Gift Bags For Celebrity Women Who Came Out This Year


Illustration by Sophie Argetsinger

The year 2016 hasn’t been great. Some would say it feels like the end of the world. But there have been shining lights in 2016. Those shining lights came in the form of Lauren Jauregui, Bex Taylor-Klaus, Sara Ramirez, Gigi Gorgeous, Elizabeth Gilbert, Eva Gutowski, Bella Thorne, Stephanie Beatriz, Aubrey Plaza, Mara Wilson, Rebecca Sugar, Elena Delle Donne, Rowan Blanchard, Amandla Stenberg, and Keke Palmer coming out somewhere on the queer spectrum. We are so blessed.

To show our appreciation, I’ve put together a holiday gift bag to welcome them to our world.

Prrrrfect Tote Bag


I once tweeted (“I once tweeted,” – Me at my own funeral) that on the one hand people don’t exist for your consumption, but on the other hand I need to know if you’re gay. That still rings true. And what better way to alert the masses that you’re of a certain inclination than this beautifully designed tote bag of a woman face down cradling a cat.

The Rider Tarot Deck


Just trust me on this, having a tarot deck in your bag is going to work out really well for you, even before you know how to use it, and even if you never learn how to use it!

Double Feature of Valentine’s Day and New Year’s Eve

This double feature of Gary Marshall’s Valentine’s Day and New Year’s Eve will at once serve as a cautionary tale of a strictly heterosexual world, and then as a subtle reminder that in this new world you’ve entered, while everyone’s story lines may start out separately, they always become intertwined in the end.

Carmex Keep Carm & Carry Bag Set


Please enjoy these various Carmex chapstick products as you enter this new journey in life.

Gal Pal Athletic Tee


Are you best friends? Are you related? You’re going to keep them guessing in this shirt.

Carve Up the Mountain Soap Set


Okay, so first of all these soaps are fragrance free and vegetable based and so you know somebody queer made them. Secondly, you’re going to be doing a lot more camping, and these are perfect for you and your on-the-go dishware.

Wildfang PDX Beanie


Well you absolutely will need a beanie, one for the ping factor, and two for the growing out phase of the haircut you might be considering. I’ve chosen this PDX Beanie in particular as Portland is sure to be an upcoming travel destination.

‘Woman Planning Her Escape’ Tapestry


You planned it and you did it. Plus, the word “tapestry” alone gets us there.

The Well of Loneliness


Finally, round out this new beginning enjoying a classic fiction story of two women in love.

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Los Angeles based writer. Let's keep it clean out there!

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  1. I can verify that keeping a tarot deck in your bag is a good idea when spending time with queer women. I started learning tarot after reading Beth Maiden’s articles here and on Little Red Tarot and then kept going because ALL the queer women I met in NYC/ at NYU wanted their cards read. I gave them readings and now they are my friends. *thumbs up emoji*

  2. As someone who keeps getting asked if every woman she takes out is her sister I have a mighty need of that Gal Pal’s t-shirt. No for God’s sake none of the women I have brought here look anything like me or each other, why do you keep asking that?

  3. I seriously almost spit out my tea while reading this in the library and trying not to laugh out loud multiple time. Perfection.

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