You’ve all been so patient through 2 hours of Autostraddle downtime, the constant standing applause during Obama’s State of the Union address, and days & days of Prop 8 trial testimony. Well, you can finally rest now – it’s Hey Did You See That Comment Friday! The court hereby orders that you accept these Autostraddle comment awards, effective immediately.
As much as I love Netflix, their recommendation system doesn’t make a whole lot of sense to me [a documentary about Crips and Bloods has been on my front page for days. ?.] What To Rent asks you a bunch of weird questions and then gives you pretty much exactly what you’re looking for. There’s […]
2009 was an epic year for Canadian synth poppers Dragonette, who released their second studio album ‘Fixin’ To Thrill’, did a world tour, and won Crystal’s heart during intimate set at her favourite lesbian club. Intern Emily and Crystal are here to tell you all about it.
J.D. Salinger, author of “Catcher in the Rye” and legendary recluse, dies of natural causes at the age of 91. Will death kill his well-cultivated privacy? How do we honor our literary idols using the same media machine employed to vaporize/idolize our dead celebrities & rock stars? Will we get to read all his unpublished books now? Why do some people feel entitled to that, or anything, from anyone who has passed away, ever?
Jess talks to polarizing musician Elizabeth Ziff: “Honestly, I’m queer more than I am gay. I’m peripheral. I’ve never been conformist, I’ve never been status quo, it’s never even entered my brain. I’ve been in a band for 25 years, that’s what I’ve done. Traveled the world, fucked, got wasted, been political, and created.”
Listen to the full audio of Howard Stern asking Rosie O’Donnell the questions Oprah would never dream of (including sex toy chat) on their Sirius simulcast, Sara Quin producing Hesta Prynn’s solo album, Kristen Stewart is twitchy indie it girl, Joy Behar starts a shitstorm by declaring gays aren’t monogamous, Mo’Nique says the Church and God loves the gays, Lance Bass goes Glambert, gay Mad Men actor/character is gone for good.
I used to hear my little brother chasing dinosaurs in his sleep…but at least he wasn’t like this woman’s husband.
Kelis goes from R&B to disco with her new single, “Acapella”.
It’s the very last day! And Blackenhorn continues to dig his own grave; defending polygamy and generally being a petulant h8er: “I feel like there must be some secret clause in legal proceedings that when someone says something this f*cking stupid, they automatically forfeit the case for their team. Like losing the Snitch. The polygamous Snitch.”
Tonight the President told us all to be nice to each other, made some jokes, and said that we should stop fighting and being cynical. So we’re going to start doing that ASAP. But first; our State of the Union Recap (With DADT repeal mention!) or should we say, “State of my Pipe Dream.”
Apple debuted the iPad, finally introducing its long-awaited tablet of ridiculously mythical proportions today at a press conference in San Francisco. But can we forgive its name? And does it live up to the hype?
We’re on the fence about the eharmony lawsuit — who needs compatibility testing when you can have craigslist or any of the 500 lesbian “dating sites” sure to spam this post?!! A school gets rid of dictionaries, Jezebel has fun with Vogue, Katie Wudel can’t smell, gay cartoonists get the last laugh, and abstinence-only still doesn’t work.
Jennifer Beals shares tips for heavenly living, we play photohunt! Sundance darling The Kids Are Alright features Annette Bening and Julianne Moore playing a lesbian couple, Tracy Ullman does Rachel Maddow and Lady Gaga raises $ for Haiti. Bring it On has so many straight-to-video sequels, why is it such a smash hit? Plus, is indie dead? Will anyone agree to be in a Real L Word scene besides the cast? Will Queen Latifah adopt a child or three from Haiti?
Things have been up and then down and then she was up in the air between home in Florida and college in New York writing this. A look back at where she’s been, why we all feel so lonely, and where she hopes to go… and also why the f did her brother not know she was gay?
They’re not dykes on bikes or even dykes on bike-cycles, but these girls are on a mission. When women in Europe started noticing that almost at cyclists were men and boys, they decided to do something about it.
The new Honda Accord Crosstour commercial caught Jess’ attention for more than one reason. It features “Pata Pata” by South African singing legend Miriam Makeba.
Blankenhorn is the other side’s Big Hope. He claims to be a liberal democrat but opposes same-sex marriage. Unfortunately, it seems the only peers who’ve ever reviewed him are the Americans For Truth About Homosexuality. NO BUT SERIOUSLY it’s really fascinating. Today’s recap = fascinating.
Lucas Silveira nabbed Sexiest Man in ChartAttack’s 2009 Awards. New research confirms existing research about harsh realities for trans and gender-nonconforming youth in US Schools. Obama might talk about DADT in the State of the Union tomorrow. The Moscow mayor thinks gay pride parades are Satanic. The HRC tells you where to work. And Chicago might appoint a lez to the city council.
Dinah Shore has announced Rosie O’Donnell will headline their comedy night, Meredith Baxter will make an appearance, and Autostraddle will be participating in a Battle of the Lesbian Webseries! Plus, Rosie was adorbs and inspiring on Oprah yesterday, we’ve got video. MGMT gets inspiration from Gaga, Celeb Jihad thinks Taylor Swift is a lesbian (it’s a joke, get it!!), and Sarah Haskins is leaving Target: Women!
Autostraddle’s Legal Eagle is back to explain gender discrimination under the Equal Protection Clause, fundamental rights under the Due Process Clause, and HOW WE WIN THIS, Y’ALL. Is helping you understand the Prop 8 trial one of the best things we’ve done since the “Hot Girls in Menswear” gallery? YES.