Daily Fox: Shane in Monte Carlo, NYC Gays in Connecticut-o, Lindsay in SamRo!

Today on Autostraddle: As Autostraddle grows, we hope to feature a lot of good personal essay style stuff happening here ’cause it’s hard to find that kind of stuff for lezzes. For now! Here’s one! Crystal does Sydney: Snatches & Sly Foxes. Andddd Carly is your Wednesday Televisionary! monaco_3_border3

+ Greenwich, Connecticut is the new hotspot for New York-based gays looking to get hitched. (@nytimes)

+ Katherine Moennig (SHANE) spends another relaxing vaycay with Mama Chaiken at the Monte Carlo TV Festival. Photos suggest she left the hotel several times, was in full costume. (@variety, etc.)

+ Also seen exiting a building: Lindsay Lohan, exiting Samantha Ronson’s place as she so often does now that they are totes back together! (@celeb gossip)

+ There’s a gay couple up for US Weekly’s Dream Wedding Contest vote for them right now to make up for all the other contests we have lost, like Prop 8 and American Idol. (@usweekly)

+ I know I said I’d never talk about Miss California again. But then Miss California, Carrie Prejean gets shitcanned. (@foxnews)

+ David Archuleta comments on Adam Lambert’s coming out: or rather, reporter aggressively attempts to make David stop talking about music, start talking about Adam’s sexuality. (@ohnotheydidnt)

+ Jezebel: Susan Orlean Asks, Is Writing Harder For Women? And I relate.

It’s still much more acceptable for a man to put his personal life on hold for work than for a woman to do the same. I’ve had a lot of conversations with other writers about this, and women almost always report feeling guilty for placing work above relationships — not just with kids, but also with friends, parents, significant others, etc. Anna H. says that when working on her book many years ago, she “had to TELL people that I would not be calling, emailing, socializing for 7 months, and, even though I was upfront about it, I still felt very guilty.” Male writers I’ve talked to, in contrast, sometimes view social life as an imposition, and rejecting it as an almost moral act, a la Thoreau.

+ Kathy Griffin on David Letterman:

+ Lesbian couple, kids denied family rate at pool: The Lava Hot Springs State Foundation says the five don’t fit the definition of a family. (@foxnews)

+ Could Republicans Make New York the 7th State for Gay Marriage?: Gay Democratic Senator Thomas Duane is reportedly furious with his fellow Dems for refusing to pass marriage legislation, may join the other party, giving more support to the ouster of Sen. Malcolm Smith as majority leader (and giving Republican Sen. Dean Skelos the post).(@queerty)

51_1_jennywrites+ Intern Jess:I guess we should start stocking up on booze, antacids, and weed. @IleneChaiken tweeted for the first time today. It read: Just sitting down to start writing The L Word movie.”

Riese: Oh that’s so cute! That IS the way that we live! Stars ARE just like us — they too spend way too much time working on projects that will never sell!!! Also — is that really Ilene Chaiken? I doubt it.

+ I wish they’d done this in college, it would’ve made things less confusing –  Women inmates segregated for looking gay: For more than a year, Virginia’s largest women’s prison rounded up inmates who had loose-fitting clothes, short hair or otherwise masculine looks, sending them to a unit officers derisively dubbed the “butch wing,” prisoners and guards say. (@ap)

+ In American Primitive, Gwen Wynne seeks to understand the place of family and same-sex relationships in our culture by fictionalizing the situation she found herself in as a child in the 70s when her mother died and another man moved in with her father:


Auto-Straddler of the Day – A Classic:

Classic Auto-Straddle: Cindy Crawford & kd Lang

Classic Auto-Straddle: Cindy Crawford & kd Lang


jess-rothschild-iconfrom Intern Jess: I think the creativity gods just exploded… Lady Gaga touring with Kanye West. Word has it they will be performing together as one long set.



from Carly: I’ve recently started taking my lunch to work everyday and I recently found this adorable laptop lunchbox. It’s bento-style and totally cute. I might have to consider getting one of these.

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Marie Lyn Bernard, aka Riese, is an award-winning writer, blogger, journalist, fictionist, copywriter, video-maker and aspiring cyber-performance artist who grew up in the midwest, lost her mind in New York City and is currently making it work in California. Her work has appeared in nine books including "The Bigger the Better, The Tighter The Sweater: 21 Funny Women on Beauty, Body Image and The Hazards of Being Female," "Dirty Girls," and "The Best American Erotica of 2007," magazines including Nylon, Marie Claire, GO, Curve, Interlude, and CollegeBound, and all over the web including nerve.com, Jezebel, Queerty, Emily Books and OurChart (RIP). She was the recapper for The L Word Online and host of Showtime’s Lezberado and her personal blog has earned many dubious honors including Best Personal Blog 2008. Riese has spoken about blogging, community-building, feminism, cyberculture and sexuality at places like BlogHer, Yale, New York University, The University of Chicago and The Museum of Sex. A graduate of the University of Michigan, Interlochen Arts Academy and The Olive Garden's week-long training intensive; she enjoys eating foods, having big ideas, reading books & talking to her stuffed dog, Tinkerbell. Also, she's Jewish. Follow her smokin’ hot adventures on twitter. Contact: riese[at]autostraddle.com

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  1. We started using a bento style divided container to pack our kids’ lunches because we thought we could trick them into thinking their lunches were just as cool as their classmates who were eating those crap lunchables. Turns out my kids are pretty smart and were not fooled. We use the containers anyway and we suspect the kids are quietly preparing our overthrow.

  2. I never watch Letterman but i tuned in for kathy Griffin. I saw her do stand-up once and lets just say uncensored KG is one of the funniest things i’ve ever seen.

    also she’s actually rather attractive in person.

  3. i sincerely hope that whoever’s pretending to be ilene [because i refuse to believe that it’s her] is going to use her powers to their full extent. announcing meet-and-greets at walmarts etc. just to see how many lesbians show up.

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