age of 81. She had a great influence on feminist theology.
I am in love with a gay boy and his name is JC Gonzalez. JC commented here, I liked his comment, clicked his name, and arrived at Bright Pink Tears, the home of JC’s ethereal photography (“primarily women and feminine boys”) and ‘zine (titled “My Daughter Says She’s Genderfuck Now What The Fuck Does That […]
Chaz Bono enlightens America about gender reassignment surgery, says he feels better than ever, and gives us an opportunity to discuss the popular and problematic term “sex change”! Also; Caster keeps her title, hate crimes are on the rise in LA and six scary quotes from Sarah Palin’s book tour.
What does a lesbian look like? Until a few years ago, mainstream culture was pretty sure they knew the answer to that question, even though they didn’t. The Autostraddle Roundtable tackles passing, why people can’t understand that lesbians can have long hair, and the relationship between gender, style, and sexuality.
Colorado Springs Weekly’s cover story on the lives of trans teens in the area, Jezebel’s got a girl guide to girl watching, some Nuns are on the Run, and you are a semicolon. Or are you? Also, why are Asian-American girls more prone to suicide?
“The major misconception about modern day roller derby is that it’s staged, like rock and roll wrestling … Sure, we love to dress up but the hits are definitely real. We train very hard to get to the level we play at – it’s definitely a legitimate sport, as much as football is.”
“We saddle up, feet in stirrups, ready to go and … bam! suddenly all become heterosexual women with one interest: reproduction!”
Meet Natalie! She’s here to write about social justice issues; specifically, about politics and LGBT rights and feminism and women’s rights and social justice and social norms and categories… things that irk her, things that excite her, things that make her go “what the what?!”, things that challenge her, make her uncomfortable in my own skin, things that are pleasurable and exciting. Get ready.