Daily Fix: Amazon Fails, D.U.N.G is LOL-Funny, “American Idol” is Gay and So is Your Dog

Today on Autostraddle (so far!) Stef’s Beat on the Street: t.A.T.u the terrible/awesome : “I was prepping for what I thought was gonna be my greatest post ever – an interview with a major international pop star! BLIND ITEM! However, as it turns out, said pop star’s managers weren’t totally comfortable with the idea of their client talking to uh, a site like this one … so instead we’re gonna talk about singers who totally wish you believed they were gay … my girls Yulia Volkova and Lena Katina, known internationally as t.A.T.u.”

News of this started trickling in this morning on twitter, and it’s been officially verified: in an attempt to rid search results of “adult” titles, Amazon has not only slashed erotica’s search rankings — BUT ALL GLBT BOOKS. (In lieu of Amazon’s endorsement, check out AS’s list of 10 Lesbian Classics and 10 Lesbian Books You Haven’t Read Yet): “It’s hard to know what’s more disturbing: That they’re removing gay and lesbian books from their search results and sales rankings in the first place, or that they’re categorizing anything about our community and our lives in the stigmatized “adult” category even when there’s nothing “adult” about it. “ (@afterellen)

Brilliant! The Best NOM Ad Parody Yet! Watch right now! “A rainbow coalition in every shade of white is coming together … Klansman, Plumbers, Klansman who live in trailer parks …” (From Smoking Cocktail)

[Also check out the parody reader Alexis made using “gay divas & lots of Tibette”]

Will Adam Lambert become the first gay winner of American Idol? [Um, no, because he isn’t the first gay winner of American Idol! But I do hope he wins, ’cause A;ex likes him.] (@nytimes)

The Girl’s Guide to Lesbian Cliches & Stereotypes (@jezebel)

From “Gay Vows, Repeated from State to State” (@ny times)

“And now there are four. In the space of a week, the number of states allowing same-sex marraige has doubled … Californians are still talking it over, though, and loudly. New York and New Jersey may be next to debate the question. In other contexts, this sort of turmoil might amount to an invitation for the United States Supreme Court to step in. But there are all sorts of reasons the court is likely to keep its distance, and a central one is the endlessly debated 1973 decision that identified a constitutional right to abortion.”

Queerty Asks: What exactly do Gay Conservatives stand for? (@queerty)

Meet Barack Obama’s new Gay Dog! (@bilerico project)

CSI continues its longstanding tradition of hiring ex-L Word actresses: Elizabeth Berkley and Kate French will be on CSI tonight.

Lindsay Lohan continues to do the same thing we all do when we get our hearts broken. apparently this is described as partying the pain away.” Party on, Dana! (@ok magazine)



from Robin: I’m a photographer so I flipped when I found these. But this entire website is awesome city.


carly-icon2from Carly: Oh em gee, major nerd alert time! Last week Gizmodo explained what a RAID is and why you want one. I know I want one!!


alex-iconfrom Alex: NYU Student Conducts Most Adorable Robot Experiment Ever (@gizmodo) – “In New York City, we might expect the smiley-faced tweenbot to be stabbed, stomped, mugged, or covered in graffiti, but every single one of the journeys was completed without a hitch.”

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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.

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  1. A murder case involving extreme plastic surgery leads Horatio to Ron Saris, who is alive and seeking revenge on Julia.

    Hahah. Starring E. Berkley as Julia.

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