Daily Fix: I Hope My Cartoon Baby Also Sounds a Little Gay

Today on Autostraddle: Riese, Robin & Alex took a Saturday trip to Park Slope to photograph & interview Spectacularly Famous Celesbian Julie Goldman, star of The Big Gay Sketch Show, Offensive Women and your pants!

+Carrie Prejean will keep her crown … ‘til tomorrow, when The Trump will decide. Personally I’ve decided that Miss USA has probs officially shifted its mission statement’s focus from Beauty Pageant (snore) to Annual Scandal (newsworthy!). (@tmz & @queerty)

+Maggie Simpson speaks! And she sounds like Jodie Foster! You know what that means … (@daily mail)

+Women bullying other women in the workplace: serious problem. (@nytimes) Here’s a Team Autostraddle illustration of how that monkey business begins, also please note (in Photo #1) that Alex’s aggression is crushing not only Riese’s face, but Riese’s dog Tinkerbell’s svelte ribcage:


+ Shocker! Rose Troche also hated The L Word’s ending! (thanks to @mp4porter for the tip!)

+ President Obama and Wanda Sykes knock ’em dead at the White House Correspondents Dinner! I had to search high and low to find a writeup of this event that wasn’t about Rush Limbaugh! But I found it! (@entertainment weekly)

+ AfterEllen Hot 100: Riese & Carlytron win a million dollars in the unofficial office pool for correctly guessing the Top Five. BAM! Who’s hot now? (@afterellen)

+ Technology becomes truly awesome when it enables efficient political subversion like this: Sending Fundie E-blasts right back at ’em. (@Pam’s House Blend)

+ Happy Mother’s Day, Genderqueer Mommy!Although people on the street tend to call you “sir,” around our house, you’re known as “mommy.”  (@Bilerico)

+ “I couldn’t have made this title up if I wanted to.” (-Intern Elizabeth) (and this is why, no matter what ever happens, like ever, we cannot stop loving Gawker, because they do what they do and they do it well): Teenager to be suspended for taking girlfriend to prom, dancing, and embracing Satan. (@Gawker)

+ Rupert Everett Calls Gay [Male] Parenting Through Surrogacy ‘Hideous.’ That’s neat. (@GayWired)

+ Paris Hilton lost Tinkerbell and it hurt, just like it hurt me when I thought I lost Tinkerbell a few times and felt real sad like oh she’s not a real dog etc. (@msn)

+ We gave you a LOT of sweet White House Correspondents Dinner photos this weekend, but here’s a few more late adds:


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+ Barack Obama will Not Repeal Don’t Ask Don’t Tell and McCain Says Military Gay Ban Repeal Unnecessary (@queerty) -20

+ Same-sex couples need more protections beyond ruling (@ Gazette Online) -5

+ Behind Larry Sirois’s decision to vote ‘yes’ on gay marriage in Maine: “I told them I was leaning toward accepting it, and that it was purely an issue of fairness, that I don’t agree with the gay lifestyle, but that these people deserve the same rights.” (@boston.com) +11

+ An unneccessary campaign against gay partners:

“A coalition of conservative groups filed Referendum 71, seeking a November vote to undo legislation that extends state-given benefits of marriage to gay and lesbian couples — almost everything but the name … Washington voters have much to manage: Many residents are out of work; others worry they will lose their jobs. Thousands of people have difficulty making ends meet … No one needs a campaign to stomp on legislation that doesn’t hurt anyone.”

(@the seattle times) – 0

+ Today in Right-Wing Hypocrisy!: Maine Bishop Richard Malone says Same-Sex Marriage is Dangerous (@pamshouseblend) -5



alex-iconfrom Alex:
Smashing Magazine is still the queen when it comes to inspirational or cool things to look at. They just posted my very favorite thus far: 40 Remarkable Graffiti and Street Artworks.

tink-icon1from Tinkerbell:

Episode Seven of Anyone But Me has arrived please watch it thank you love Tinkerbell. It is about pretty girls and this time they go to a party and there is a fight. My heart hurts because I want there to be love for all peoples and dogs. I miss my eyeball Love Tinkerbell. Thank you.

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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 3198 articles for us.


  1. Alex and Riese, are you guys playing human origami in those Monkeybussines starts with Straddeling photos?

    • in that second picture, i thought Riese’s legs were A;ex’s and vice versa.

      and it’s true about the women bullying other women in the workplace. no matter how hard i tried, i couldn’t get y’all to call me ‘hot asherrrrrrrrrr’

      • hi Hot Asherrrrrrrrr

        omg it’s like an optical illusion where you can see a picture two different ways. Cause now that you mentioned it, that leg thing freaks me out and I know what legs are mine usually.

      • i was confused about the legs too. but i have the same socks as riese [i think, they might be a;ex’s].

        • i think you just commented to rub your ‘hot’ prefix in my face. but that’s cool – you earned it.

        • way to call me out. can i just call you “asher with bangin’ hair”? it might not be quite as catchy, but it might work.

  2. I would just like to say that I voted for all the autostraddle ladies, plus several others who did not make this “hot 100” list. i think maddow, lohan, tina fey and portia were the only ones on my list who made it. oh, ae.

    where’s autostraddle’s list? it can’t be “hot” though…maybe a hot 100 weirdo list? weirdos we admire? the “OBVS 100” ?

    anyone need advice? should we solicit?

    • our list is in progress but we cannot reveal the details or the specific topics/categories. mum’s the word. it will debut beginning tomorrow. the intern army is all over it. very hush-hush.

  3. Can’t wait for an autostraddle list! All my fav weirdos like Karen O, Jenny Lewis, and Zooey Deschanel were tragically left off the AE one. :(

  4. I can’t wait for the auto straddle list. Some of my fav weirdos (who I voted for) were all left off the AE list.

    I also feel like the AE list is getting too mainstream and predictable. It speaks volumes that the top 10 are pretty obvious beforehand and that you guys guessed the whole top 5 easily.

  5. OMG Riese look at your face in the second photo! Like You just squeezed Tinkerbell, now I have to kill you

  6. As far as the women bullying other women I think that it is outragous because we have come so far and we don’t need ourselves bringing us down.

    • Yup. The cattiness and defensive shooting of our own has got to stop! I have a lot of actual feelings about this, too many for one daily fix really.

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