Daily Fix: What’s Not to Love About Venn Diagrams? And Twins!

Today on Autostraddle: Hey-o! What’s that you hear? Is it The Beat on the Street? Yes it is. Amanda Palmer wrote a high school play, and you can read all about it and other musical delights too. Also obvs the Autostraddle Hot 100!

+ I know I said I wasn’t gonna talk about Carrie anymore, but now I’m freshly obsessed with Shanna Moakler, who is both hot & awesome and has resigned: “I cannot with a clear conscious [sic] move forward supporting and promoting the Miss Universe Organization when I no longer believe in it, or the contracts I signed committing myself as a youth.” (@e!)

+ It makes us feel really happy that People Magazine’s headline is Wanda Sykes Becomes Mom of Twins! (@people)

+ The Nerve Interview: The director of Outrage on how closeted politicians are destroying America.

+ Out Magazine asks: Which Gay Religious Leader Are You? I’m Sinead O’Connor gay, apparently. (Obvs sub “girls” for “dudes” in all questions involving shagging.)

+ “I loved lesbian model shoot” This actually happened to me (Riese) at a photoshoot once. And it was AWESOME. Oh, the wayward days of my youth. (@the sun uk)

+ I’m very unimpressed with craigslist’s decision on this matter. Queerty agrees: Craigslist Yanks Sex Listings (And Why it’s a Terrible Decision (@queerty) and so do these ladies: PRESS RELEASE: “Erotic Services” Denied: Craigslist and Attorneys General Are Putting Sex Workers At Risk.

+ Florida declares out-of-state gay adoptions Legal. (@queerty)

+ The always-hilarious StuntDouble compares the AfterEllen.com Hot 100 to the Maxim Hot 100. We noticed they were missing something so we took it upon ourselves …


+ Anyone who can make a similar graphic to what the always-brill Grace the Spot whipped up for her blog wins a free trip to the surface of the sun!

+ Adam Lambert gets his very own day in San Diego! “If you can get past the one minute of screaming girls he talks about accepting differences and sings a little of Michael Jackson’s Black or White.” (-Intern Heidi) (@signonsandiego) and also, Rolling Stone has a look back at Season Eight so far … in pictures!

+ Lindsay Lohan got a movie! Pretty soon she’ll want to finance Autostraddle. We’re on standby.



from Crystal:I recently heard about ‘This Is Oz’, an arts project slash human rights campaign that aims to fight discrimination against the GLBT community. It’s an online photo album of some of Australia’s GLBT celebrities including Matthew Mitcham, Ruby Rose, Rhys Bobridge and more. Check it out.


alex-iconfrom Alex: There’s some really clever and inspirational design work from Paper’s feature this month called Rebranding America: “…we invited some of the best visual communicators we know (from ad gurus to artists) to create original advertising concepts that could redefine our country’s image. Welcome to U.S.A. 2.0.”

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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. Father Garrick retired in the late 90s from Notre Dame. I wrote a paper in high school on him. Is that story supposed to be old?

    • oh man! I just looked at it, it’s from 1998. I think I’m going to have to go beat up an intern.

      • in the meantime, I’ve removed the link. That’s awesome that you did a paper in high school on him!

        • no prob, the daily fix is always awesome. i just wanted to be sure i wasn’t missing something. the paper wasn’t so much about his retirement as much as it was a critique of the church’s reponse to the AIDS crisis. Fr. Garrick did a bunch of outreach dating back to the early 80s and is a super amazing guy. it’s sad he can’t celebrate mass anymore. i’d be the first in line on sundays.

  2. I’m beginning to realize lesbians have a thing for Venn diagrams. Write that down.

  3. i’m Sinead O’Conner, too! clearly this means we should start a new religion. um, just lemme know when you want me to shave my head.

    the gay priest article, no matter how old, makes me a little teary-eyed. oh! maybe he’d convert to Autostraddlism?

    Wanda Sykes! cute cute cute can’t wait to see pictures! baybeeeees!

    • WeeEEee! You made me squeal like a little girl… probs cause I am one… (not yet a woman etc) Thank YOU for sharing the feedback.

  4. Riese-
    have you read Half Life by Shelley Jackson? Lesbian conjoined twins, and lots and lots of Venn diagrams (for fairly obvious reasons). No one has your name so far, but I keep hoping.

  5. I still find it hilarious that the only reason the AE Hot 100 even exists is because the one year they chose a (closeted) lesbian as number 1 dorothy snarker got angry and blogged about it on AE and then AE created their own Hot 100. Also hilarious is the fact that Lohan wore a rainbow flag made into a dress (pretty much) at the 2007 Hot 100 party :p

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