Remember last week when we put together a really special, informative and highly accurate / imaginative piece How to Make Gay Friends and Meet Girls: The Ultimate Guide to Effective Queer Socializing?
But it turned out that all you really needed in order to meet other queers was the freedom to post your current city and email address in the comments?
YOU GUYS COULD’VE BEEN DOING THAT THIS WHOLE TIME, WEIRDOS.
Just kidding, I love you. So much so, in fact, that we’ve declared next week International Meet an Autostraddler Week! WHAT, THAT’S EXCITING. Yes, I know. How does one celebrate International Meet an Autostraddler Week? Simple! You make plans to meet a fellow reader and then you go do that.
Some of you have celebrated early and that’s cool, don’t worry. Intern Emily apparently celebrates this holiday every weekend or something. Montreal lesbians are so lucky for so many reasons and Emily is one of those reasons! Also there’s something called ‘Faggity Ass Fridays’ which, I mean seriously, that sounds like a lot of fun.
A handful of Autostraddle team members have organized meet-ups in their respective cities. If you’re in or around these areas and would like to be part of the party, email for exact locations and more info!
Tuesday, November 9
contact: crystal [at] autostraddle [dot] com
Wednesday, November 10
contact: laneia [at] autostraddle [dot] com
Saturday, November 13 / Sunday, November 14
contact: laura [at] autostraddle [dot] com
Monday, November 8
contact: greenearthgirl4 [at] gmail [dot] com
Flexible dates & times
contact: heathergfroehlich [at] gmail [dot] com
LONDON, ENGLAND 2
Additional meet-ups have been / will be taking place
contact: ehmerrow [at] yahoo [dot] com
Thursday, November 11
contact: emilychoo19 [at] gmail [dot] com
Wednesday, November 10
contact: katelynhouck [at] gmail [dot]com
Thursday, November 11
contact: louberry76 [at] gmail [dot] com
Flexible dates & times
contact: daphne.vandevoorde [at] gmail [dot] com
If you’ve coordinated a meet-up in your city and would like to share your contact info, email me: laneia [at] autostraddle [dot] com. I will update this post with your name, city, email, etc.
I feel weird and nervous for you guys when you put your email addresses [you should spell them out to avoid spammers] in the comments – probably because I’m a mother and I want you to eat one green thing a day and not get abducted by strangers. So! It is with the utmost fear and hope that I encourage you to meet each other in well-lit, public places. If possible, meet in large groups and take a friend! Also it never hurts to carry a can of Mace / wiffle bat.
**DON’T POST EXACT MEETING LOCATIONS IN THESE COMMENTS! Please email each other. Jesus I’ve been gone for 24+ hours and you guys have lost your precious little minds. Email!
Additionally, several of you have emailed / tweeted / formspringed to say that Autostraddle needs a forum / social networking apparatus. Yes, we know. We’ve got big big plans for Autostraddle and I promise you’ll be super pleased. In the meantime, you’ll just have to make friends the old-fashioned way: interesting avatars, witty comments and compelling blogs.
Have you already met an Autostraddler?
Was it everything you’d hoped for?
Are there photos?
Did you compare who’d been reading Autowin the longest?
Is Autostraddle the next OkCupid?
i in fact celebrated this holiday today. so. it’s a really fun holiday, just saying.
pencil me in?
yes! email me – emily choo 19 at gmail dot com whenever you want to hang!
Anyone in Virginia ? Specifically the Roanoke area ? At school here.
Virginia Tech? I’m here.
I am closer to Roanoke than too Blacksburg. But either is good. E-mail me for a meeting place.
i’m in richmond, but i feel like if i tried to organize a meet-up, it would end up being me and a bunch of ex-girlfriends. how awkward.
This holiday is the best.
Hit me up Omaha…Max tonight or anywhere else? [area code] seven two zero . three eight three five
and AS is wayyyyyyyy better than any site I’ve met women from. Even better than AfterEllen.
okay I was sooo close to going to the max tonight, so close. I chose T Henry’s and Billy Froggs instead. next weekend? will you be around? we should make this happen.
Next weekend I’m supposed to go on a party bus thing in Fremont with people I worked with this summer, but that’d be a little awkward. Let me know whatever you want to do. We’ve gotta get Dessy in on this too!
Is anyone arranging something for the bay area? I feel like there’s probably tons of us here…
There sure are!
I feel like a queer takeover of Heart and Dagger in Oakland would be appropriate. It’s my favorite East Bay bar, and already has a strong dyke presence.
Anyone else in?
Im in SF for school, and spend quite a bit of time in San Jose. What part of the Bay Area are you in? We should definitely try to work something out.
I too am underage so I’m sure we can find someplace thats not +21 to meet up.
I’m in Berkeley.
also in the bay! (berkeley) :)
Underage and in the bay area (berkeley) too!
I drive between Bay Area Cities a lot and would love to do coffee with you guys! Shoot me an email so we can set something up: kendraiconner [at] yahoo [dot] com.
I just realized that I mixed up my emails, kendraiconner [at] gmail [dot] com is the correct one. Sorry.
How about with all these underage queer folks in Berkeley, maybe a AS meet-up could be held at Saturn Cafe?
I’m going to be in the bay for the next 2 months…mainly the peninsula (palo alto/los altos/mountain view) but i venture to the city and berk quite a bit. let me know if you guys are doing something!
I’m in Berkeley pretty frequently. Let me know if/when you’re meeting up? naomiib at gmail dot com.
oh hayyyyy Berkeley people
possible meet up during Big Game? ;) When we kick yo asses?
Hmmmm… I’m not sure what game you’re referencing since the only Big Game I know of is the one where we kick your asses, but I’d be down, haha :)
what is that?! a sizable chunk of us are holed up in my oakland apartment right now. is that a thing we should know about?
Heart and Dagger is a bar on Lake Park ave, that tiny street that connects Grand and Lake Shore aves, the area where the Lake Merritt Farmer’s Market is held.
The pints are $4, with PBR tall boys for $3.50. There’s a pool table, pinball, and a huge patio where dogs are welcome. It’s not *too* hipstery, and there’s always a few queers there. Anyway, it’s basically made for dykes. Autostraddlers should officially take it over as the East Bay queer bar, since The White Horse is only good for the weekly drag king show.
