Here’s Who Got #NationalGirlfriendDay Right On Twitter

It seems our recall on the word “girlfriend” to describe platonic friendships between women has been largely ignored by the straight community, and nowhere was this more apparent than on Twitter yesterday for #NationalGirlfriendDay. The recall was pretty straightforward and they’ve had an entire year to claim their rebate, and also you don’t see us trying to co-opt Galentine’s Day, but, okay, I guess go ahead and log onto Twitter to align this with Girls’ Night Out.

Except, don’t, and clearly we need a refresher on the topic, so, lets’ talk about Who Got National Girlfriend Day right (or wrong) on Twitter:

Wrong. The accompanying picture that zeros in on Gigi Hadid embracing Kendall Jenner’s midsection is a slap in the face, and not in a good way.

This is not a link to Carol in a queue 60 times. Wrong.

No one takes anyone out for some “bagels tonight”, so this is a reach on top of being wrong.

Scarlett’s making that face because: wrong.

Correct! Good for Molly Priddy. We wish her the best of luck with Mary Louise Parker.

*looks up from what I was doing and lowers my readers to the bottom of my nose to look at LaCroix not in a mean way but also not in a good way*


Don’t you dare bring Girls Trip into this. Wrong.

Rachel Zoe, surprising no one: wrong.

What? No. Wrong.

No, she doesn’t and didn’t. Wrong.

Is nothing sacred? Wrong.

The cast of the TV show Girlfriends posting about National Girlfriend Day: we’ll allow it!

No, WE toss pillows around on the bed at night as sex. That’s what we do. Not you, Little Mix! Wrong.

Unless this is Dinah Shore and Kate Walsh and Angela from The Office who are draped over each other on a float have some news for us: wrong.

Pandering. Wrong!


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  1. Straight women’s posts about this annoyed the shit out of me ALL GODDAMN DAY yesterday. They were all so insistent on making it a “best girlfriends(no homo)” day while also excluding that hey some women do have actual girlfriends and giving a shout out to literally everybody else(mothers, sisters, aunties,etc) and “hey, fellas don’t forget to thank….” Shut up Tiffany.

    Wow, I’m bitter today.

  2. Uh… So my straight best friend can’t seem to break the habit of introducing me as her “girlfriend”. And then she’s shocked when people assume we are a couple. It’s annoying but also makes me laugh so hard inside every time it happens.

  3. Well, I’m glad it isn’t #InternationalGirldfriend day or I’d have to get officially aggrieved.

    Also, I think the Girls Trip one is right if you live in a solipsistic bubble and assume it refers only to you taking your 100% genuine girl-on-girlfriend to see it.

  4. The best method I’ve found for dealing with this issue is asking the straight girl if she (or the person she’s referring to) is dating this “girlfriend”. That tends to shut it down, at least for a minute.

  5. I have to very much disagree with you on that bagel comment. This Queer Jew was out with Sunday night with a Jewish lady who asked me if I know a good bagel spot. We haven’t gone yet, but there were talks of going to one. So….

  6. I spent the whole day thinking it was National Girlfriend Day, so that straight boys would appreciate their girlfriends and any women talking about it were either queer or being queer inclusive.

    Super disappointed right now.

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