Sunday Funday is Toasting Lily Tomlin, Laverne Cox, Kacey Musgraves, and the Women of the World F*cking Cup With This Cup of Antonin Scalia’s Tears

Hello, love muffins! I’m at the beach right now living in a tiny little trailer with my dog and my best friends. While the rest of the world celebrated marriage equality by getting married, we celebrated it by evading beach rain under a rainbow umbrella.


While we soak up the sun (and get covered in sand), enjoy some good news from my heart to yours!



Lily Tomlin, the woman I hope to be when I grow up or really just when I wake up tomorrow, married her partner of 42 years, Jane Wagner, a long time ago, but the whole world just found about it, so! Here’s to hoping one day I can keep a secret like motherfucking Lily Tomlin.

Bree Newsome, You’re The F*cking Best

Activist Bree Newsome climbed a flagpole to remove the confederate flag yesterday in South Carolina’s capital, because fuck the confederate flag.

Women Celebrating Marriage Equality Melts My Heart, So Whatever

There will never be too many photographs of women in love.

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Laverne Cox and Laverne Cox, Everybody

Next to my wax figure at #madametussauds in San Francisco. Does she look like me? #TransIsBeautiful

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These Are The Landmarks That Went Rainbow for Marriage Equality


Over a dozen landmarks have lit up with the power of gay love since the ruling Friday, or maybe just by lights. Either way, it was pretty sweet.

Oh, and Philly’s Sidewalks, Don’t Forget Philly’s Sidewalks

A woman walks past a rainbow crosswalk in support of the LGBT community at the intersection of 13th and Locust streets, Thursday, June 25, 2015, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

A woman walks past a rainbow crosswalk in support of the LGBT community at the intersection of 13th and Locust streets, Thursday, June 25, 2015, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Seattle isn’t the only city that turned the streets into pride flags Friday. Philadelphia’s sidewalks are decked out in red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and indigo, too! Rainbow sidewalks for everyone!

Just Want You to See This

Kacey Musgraves Is Really Excited About Marriage Equality, Y’all

This is Kacey Musgraves doing a totally special performance of “Follow Your Arrow” because she’s a rad-as-hell ally, motherfuckers.

“Now, I’m Fully American”

Cindy Meneghin and Maureen Killian were the lesbian couple who brought civil unions to New Jersey via a lawsuit in 2006. Now, their longstanding partnership is finally recognized and respected across the nation. Oh, and also I’m crying. Just so you know.

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For the first time, Meneghin said Friday, she felt safe and secure in her rights, anywhere and everywhere in the U.S., as a married woman.

“We’ve spoken about retirement plans. I’d love to go see Mount Rushmore. I’d love to see the Adirondacks. And now I can,” she said. “We’re married, and we don’t have to worry about visitation rights. We don’t have to look and say we’re vulnerable if there’s illness, we’re vulnerable for this and for that. We can be Americans in every way, and we can be married Americans everywhere.”

Americans. She said it with the pride she recounted extolling to her British friends when her family moved to England while she was a child.

“I feel as if all these years, we weren’t as American as everyone else. … And all through the lawsuit, the rhetoric, the fear-mongering, the demonizing — I felt as everyone doing that was telling me I wasn’t really American.

“And now, I’m fully American. I’m as fully American as any straight person is.”

A Surprise Proposal and a Historic Marriage, AKA Get Some Tissues Out

Ugh, Tiffany and Tyonna forever.


Tiffany DePriest was hard at work cleaning rooms at the Four Points by Sheraton hotel on the morning of Friday, June 26, when she received a call urging her to come to the lobby.

Her co-workers made the call sound like an emergency, so the 36-year-old Saginaw woman rushed to see what the issue was.DePriest.Tiffany.jpg

Meanwhile, her partner of four years, Tyonna McIntyre, hid behind a corner. When DePriest got to the lobby, McIntyre surprised her, dropped to one knee with a bouquet of flowers and a ring, and asked DePriest to marry her.

DePriest said yes.

(They were then the first same-sex couple to get married in their county. I seriously don’t see how this could be any adorable, my heart is going to explode, please advise and send help.)


Jezebel Thinks You Wanna See These Thighs

I second the sentiment.


Everyone in this game kicked ass, and way too many of them were handsome. I should watch sports more.

Edit: An earlier version of this post identified Kacey Musgraves as a gal pal, when, in fact, she is a gal pal ally. 

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Carmen spent six years at Autostraddle, ultimately serving as Straddleverse Director, Feminism Editor and Social Media Co-Director. She is now the Consulting Digital Editor at Ms. and writes regularly for DAME, the Women’s Media Center, the National Women’s History Museum and other prominent feminist platforms; her work has also been published in print and online by outlets like BuzzFeed, Bitch, Bust, CityLab, ElixHER, Feministing, Feminist Formations, GirlBoss, GrokNation, MEL, Mic and SIGNS, and she is a co-founder of Argot Magazine. You can find Carmen on Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr or in the drive-thru line at the nearest In-N-Out.

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  1. When they inevitably make a glossy coffee table book of photos from this weekend, I want the feature image of this article on the cover. How do we make that happen?

    • Right!? This white-on-board-shorts situation is killing me! It’s so good, and I would never have known!

    • i really hope this happens, too, but have no idea who is making the coffee table book. do we make the coffee table book?

      • Somebody must be doing it, right?? I dunno. I would buy an Autostraddle coffee table book, even though our coffee table is currently very broken. #commitment

  2. I died at Scalia’s Tears. Malört is NASTY, y’all. Plus they’re donating $1 from each one sold to the Center on Halsted to support their work with The LGTBQ community. :D

  3. Wait. So is Kacey Musgraves actually gay? And if so, one, how did I miss that glorious information and two, how do I let her know that I’m single?

    • Those were my questions, too! Sadly my internet sleuthing is only turning up evidence that she’s an outspoken ally who loves the gays. Carmen, if you know otherwise, fill us in!! :)

      • and it’s been fixed!

        sorry to break your hearts and brains. i think my brain actually melted in the sun, so.

  4. I love seeing all the pictures of people celebrating marriage equality because I just got back from SF Pride and mostly just saw straight couples making out in the streets. Officially a bitter queer, y’all.

    • To be fair how do you know they are straight? At least one of them can be non-straight identifying and/or trans? Let’s not erase the B and trans people who may have cishet privilege.

      • Definitely true, and as a bi person myself I’m very aware that different-sex couples aren’t necessarily straight! But I think there’s a point where it becomes clear that tons of straight-identifying people come to pride and treat it like their own personal rave.

  5. Yay, so many good things!

    I also have a rainbow umbrella. If someone ever asks me about my sexuality while I am using it, I will probably just say that I am “under the rainbow umbrella.”

    • yes we definitely also intended to do this! unfortunately, nobody asked. why are people so polite? ugh.

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