The yelp page, with a space, since the last time I tried to post a link it killed my comment: http://www.yelp .com/biz/heart-and-dagger-saloon-oakland
can you let us know where the autostraddle oakland meetup is so that we can pretend like we’re not going and then show up in costume and can i be obi wan kanobi
yeah yeah i wanna be a dinosaur!
I’m in. I call slutty penguin. Or myself. The difference is negligible.
I don’t know if there’s officially an Oakland meet-up yet, but any East Bay queers who wanna meet up should email me at queerly the best at gmail dot com.
if anyone is trapped in the outer reaches of the bay area (san jose etc), we should meet up? maybe? or is everyone in the queer mecca that is San Francisco…
i just inverted my question marks and ellipses because I’ve been trying to teach an 11 year old about grammar and IT IS EXHAUSTING
seconding a san jose/south bay meet up, although a journey to mecca would be nice when I have more time. Maybe for coffee or something, so non-alcohol buying people could come too?
yes! what part of the south bay are you in?
I live in Campbell. You?
How about a meet-up this Friday afternoon/evening? [Place] is amazing, although they close at 8:30 pm so we couldn’t stay too late. Contact me here, or at naomiib at gmail.com
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or Saturday or Sunday, whatever’s good for people.
I live right on the san jose/campbell/los gatos boundary!
I could meet on saturday or sunday! my email is kmhllran at gmail dot com, I’ll email you!
I’m in Santa Cruz, I might be down for making the journey out to San Jose for drunk or sober socializing. If someone makes a plan, let me know!
apparently we’re meeting up next weekend, you free then?
I would love to join you guys, but I am busy on Saturday. If you decide to go on Sunday though, email me at evajulieeng at gmail dot com.
Actually, we’re thinking Sunday, so if you’d be free then, around 10:30 or 11, email me (kmhllran at gmail dot com) or naomi (naomiib at gmail dot com) for place and such. :)
holy shit that smiley face is terrifying. disregard it, I am not a serial killer.
Yeah, there is a Bay Area meet-up planned in San Francisco. I want to go, but I have three problems. I am 1) stranded in the outer regions of the (north) bay, and it is often a hassle for me to get to San Francisco, 2) underage, so I doubt that older Autostraddlers will want to hang out with me, due to my inability to get into bars/clubs and general uncoolness, and 3) painfully, excruciatingly shy/awkward.
aw, being underage shouldn’t stop you! i’m sure lots of people would like a meetup that didn’t revolve around booze :)
you act like queer hipsters don’t love hanging out in dolores park. no ID needed to get in there! ;)
Yup, East Bay Autostraddler here…would be down for something maybe possibly (though I’m super busy…)
I’m in Oakland and I’d be totally down with a meetup, alcoholic or no. (Also, I work in Fremont-area, so South Bay people, I’d like to meet up with you all, too!)
apparently we’re doing something next sunday in downtown cambpell, email me: naomiib at gmail dot com or kateh at kmhllran at gmail dot com for details…
Anyone here go to SF State? Maybe, we could get a campus meet up going.
I go to SFSU! we should def have a meet up.
Awesome! Yeah, I’m there on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, I commute from Dublin/Pleasanton. Where/when do you want to meet up?
I live in ParkMerced so I’m near campus a lot. My work schedule isn’t regular, but wednesdays are usually free. Sen me an email and we can set the rest up: kendraiconner [at] gmail [dot] com
Take pictures! Especially if someone organizes a meet-up in New England. You need to send me pictures.
come to boston
But I am afraid of getting beaten via wiffle bat.
We promise not to do that. Maybe.
Rachel, Is anyone officially organizing a boston meetup? I’m in cambridge and would be up for meeting up maybe on a weeknight this week, but I’m out of town this weekend.
I’m in Boston toooooooo! What’s the plan?
Removed for your own safety! Send emails!! Don’t announce exact meeting locations in the comments! I LOVE YOU / DON’T WANT YOU TO DIE.
It’s too late, Laneia. I will be at the location with a wiffle bat.
Just kidding, I didn’t see what time you guys are meeting.
boston!!! swoopsta22 [at] aol [dot] com (no judging) <3
HEY BOSTON PEOPLE. I LOVE YOU. let’s organize something. everyone who’s interested in meeting up email me at rachel [at] autostraddle [dot] com and we’ll make this happen. brianna this means you too.
Dear Laura, how long are you in London for?
I’m in London! But I don’t use twitter, so I don’t understand how the Laura link works…a little help, anyone?
i’ll be there saturday and sunday. i’m deadly serious about having an autostraddle ice cream social. leon, just email me at laura[at]autostraddle[dot]com!
were you at an airport in germany friday?
I was not =/ Were YOU in an airport in germany on Friday?
yes, I was, and I’m very happy to inform you about your doppelganger!
Boston / cambridge anyone?
theonlycloan[at]yahoo[dot]com, if anyone wants to be friends :)
Hey Boston-ites! I’d love to meet more autostraddlers. jumanji [at] mit [dot] edu .
BOSTON, hell yes! I will be back in Jan., would people want to meet up then too?
me too! bek924[at]gmail[dot]com
Arg why am I not living in Boston anymore? Stupid Virginia.
so in this case some boston person needs to get something together!
I’m Irish but I’m here for the year! Add me
catherineosullivannuim AT gmail DOT com.
Also in Boston!
yes! would be down!
DON’T FORGET PICTURES
Yes! Well, ok, sort of. I’m in Providence, RI*, but would totally be willing to drop by Boston over the weekend. Count me in!
ammo love battle at gmail.com
*Also, if anyone is in Providence, email me!
Yesyes, count me in :)
I’m home 12th-13th PERFECT TIMING!
Waco, TX anyone?
Fort Worth, TX here
Aww…that’s a drive I just can’t make anytime soon.
Someone please slap me for choosing to go to a private Baptist university.!
You’re at Baylor? Why would we slap you? Your getting educated! What are you studying?
