Sunday Funday is Knocking Out the Last Sunday of 20GAYTeen with Amanda Nunes!

Happy last Sunday of the year homies! We made it! What a fucking year it’s been, am I right? Also though, all of adulthood for me has been “wow, what a fucking year,” so I’m not sure if that’s a great litmus test of how good of a year I had.

I survived hosting my whole family last week. Right after they left, my period came to visit, and we’ve just been sitting around being useless together. It’s great.

Celebs, They’re Just Like Us

+ Amanda Nunes kicked Cris Cyborg’s ass last night!

Want to see the exact moment she was declared the champion? Here you go! Be prepared to smile big!

+ Lena Waithe on masculine-of-center lesbians finding roles/seeing themselves on screen.

+ Olivia Coleman shoved a big wet sponge up inside her labia so that Emma Stone wouldn’t accidentally touch anything during their fingering scene in The Favourite.

Feel Good Fest

+We talked about this in “Also.Also.Also.”, but it’s so amazing that I’m sharing it again: The Rose Parade crowned its first bisexual and Jewish queen!!

+ Frances Reed, a genderqueer massage therapist, wants to help you not have chronic pain while binding.

+ Lesbian penguins laid an egg in New Zealand, right before Christmas. A joyous noel indeed.

+ Casa Ruby, a vital service for the DC LBGTQ community, is expanding its services.

+ Stephens College, the second oldest women’s college in the United States, will begin accepting trans women in 2019.

As stated in a “frequently asked questions” document attached to the school’s updated enrolment and admissions policy, with the new policy, Stephens College has now “recommitted to its singular mission of educating women.”

“Consistent with our culture’s expanding understanding of the definition of womanhood, the college’s admissions policy will recognise both sex and gender identity in its determination of a student’s eligibility for admission and enrolment,” the document reads.

+ Category is Books, Glasgow’s newest LGBTQ bookstore, is “a wonderful success”!

Goodbye 20Gay-teen, Hello 20Bi-teen!

+ Here are the fun science-y things LGBTQ+ science taught us this year

Here are the top 10 queer NYC plays

+ Here are the best queer wedding proposals

Goodbye 2018! See you literally never again unless I become a time traveler! I hope that each of you had the kind of year that you needed and are bolstered enough to go into the new year bringing joy and happiness to everyone around you. I love you so much! Have a happy new year!

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    And that was only 51 seconds. Every second a haymaker was being thrown.
    Her reaction to the second belt was beautiful, well deserved victory lap.
    KO’d Rousey and Cyborg in the 1st round, beat Tate and Shevchenko, double champ, the WMMA GOAT no doubt about it.

  2. actually started crying when i followed that massage therapy link and it opened a WaPo page about a center in my extended metro area

    • (within months of finally shelling out the $$ for enough binders that i wouldn’t have to wear one multiple days in a row in the sweaty virginia summers, my shoulders started hurting so much that binding became impossible) (like being punched in the brachial plexus, but all day)

  3. The Rose Queen is bisexual, not a lesbian:
    “Personally, I am happy to be the first Rose Queen to wear glasses on the float (even though they clash with the crown), and the first Rose Queen to talk about being Jewish. I feel an additional responsibility, to myself and to this tradition, to share that I am bisexual.”

    I know Autostraddle likes to use “lesbian” to mean “female and queer” but it feels erasive, especially in instances like this where someone has explicitly claimed a different label.

    • Hi Sarah,

      There is no reference to her being bisexual explicitly in the article that we linked, so we simply did not know that information! It was not our intention to be erasive (it never is) and the commentary in question has been adjusted.


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