Have you read Stray City by Chelsey Johnson? It’s got great authentic representation of supportive queer community. Here are eight more books featuring queers who show up for each other!
If I could have willed a book into existence, that book would be Stray City — so I talked to Chelsey Johnson about her debut novel and what it’s like to render queer community so intimately for the public.
In honor of our 10th birthday, our Birthday Issue, and your senior editors’ intrepid love for all things DIY and tangible in a world determined to go all digital, we invite you to send Autostraddle a physical birthday card to celebrate our big day.
Let’s make radically caring space for each other, OK? Here are some tips and tricks for grounding ourselves and taking care of our communities in times of collective trauma like RIGHT DAMN NOW.
That’s what friendships with queer and trans Christians have taught me: it is blessed indeed to want more, more of everything, more love and more gender and more faith and more life.
Why is it sometimes hardest to find other queer individuals in places where they seem to be everywhere? The new book, “How Places Make Us,” takes us into the lives of lesbian, bisexual and queer residents in four small cities and reveals how and why LBQ individuals forge especially strong ties in unlikely places.
“When we’ve all broken past the fear of being burdens on others, when we as communities learn how to ask for and give help and support, we’ll be able to take care of each other.”
I sat down with Cuties founders Iris and Virginia to talk about finding community, running a commercial space, and how to hold community members accountable.
Cat convention, Lizzie McGuire, trans visibility makes a difference, Courtney Barnett, a queer dentist helps out, Coeur De Pirate, hiking ’cause you love it, QPOC and paid leave, The Handmaid’s Tale, and so much more!
Snails, guns, Gilda Radner, babies inside the senate, Chavela Vargas, white women fucking shit up in a bad way, gay bars, Big Freedia, Janelle Monáe, clear backpacks and tampons, and so much more!
Bankrupt guns, the physical toll of leading a movement, documentaries for you, Trump’s latest trans military ban, Cameron Post gets a distributor, a queer podcast from the south, straight people are wrong, and so much more!
Afrofuturism, consent, black teens and gun reform, Emily González in her own words, drag kings, Monica Lewinsky, cryptocurrency but gay, Arabelle Sicardi, Georgia just being the worst, and so much more!
‘Tis the season to get cute and cozy.
Did you dress up for Halloween this year? Send me a picture of yourself in costume so I can put together the family photo album of our queer dress up dreams!
Trolls on Twitter got you down? Tired of Mark Zuckerberg’s Real Name Policy? Looking for a social network not owned by a massive corporation? Mastodon may be your next haunt.
In general, my bi friends understand the alienation, erasure and self-doubt that comes with being bisexual in a “can’t you just pick one” world. By seeing and believing each other’s negative experiences, we help each other reduce the harm of those things.
Sometimes getting out of bed and onto the couch is the biggest thing you will achieve in day, and that is okay.
If I and other people with certain disabilities are going to survive, we need care — and not from ourselves. Because when it gets really bad for me, self-care is literally impossible. In those moments, I need community care.
I’ve been resuming a lot of childhood activities recently: going to concerts, playing video games, reading books for hours, spending time outdoors, shopping in the boys’ department at Gap Kids. Anyone else? Get in here and tell me about it!
We all know self-care is important, but what does that actually mean? I talked to four experts in mental and social health care to find out more about the nuts and bolts of what self-care and community care look like for queer communities.