Yes I am at Baylor and I’m majoring in Biology, premed. :) It’s great here for an education but if you also want a social life then it can be annoying going to school here.
Granbury, Texas! Or 45 minutes of Fort Worth! Or ASS FUCK NOWHERE!
you guys got a great lake! fort worth isn’t that great. it’s getting more ghetto everyday!
I am now in Chicago — anyone wanna brave the wind and cold to meet? I hope so!
Monday night! Me and jenin and elizabeth are supposed to be meeting up.
Email me at greenearthgirl(at)gmaildotcom
yes, definitely. I can’t wait to meet more Chicagostraddlers :)
You guys. This week has been a perfect storm of goodness but this meeting is going to be the icing on top of it, like kittens and rainbows and unicorns all combined.
I’m in Muncie, IN. But if we planned a weekend thing, I could drive to that thing! I dig road trips.
lplaval (at) bsu (dot) edu.
Hawaii anyone? (Oahu).
If anyone is in Ireland, specifically Dublin maybe we can sort something out, it could be savage, who knows, we can at least get tipsy! :-D
I’m not in Dublin unfortunately, but I would be interested in whether it’s a relatively queer-friendly place. University College has an affiliation with my university and takes exchange students, and it’s on my list of really cool places I would like to study in. :)
Yes I think it is quite queer friendly. Of course you get the odd incident and there are bigots in every country in the world but all in all I think it’s great. The scene is relatively small but it’s still quite varied and friendly and there’s lots of resources for new people who want to make friends and check it out.
Aside from that it does get cold and gloomy in the winter but if you go on little trips outside of Dublin it’s still beautiful and id highly recommend travelling around. UCD is fine, it’s a bit grey and depressing though, Havard it is certainly not…so if I was going there id stay somewhere else aside from the college maybe.
I would defo go to Dublin, if I was a millonairess, it’s soo expensive.. But I am goin out on Monday nite to RAIN in Belfast, havnt been in months cnt w8 to have a gay aul time!! :D Will anyone else be at rain tomorro nite?
not in Dublin but I’m studying near Galway! probably will be in Dublin next weekend with friends :) sheveron [at] wellesley [dot] edu
There’s a great lesbian night on next Friday in the Academy, it’s called the New Electric Ballroom, there’s an event thing on Facebook, if you see me at it say hi! :-D
Im kind of glum that hardly anyone from Ireland replied, although every time there’s a sizeable number of comments my computer just cuts them off at a certain point and alls I can see is the white background, so maybe there is loads but I just cant see them.
Anyway, I’d love to have people here to hang out with who arent preoccupied with being in a couple like everyone else I know, all the lesbians go missing after they find another half, I hate lesbian-couple-disappearing-probably-off-spooning-syndrome, it’s a serious and evidently contagious disease, sigh.
Santa Barbara, CA? We’ll, uh, get burritos or something! yeah!
Wow, didn’t think I would see someone from SB!
anybody got New York covered?
I met an autostraddler for brunch last weekend. it was incredibly quotable and I imagine if we do it again there’ll be a cartoon recap.
let’s take more autostraddlers for brunch next time!!!
anybody in new york city want to eat veg-friendly brunch with me and caitlinmae? or we can drink brunch, your call.
Great idea, Stef! Who wants to go to brunch? Two great tastes (brunch and women) taste great together, together at last!!
If they’ve got heaters I’d suggest 6th Ward for the unlimited mimosa brunch (although I’m more of an unlimited bloody mary person myself)
Also- if you are underage, you are still allowed to eat breakfast foods.
I’ll plan this.
caitlinmae | at | gmail | dot | com
Autostraddle brunchhhh. I want in.
lorri.lin (at) gmail dot com.
Meeting new friends while eating slash drinking brunch sounds amazing! I would love to join you all.
Mega dot janelle at gmail dot com
I want in!!!
Love this idea. I want in!
Lana7601 at yahoo dot com
i want to go to brunch!!!
I’d love to go to an autostraddle brunch. All I need to know is which subway stop is closest.
[Place] I WILL BE THERE.
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*raises hand and waves* Can I have brunch toooo? NYC for the win.
ohalex123 at gmail dot com
hmm I’m interested in this brunch
I believe bloody mary’s & eggs tame social anx…or so I hope.
snagglepussoner at gmail
I’ve just started university at Durham (UK) and I made a friend by talking about Autostraddle. Shared love of Autostraddle = automatic friendship.
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can this become a trending topic? #automaticfriendship
I like this. I’ma use it.
Hey Durham! I’m an American who just moved to Newcastle for my gfs job. My friend has informed me there are lots of gays but I have so far met only men. You (and anyone else in the Newcastle area … if you exist) should e-mail me at loula15 [at] gmail [dot] com, we should chat.
Newcastle! I live there! There are many gays but the gay scene is a bit rubbish? (my straight friend describes it as being like an eighties caravan park disco, where everyone is angry..) anyway, emailing you!
Hey, I went to Durham!
I am slightly envious that I attended in the BAS (Before Autostraddle) era of history so that it was impossible for this autofriending to happen to me.
Enjoy that blissfully bone-chilling north-east air.
I think that the hills will get me before the air does. What college did you go to?
Those hills, I’d almost forgotten about them!
I was at St Cuthbert’s, joyfully awoken by the clatter of cathedral bells every morning in first year, possibly the only thing I won’t miss about uni.
I get the impression it’s changed a lot since I was there (graduated in 2003), but mainly for the better, because you have like Waitrose and everything now.
Anyone from Vancouver B.C.? If so I will post my info.
Also, pleased to hear about the possibility of an auto-social-network-straddle. Might actually bother to make an account. Gosh knows I’m a lazy ho when it comes to these internet things.
YES. I am out of the country till Wednesday, so howsabout this coming weekend?
Possibly sometime friday? Autostraddle coffee fun? Who knows what we’ll talk about, oh wait, at least we have autostraddle.
