Shiloh Jolie-Pitt’s Tomboy Look Scares Media Just Like Ours Scared Our Grandparents

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.

Gender Health + Athletics

Johnny Weir Be Good, Johnny Be Robbed

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/Style Gender

In Defense of Dressing Up: On Trans Surgery, Fashion Writing & the “Natural Body” Myth

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.


Much Ado About Bisexuality

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!

Feminism Society + Culture

Footballers Scoring With Us For Supporting Gay Marriage & Planned Parenthood

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.


Riese’s Team Pick: Bright Pink Tears

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 […]


What Does a Lesbian Look Like?: The Autostraddle Roundtable

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.

Feminism Society + Culture

Meet Natalie, Our Designated Driver for Social Justice! Also. Also! Answer Her Questions!

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.