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!”