Email me up: ans5 [at] sfu [dot] ca
I’d love to meet Vancouver Autostraddle friends! I work friday but how about Thursday? Is everybody available on Remembrance day? i’ll send out a collective email to all vancouverites i’ve seen on here, but feel free to email me at louberry76 [at] gmail [dot] com
This might be my favourite week in Vancouver so far. I’d love to meet you all. Thursday’s good for me.
info at cassiajewelry dot com
I recently moved to Vancouver and would love to meet fellow Autostraddlers.
I’m flexible, so email me for Remembrance day or any other fun times.
cjdueck5 [at] gmail [dot] com
I’m from Vancouver as well and would love to meet new lady friends, particularly of the autostraddle persuasion. Thursday is fine with me, but I’m fairly flexible so I’m good for whenever.
Hi there, I’m totally from Vancouver too you guys. I most definitely want to be in a posse of awesome ladies, maybe this is where it starts???
I’m at robotmute—hotmail—com if someone’s putting together a list.
I’m from Vancouver too and definitely wouldn’t mind meeting some new gay ladies who also share a love of autostraddle. I’m pretty flexible as to where and when so I’d probably be down for whatever.
sonorific17 [at] yahoo [dot] com to let me know what’s up.
Austin/san Antonio/Houston/Bryan anyone? Im in Bryan but I’m in one of the big cities almost every weekend with the band.
I live in San Antonio. potzer210[at]gmail[dot]com
I’m in Austin. Surprised there aren’t more of us here.
This just sounds like a horrible idea to me. Probably because I’m underage and have been subjected to about 10,000 assemblies about never ever giving away my personal info online and never ever meeting with strangers. But you do what you want, you older, wiser lesbians, you. I just hope you’re still alive to see the epic conclusion of the Harry Potter film franchise. Instead of cut up in six coolers, which will probably happen. PROBABLY.
This is exactly how I am feeling right now. Damn laws. But if I’m still around to see HP7 because of these laws, hey, I can do that.
Yes.We can be anonymous thread/HP buddies. Everytime a baby dyke falls victim to coolercide, JK falls asleep in a pool of her own tears/vomit. Don’t be part of the problem.
You’re safer if you meet in public. With friends. No need to be afraid or hiding under bushes or anything.
This is more geared towards dating but it outlines the steps pretty well: http://www.ehow.com/about_6513731_safety-meeting-online-friends.html
ASSEMBLY FLASHBACKS! Thank you concerned citizen.
that’s why those assemblies failed us- they taught fear and not preparedness.
You are 10000 times more likely to be hit by a car than be sliced up by someone from the internet. But you know to look both ways before crossing the street, and you should know to “look both ways” before meeting internet strangers.
I made the acquaintance of the autouniverse after extended blog commenting and a perhaps not assembly friendly decision to go down to the city to have brunch. None of them turned out to be serial killers (so far) and I’ve built really incredible friendships that never would have existed had I stayed behind the internet.
Tell someone where you’re going and your approx time frame, go with a friend, you’ll be just fine. You’ll be better than fine.
It’s just like Stranger Danger.
I feel you, because I grew up with those assemblies too, but I gotta tell you that I have kicked around these here internets for about ten years and met a whole bunch of internet friends and the worst experiences I’ve had have just been really really awkward. (Really awkward. But we all lived.) There definitely are predators out there, and Autostraddle is a public place, but if you meet people somewhere open, make arrangements to meet in groups, and tell people where you’re going/what you’re doing it’s really not like, all that big of a deal (I first met up with internet friends when I was 16.)
I do think it helps to have made friends/created relationships first (apart from anything else it gives you something to talk about instead of awkward silences or, as I imagine will probably happen a lot in Meet an Autostraddler Week, Six Degrees Of Lesbians). But I don’t think this kind of thing is any more risky than, IDK, attending a public choir or knitting circle or, well, LGBT group that you’ve seen a poster for.
Well said. Basically, engage brain and you’ll be fine.
Then again maybe it helps that I used to live in a place where people were so online that I actually got recognized at the grocery store because people saw me online. But anyway.
This is just how I feel. Especially the Harry Potter part. I AM SO EXITED.
Anyone near the Sacramento/Elk Grove area? =)
I am actually not in Sacramento right now. I go to college in DC. But I am from Sacramento and will be there in December.
where in dc?
I’m in roseville! Its just barely out of sac. I would love to meet up if you are able.
I believe we’ve met.
Not to be a creep, or anything.
O i suck. I meant to reply to this one, but my phone messed me up. Thats what i get for autostraddleing at work. :)
If you want to meet up, my email is b b o g a n @ l i v e . c o m. =)
Let’s do it! My email is bbogan at live dot com. =)
Just moved to HOTlanta! I’m here. I’m queer. And so is most the city.
Hi, I recently moved away from Atlanta, but visit frequently. I’ll be in town on Friday. What brought you to Atlanta?
better job opportunities and the only place i could afford to move (on my list of ideal cities) with the money i had. so far so good. haven’t had a chance to explore the lezbo scene yet, though. i’m not worried. it doesn’t take much to have a better scene than Providence.
Really what is Atlanta like, because I am probably moving there next year for college and I am super worried. SO. There are gay people there? Do they do things and hang out places? Is it a good place to be queer?
Ohhh I hope you are going to Emory. Decatur is super lady gay.
Unfortunately, Emory does not offer degrees in aerospace engineering, so I’m headed to Georgia Tech instead. This means I will live in the middle of Atlanta. I have no idea if this is a good area to be gay/queer/not hetero. But is Decatur nearby? Like if that’s a good place to be gay I could go there on weekends?
There is Agnes Scott in Decatur too. Decatur is really nearby, but you will be near midtown too which is plenty gay.
I feel like all of Atlanta is a good place to be queer! Being downtown just means that you’re in the middle of all the fun. And yes, we do get out and do enjoyable things off our computer/away from cute lesbian blogs!
I’ve grown up in Atlanta and went to Emory. It’s a fantastic city to be gay in. There’s always something going on and fun places to go. East Atlanta is where a lot of fun bars are to drink and dance. My friends and I go out every weekend and are rarely disappointed. Noni’s in old 4th ward is unbelievable on Saturday nights.
Is anyone interested in an Atlanta Autostraddlers meet-up-type-thing?
Yes, what kind of meet up are you thinking of?
kristenpants at gmail dot com
I’m game. Plansies?
