Yay! A poolside picnic with crafting opportunities (for those who are so inclined). REMINDER: every body is a beach/pool body and whatever you wear will bring joy to all the Straddlers so do not stress about your choices, including the choice to not swim.
Come to Cuties to have coffee and chat with Autostraddle staff writers Carrie Wade, Mey Rude, Carolyn Yates, and Reneice Charles! We’ll be hanging at Cuties coffee for the afternoon and can’t wait to see your lovely faces!
For those of you who will be in London over the holigays – come have brunch with some fellow Straddlers. Make sure to RSVP to this one so we can make an accurate reservation!
Join the folks from Airspray Worcester & The HX Library at Stone Soup Community Center to make some glittery holiday crafts, color in queer coloring books, and eat some tasty food!! This event is a potluck so please bring something to eat or drink if you’re able. This is an all-ages, family-friendly, FREE event.
Board games, a fully stocked bar, good food with veg & GF options, and free parking across the street, oh my!
It’s the most wonderful time of year so let’s spend it with our chosen family!
Stop by Toasted for a merry holigay afternoon with Dallas Straddlers!
Support a queer-owned witchy bath & body shop while enjoying tea & conversations with your fellow Portland Straddlers. We can’t wait to see you!
Hey Melbourne Straddlers! Let’s meet up for drinks & food before checking out a show by a fantabulous nonbinary queer trans femme diva!
Celebrate the Holigays with Casey (who may be wearing a Christmas cat sweater!) and a bunch of board games!
Come celebrate the Holigays with Heather and Valerie at Stonewall Inn! Drop in, drop out. No RSVP necessary.
Queer writer Carmen Maria Machado completes her book tour for Her Body And Other Parties in Seattle! The event begins at 7, but is expected to be crowded so let’s get there early for seats.
Her Body And Other Parties has been shortlisted for the National Book Award in the fiction category.
From the SPL website: In “Her Body and Other Parties,” Carmen Maria Machado blithely demolishes the arbitrary borders between psychological realism and science fiction, comedy and horror, fantasy and fabulism. While her work has earned her comparisons to Karen Russell and Kelly Link, she has a voice that is all her own.
In her provocative debut, a wife refuses her husband’s entreaties to remove the green ribbon from around her neck; a salesclerk in a mall makes a horrifying discovery within the seams of the store’s prom dresses. And in the bravura novella “Especially Heinous,” Machado reimagines every episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, a show we naïvely assumed had shown it all, generating a phantasmagoric police procedural full of doppelgängers, ghosts, and girls with bells for eyes.
Earthy and otherworldly, antic and sexy, queer and caustic, comic and deadly serious, “Her Body and Other Parties” swings from horrific violence to the most exquisite sentiment. In their explosive originality, these stories enlarge the possibilities of contemporary fiction.
People had such a great time (I included) at the beach days, so why not have more events to meet people in the LBTQ community.
Let’s go enjoy all the fun of autumn and visit Anderson Orchard! They have U-pick apples and U-pick pumpkins, hay rides, and more!
If you need a ride post in the comments below and we should be able to carpool as needed.
Kids and partners welcome.
Inspired by Autostraddle’s article “I Made All My Friends Reenact The Planet From ‘The L Word’ And Now Everyone Hates Me,” let’s drink queer vegan coffee on a Sunday. Coming as your fave L Word character strongly encouraged.
Come by yourself or bring your female entourage and experience an on-premise club for women only. Friday October 20.
The spiritual community is a safe space, but we are in earthly bodies and have earthly problems. This meditation is queer and trans centered where we are going to focus on the spirit and healing.
During meditation we are going to:
● Practice personal cleansing technique
● Pinpointing where pain is in the body
● Connecting with and healing each other
● Work on using protective fields
● The is an LGBTQ+ centered meditation.
● What happens in circle stays in circle.
Bring a yoga mat or cushion to sit on.
People had such a great time (I included) at the beach days, so why not have more events to meet people in the LBTQ community. This time it will be at a park to give those who could not make it to the beach days to come.
It will be POTLUCK style where someone brings something to share(like last time). Please keep in mind there may be vegan & gluten free people who go to these events. So, not all the food has to be vegan or gluten free friendly but preferred that some of it be. Also, if you bring alcohol make sure it’s covered and in non-clear cups, don’t want people to get in trouble. Also charcoal would be nice for the BBQ pits st the park. Most importantly this is safe & consent space, so feel free to wear however you feel comfortable wearing.
Exact location of which pit(s) I will be announced day of the event as its a first come first serve basis. It’s at Echo Park so it is public transit accessible, but there should be park parking for those who drive/carpool.
Feedback is always welcome.
A meditation circle in the park for the spiritual, starseed, bruja, spiritually questioning, those who just want to meditate, and everything inbetween. We will smudge the patriarchy away, meditate, and then discuss. Bring your yoga mat or meditation cusion and whatever you would like to place on the altar. There will be a discussion afterwards so the circle will dissipate when everyone leaves.
Rubix Group Studios presents its first ever social for London based female, genderfluid, trans, non-binary etc drummers (and other musicians).
The first meetup being held on the 1st of September, a week after legendary female drummer Moe Tucker’s birthday (of The Velvet Underground), this event will take place every two months and is a great opportubity for female drummers and musicians of all abilities and successes to meet, network and socialise.
Taking place in the amazingly well equipped Rubix Group Studio’s in North Acton, the meetup starts at 2pm (14:00) and will last for approximately 2 hours.
Hello NC Straddlers! I would like to organize a meetup for NC Pride because it falls on my 21st birthday and I don’t know anyone at home to go with! I wanna go to the parade and the night festival events and was hoping to get a fun group together to do so!