Daily Fix: YOU ARE AN ABOMINATION ALL CAPS! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED ALL CAPS!

Today on Autostraddle: Check out our NewNowNext Awards preview video in which Alex & Riese interview famous people about random things — with another sneak-peak at Robin’s photos, including Cheyenne Jackson and Christian Siriano. Also our Autostraddle Roundtable was especially awesome this week — about the intersection of Church and State-of-Mind.

+ Ted Haggard is writing a book. Probs his wife will too. Also, he voted for Kris Allen. Every time an asshole gets a book deal, an entire forest spontaneously combusts. (@queerty)

+ Adam Lambert’s brother Neil has been posting on the SomethingAwful.com forums all this time:

“Against all odds, Adam has been subtly trolling America by wearing ridiculous clothes and singing bizarre renditions of popular songs. Frankly, I think he’s thoroughly freaking out middle America … with your help, he can succeed in his mission! He’s up against the ‘safe’ choice. The guy is talented and nice and not scary and weird. Adam is talented and weird. I want someone like that to win just to see people lose their poo poo. Also, I love my brother and want him to sing.”

+ Nigel Lythgoe is sorry for all the homophobic stuff he ever said, like last week on So You Think You Can Dance. Mmm-hmm. I learned this shit from Jerry Springer — he ain’t sorry for what he did, he’s just sorry he got caught. And yelled at by glaad, which is almost worse than being yelled at by your mom. (@queerty)

+ Get one free i love love sticker or buy a pack and the money will be donated to the fight for marriage equality! (@credo)

+ Question: “Why does Lady GaGa look different in her latest photoshoot?” Commenter answer: “I think she got a nose job courtesy of photoshop.” (@ohnotheydidnt)

+ Parents with daughters are more likely to be liberal: “She provides persuasive evidence that congressmen with female children tend to vote liberally on reproductive rights issues such as teen access to contraceptives. In a revision, Washington (2008) argues for a wider result, namely, that the congressmen vote more liberally on a range of issues such as working families flexibility and tax-free education.” (@fivethirtyeight)

+ The American Girl people realize the Jews have money, make them a doll: “She is a 9-year-old girl living on the Lower East Side in 1914 with her Russian-Jewish immigrant parents, siblings and a grandmother known only as Bubbie.” (sidenote my grandmother I also knew as Bubbie, perhaps this is about me.) (sidenote #2: American Girl is owned by a Lesbian.) (@jezebel)

+ BREAKING NEWS: Religious leaders are doing sketchy things to harm the gays! “A gay rights advocacy group claims that the Roman Catholic Diocese of Maine is violating tax rules by helping a referendum campaign that would repeal the state’s new same-sex marriage law.” (@the associated press)

+ The US Embassy holds a Gay Pride event in Baghdad! (@the washington post)

+ Women are depressed. (Autostraddle can help.) (@doublex)

+ What If Obama Meant It?

+ I love YouTube! From Riese’s inbox:

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Mullen assesses Military’s gay ban, says this is a tough stressful time and it wouldn’t be wise, but the Pentagon would comply if Congress repealed the policy. (@washington post) -10

Same-Sex Ruling set for Tuesday in California! (@nytimes) (TBA!) (If you haven’t seen 13 love stories to counter Prop 8, you should.)

For gay couples, being married matters: Five years after Massachusetts legalized gay marriage, married couples say “they feel more committed to their spouses, more accepted in their community, and more likely to be open about their sexual orientation at work.” (@boston globe) +5

+ Coquille Indian tribe allows same-sex marriage! That’s — something!  (@oregonlive) +5

+ Liberty University bans college democrats: “The Democratic Party platform is contrary to the mission of Liberty University and to Christian doctrine (supports abortion, federal funding of abortion, advocates repeal of the federal Defense of Marriage Act, promotes the “LGBT” agenda, hate crimes, which include sexual orientation and gender identity, socialism, etc.)” (@newsweek) -3

+ Thank you Hillary: GAY US diplomats to get benefits for partners. +10

+The Guardian UK says that Obama is ushering in a “quiet gay revolution.” I sure as hell hope so. +10.

+I mean, when Meghan McCain is saying that the GOP should endorse gay marriage in New York … +5

+ Lest a school take responsibility for anti-gay bullying, the school has investigated and consequently categorically determined that 11-year old Jaheem Herrera killed himself for other reasons. – 15 (the good news: Mom’s still suing the school district. I hope she wins!)

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robin-iconfrom Robin:
These two young and adorable NYC-based designers make cute shoes. I love supporting female entrepreneurs!

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alex-iconfrom Alex:
This week in “man I wish I would’ve thought of that” is a Rubik’s Cube Type Stamp designed by jashands. Its such a clever little good-looking idea.

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hot-laura-icon2from Intern Hot Laura:
So, I’m pretty big on NPR. I was listening to old podcasts the other day when I found this guy and instantly started to tingle all over with nerdy excitement. Luckily, the internet is a big place, and it turns out that lots of other people got excited about b flat too.

Riese is the 37-year-old CEO, CFO and Editor-in-Chief of Autostraddle.com as well as an award-winning writer, blogger, fictionist, copywriter, video-maker, low-key Jewish power lesbian and aspiring cyber-performance artist who grew up in Michigan, lost her mind in New York and then headed West. Her work has appeared in nine books including "The Bigger the Better The Tighter The Sweater: 21 Funny Women on Beauty, Body Image & Other Hazards Of Being Female," 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. Follow her on twitter and instagram.

Riese has written 2696 articles for us.

11 Comments

  1. Probably. I can see the famous Chicago Graceland Cemetery from my living room windows so I don’t feel the need to like, go there or anything 😉 Also, that Obama video is brill and I think we should all email/tweet it to ‘him’…

  2. first of all i would like to remind y’all that Hillary was always my choice for pres.

    secondly, riese — your youtube inbox is amazing! i love that it is letting you know you are going to hell, you’re way cute and two, YES TWO television series are in store for you.

  3. WE ARE ALL GOING TO HELL. AND WE WILL SPEAK IN ALL CAPS. AND KC FROM THE PLANET PODCAST WILL RIDE UP ON HER UNICORN. AND UH HUH HER WILL PLAY MUSIC. AND RACHEL MADDOW WILL MIX COCKTAILS. AND KATHERINE MOENNIG WILL FINALLY COME OUT AND MAKE OUT WITH ALL OF US.

    Hm… hell doesn’t sound so bad after all.

  4. “TRUTH IS TRUTH AND IT IS NOT MARRIAGE”

    mmmh… so truth is not the same as marriage? Like, the word “truth” and the word “marriage” do not have the same meaning? That’s quite an insight. Genius we got here, I tell ya.

  5. I feel like kicking Liberty U in the shin. Supposedly they just recently started allowing interracial dating too! Oh my!

    I would support women entrepreneurs if I had any money left from American Apparel and Urban Outfitters. Curse you wonderful (yet expensive) clothes!

    Awesome typographic Rubik’s cube. Though, I would think it’s hard to get the letters you want… Hmm…

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