News + Politics Politics + Activism

Rwanda Votes on its Kill the Gays Bill, Zimbabwe Kicks the Gays Out of School

Rwanda is voting on a “kill the gays” bill too, just like Uganda, which slipped under the radar ’til now. Zimbabwe kicks two girls out of school for lesbian activities, most New Yorkers are upset same-sex marriage didn’t pass, unearthed video footage of Matthew Shepard in a documentary, and what to do when your UK girlfriend’s American Visa expires.

Arts + Pop Culture

In the Future, Every Hot Girl Will Play Gay for 15 Minutes

Is going “lesbo-promotional” good for LGBT visibility, or a step in the wrong direction, or do we even care? Glee gets four golden globe nominations, Lady Gaga Christmas Album parody, 25 Gay & Lesbian Australians, Anyone But Me switches to bliptv, the lesbian author of Push the novel made into Precious, NINE premiere, Michelle Rodriguez doesn’t wanna talk about her sexuality, and more!

Music

Laneia’s Team Pick: Listen to Tune-Yards

The only time I’ll ever send you to MySpace is for super awesome music — promise! Get your ass over there and listen to Merrill of the band tUnE-YaRdS sing “FIYA” and “NEWS” (and others, of course, but those two are #sogreat). Love this line: “I’ve got news for you, honey / I get pregnant […]

Books

10 Awesome ’00s Books by Queer Women

Autostraddle looks back on some of the decade’s most awesome books by queer ladies. Annie Leboivitz shoots Britney’s Candies Campaign, a year in Gaga costumes, Disney’s best & worst princesses, and Lady Gaga gives an interview that’s really weird, even for her.

News + Politics Politics + Activism

Uganda is Takin’ it Back: Anti-Gay Bill Will Kill the Gays After All

Uganda calls takebacks — killing gays will remain a piece of the anti-gay legislation after all. We look at other countries with similar laws and recent interviews with anti-gay leaders in Uganda. Also; GLSEN is counting the number of times you say “dyke” on twitter and we don’t understand why and an annoying columnist talks smack about the hot teacher makeout.

Arts + Pop Culture Film

“Fish Out of Water” Tackles Homosexuality & The Bible: The Autostraddle Interview

“My principal concern when crafting Fish out of Water was that love and humanity sparkled through the muddled mess of human interpretation” – Intern Elizabeth talks with the people behind the new documentary “Fish out of Water” about LGBT faith, the church, Kaki King, Fred Phelps, Wal-Mart and how you can see the film yourself!

Music

Riese’s Team Pick: If You Don’t “Get” Lady Gaga

“Celebrity life and media culture are probably the most overbearing pop-cultural conditions that we as young people have to deal with, because it forces us to judge ourselves…I guess what I am trying to do is take the monster and turn the monster into a fairy tale.” Want to “Get” the Gaga Love? Read This.