“My Two Lesbian Ants” Will Carry You Through Christmas

If you’ve been around these parts for a minute or two, you know we’re a big fan of Lisa Franklin‘s web comic, My Two Lesbian Ants. She even published a super special — like The Baby-Sitter’s Club used to do — with us this year, along with a beloved essay about birthdays and a personal comic about long distance relationships. I’ve written a bit over the years about my complicated relationship with the holidays, which is as fraught this year as ever (it’s hard out here for hope right now!). But! One thing that has brought my a whole lot of joy this season is My Two Lesbian Ants’ advent calendar. It’s all the things that make the comic great — gayness, whimsy, wit, a vast knowledge of the queer pop culture canon, affable clowning on the zeitgeist, running jokes, and a gentle dose of self-deprecation — wrapped up in holigay cheer. (It’s running a few days behind, which has worked itself into the comic in the most relatable way.)

Behold! Great tidings of comfort and joy!

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you’re in good hands/claws this month #antvent

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#antvent day five: the gift of reflection

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peace unto you and your hot takes this #antvent

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heaven is a place on earth? #antvent

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we’re all on schedule this #antvent

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You can buy your very own My Two Lesbian Ants book to hold in your hands, and a second volume is on the way!

Heather Hogan is an Autostraddle senior writer who lives in New York City with her partner, Stacy, and their cackle of rescued pets. She's a member of the Television Critics Association, the Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association, and a Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer critic. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Heather has written 1035 articles for us.

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