Daily Fix: The Revolutionary Costume & Haviland on “Cat on the Prowl”


Latest from Autostraddle: Robin Shoots The Cliks (and Special Guest Cyndi Lauper!) with her trademark amazingness and after a giant mishap yesterday that rendered part of Carlytron’s weekly Televisionary Tuesday um — invisible! — it’s totes fixed! ANNNND if you haven’t already, check out Riese’s interview with Rising Star Haviland Stillwell about her April 23rd show in Los Angeles. And then! Watch this! It’s Haviland on AfterEllen’s Cat on the Prowl:

“Iowa is shedding its image as cornfed conservative” What other states can learn from “gay marriage in the heartland.” (@salon).

A genuinely interesting interview with gay author Christopher Rice about the Amazon debacle @Queerty: ” … they need to stop acting like a drunken elephant and starting like a gentle giant. They need to recognize their influence and their size and they need to behave accordingly,” and Unfriendly Fire author Nathaniel Frank at @huffpo on What to make of #Amazonfail.

Reunion: “This week, I’m meeting with the psychiatrist who oversaw my transition and the first few months of my re/de-transition …” (@feministe)

The Long Move into “Grey Gardens” (@the latimes)

Drew Barrymore: “Most of my best friends are gay and they all act like [Edith “Little Edie” Bouvier Beale], talk like her, dress like her at certain moments — they all quote her all the time … I can’t tell you the level of fear and sickness I would feel when they would imitate her. They know her and love her so well — what if I do something that doesn’t feel right with them?”

Photos from the Grey Gardens Premiere @jezebel.

If they get married, we’ll all get married! It’ll be anarchy! New York’s Governor Patterson to propose legalizing same-sex marriage in New York! (@cnn)

HBO has signed on to develop a gender politics comedy project “Women’s Studies,” starring amazing amazing amazing Tony Winner Julie White as a former feminist “it” girl now teaching at a small liberal arts college. (@the hollyood report)

Dinah Shore: good for hot girls in bikinis AND good for the economy! Who knew? (@my desert)

“The pros and cons of same-sex marriage have been debated endlessly, but there’s one advantage that is routinely ignored: saving trees.” (@huffpo)

L Word actress, Oscar Winner and Dancing Star Marlee Matlin discusses her childhood sexual abuse, rehab, and other topics covered in her new book “I’ll Scream Later” on Good Morning America. (@jezebel)

Tax Day is not the best day to be a lesbian. (@equal taxes, equal rights)

AND! Check out Autostraddle fave Adam Lambert on American Idol:

Adam Lambert Born to be Wild from Fernando Vivanco on Vimeo.



from Carly: Are you a fan of Moleskine notebooks? Unpluggd recently alerted us to the fact that you can now create and print custom pages for your Moleskine notebook using your preexisting contacts from your cell phone or computer.


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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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    • Agreed to the yay for Mr. NY. Looks like things are comming along. Slowly but surely.

      As far as school problems go, maybe you should participate in the “Day of Silence.”

      It’s Friday, April 17th. Across the nation students come together to speak out (or lack there of) about LGBT bullying in schools. I’ve gotten it together for my school, it really isn’t hard. You can find out more on their website. :)

      P.S. Wonderful video of cat on the prowl.

  1. riese, where are you finding all of these photos of half-naked girls on top of each other?

      • I actually have sort of a stockpile on my computer which I’ll be gradually adding into these galleries. It’s sort of what I do when I can’t sleep sometimes.

        Buttt I think this one I found through:

        we heart it searching for lesbians then I outclicked to something that went to I think a lesbian art flickr group or something, and then eventually landed on the flickr set of this photographer: fedrico erra who is amazing! I thought I’d set up the photo to link out. damn you wordpress!

        This is clearly my real destiny!

  2. haviland totally wasnt wearing her seat belt. not safe. also i love how haviland cant play basketball…..but totally tried anyways. also also also also the song she sang…… autumn kinda almost likes that song…alot.

    im not a huge fan of american idol…. but that dude has some serious pipes.

    • I am not a fan of American Idol either but I’ve enjoyed watching his videos … I think Haviland probs figured that hat could double as an airbag?

  3. Do we know this American Idol kid is gay? I don’t watch the show, so I don’t know. But I can totally get behind any dude, gay or straight, who wears eyeliner.

    • I think he’s admitted to at least being bi? But yeah, obvs I’m with you on the eyeliner. It’s the rickie vasquez effect.

  4. I was JUST able to watch that Cat on the Prowl…playing basketball in a hat and scarf=amazing.

    That was awesome.

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