Sunday Funday Thinks We’re All Special Gay Snowflakes

Hello, Autostraddle! I need good vibes today. Good thing it’s Sunday Funday! Weeeeeeeee!

Marriage Is Happening or Something

When Mexico’s Supreme Court sided with gay marriage, a lesbian couple was first in line. Meanwhile, Bert and Ernie were ahead of their time when they supported gay marriage in 1980.


Kathy Griffin recently remarried a gay couple

…And Marie Osmond spoke out on marriage equality.

While other members of her family rally against marriage equality, Marie Osmond has endorsed it as a civil right.

Osmond took her stand when she was interviewed by Diane Sawyer as Person of the Week on ABC’s World News Friday night. The entertainer, who has a new memoir out, The Key Is Love, discussed her daughter Jessica Blosil, who came out as lesbian at age 17.

“I believe in her civil rights, as a mother,” Osmond said. “I think my daughter deserves everything she desires in life.”

Lesbian Wedding

Dear Millenials….

You’re going to make it. Keep trucking. Etc.

We were slackers who’d just as soon roast a bone in the quad than, you know, do something important, i.e., exactly like whatever it was our parents would have done. Protested Vietnam? Our deficits glaring, however would we all turn out? wrung the hands of the universe. All signs pointed to LOSER.

Nevermind that we were also the most diverse, tolerant, open, experimental, norm-challenging folks to ever grace planet earth yet, but I’m sure that was probably just a function of us being too lazy to care enough to be better bigots, or at least as good as the generations before us. But you know what? We didn’t give a fuck. It was the 90s.

Then came you. Remember when you showed up? Things got exciting again. Baby Boomers and Gen-Xer’s didn’t always get along so great, mainly because we had different ideas about how to evoke change — too cynical, remember? So like a first-born grandchild offering hope for a troubled parent-child relationship, Millennials showed up to take the heat off, hope incarnate; the SOLUTION.

Finally, a new generation to peg all the fears and frustrations and accolades of the universe on, and more hopeful yet, one that might have a better attitude than us ingrates.


Women’s Sports in Saudia Arabia

Come out and play:

Last year saw Saudi Arabia sending two female athletes to the Olympics for the first time in their conservative Islamic history.

Now, at the behest of a number of international rights organizations, the kingdom will actually begin to license women’s sports clubs, according to al-Watan daily.

Rachel Maddow Celebrates the Gay History Happening Now

We’re making history!

Truths About Cats

36, fully illustrated.


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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. 1st reaction to Sunday Funday: ZOMG TRUTH ABOUT CATS!!! 2nd reaction to Sunday Funday: Wow, the Human Proximity to Cat Graph does tell the truth . . . 3rd reaction: like how I really just thought “Zomg truth about cats!” Like, my brain typed the “ZOMG” before my hands did and everything.

    Backing awaaaaay from the computer . . .

  2. Oh my god. My conservative mother always talked about how she revered Donny and Marie Osmond when she was growing up. Seeing a conservative Mormon like Marie, who also happens to be a glamorous lady, not only accept, but bless her daughter’s lifestyle is incredible. I can’t wait to show this to my mom. Sunday Funday is always the best part of my week, Carmen! Thanks so much.

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