Sunday Funday Will Weather The Storm With Good Gay News

Hello, friends and former lovers! I think a huge hurricane is headed in my direction but I don’t even care because pizza.

And did I mention there’s a a ton of good news just waiting to be consumed from the outside world that is relevant to your life? There is. It’s Sunday Funday, after all, and Obama (still) loves you – pinky promise – and your grandparents are finally coming around. Plus, Pride in Taiwan was totally crazy, dude! I have pics.

Grab a slice and stick around.

Taiwan’s Pride Boasts 50,000

It was a dance party waiting to happen: the 10th annual gay pride parade in Taipei, Taiwan.

This year over 50,000 homos and allies came together to march for marriage equality:

“The theme this year is to fight for equal rights on marriage. Gay people are also tax-paying citizens and we demand the same basic right as any heterosexual couples,” said Mu Chuan, one of the organisers of the rally. […]

“Even though marriage is a very personal choice, I think gay people should not be stripped of the right to choose to get married,” said Mi Feng, a software programmer from Taipei dressed in white and holding a bridal bouquet.

“I just want to tell the world we have the right to love equally like others,” said Kongpaphop Panya, a 30-year-old doctor who came from Thailand with three friends.

Obama Still Supports Gay Marriage, Just In Case You Forgot

Fear not. Obama still wants to repeal DOMA.

In fact, he’s asked that the Supreme Court hear a challenge to DOMA and use the case to contemplate if a federal definition of marriage limited to straight people is constitutional! Challenge accepted, you brilliant man, you. Nice dog.

via buzzfeed

Gaga Marries The Night In Her Robe

Lady Gaga didn’t feel well during a recent concert in Mexico. So she just kind of put on her pajamas and sang to herself on stage. And it was fantastic.

Family Values

+ You know that recent surge in the polls relating to whether or not your sexuality is a-ok with the world? Your grandparents (and other old people) totally swung that poll in your direction – because they love you.

It is true that younger Americans are more likely to favor marriage. In fact, a person’s likelihood of supporting marriage grows 0.8 points by each year of birth, meaning a person born in 1981 is 16 points more likely to favor marriage than someone born in 1961. But youth is overrated. When you break down the proportion of how much of the overall shift came from generational change versus changing hearts and minds, the numbers are stark. A full three-fourths of the movement since 2004 is attributable to the latter, meaning 12 of the 16 points we’ve gained came from Americans reconsidering the issue and changing their minds.

+ Evangelical and otherwise extremely religious Christians can find peace with gay people, if they look in their hearts. Promise.

Allyson Robinson Takes on SLDN, OutServe with Pride

Allyson Robinson is the new Director of SLDN and OutServe, two massive groups focused on queers in the military undergoing a current merger into one massive Super Group For Equality. She may be the first transgender leader of a broad-focused LGBT group, and she’s certainly unprecedented in her role. So let’s sit back and appreciate her, okay?

The case she will make is the one that SLDN and OutServe, formed in 2010, have been making since the repeal: Troubling issues remain when it comes to LGBT military service. In addition to benefits issues for same-sex couples, open service for transgender people, whose own sense of their gender does not match the sex with which they were born, was not addressed in the repeal of the 1993 ban on open service and remains a reason to be discharged from the military today.

“We have not achieved full equality for LGBT servicemembers, and I think that’s something that Americans care about. I think they care about the way that our troops and their families are treated,” she said.

These Storm-Ready Animals

I didn’t buy anything for the storm except Ramen. Should I be buying a six-pack or something? These 11 animals are more ready than I am.

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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. Thanks for the good news! Now please go out and get yourself a lot of food that you don’t need to cook!

  2. Carmen! you need to get yourself over to someones house who is having a proper hurricane party. Ramen is not part of the survival kit. just saying.

      • I’ve never actually been to a hurricane party. But my friends in New Orleans say they are pretty standard. You get all the survival essentials plus some booze, some board games and some musical instruments and bam, hurricane party.

        • yup. to throw a real New Orleans-style hurricane party you need gumbo, a cooler full of beer, Hurricanes (the drink), cigarettes, backup cigarettes, music, old-fashioned paper fans for when the power goes out, and a trashbag poncho for when you run out of booze and have to go find the nearest bar with lights.

  3. Bo is so cute, portuguese water dog yay!
    good luck with frankenstorm and keeping people alive so they can vote :p
    always keeping the calm before the storm ;)

  4. I opted for a box of wine instead of the six pack. Nothing will be crappier than realizing, in your autostraddle-less boredom, that all you have to drink is warm beer.

  5. OMG. You guys! You should have an Autostraddle Hurricane Party meet-up. Bring sleeping bags, board games, instruments, candles! It will be the most epic of all the meetups.

  6. alle les fille Un kiss-in en un lieu bien choisi :-)
    ‘adore la tête de certaines personnes au fond ! :) bien joué les filles ! :)
    en plus elle sont hetero alors sa si ses pas manifique alors je ne sais pas quoi dire alors il faur continue pour que les chose evolue dans se monde cruele

  7. Carmen, from what I hear about this storm, a 6-pack will not be enough.
    Also, I wish Upstate NY was prepared enough to be planning hurricane parties.


    And what I walk away from this is: Fuckme, those French femmes are fine.

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