I love Dickhater.
I am actually curious as to whether or not there are lesbians in LA who DON’T frequent west hollywood bars (or at least don’t every single weekend). I mean I’ve been there and done that, and seen the same faces over and over, but I have this crraaaazy feeling that there are plenty of gay chicks who would rather kick it in Venice or Westwood…so let me know! Always down to meet some cool friends :)
Anyone want to climb a North Carolina mountain with me?
I might be interested in that – depends on the mountain. Let’s chat. :)
spheeris 1 at yahoo dot com
i like mountains. i’m in sc though. but still. would like to know where this is going down.
jflyles at gmail
I have to confess that I’m not good with mountains, but we can still discuss. almostnormal1534 [at] yahoo [dot] com
I’m closer to the Triangle than the mountains. Anyone further east?
Queers in the bible belt woot woot!
giabranciforte at gmail
well this is really after the fact but i’m further east – in greenville, actually. don’t know how close you are to this classy, classy town, heh.
Windsor, Ontario anyone? Freakin’ Canada!
Loridk at gmail dot com
ontario! you’re so far from me. i’m in sudbury, don’t worry if you don’t know where that is … it’s north.
Indeed it is north, I hope you’re there for school or something. Ottawa’s about as far north as I wanna get lol.
I’m in north bay! Holla?
Thunder Bay yo!
Oh no this sucksss…I’m on student exchange in Japan right now!!! Otherwise that my home university!
Ottawa, Ontario? Eh?
Right here! Not a whole lot to do here, but I am a fan of coffee.
Yes! Ottawa ftw! I am also a fan of coffee, but only the decaf kind. Also a hockey fan, and by the looks of it, so are you! Sens? Habs? Laffs?
Also from Ottawa, and also a big fan of coffee (though admittedly not a huge fan of hockey…)
Well, here’s my email if ever… orange39 (at) gmail (dot) com Hit me up!
I like the Sens, guess I picked the right city to go to school in. Although, I am also quite partial to the Canucks.
If ever you’re bored you can email me wcollins2332 at hotmail dot com :)
Cool beans. Just might do so.
Woah, just saw this! I know it’s late, but anyway, also an Ottawan, hit me up if someone plans something?
I’m also in Ottawa and was playing a bit shy, but count me in too if something hasn’t already happened… i need more cool friends: dcurrie20 (at) hotmail (dot)com (no spaces).
This is tots going to turn into another 1000+ comments thread.
Godspeed, lesbian adventurers!
My first ever comment was in the Meet the Gaymos thread. I made the mistake of clicking “Notify me of followup comments via e-mail.”
Oh you poor bastard. That is like autostraddle hazing. I hope you don’t have PTSD. Though, I imagine autostraddle PTSD would be the most pleasant PTSD to have.
I still get emails err–flashbacks, I mean nightmares, scissoring, WHAT OH GOD THE FLAMES
yeahhhhh I’ve done that. How the hell do I turn this off? Well who knows…you’re wise enough not to press the button…
Wow it’s amazing, I am very excited about this.
kansas! ish.. not so much. i make it back for holidays but that’s about it. where in kansas?
Lawrence here too. samiamrunz4fun at gmail dot com
Women’s Social Club- Kansas City
Kansas City, MO
92 Lesbian Adventurists
Check out this Meetup Group →
Kansas City! Thanks for the link, Liz- I didn’t know about that group. I’ll check it out!
what?!?!? we have a group?!?! SO EXCITING!
minneapolis? we could do st. paul too, but… minneapolis is just easier for girlfriend ‘n me. we live in northfield, actually (st. olaf college).
we’d be happy to meet anyone friday/saturday/sunday. that would be super rad.
I’m out of town for the next week, but I’d love to get together with Minneapolis folks.
Email me: happyphantom/gmail
I’m also down with meeting up with Minneapolites. leastlikelyto at gmail dot com!
GTA? toronto area?
step your game up, TO.
I’m in Toronto too!
Cherry Bomb is coming up on Nov 20 for all us Toronto lezzies
I’m new-ish to toronto, had to google cherrybomb, looks good!!here’s my email, vitaminb777 at gmail dot com
Maybe there should be an Autostraddlers-do Cherrybomb meetup?
Awe, all of the Canadians (Vancouver, Ottawa, Toronto etc.) so quick to respond make me happy. This is all so awesome/amazing/cute.
Can everyone in Montreal plan to go to the Drugstore sometime in the next few weeks or month or whatever? I went there a few weeks ago w/ my straight women and gay men friends (my primary friend-group is always straight women and gay men) and it would have been so much more enjoyable if it were with gay women. It would have been more chill. I would have had more fun I think. So, I know it’s cliche BUT sometimes cliche is fun and the Drugstore Montreal how about it?
Yeah, Drugstore sounds fun! Next Thursday??
isa – bel – g [at] hotmail [dot] com
GOOD IDEA GENA!
Drugstore/Montreal meetup, I’m in!
mmmmarieeee [at] gmail [dot] com
Hey, I live in Montreal!
I just moved here and have only been (mildly) successful at meeting heteros. A fine bunch, but I miss being around homos.
I’ll definitely be at the meet-up.. isn’t Drugstore huge though? I’ve never been. Where are the Autostraddlers going to be?
my email is HannahRhoslyn [at] gmail [dot] com
send emily an email if you havent already, shes got details
Uh oh, you better not let your girlfriend see this, she might get jealous!
You are hil…wait for it!….larious.
Karachi, Pakistan, anyone?
Are you seriously Pakistani? No really. Like MUSLIM Pakistani? This is not an insult. This is my expression right now:
No really. I’m curious!
formerly muslim. I’m an atheist. and there are hopefully lesbians here too :P
I’m from Pakistan too! Well like originally. This makes me feel so happy you have no idea. I wish I could tell my mom about you and be like ‘SEE MOM IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH what country I’m in!’
Are you out? I didn’t know it was possible to be out in Pakistan?
You are? Wow, that’s cool!
