Fuck. While fat. Don’t wait.
Dogs before Insta, TV’s trying to make us better, teen girls are trying to save us, Preeti Mistry, Ellen Page, a cure for HPV, and more!
What to do if you want to orgasm less quickly, open your relationship, talk about and address vaginal pain and more.
Plus: Janelle Monae opens up about being a black queer woman, Lena Waithe pens an op-ed in Time about Hollywood’s black renaissance, Sara Ramirez is going to bat for #20BiTeen on Twitter, Kristen Gillebrand is fighting for trans service members, Carol and Therese art for Valentine’s Day, and so much more!
She just said, plainly, “We are going to sleep together tonight.” And I said, “Oh, okay!”
Schitt’s Creek, a period emoji FINALLY, queer families are growing, VR and the trans body, a hole under a glacier (and other ways I describe my emotional state), the nightclubs of Harlem, and more!
This is probably not a good idea. BUT! The body wants what it wants and it’s okay for us to make mistakes sometimes and gosh darnit, if we’re going to do this thing we might as well do it as consciously as we can.
Planned Parenthood, Evan Rachel Wood, Black legacy wrapped in fur, Patrisse Cullors on burnout, Hannah Gadsby on tour, the promise of sleep, NJ teaching LGBTQ history, Super Bowl ads, and so much more!
“I used to lie about my age to get deals off the kids’ menu. Like, why would we pay an extra five dollars when we all know I’m about to get chicken tenders and it’s only an appetizer if I’m over twelve??”
How to have a good one night stand, the shift to yes means yes, queer erotica and more.
Given that it’s Black History Month and we’re doing a lot of talk about celebration here since Autostraddle is turning ten, I thought it was only fitting to share a recipe for this pie that’s such a tradition in Black American celebrations.
February can really hurt. It’s a time when we all need a little extra love. Luckily for all of us lucky queers, we’ve got each other.
Get in here and get the goods on Kristin’s revamped series! (Get it? Vamped? Like Buffy the Vampi—oh, just get in here.)
Although you can have fun getting busy with a partner with any kind of toy you’re into, these toys designed specifically with couples in mind can leave you and your cutie feeling more satisfied than a Domino’s heart-shaped pizza this Valentine’s Day.
Everything’s bigger in Texas.
Transitioning is stigmatized as betraying our assigned gender. Sometimes, though, it takes two betrayals to get where we need to be.
If I could tell everyone how to differentiate between gender expression feels and gender feels, I’d be Sovereign Ruler of Gender and maybe things would be easier, but probably also a lot less fun.
Unfortunately, most parenting books weren’t written with queer moms, trans dads, non-binary parents and gestational carriers, and families that look like ours in mind.
King Princess + Fiona Apple = 😭, queering the vote, why are we pretending to love work, creepy children’s stories, a GLAAD award for LGBTQ video games, Holland Taylor slides into DMs, and so much more!
“Why would I be gentle with myself when I was very clearly doing this thing — like so many other things in my life — wrong? No, I didn’t need gentleness. I needed more self-discipline, more conviction, more toughness. I needed to get my fucking shit together.”