International Know Your Straddler Week

International Know Your Straddler Week is the time-honored, first-annual, second chance to make a good first impression on your local Autostraddlers. It’s the perfect opportunity to be more charming than you were the first time you met everyone. Or maybe wear that blazer you like so much.

 

autostraddle meet-ups look like this

So International Know Your Straddler Week will take place between February 23 – March 5, which you may notice is actually a week and a half. This time around, really make an effort to get to know your neighborhood Straddlers! Plan to meet somewhere exciting and new. Possibly you could bring a friend along, perhaps an ex-girlfriend or two. Maybe play a game of Never Have I Ever, otherwise known as All the Sanctimonious Gold Stars Stay Sober While Laneia and Riese Get Plastered.

In the spirit and style of the much loved International Meet an Autostraddler Week, some editors have already arranged dates and times in their cities. If you’re interested in coordinating something locally, email laneia [at] autostraddle [dot] com and I’ll put your contact info on this fabulous shiny website. Then hoards of intelligent, quirky, sexually charged queer people will hunt you down and wait for you to tell them where to go. Sounds fun, right?

Only share meet-up details via email, not in the comments!

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PHOENIX

Wednesday, February 23
7pm
contact: laneia [at] autostraddle [dot] com

BOSTON

TBA
contact: rachel [at] autostraddle [dot] com

SYDNEY

Thursday, March 3
contact: crystal [at] autostraddle [dot] com

OAKLAND

12pm
Saturday, March 5
contact: edieirons [at] inthefire [dot] com

ANN ARBOR

TBA
contact: sarah [at] autostraddle [dot] com

NEW YORK

TBA
contact: caitlinmae [at] gmail [dot] com

CHICAGO

a brunch situation
Sunday, February 27
contact: eabwritesdesigns [at] gmail [dot] com

PHILADELPHIA

TBA
contact: laura [at] autostraddle [dot] com

MONTREAL

TBA
contact: emilychoo19 [at] gmail [dot] com

DC

TBA
contact: katrina.casino [at] gmail [dot] com

LOS ANGELES

Saturday, March 5th (Location and Time TBA)
contact: alex [at] autostraddle [dot] com

SINGAPORE

TBA
contact: yan [at] wooooo [dot] sg

LONDON

Evening
Friday, March 4
+
Afternoon
Saturday, March 5
contact: pluraliser [at] hotmail [dot] co [dot] uk

OTTOWA

TBA
contact: cstreeting [at] gmail [dot] com

GLASGOW / EDINBURGH

Saturday, March 5
contact: heathergfroehlich [at] gmail [dot] com

COLUMBIA, MO

TBA
contact: masonjar.9 [at] gmail [dot] com

AMHERST / NORTHAMPTON

TBA
contact: agregister [at] gmail [dot] com

BRIGHTON

TBA
contact: mattimatti [at] gmx [dot] eu

VICTORIA, BC

TBA
contact: quix-ot-ry [at] hotmail [dot] com

ST. JOHN’S, NEWFOUNDLAND

TBA
contact: kristin_fardy [at] hotmail [dot] com

LIVERPOOL / NORTH WALES / MANCHESTER, UK

TBA
contact: lindsayeanet [at] gmail [dot] com

AUCKLAND, NZ

1pm
Saturday, February 26
contact: hayley.e.ware [at] gmail [dot] com

DALLAS

TBA
contact: desireedermody [at] yahoo [dot] com

PARIS

TBA
haricot.vert [at] hotmail [dot] com

ORLANDO

TBA
contact: ajmartucci [at] comcast [dot] net

NASHVILLE

TBA
contact: jgl8011 [at] gmail [dot] com

CENTRAL EUROPE

TBA
contact: daphne_duck [at] hotmail [dot] com

PROVIDENCE

TBA
contact: notquitestarving.artist [at] gmail [dot] com

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407 Comments

  1. For any Ottawa straddlers that haven’t written me yet, we have a prelim meetup tomorrow (Monday Feb 28th) at 9:00pm at The Manx and the real deal on Saturday March 5th at my place. Email me for details!

    Chantale
    cstreeting[at]gmail[dot]com

  2. Well, after about two weeks I think it’s safe to say the dust hath settled(eth) from the Phoenix AS meetup. Here are a few highlights for y’all:

    – arriving slightly late & looking for the table w/the most alternative lifestyle haircuts (& being successful)
    – learning where baby oysters come from
    – playing the lesbo checklist game (mandatory hummus, couple drama [about who did /did not break a wedding ring], eventually being asked “So..when did YOU know?”, etc.)
    – moving the party to the inside of the bar, where one could find themselves blindsided by numerous (yet sooo appreciated) shots
    – being persuaded to finally give in & buy a Palestinian scarf thingy (they are MUCH warmer than I initially thought)
    – using a straw to split a shot (after many failed attempts sans straw)
    – having my straight friend come up to me & say, “So I just had my shirt pulled up in the bathroom” & she wasn’t at all offended/upset
    – seeing the notorious bar cat (AND FORGETTING TO TAKE ITS PICTURE)
    – finding a secret escape gate that led to a much-needed walk around the block
    – getting yelled at by the doorman upon our return

    Ah…such good times. I’m sure there are pleeeenty more things that happened, but this is all I’ve got in the ol’ memory bank for now.

    A couple of nights ago the two straight friends I brought along were asking me when the next “shindig” was – so that’s pretty cool too.

  3. BLAST FROM THE 2-MONTH-AGO PAST

    If anyone’s still getting e-mail notifications about comments on this post, you should sign up for the Autostraddle Social Networking Extravaganza! At the time of this comment, there are location-based groups for:

    Atlanta
    Australia
    Baltimore/D.C.
    Boston
    Calgary
    Canada
    Chicago
    China/Taiwan/Hong Kong
    Houston
    LA
    Montreal
    New Zealand
    North Carolina
    NYC
    Ohio
    PDX
    Pennsylvania
    Philly
    Phoenix
    Russia
    Scotland
    Seattle
    SF Bay Area
    Toronto, Ontario
    Twin Cities (Minneapolis/St. Paul)
    UK/Ireland
    Vancouver Island BC
    Virginia
    Western Mass
    Winnipeg

    And if you don’t see your place you can START YOUR OWN like magic! I did it for the Twin Cities and really I hope the 5 or 6 of us who commented on this post all join so I can not be the only member forever.

    IN CONCLUSION let’s all be bffs

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