S.T.A.U.N.C.H Characters Include Alan, Susan, Jane, Stephen, Wendy & Lisa, Meghan and Christine.

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Later today on Autostraddle: It’ll be a surprise! Who doesn’t love a surprise?

Tonight. April 18th. HBO. Grey Gardens. Premiere. Be there or be really confused when everyone else is talking about it and you’re like what the hell is going on. In Newsweek, Alan Cummings explains how The Beales became gay icons.greygardens

The Family Research Council could manipulate your mind with weather-related advertising, but instead they’ll just manipulate the statistics on how New Yorkers feel about gay marriage. (@goodasyou)

I want this show GLEE to get picked up so bad! Jane Lynch! And they use the word gay many times!  And SINGING AND DANCING! Countdown to May 19th starts now! It’s so GAY! (@smoking cocktail)

“Why are we so shocked when “ugly” women can do things … Men are allowed to be ugly and talented. Gordon Ramsay has a dried-up riverbed for a face. Justin Lee Collins looks like Cousin It from The Addams Family. Graham Norton is a baboon in mascara. I could go on …” It’s not Susan Boyle that’s ugly, it’s our reaction to her. (@the guardian uk)


Thought there were no funny jokes left to be made about NOM? Think again:

The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
The Colbert Coalition’s Anti-Gay Marriage Ad
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Colbert Report Full Episodes Political Humor NASA Name Contest

Wendy & Lisa come out as lesbians and discuss their music and their experiences with Prince & The New Revolutions: “[Prince] is a girl, for sure, but he’s not gay. He looked at me like a gay woman would look at another woman.” (@out magazine)1993_calvink-poster_art

Top G.O.P Consultant Endorses Gay Marriage. I hope this means all the holier-than-thou assholes are going to move elsewhere, leaving lots of room for men who like to get prodded in thier assholes by other men. It’s the weekend! We’re independent moneyless media we can say dirty things all we want! HAAAY! (@ny times)

Meghan McCain: A New Gay Icon? (@politico)

Christine Quinn on the NY Marriage Bill: “Look me in the eye and tell me that Kim and I aren’t a family, that we don’t struggle every day, that we don’t pay taxes, that we don’t work every day in this city. No one can look me or her in the eye and tell us that, because it is not true.” (@pam’s house blend)

[“Do You Love the Dyke in Your Life?” graphic from the Dyke Action Machine.]

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from Alex:
I’m usually not into sports if they involve men (sans bathing suits) but I found it very interesting that “during the second game ever hosted at the most anticipated ballpark ever constructed in the most populous, richest city in America’s history” that most of the luxury-priced $500 seats were empty. I feel like this speaks volumes about a lot of things, not only the economy. I’ll be back with an update, as I’d like to get Lozo’s thoughts on this matter. He likes sports.
Update: Dave Lozo has issued the following statement: Dear Alex, my thoughts on that are this: HAHAHAHAHA!!!! Bah dah bah bah bah, I’m lovin’ it.

riese-icon3from Riese: It often seems like life would be so much easier — somewhere, anywhere else. Somewhere with more sunshine and silence and water and mountains and rooms built for real grown-ups. Then New York Magazine reminds us why people still want to move here: “Even in these times, almost half of young America wants to move to New York.” First-hand accounts follow from people like Chloe Sevigny, Ira Glass, Rufus Wainwright, Amy Sedaris, Diane Von Furstenberg, Maggie Gyllenhall and Chuck Close.

Also! Late add: What Would Andy Warhol Do on the Internets?


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Marie Lyn Bernard, aka Riese, is an award-winning writer, blogger, journalist, fictionist, copywriter, video-maker and aspiring cyber-performance artist who grew up in the midwest, lost her mind in New York City and is currently making it work in California. Her work has appeared in nine books including "The Bigger the Better, The Tighter The Sweater: 21 Funny Women on Beauty, Body Image and The Hazards of Being Female," "Dirty Girls," and "The Best American Erotica of 2007," magazines including Nylon, Marie Claire, GO, Curve, Interlude, and CollegeBound, and all over the web including nerve.com, Jezebel, Queerty, Emily Books and OurChart (RIP). She was the recapper for The L Word Online and host of Showtime’s Lezberado and her personal blog has earned many dubious honors including Best Personal Blog 2008. Riese has spoken about blogging, community-building, feminism, cyberculture and sexuality at places like BlogHer, Yale, New York University, The University of Chicago and The Museum of Sex. A graduate of the University of Michigan, Interlochen Arts Academy and The Olive Garden's week-long training intensive; she enjoys eating foods, having big ideas, reading books & talking to her stuffed dog, Tinkerbell. Also, she's Jewish. Follow her smokin’ hot adventures on twitter. Contact: riese[at]autostraddle.com

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