“I could feel the power that came from being butch, the paradox of growing up a girl and then becoming the suited partner of a beautiful woman, the torture of being such a social outcast, and the deep craving hunger for being accepted.”
We’ve got a genderqueer lead, an intersex teenager, multiple shows headlined by women of color, the first ever recurring lesbian woman of color character in a primetime network superhero series and SO MUCH MORE!
Complete guide to all the Olympics 2014 women’s figure skaters, focused on frontrunners like Yuna Kim, Ashley Wagner, Gracie Gold and Mao Asada. I LOVE SKATING.
“I hated my body and punished it, and it hated me and punished me back. Is that what happened? That’s the thing about getting sick the way I got sick: nailing it down.”
“For me, reading and speaking body language is like communicating in any foreign language — I concentrate hard, stumble, and make embarrassing errors. Turns out other queer autistic people have this problem too.”
It’s our very last recamp! In this heart-pounding tale of love and life, a bunch of weirdos go to prom, witness an epic proposal, and share all their feelings.
We sang, we danced, we laughed, we cried, we bobbed for apples, we got a bear hug, and we lived to tell the tales!
On day two we read our feelings out loud, stripped and spelled, tied each other up, got crazy/beautiful and cheered for our lives!
It’s our first behind-the-scenes A-Camp 4.0 Recamp in which we reminisce about the day before we met you and the day we met you and how everything started to snow!
She didn’t say “I have suspected this for years and I still love you.” It went more like a Scared Straight kind of thing but instead of scaring me about drugs and a life of crime, she wanted to scare me straight, straight. “Just Say No to Lesbianism” straight.
If you’re looking for a primer in all the ways that modern media is still failing queers, this film is a good start.
Following the “Titstare” fiasco at Disrupt, we’re having a greater conversation about sexism in the tech industry. And women who work in tech won’t be the only humans to benefit from the disruption of brogrammer culture.
“Just look at every woman’s face here and tell me they are straight. I dare you.”
“I knew transitioning was possible, but I didn’t know someone under the age of 40 could do it.”
Dr. Ben Barres, an openly trans scientist, is on a mission to end gender discrimination in the sciences.
You can have a two-gallon keg in your city apartment, or you can have a farm where you grow the barley and hops yourself. Anyone can homebrew! Even you.
Fall’s short on queer ladies, but we do have a killer vagina, Sean Hayes playing a gay dad, a new Joss Whedon show, Lizzy Caplan as a sex researcher, a new love interest for Kalinda and an Anna Faris sitcom.
My transgender wife and I are both people with a lot of serious challenges to face, and we chose to confront those challenges as a team. That’s not heroism. It’s love.
For my birthday, I wanna give gifts to other humans: specifically, Team Autostraddle. If you donate, you’ll be giving me the best birthday ever, and I’m willing to bake you cookies or even raffle off an A-Camp campership and more!
“I am afraid help will come too late to someone in my life. I am afraid that closets become coffins.”