Daily Link Fix : Crazy, Sexy, Gender Bendy, Sad, Gleeful and Cool

Today on Autostraddle: remember The L Word WTF?? Video Part One? Yeah you do! Get ready to LOL ’cause The L Word WTF!!??” Part Two — a second compilation of TLW’s most redic moments — is LIVE. Also our photoblogger Robin is bringing sexy back boudoir-style with a little peek into what turns her on.

Also! In Natalie’s first column she solicited your first-hand experiences with the G-to-the-YNO. She needs more of your stories! sooooo drop her a line! (you can do so anonymously)

At least one Iowa magistrate has decided that he will no longer perform marriages, a response due in part to the Iowa Supreme Court ruling that allows same-sex couples to marry. The other part is his fear of the Gathering Storm. (@des moines register)

My bullied son’s last day on earth: Eleven-year-old Jaheem Herrera complained about being called gay, ugly and “the virgin” because he was from the Virgin Islands. (@cnn)

Remember Christianu2uber, the 12-year old who made those videos about being gay and then not gay? He was clearly crying out for help and at last, it has arrived. (@queerty)

Did Masters & Johnson fake their evidence that they’d successfully “converted” more than 70 percent of men and women who were dissatisfied with their homosexuality? (@nytimes)

Bitch-tapes – The Gender Bendy Covers Edition (@bitch)

Oooh La La Gaga (@jezebel) and photos from Lady GaGa’s Parlour Magazine shoot.

New York Magazine has reached into its archives and brought forth The Secret of Grey Gardens, a feature story on the Beales written in 1972. AND — Jezebel has LOLGREYGARDENS.

LGBT Films at this week’s The Tribeca Film Festival include Off and Running, a documentary featuring an adopted African-American teenager raised by two white Jewish lesbian parents who’s curiosity about her birth mother sparks an intriguing search for identity and Fish Child, an Argentinian film about the budding romance between a teenager from Buenos Aires’ most exclusive suburban neighborhood and her housemaid.

New video from our yet-to-be-aired new favorite show Glee!



from Crystal: The worst part about working in an office cubicle is that people can so easily sneak up behind you. And if one of those people is your boss and you just happen to be reading Autostraddle, or watching a Shane montage to the music of Coldplay on YouTube, then you’ve got a problem. The solution? iMate. It’s essentially a rear-view mirror for your cubicle. Forgive me for sounding like a Danoz Direct commercial, but my iMate arrived today and it is the most exciting/awesome/valuable purchase I have made this year.

riese-icon3from Riese: “Helen puts, among many other things, dirty barbecue tongs, avocado pits, and a hard-boiled egg in her vagina; she leaves a used homemade tampon in an elevator; and once a week she gets her entire body shaved, with a straight razor, by a total stranger she met at a fruit cart:”Wetlands” at the Vulture Reading Room/Book Club. Hosted by my number one feeling Sam Anderson.

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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. Loved the photos – nice!

    Is it really possible for anyone to put a pic next to their name? If so, how…..(just wonderin’)???

    Hey Alex, I’m a diabetic too (type I, since I was 7 – so I totally get ya!)

    • (You mean Alexi, right? She’s the diabetic. you guys should talk about your needles and stuff!)

      Yes it is possible for anyone to put a pic next to their name. However I don’t know how. I feel like Vashti must know because she always has a pic next to her name … and Laura has one too. I will try to find out. How this works.

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