Yeah, it really does have nothing to do with what country you’re in. There’s definitely homosexuality here too (though it’s all under wraps – it very, very difficult to be out in Pakistan. That’s why I’m not out either. Pakistani society=one big headache if you try to explain/understand it) and historically speaking, there probably always has been.
Also, The L Word is available at lots of DVD stores. SOMEONE’S GOTTA BE WATCHING IT
That’s really funny about the L Word. It was funny because in Summer I was shopping in Montreal for a Sari – my cousin was getting married – and I went into those indian pakistani market type stores downtown. So I was looking through stores and they had a dvd section where they had ‘I can’t think straight’.
I guess they defs don’t know they’re selling lesbian love films.
I get that Pakistani society etc. I mean even though I live in Canada, my mom still thinks I’m a) Possessed by the devil or b) It’s a phase (for the last 7 years.
Also, you know how family is a big thing in our culture? Well my family would flip/disown me so it’s really tough.
By the way this trudging through all the comments is getting frustrating. Email?
nikush_s at hotmail dot com
I’ve emailed you. Somewhere in the email that i sent you is the number 6754141, so that’s how you’ll know it’s me =P
i’ve emailed you :)
Central Indiana, anyone? General midwestern US?
The only Autostraddler anywhere near me that I know, is my ex girlfriend. Hey, Lindsey.
I’m from Indianapolis, actually, but I’m in Bloomington for school.
Heyyy, there. :)
I’ve heard Bloomington/IU’s a pretty homo-lovin’ place. Muncie (where I live), less so.
Indiana, what?! surprised to see you here. i’m in the northeastern part…
Indiana! Bloomington! Yes!
Heyyyy, Bloomington! Yeah, it’s pretty nice down here, actually.
If you’re interested in a get together – you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seeing you other Indiana/Indianapolis straddlers just made me feel 7 kinds of win. I love it.
Let’s do an Indiana party. Can we do that? Let’s do that. Someplace in Indy?
WHUTCHOO ALL THINK??
If this happens I want to go too. tess at autostraddle.com
Omg, the 757 area is my hometown! I moved away for college/ended up staying in my college town, but I’ll be home for thanksgiving! My family is in Newport News, where are you?!
Hey I’m in Williamsburg!
Virginia Beach/Norfolk right now! Thanksgiving, yeah!
Williamsburg! Do you dig it?
I’ll be back home in NY round thanksgiving. But I’m down for not thanksgiving haha.
kthlnlzzr at gmail.
I’m in Newport News/ 757 as well. Will send you an email :)
Damn, okay well I want to meet up with you all too! We can e-mail to plan Thanksgiving break! email@example.com
Northampton, MA, anyone? There must be Autostraddlers in Lesbianville, USA!
Not from Northampton, but I’m in Albany, NY which is not TOO far… unfortunately I don’t have a car though. :/
Yes to Northampton, but I won’t be back there until January.
For sure : )
My e-mail’s firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to grab coffee and talk about how awesome Autostraddle is when you get back in town!
YES! However, I also won’t be back until January. Let’s have a winter party at the Haymarket.
Also, I vote Northampton for the 2011 AUTOSTRADDLE CONFERENCE i know this doesn’t exist BUT IT SHOULD we could camp out and play music etc. and be rully gay
I would happily attend such a conference!!
Especially since my best friend is about to move back to Northampton to live with her girlfriend. (We all went to Smith and are basically a bunch of walking lesbian stereotypes.)
Both of these comments are solid gold. Solid unadulterated gold.
Also, YAY SMITHIES!!! I miss the ole gal so much. Not the winters mind you, but everything else.
I actually go to Mount Holyoke, but in any case YAY SMITHIES!
Winter party- yes. This needs to happen.
Everyone interested in Amherst/Northampton winter meet-up, email me:
yes yes yes, I go to Amherst, but the more reasons to hop in the car and go to Northampton the better.
I’m in Amherst, taking some classes in Northampton! I vote yes!
Any ladies in Orange County, CA?
i am! :]
Shut your face! I am and I’ve been in correspondence with one other AS-er from OC. So that makes like 4. Let’s all go stand in a circle at a bar. Ice cream or coffee could be good too. amotes at uci dot edu
Wait. I’m not the only lesbian in OC/Irvine? That makes 5 now! This is amazing.We should totes have an ice cream social or coffee (no bars for me, I’m not legal)
nikid123 at yahoo dot com
I’m in OC too. Just moved here from Seattle, I’d love to meet some queer friends down here. Coffee would be great, beer works too! Email me at brigidjeffers at gmail dot com.
I’m in Riverside but could make the drive to orange county. There is more to do out that way anyway. I’m 36 btw…..
hey, if you wanna drive out you’d be more than welcome! Plans are in the works! I could have sworn that there was someone from riverside/near there in the last behemoth of a thread.
IE buddy! We can carpool! Also, feel free to email me just for lunch or something too … pretty boring in Riverside I know. porkch0p131 [at] gmail [dot] com.
Also, I am down for an OC meetup. It’s close enough. I was going to suggest the beach, but then I realized it’s winter. So nevermind. How about … ice skating? haha.
I’m close to Riverside. I’m in Upland. Tobogganing on Mt. Baldy? I just moved here so I’m not really familiar with what to do in the area. agnostic_bons [at] hotmail [dot] com
Me! I am! I’m 25 and the only queer friends I have are online, I’m dying to meet gay people from around here.
kpena0 at gmail dot com
Here here! Glad i saw this i was just gonna start an orange county meet up question!
Do you guys have plans.? Lets
Hang or something. Heidirobinson (at) cox (dot) net .
This epic thread warms my heart. I left OC when I turned 18, but I relentlessly hunted for queer community as a teen there.
Have any of you ever been to The Center OC? I fucking loved that center.
Yay for warmed hearts! I am a bad queer and I’ve never been. You have inspired me. I will go and see what volunteer opportunities they have.
hm, ok. who reads autostraddle in new orleans whom i don’t already know?
– michelle s.
Another girl named Michelle from Slidell. I’ve met one autostraddler at Voodoo, and we’re meeting up again tomorrow morning.
My mom’s cousins live in Slidell. That comment made me excited.
