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Queer as in F*ck You

26 Adorable Queer and Lesbian Celebs and Their Pets

“(The judge) found a way to use existing laws to give us the first birth certificate of its kind.” This Throuple Made History With Their First Child. Here’s What Their Lives Are Like.

Why is our impulse to only use “he” pronouns for Elliot Page? Give Elliot Page — and All of Us — the Rightful “They”

Who James Baldwin Knew. A gorgeous piece from the NYT about Baldwin and his relationships with ng Lorraine Hansberry, Toni Morrison, Miles Davis and others. (You know what else this reminds me of? Not to toot my own horn, but one of my favorite pieces I wrote this year, for this very website you are reading right now: “The desire to find footprints of something gay and happy and Black to write about led me back to Lorraine Hansberry and James Baldwin. Two Black queer writers whose friendship and intellectual partnership have become a myth of its own right.”)

🚨 New short fiction from Autostraddle’s own Kayla Kumari Upadhaya in Catapult, featuring a cute baby, a barbecue, some hot mommi action and a series of unfortunate events! 🚨 (KAYLA WE ARE ALL SO PROUD OF YOU!! CONGRATS!!💋): Olive Olivia Olive Olive

Saw This, Thought of You

The Year We Lost. When we look back on 2020, will we see past all the things that didn’t happen?

The fathers and father figures of Michael Brown, Terence Crutcher, Daniel Prude, Rayshard Brooks, George Floyd, and Jacob Blake to reflect on the violence that forever altered their families’ lives — and what it means to raise a Black man in America: Visible Men, Black Fathers Talk About Losing Sons to Police Brutality

Over at Vulture, Rachel Handler is celebrating “Nancy Meyers Week” and honestly, it’s perfect?

This has left everyone on the Autostraddle team ENRAGED AND FOR GOOD DAMN REASON: A New York City Paramedic Was Doxxed For Being On OnlyFans. The Real Scandal Is Not Her Sex Work

Political Snacks

A story in two parts:

First, Hawaii Representative and former Presidential hopeful (and, I’m sorry but this is my column so I will just say it — I hate her) Tulsi Gabbard introduced a bill called ‘Protect Women’s Sports Act,’ that’s a cute name for a very transphobic piece of bigotry trying to pass itself off as law.

WELL! Then Minnesota Representative Angie Craig has this to say about it:

(No way this piece of legislature goes anywhere, right? If that changes, I will be sure to let you all know.)

Joe Biden Has Reportedly Picked Pete Buttigieg to Be Transportation Secretary

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Carmen Phillips

Carmen is Autostraddle's Editor-in-Chief and a Black Puerto Rican femme/inist writer. She claims many past homes, but left the largest parts of her heart in Detroit, Brooklyn, and Buffalo, NY. There were several years in her early 20s when she earnestly slept with a copy of James Baldwin’s “Fire Next Time” under her pillow. You can find her on twitter, @carmencitaloves.

Carmen has written 714 articles for us.


  1. The article with the 3 dads, I’m not sure if I’m having a reading comprehension failure or if there’s something I’m not getting because I’m not American but why was the birth certificate special? They mention in the article that there are already ways to list more than two parents on the birth certificate but with the caveat that it happens after the baby is born. So is it special because it was done before the baby was born? Or because the three parents are all in a relationship? Or…something else that i didn’t pick up on?

    Like is this setting precedent for polyamorous relationships whether or not surrogacy is invovled? Or is it setting precedent only in regards to surrogacy hearings?

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