DIY Crafting Expert Laneia tried to make a snail, had a snailure, and turned it into magnets. Get the full scoop on how to do it yourself. Even if you keep your food in an icebox not a fridge, you will read it anyhow because of the LOL Factor.
Autostraddle Reader Lindsay trekked into the wooded wilderness of lesbian dovesongs, folk music, topless womyn and life-changing auras — get the full scoop on The 34th Annual Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival.
Photoblogger Robin and her girlfriend Carlytron visited Provincetown’s Annual Carnival and her beautiful photos of it are right here.
LOHAN: The Ballad of Lindsay and Sam: A Relationship in Pictures: really, just go read it, and then come right on back to Autostraddle! Here’s a sneak peak of the first page … [do you ever feel like you know what’s going on better than the magazines do ’cause you’ve like totally been there?] (@nymag)
WANDA SYKES: “When anyone (actively) watches a basketball game, their facial expressions will range from the exuberant to the deflated. But most people don’t have cameras trained on them the entire time, like lady-lover Wanda Sykes did at the L.A. Sparks-Phoenix Mercury WNBA game yesterday in Los Angeles. For what it’s worth, the Sparks lost, 98-90.” (@queerty)
KATE MOENNIG TWITPIC: Kate Moennig wants you to buy this owl necklace but probs all you want to do is touch her collarbone and kiss her gently as she leans, right? (@girlfriendisahomo)
FIRST TIME FOR EVERYTHING: The first black lesbian mayor in America will marry her long-time partner this Sunday, August 30th! (@baywindows)
ADOPTION: Lawmakers in Uruguay have approved a bill allowing gay and lesbian couples to adopt. (@edgeboston)
RIP: Ted Kennedy: What I’ve Learned. (@esquire)
GLEE: Even before the show starts it’s official run, everyone is filled with Glee! (@boston.com)
YOUR STORIES: You could make fifty bucks! (Call for Submissions) And Then It Shifted: Women Open Up About Leaving Men for Women (Seal Press, 2010)
BETH DITTO: The Leeds & Reading Music Festivals happened in the UK this weekend and featured lots of queers, like Patrick Wolf, Lady Sovereign and Beth Ditto. Here LOOK everyone wants a piece of Beth Ditto:
READING RAINBOW: A poignant goodbye to Reading Rainbow, the best show of all time: “the Department of Education put significant funding toward programming that would teach kids how to read — but that’s not what Reading Rainbow was trying to do. Reading Rainbow taught kids why to read.” (@jezebel) AND ALSO 11 Best Reading Rainbow Song Covers. Go now go.
MORE TUMBLR: FUCK YEAH DYKES!
Queer Books Saved my Life: Nothing But the Girl, Herotica, Women on Top, My Secret Garden … and so much more! (@carnal nation)
“Sexuality has been one of, if not THE, organizing principles of my life. My own, other people’s, the smear of all that together – this is how I’ve built not just my identity, but my career, my being, my sense of place in the world … The only kind of patnersex I haven’t had in the last fifteen years – is none.” Audacia Ray shares some really insightful insights in What I Learned from Six Months of Celibacy.
An entire gallery of BEACH VOLLEYBALL BUTTS. Yeah, that’s right. You’ll never go to this website for dudes again, but you will go today, and it will be worth it. (@coed) Here’s some:
The best lubricants for lesbian sex. (@lesbianlife)
Lesbian comic strips – Sex Shop Spree. (@girlfriend comics)
Inside the mind of a porn reviewer: Lesbian Mechanics: “Um, who works on a car in high motorcycle boots? Especially paired with a football jersey.” (@hotmoviesforher)
These amazing and adorable little guys, called the String Doll Gang, each have their own theme or power. The best ones are the roller derby ones, including one that seems to be inspired by Whip It!: Drew Block-her-more.