‘peggers! i think we should have a meet and greet.. ryache(at)live(dot)ca
im in san francisco and underage, so i can’t go to bars or anything.
but if there are any other people who want to meet up with other autostraddlers in san francisco (especially if you are underaged too) then just reply to this or shoot me an email letting me know. (email@example.com)
also, it would be cool if you could suggest a place like a cafe or bowling alley or i dont know, any other public place where you think we should meet.
I’m going to be in the SF area on the 19th. If someone who lives up there was planning a coffee thing, I’d love to swing by. Reach me at naomiib at gmail.com
i live in philadelphia usually! just not right now =/ there are some lovely girls who commented in the other post that you should get to know though: katelyn and lynn!
Laura, get back to Philly so I can talk about getting called ‘daddy’ and you’re not here to hear about them :)
oh you’re precious! I dunno why I haven’t properly been in this post yet. anywayyy! – LMCJ15 at gmail dot com
I’m in Philly! I think I’m in contact with other Philly pholks (couldn’t resist) and you should join in! Find me at georgewithquestions at gmail dot com
Philly. email me at sweens at temple dot edu.
Yeah, I’m in Philly! avelz at uarts dot edu
I’m at uoma dot uni [at] gmail dot com. Sounds like fun :)
hope you ladies can visit the Philippines. :)
From the city area but I’m up at school in Albany… anyone in the New York capitol region/anywhere upstate?
I am upstate, but I am 4 hours away in Rochester!
Yay capital region/upstate! I’m in Albany, too!
Haha, I had to read it four times until I got the pun! i.e until my brain registered it :)
it took me REALLY long to come up with it. it is either 1) because it’s sunday or 2) because i’m just slow. greetings to beautiful vienna! ;)
So you’re not actually there, eh? well, greetings back to the world!
LA! Or Pasadena Area! I need friends!
How about Manchester, UK? eyebrows_and_pb (at) hotmail (dot) co (dot) uk.
I have just moved to university and am feeling gaysolated.
So psyched to meet all the Sydney people on Tuesday :D
Canberra, Australia? Jealous of the Sydney peeps!
We may live in the shadow of Sydney, but we can have our own meet up!
teacosys_incorporated [at] hotmail [dot] com
YES! I will be in touch.
Although this sounds kind of creepy, are you Julia who wrote the Judith Butler article? An ex-Canberran friend posted it on her fb, and then I commented on its awesomeness, and then she said that I know you. Except I don’t think I do?
Anybody close to Copenhagen?
Anyone in Germany? More specifically Bayern? I’m stuck teaching in a town with a lesbian population of me, myself, and I!
Yay, Germany! Finally! I live in Tübingen, but close enough, don’t you think? Well, here gotta be more lesbians than me, but I know only a few, and I never met a german girl that reads autostraddle as religiously as I do, or at all…
I’m american haha, aber ich habe Deutsch studiert. They brought me over to teach English in Eichstaett. Unfortuately they failed to inform me that it was literally at the end of a train line…….so yeah….
american? haha, and here I thought some other german girl is reading autostraddle…
and Eichstaett really does sound like am Arsch der Welt, hm? :D never had heard of it before…
It’s never bad to hope, and there’s a reason you have never heard of it before. Es ist schoen aber todlangweilig :(. But yeah if you can make it down to Munich on Wednesday, me and other random american lesbian will be there!
Sadly, it’s too far away and I gotta go to university. AND wednesday’s my birthday, so I’m gonna meet up with some friends here :-) Have fun though!
I’m up for the German religiously reading autostraddle team as well! I live in Leipzig though, but close enough for a chat !?!
Absolutely!! Awesome! When & where?
Great! let’s skype to define the middle of the route ;) –> portukat.
I’m German and I read autostraddle as well… I live in Berlin, so not close to anyone of you ;p
@Lillifred — I will be backpacking through Berlin in January, if you would be keen to catch up. Also, there is another mention of Berlin on the second page of comments.
adanks91 [at] gmail [dot] com
Apologies for the very delayed response, but if you ever happen back along these comments, drop me a line: topscores.de [at] gmail [dot] com
Ami in Neukölln
And me! Me, myself, and Taryn lol. I’ll be in Munich on Wednesday if you would like to meet up? I should be arriving around 1030 :) Not sure where the lesbian hang out spots are but I’m sure we can find them!
I’ll be there for sure. Just need to google that stuff beforehand.
I think there are some (at least two) autostraddlers in northern Germany – not quite Bavaria – and another in NRW…
I’m in Northern Germany as well. Are you in the Hamburg/ Bremen area?
(this is the same maria as above)
yay! I am from Kiel, so I would say it’s the Hamburg area.
feel free to email me!!
maria_zucker [at] web [dot] de
started chatting with some nice fellow autostraddler readers, so here’s my email again ,melisa dot mtl at gmail dot com , im in the montreal area
of course i ment to spell autostraddle properly
I so want to do this, but I’m not sure how me wanting to meet a bunch of lesbians from the internet on a school night is going to sound to my parents.
They wouldn’t? weird…
HAHAHA Works every time.
I’m pretty sure there aren’t many french people reading this website either! if there is, let’s chat! ;)
There’s me! :D But I’m studying in Endinburgh right now, too bad
mmmmm im tryin to learn french if that helps !
Hey, what do you know, I’m French too ! :)
Do you by any chance live in Paris ?
I’m Australian, but I’m going to Paris in a fortnight. I’d really appreciate someone to hang out with while I’m there if it’s a possibility
American, but moving to Aix in January for school…
I’m French, and living in Paris, too! that makes how many of us?
I’m french too ! So let’s say there are four of us and three french-friendly ,not bad :)
Me as well, or at least I’m a British girl studying here until Feburary! I’m in the south (near-ish to Aix-en-Provence) (also, demi-jinx with Peryn – I live in Edinburgh in the vac)
here is my email in case anyone of you french and french-friendly autostraddlers is coming to Paris or lives there or something :
i met cassandra & Lo (separately) about a week ago; we’re working out second meet up (all together!) towards the end of november.
Are you in glasgow (or edinburgh, for that matter!) want to meet some cool AS readers? consider yrself invited. send me an email heathergfroehlich at gmail dot com.
