Weekend Fix-Team Hangover Will Attempt to Entertain You

Hi! How is everyone? I feel GREAT. Sorry this is a little late going up. I didn’t sleep in or anything. Actually I haven’t slept since Thursday night. I think I might be allergic to vodka.

Last night DJ Carlytron spun some tunes at Robin & Alex’s birthday party and it was a rockin’ good time. According to the photographs, we were all … very drunk.

Hey! Stef’s still covering SXSW for all y’all homos — and her second Captain’s Log is up up up and will explain to you why silence is the new punk as she explores Margaret Cho, Amanda Palmer, her friends theSTART and many other adventures.

1. More and more young athletes coming out now: gay photographer finds the number of out high school & college athletes willing to be photographed for his “Fearless” series has multiplied rapidly since 2003. That’s change we can believe in.  (@the bilerco project)

2.Ellen & Katy Perry’s bathroom karaoke duet: Katy Perry may have kissed a girl, but Ellen DeGeneres has slept with them (@queerty)

3. Interview with Jeanne Cordova and Lynn Ballen, the curators of the Lesbian Exploratorium Project’s (LEX) latest exhibit “GenderPlay in Lesbian Culture,” described as “a testament to the individuals who have stood outside the normative gender binary, from Calamity Jane and the estimated 400 female soldiers who passed as men to fight in the Civil War, to MSNBC’s newest media darling, Rachel Maddow.” (@curve magazine)

4. Portia! Queen of the Talk Show! More Portia! More Portia! Gimme Gimme Gimme Portia De Rossi on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Better Off Portia! PORRTTIAIAIAIAIAIAIAI!!! (@afterellen)

5. Today in Homophobic Douchebaggery: “Silly Faggots, Dix are for Chix” t-shirt dampens AIDS Walk Spirit. (@south florida blade)

6. The GLAAD Media Awards will be honoring Kathy Griffin, Rt. Rev. V. Gene Robinson and will present a  Special Recognition Award to The L Word to commemorate its final season.


carly-icon2from Carly:
Here’s something exciting from the intersection of documentary film and product design: Objectified. From Gary Hustwit, who also made the amazing Helvetica, about the legendary typeface. If you’re a design junkie like me you’ll want to check out the trailer and screening dates on the film’s website. Gizmodo posted the film’s poster today, which is totally awesome. Eventually, once I’ve seen the film, I’ll review it right here, so stay tuned.

riese-icon3from Riese:
I learned from our reader surveys that many of you are not familiar with my favorite website in the whole world, Arts & Letters Daily, a noble service from the Chronicle of Higher Education sporting the catchy motto “VERITAS ODIT MORAS” (truth hates delay). ALA Daily is “the Internet’s best source for culture and ideas”! It “draws together the most intelligent, provocative, and illuminating news stories, critical reviews, political essays, and commentaries published online”! Plus, its blogroll is redonkulosly comprehensive covering every news & commentary source in the universe. It might look kinda unsexy, but Orwell & Kundera turn me on.

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Riese is the 41-year-old Co-Founder of Autostraddle.com as well as an award-winning writer, video-maker, LGBTQ+ Marketing consultant and aspiring cyber-performance artist who grew up in Michigan, lost her mind in New York and now lives in Los Angeles. Her work has appeared in nine books, magazines including Marie Claire and Curve, and all over the web including Nylon, Queerty, Nerve, Bitch, Emily Books and Jezebel. She had a very popular personal blog once upon a time, and then she recapped The L Word, and then she had the idea to make this place, and now here we all are! In 2016, she was nominated for a GLAAD Award for Outstanding Digital Journalism. She's Jewish and has a cute dog named Carol. Follow her on twitter and instagram.

Riese has written 3199 articles for us.


  1. LOVED Carly and Riese’s picks for todays. Especially Carlys since I’m such a font nerd and love Helvetica.

  2. congrats on being able to work while hangover, and thanks for keeping it up!
    loved portia’s video. she is awesome.

  3. “According to the photographs, we were all … very drunk.”

    well let’s see ’em!

  4. We have matching hangovers! Riese, I love your pick for today. How did I not know about this website earlier?

  5. That’s a cool interview on “GenderPlay in Lesbian Culture.” I think gender and gender roles and stuff are super interesting.
    Also, I’ve seen that Helvetica show and it is super interestng too.
    And I have to agree that Arts and Letters Daily is a great share. I feel so info-whelmed now, and it’s a good feeling.

  6. i saw genderplay on the opening day. I was lucky enough to go with a group of people from my queer soreity, a queer studies class, and my friends from my universities’ LGBTA. its an amazing show.

  7. Hey, cool tips. I’ll buy a bottle of beer to the person from that forum who told me to visit your site :)

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