Hey hey! We just posted our very first fashion/style article — the Top 10 Lesbian Fashion & Style Icons, according to Autostraddle – all your favorites like Kate Moennig, Ellen DeGeneres, Beth Ditto, K.D. Lang and MORE! Check it!
This week Carly returned with a spectacular Tuesday Televisionary and Stef stows away with theSTART: music from the future! and their side project Normandie.
Also, if you haven’t read Internicaine Katrina’s piece about how when the Philippines says “gay-friendly,” they aren’t talking about the ladies … then you should do that ASAP: In “Gay Friendly” Philippines, Lesbians Lead Secret Lives.
+ Arts & Culture
GET HAPPY: According to new research by a bunch of assholes who want to trick you into feeling even worse about being a pessimist; optimistic women are healthier and live longer – try The Future is Bright. (@us news)
GET REALLY SAD: Reno 911 is canceled. What the frickin’ frack. (@av club)
LADY GAGA: September’s Out features an extra–sexy photo spread of Lady Gaga along with a seriously awesome interview where she warns Kanye West: “I’m gay. My music is gay. My show is gay. And I love that it’s gay. And I love my gay fans and they’re all going to be coming to our show. And it’s going to remain gay.” (@out)
ROSIE: And then Rosie O’Donnell called Elisabeth Hasselbeck a twat. Holler! (@jezebel)
LESBIAN AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL: The newest season of America’s Next Top Model — Short Edition (all models are under 5’7) — features a LESBIAN named Lulu. She’s 19:
EN ESPAÑOL: San Franciscan theater troupe Teatro Nahual will premier Los Monologos de la Vagina, a Spanish version of Eve Ensler’s play The Vagina Monologues. Were you in your college’s production? Intern Lola was. She was the Vagina Princess. (@examiner)
EDUCATION: A really fascinating argument against formal college education that boils the entire thing down to something comparable to computers (and oh, trust me, in my field I’ve seen no corrolation whatsoever between employment and education) which is confusing. Interesting arguments on both sides. (@jezebel)
RETARDED: Is it still OK to use the word retarded? Not really. (@slate)
GAY ICONS: Five Gay Icons Who’ve Gone Bad On Us. (@queerty)
JUST DRAWN THAT WAY: Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane outed his character Stewie – who just so happens to be our favorite character. (@ny daily news)
+ News & Politics
YOUNG FOLKS: Now that two Tennessee schools were required to unblock GLBT websites, we expect all of you young Nashville gays to be on Autostraddle 24/7. (@advocate)
COLLEGE: Can you trust Princeton’s Gay–Friendly Ratings? Probably not. (@queerty)
UTAH HATE: In the latest case of homophobia in Utah, The Spectrum newspaper refused to print a gay couple’s paid wedding announcement. (@la times)
BRITISH KNOCK–OUTS: Women boxers will be allowed to compete in the 2012 London Olympics, only 12 years after boxing authorities claimed PMS made them ‘too unstable’ to box. (@daily mail)
AMERICAN KNOCK–OUTS: They’re fighting the biggest event of women’s MMA history on Saturday, but the media would rather focus on what Gina Carano & Cris ‘Cyborg’ Santos look like. (@sports illustrated)
SCIENCE/TECH: A Collection of Items on Gender and Science/Tech Topics: brain makeover, rock stars of science, Geek Feminism. (@contexts)
Auto-Straddler of the Day
bcw: So what the Prime Minister of Malaysia is really saying is “Re-LAX! Don’t do it! / When you wanna go to it! / Re-LAX! Don’t do it! / When you wanna come!”
erin: “I have a couple of honest to god questions re: that britney picture– how much do good weaves cost? are they crazy expensive? where is britney’s hairdresser? do anti–psychotic meds make it impossible for hair to grow back? WHY IS NO ONE HELPING THIS GIRL?!”
This shit sucked me in, I can’t explain it but I can’t get out: must pop words.