Quiz: Which Iconic Gay Character of 2023 Are You?

It was a year chock-full of iconic lesbian moments — the lesbian party bus, the WNBA finals, Ali Krieger’s retirement, Bette and Tina getting married, the boygenius tour. Amongst those moments were a variety of characters and performances — fictional ones and “real” ones — that emerged into the public consciousness and upon which we now, today, will gaze upon and determine which one is in fact YOU.

Which Iconic 2023 Gay Character Are You?

2023 was as always an iconic time to be a lesbian. Who did you embody this year?

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Riese is the 41-year-old Co-Founder of Autostraddle.com as well as an award-winning writer, video-maker, LGBTQ+ Marketing consultant and aspiring cyber-performance artist who grew up in Michigan, lost her mind in New York and now lives in Los Angeles. Her work has appeared in nine books, magazines including Marie Claire and Curve, and all over the web including Nylon, Queerty, Nerve, Bitch, Emily Books and Jezebel. She had a very popular personal blog once upon a time, and then she recapped The L Word, and then she had the idea to make this place, and now here we all are! In 2016, she was nominated for a GLAAD Award for Outstanding Digital Journalism. She's Jewish and has a cute dog named Carol. Follow her on twitter and instagram.

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  1. Help! Is this broken? Every time I hit submit button it takes me back to the beginning of the quiz. I just must know which gay character I am before I start my day. Thank you!

  2. Janelle Monae from the Lipstick Lover music video! It’s a dream to even be a fraction as cool as them. Last year was tough as hell on a personal level so I’m gonna bring some of their free-ass motherfucker energy to 2024. Thanks for the inspiration, Riese!

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