It’s hard out there for a sexually active lesbo — how do you get the safe sex info you need when you’re afraid of the gyno and lesbians are ignored in sex ed? WELL WE’VE GOT A DOCTOR IN THE HOUSE. Also; a cartoonist. Really you have to see the cartoons.
Today, the WNBA kicks off its 14th season and last year’s champion Phoenix Mercury are already ahead of the game. Do you like girls? You should probably start watching. Also, Condi Rice wrote a whole article for the Daily Beast about how much she loves the WNBA.
Gays are doing really f*cking awesome in sports! That’s f*cking great! Also, new photography of queer teens, new Gaga leaks, Lindsay wants to do another movie, students are banding together for someone who’s not even really their teacher yet, and we made you a really f*cking fantastic list of books! Read them!
Some are ‘worried’ that extending family health care under Obama’s plan to 26 year-olds will encourage ‘slackers,’ many more find this safety net ‘awesome.’ New provisions will make it harder to kick gays out of the army ’cause of DADT (like your ex-girlfriend can’t do it for revenge, etc.) while they decide what the f to do long term. Also; the redacted memo, web 3.0, prom in New Orleans? & marijuana legalization on the ballot.
Health care reform passes — what do gays & ladies think of it? Constance goes to prom court and her school plans a private prom at a furniture mart and doesn’t invite her. Also; tea partiers protesting in DC manage to be horrifyingly disrespectful to everyone ever, gay sex might be decriminalized in Delhi, and reports on homophobic professors, companies, and bed&breakfasts.
Gender & politics in the Olympic Games from Lindsay Vonn to Johnny Weir. Also; Australian ex-gays, Miss Beverly Hills also not into gays, feminism for kids, going to the gym for free and Tegan & Sara’s missed connection.
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?
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.
The Winter Olympics starts tonight, and we have a roundup of all the gayness happening in Vancouver. This is the most gay-friendly games yet, boasting two Pride Houses for gay athletes. Plus, we tell you which sports should you be watching, and who is actually out.
The Democratic Health Care Package narrowly passed the House last night. Plus, Lady Gaga shares her feelings, Michael Jackson is doing pretty well considering, Adam Lambert makes a new friend, Judge Judy rips Michael Lohan a new one, Jon Stewart does an amazing Glen Beck, and now you can know how Facebook knows you’re gay.
When times get tough, the tough get marketing to lesbians — it might be the WNBA’s only hope of financial survival. Also; Crafts Gone Wild, Ms. Magazine, Mexico’s Pink Taxis, and the straight couple suing a gay cruise for not warning them.
Phaidra Knight “always wanted to play football as a little girl.” Now she’s one of the best women’s rugby players in the world. She shares her secrets in a special photoshoot and interview with photographer Robin Roemer.
You’ve heard the propose policies, the pundits, the fear-mongers, the critics and the cynics — now hear the people. Autostraddle talks about the future of health care with true stories from the unemployed, laid off, employed, students, underemployed, stuffed dogs, government-aided, Canadian, Australian, British (a boy, even!) and Intern Daphne from Belgium, Offering the Greatest Healthcare in the World.
“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.”
“I don’t judge people, but at the same time, if they believe in what they believe, they have to accept me and what I believe. But I accept anybody as they come. That’s my character and my personality.”
“We saddle up, feet in stirrups, ready to go and … bam! suddenly all become heterosexual women with one interest: reproduction!”