For many black Americans, the South holds a bittersweet place in our heart; as much home as sorrow, as much ghostly as ancestral. Detangling our history is harder than detangling our hair — the webs of our lineage weave back and forth through time and space. Despite all the South has put my people through, it calls to me.
Plus: #LesbianVisibilityDay tweets you may have missed, more confirmation on Star Trek’s gayness, Roxane Gay’s new magazine, a post-Bar/Bat Mitzvah educational program for non-binary Jewish youth, and more!
Plus: Stevie Nicks, the TIME 100, the 20th anniversary of Columbine, and an entire section dedicated Beyoncé’s “Homecoming” just because we can!
Also, get ready for the year of the Horse Girl and we have your post-Broad City-blues reading list. Happy Sunday!
“I never could explain why my heart pounded when her soft hands reached out for mine. Why it felt like I was the only girl in the world, singing with her at the top of my lungs. The way my eyes would nervously glance down at her chest in that purple lace bra and white tank top. Until I could.”
A wedding moment…no…experience…that you need to watch, queer Asian filmmakers telling their own stories, Rainbow Voices Mumbai, and the rebel cow who parties with bison.
By choosing Laverne Cox as a brand ambassador, Beyoncé is turning the spotlight onto her black, queer supporters, and allowing us to be seen.
Beyoncé’s husband released a new album, but what I’m excited about is the track titled “Smile” where his mother, Gloria Carter, comes out as a lesbian.
Hey, did you watch the 50th Anniversary of the Country Music Awards last night? I didn’t either! But I did watch Beyoncé and the Dixie Chick’s performance of “Daddy Lessons” and hot damn! It was fucking amazing.
Beyoncé annihilated the VMAs, true crime books, French mayors are trash, a book about girls and sex (titled ‘Girls & Sex’), that Kesha beat, PMDD, and so much more!
A road trip which happens to coincide with the occasion of Prince’s death and the release of “Lemonade.”
There’s no better distraction than music to keep your heart and hands from sending a message you might regret.
It’s almost time for Autostraddle’s International Meet Me At The Record Store Day. Let’s talk about our favorite albums on vinyl to get ready!
Topics include Lily-Rose Depp, Barbie being full of lies, hipster homophobia, Beyoncé, Zoolander 2, relationships and Netflix, BriaAndChrissy, Professor Sprout and more!
All the things you’ll want to click and then read!
“On an otherwise boring Saturday afternoon on the internet, Beyoncé delivered big and I sat in my house, jaw to the floor counting the many ways you could love a thing.”
As a follow-up to the time I used “gal pals” sarcastically and taught you all about the queer suffragists, and in honor of Gal Pal Week, this week’s Rebel Girls lesson is going to be about good, old-fashioned friendship.
The earth is aflame for the Nicki/Bey friendship canon. “Feeling Myself” delivers all the goods: cheeseburgers, bamboo earrings and Nicki Minaj and Beyoncé at their absolute best.
I’ve already watched this video about 50 times.
From mounting revolutions to redefining realness, these are 25 women who made waves in the world this year.