“To many young gay people, the passage of Prop 8 was shocking but not alarming,” writes Mark Harris in New York Magazine’s “The Gay Generation Gap,” published two weeks ago in the magazine’s special Pride Week Section. Harris continues: “It has jolted them into action, but one suspects it’s out of a Milk-fed belief that identity-politics activism can be ennobling and cool.” Ouch! One suspects that one is being unfair to us! One suspects that if we’ve managed to make activism “cool,” then that’s a BIG SCORE! — but wait. Before you get too excited (as we did), there’s no need to be offended ’cause this shit ain’t about you, woman! … so we decided to ask ourselves: Is there a Lesbian Generation Gap?” Special roundtable participants include Grace Chu of Grace the Spot, Haviland Stillwell and Riese’s Mom!
“Things got really super weird last week, then got really super amazing this week. “
Obama sits down with the Catholics and says he is “wrestling with his faith and solicitude and regard and concern for gays and lesbians.” Also, a new UK webseries for lesbos, Gaga topless, Dancing with the Stars goes gay (er), the Lynch can still do no wrong but Perez can, Middlesex, ex-gays, and LUGS for Heroes!
“See … I’m a little behind regarding the going-ons of this show because ’til just last year, I hadn’t even seen it. Some could say that makes me a lousy lesbian but in my defense, Australian free TV only aired the first season which’s why “this train’s running so late for lezzie town.””
That duct tape looks REALLY good on you!
In Riese and Alex’s absence, Laneia and Emily are here to bring you the daily fix. Mennonites are protesting to let the gays in and Lady Gaga is taking is all off.
This is the true story of seven team members and twelve interns picked to sleep on the floor and have their lives photographed, cartooned, tweeted, blogged, facebooked and autostraddled. Find out what happens when lesbians [and interns who claim to not be lesbians] stop being polite and start getting real queer!
Who won the Rodeo Disco Pride Raffle? Watch our video and find out!
You can be gay in India today, Tegan and Sara are finished recording, Obama is goddamned wrong. And no one likes New Jersey. Still.
Trust us, you’ll wanna be there next year.
Part of vampire-human sex is biting. Just like FYI.
Better off Ted is back, Su-Su-Sucio is gone, everyne died, So You Think You Can Dance is pretty & bendy & talented, The Real Housewives cried and Nurse Jackie hits close to home.
Pride! Pride! Pride! A**hats who hate gay parents! And Pride! And Obama says stuff! And being pretty in the summer is hard! Read poetry! Watch Colbert! What’s love got to do with it? Rawr!
Along with a hearty crew of gay bloggers spearheaded by Father Tony, Autostraddle.com marched with the Gay Bloggers & Digital Activists group in the 2009 New York City Pride Parade, swiftly balancing the gender divide with (almost) its entire intern army. Other lady-marchers were Grace of Grace the Spot and Brenda of Curly McDimple! Watch […]
what a whirlwind!
If you forget the whole child-rape-flashback thing, the Papa Porter dying thing, the Helena-wasting-time-Tina-could-be-with-Bette thing, the paper-dolls/Baruch Atah LaLa Hoolehay Heeyhoooo thing, the Marc pantsing himself thing (when he really should just write “fuck me” on his chest) and the Jenny/Random Elder thing, Loud and Proud is one of the series’ best episodes. Let me rephrase this: if “The L Word” was “The Dana & Alice Show,” Loud and Proud would be one of THAT show’s best episodes.
Autostraddle’s resident DIY enthusiast and shouter of the phrase “BUY LOCAL!” — takes a closer look at a few of our favorite small businesses and attempts to explain why indie is the way to go.
“Free as a bird, it’s the next best thing to be.”
“Craftster was very much at the forefront of what we now lovingly refer to as the indie craft movement. In fact, some even credit Leah and her brainchild with being the face that launched a thousand glue guns.”
Mormons at odds, Ellen & Portia baby-free, bullying bill barely makes it through, Rachel the Anchorbabe, Broadway is naked, Theater is sexist, lesbians love the theater, best video ever and so! much! more!