Daily Fix: You Can Kiss Wherever You Like, Just Don’t Ask Anybody or Tell Anybody Anything

Today on Autostraddle: The Wednesday Televisionary has so many feelings about Weeds, Nurse Jackie, The Tonys, Leisha Hailey’s lifetime movie, My Life on the D-List, Obsessed and Vaseline.

In honor of the Tonys, we scrimped & saved to find the Top Ten Lesbians of the Theater and Stef sees Amanda Palmer because Who needs love when you’ve got cartoon recaps?

+ Ten reasons why the March on Washington is a bad idea. (One reason why it’s a good idea: Team Autostraddle road-trip! And then we can go to the Smithsonian!)  (@huffpo)

+ Two French students organize a kiss-in at the Human Rights Plaza in Paris called ‘Kiss Wherever You Like,” which I assume if it were a song, it would be sung much like “Vote However You Like,” my favorite YouTube video of all time:

+ It looks like someone made a new NOM website! type: http://www.nationalorganizationformarriage.com into your browser and hit enter.

+ “The Supreme Court’s refusal this week to hear a challenge to the ban on homosexuals serving openly in the military is not much of a legal setback,” says The New York Times.

+ Stephen Colbert takes on “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” in front of an audience of active troops: “An issue this sensitive can be tackled only by the sharpest of minds and the snappiest of dressers. ME! Stephen Colbert.

+ I am both excitant to send Crystal-in-Australia to the the Britney Spears Circus tour and concerned that Brit’s Dad is kinda workin’ this kid a bit too hard! She needs rest & lots of water & stretching. (@bbc news)

+ Does anyone else think it’s sad that they had to extend the category to Gay(ish) and couldn’t come up with 15 good gay blogs?  I feel like even when underepresented in most other categories of media, we sure are good at blogging … right?(@pamshouseblend)

+ Also! Carlytron and Riese were special guests on Johnny McGovern’s Big Gay Pimp Show! If you haven’t listened to it yet I don’t really know what to say for you.

+ Lifelong Anorexic ‘Forced’ to eat normally for three weeks for The Daily Mail “Hands down, one of the most upsetting pieces of writing we’ve ever seen.” (@jezebel)

+ Queerty’s got your Cliffs Notes for Adam Lambert’s article: if your brain has already bombed out so hard on computer overdose that you can’t read a Rolling Stone article about a pop star without drifting off. I love it when gay men are comfortable saying they’re attracted to a straight male friend wihtout worrying he’s gonna get his skull bashed in, post-Jenny Jones style, the next day.  One hopes.

“Clay Aiken’s gay, and I’m gay, and we couldn’t be more different. The only thing that is the same about everyone in the gay community is that we’re gay. … Why can’t we talk about a human community?”

+ Rosie O’Donnell set to star in a revival of Babes in Arms. (@variety)

+ The dude had another baby! (@abc news)

+ “Before we reclaim global leadership, we must first stop eating six sausages and a pound of eggs covered in syrup for breakfast, and we must stop leaving the house in sweatpants.” (@onion news network)

+ Pro-gun legislation finds it’s way into the Matthew Shepard Bill: ”’It makes sense for a group of people who would be protected by hate crime legislation to support something that would let them defend themselves before or after the crime,’ said one Republican Senate aid familiar with the discussions. ‘It’s relevant, and we want to work together with gay groups to get the message out.’” (@the washington independent)

+Fraternities and rape-prone culture: ”At precisely the moment when fraternity men were becoming highly conscious of the characteristics that made males attractive to females … they were also in the compromising position of being members of organizations that enrolled only single men, organizations that, through shared living, bathing, sleeping, and erotic hazing practices, fostered an atmosphere of camaraderie, intimacy, and loyalty that most found to be the fraternity’s biggest selling point.” (@national sexuality research center)


Auto-Straddler of the Day




Intern Daphne:Music Maestro! But not only music. A surreal style that combines dark humor, gypsy cabaret and a Brecht-like touch. All this you can find in the cultband the Tiger Lillies. Look.


riese-icon3Riese: OMG Goth Cruise. It won’t hold a candle to All Aboard! Rosie’s Cruise Ship. , but it will be good, and I will see it, and I will say – it was good.


carly-icon2from Carly: Cardboard gadgets! These look really cool but they are also social commentary on consumerism or whatever but really, they’re super cool and very well constructed. (@unplggd)


jessica-keller-iconIntern JK: You know when you dream at night of Zack Morris and the rest of the gang from Bayside High together again, at last? Wait – that’s just me? Anyway, our dreams have come true, because Mark Paul Gosselaar has committed to the Saved by the Bell reunion show! Squeal along with me, as we watch the return of Zack Morris (and his phone!) in this clip from Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

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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. ya’ll on the podcast is awesome. riese laughing hysterically in the background is especially awesome.

    • Agreed. I listened to it earlier today (at work) and I was laughing SO embarrassingly loud…and I work in marketing & web development…really nothing funny going on here.

      I tried to turn my laughter into coughs / clearing my throat…until my coworker brought me a glass of water and asked if i was feeling ok :-/ so worth it!

      • Ok I just checked lwordsexscenes.com and had another “coughing fit”

        you’re gonna get me sent home early.

        • Hahaha! Excellent! Yeah I decided to take his advice immediately, for some reason that URL hadn’t yet been snatched up by some other savvy lesbian sex scene fan.

  2. i fully support an autostraddle trip to washington. we can turn my room into a hostel.

      • There’s a widget on the right sidebar underneath the “subscribe” widget, where you can register, which is really fun, and I think you should do that.

        You can also go to gravatar.com just to get a picture.

        That is excellent. There is another homo at your school who has also offered her place of residence, clearly we are bringing the whole gang. Perhaps we can create gay friendship as well as political action! October is magic!

        • Thanks! I didn’t even realize we could have accounts. Now I don’t have to worry about any freaky impostors (i.e. people using the same name).

        • wait, who is this homo? i refuse to believe there’s one of them around here that i haven’t found out about.

          • dawn, i think the lovely intern was referring to the homo at her school. i’m the homo!

          • hahaha, yeah, i’m sorry to have momentarily offended, dawn.

            debs, you’re the mysterious au homo?

          • i’m not sure if i’m mysterious in any way, but i’m a grad student which is probs why you don’t know me. i’m not on campus very often.

  3. OMG I am so excited that the Britney train is coming to my town, it’s been a long time coming. Also, that NOM website is brill, I lol’d.

    • did you hear she’s bringing her kids? yeah. contrary to popular belief, i totally read pages of the newspaper that don’t have my horoscope on it.

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