*AND want to meet some cool AS readers.
(this is why i should not comment on the internet before my morning coffee)
I’m in Glasgow and totally up for meeting new people. Sending an email your way.
Auto-scots, unite! (sorry, massive geek.) Just sent you an email!
An email has been sent! Really looking forward to this idea folks.
Baltimore area! (I actually live in York, PA but I have tons of friends in the 410)
yeah bmore! email me at lvnclr27 at gmail dot com, and ill try to make a group email or something!
also im from north georgia and will be there for a long time over winter break, bringing the region’s lesbian population up to about 4 i believe :P so if any of you other three happen to read autostraddle, let me know…
hi S. i miss you! come to japan!
It’s a longlonglonglong shot, but I’m in Fredericton, NB. Now, of course, that’s tiny and wooded and in the middle of a tiny and wooded province, so I suspect it’s just me, here, on the river. However(!), if there are any Autostraddle ladies in the Maritimes, I am SURE we could arrange some sort of get-together, some time, some where.
So if you’re in the Maritimes and feel like starting an inter-province lesbian meet-up group of awesome friendship, well, just email me: r.wheadon [at] yahoo [dot] ca.
Sydney, NS! I know we’re still far away, but it’s a start! (I also suspect I’m the only Caper here)
maryamd 86 (at) gmail (dot) com
mann, i lived in freddy beach for a of couple years. boom is where it’s at, so fun! i’m in charlottetown now, but i do frequent fredericton. so, apparently it’s not that long of a shot as you once thought!:)
oh yeah, mbshea (at) hotmail (dot) ca
Really? No New Jersey readers?
I’M IN JERSEY!!
What part? Emil me – Ashley (dot) Quinn (at) gmail (dot) com
NEW JERSEY, YESS!
I’m in central out by the shore, quite near asbury park :-)
let’s get together, yeah yeah yeah!
I’m 5 miles from asbury park.
Meetup at Georgies one night?
haha same, how rad. look at the ‘stradd bringing neighbors together!
the future of this neighborhood is fucking BRIGHT.
ps-any night but wednesday!
Bright indeed. So bright I’m blinded.
Shoot me an email and we’ll plan something.
Ashley (dot) Quinn (at) gmail (dot) com.
Am I too late to join this NJ party?
not at all!! email me!
talk to caitlin (without any spaces, at) geeeeeeemaleeeee (dot) com
HELLO SINGAPOREANS, WHERE THE FUCK ARE YOU?
You’re from Singapore?!
are there no more autostraddlers in this side of town? just the two of us?
i suppose so? it’s been a while since this thread was posted.
oh man, there are readers in japan! i’ll be back in tokyo in decemberr
You do realize I made an account purely for this right?? Or is that so wrong? Or so wrong it’s right?!? Ok, stop.
I’m in Tokyo right now!! I’ll be in Osaka at the end of November though for about 2 days… Kyoto for 3.
im living near Nagoya, if youre up for a trip/meet mail me at more art faster at gmail!
Will do! i’m these are the things 22 @ gmail…i’m in tokyo until june/julyish so anyone feel free to let me know if they want to meet.
This is the best idea probably ever! I am down fir a Boston meet-up. mandad 80 at aol dot com
I meant for not fir. I am not a tree at all. (or am I?)
Perth, Australia? :)
Yarrrrrrrgh! Except not till Dec coz I’m moving house, but then Yarrrrrrgh I’ll totally buy you a drink at The Court perhaps :)
That also goes for anyway else in Perth/Western Australia, hit me up at ayjayw[at]gmail[dot]com. I dont bite much.
yay, i’m in :) and mine is firstname.lastname@example.org
oh my god, from your initials i totally think i know who you are in real life. did you go to a certain ml all girls school? i was a bunch of years below you, but DAMN you were cool for bein all homo’n’shit.
I feel like I usually cannot get away from Ohioans on the Internet, and yet look! There are none in this 134-comment thread. Where are you guys?
Right here. In Dayton. One of America’s fastest dying cities.
OHIO. can we have a party in december?
YES, FOR IT. I’m about an hour from Columbus, myself.
I’m in Akron!
I’m in Akron too!
Hi! If you (or anyone else reading this) want to have a guerrilla dance party or invade the roller rink or make collages or drink overpriced coffee, let me know at mollyisreal at gmail dot com.
I’m from Ohio! bout 40mins from columbus
I’m actually /in/ Columbus.
i’m in Columbus also!
I’m in columbus too! I like to tell people I’m three rainbows into the short north. It makes me feel all glittery on the inside.
Look at how many of us there are! Does anyone want to offer up their e-mail address for organizing purposes? I would offer one of mine, but both involve my name and I don’t want that in a public space.
TIA!!! holy shit we went to high school together…and if you still go to OU, then we still go to college together! hahaha and we BOTH read autostraddle…i would have never guessed. Anyway…just saying hello…and if you really do this meet up thing i’d be happy to come along!
Hehehe, hi Anna! Yup, I am still at OU. I think we should definitely do this, hopefully all of these ladies are also up for it.
I’d love to do this! I go to OSU myself, so if we could figure something out location-wise that works for everyone that wants to meet up…I’d offer my email but mine too has my name haha.
My first thought was that my desire to make this happen>my desire to keep my email address private. BUT THEN I THOUGHT why not make an entirely new email address just for the occasion? YOU GUYS I’M BRILLIANT!
here>> jveebs [at] gmail [dot] com
OK! GO FORTH AND EMAIL!
ps. I run completely on public transportation, so just… keep that in mind, ‘kay?
My first thought was that my desire to make this happen>my desire to keep my email address private. BUT THEN I THOUGHT why not create an entirely new email address just for the occasion? YOU GUYS I’M BRILLIANT!
jveebs [at] gmail [dot] com
GO FORTH AND EMAIL!
ps. I run completely on public transportation, so just… keep that in mind, ‘kay?
Maracaibo, Venezuela anyone? Doubt it. :(
I feel your pain.
It sucks. Creo que es mas probable que te encuentres con alguien de aqui en España que en Venezuela! haha