Behind every great indie film is a great woman. Or, as “The Miseducation of Cameron Post” shows, an entourage of them. Autostraddle spoke with director Desiree Akhavan about making the film that won the Sundance 2018 Grand Jury Prize for Drama and got gay teens in Montana on screen.
I was a newly minted queer and everything I knew about queerness was rooted in coming out. I’d heard about the relief that came with coming out from everybody. If TV was to be believed, I would feel free even as my parents stopped looking me in the eye.
“I was in the military for four years, military police, and I never once experienced something like that.”
“Led by youth, a steadfast belief in legal justice, and their right to exist fully and wholly in a country whose mainstream rhetoric remains staunchly anti-gay, NGLHRC refuses to shy away from its mission: to promote and protect the equality and inclusion of LGBTIQ individuals and communities in Kenya.”
I needed to know how they did it. I needed to see if the “way that we live,” was a way that I could live.
Being bi is Gen’s favorite thing about herself. It’s as freeing for her as it’s become for me.
Nautical looks, super saturated colors, and major flower power — my favorite pieces for summer, and hopefully yours too!
Read these essays and feel inspired to apply for and/or donate to the campership fund for our May 2017 camp in Wisconsin!
During this month of your birth, you should put your charm on display by wearing something from this tasteful yet summery collage and pretending that you’re on the beach.
“The moment I met my child for the first time was nothing like I imagined it would be.”
We’ve come so far since same-sex kisses on television only happened once in a show’s entire run, rarely involved lesbian or bisexual characters and generally were obscured by somebody’s hair!
“Y’all, I managed not to cry in this third trimester video, but here I am now, writing, tears rolling down my face at my desk, just a few feet away from our new rocking chair where I plan to spend hours nursing my baby.”
“Jeezy’s Juke Joint is an onion of a burlesque show, queerly peeling back layer upon layer of oppression and erasure by creating space for important and difficult dialogue about the intersections of race, class, gender, and sexuality… This might be the most important burlesque show you’ve ever seen.”
“Dating broken white women became a way to reprise a powerlessness that years of sexual abuse and generations of blackphobia had tricked me into believing in. I drowned this feeling of powerlessness in weed and seeking out relationships in which I could engage in yet remain completely hidden from view.”
High femmes, women over 35 and people in relationships orgasm a whole lot during sex and other interesting things we learned about how you get off.
The Ultimate Lesbian Sex Survey knows what you’ve got on underneath those jeans, and how that relates to your gender identity and presentation.
“I felt I was gradually becoming like those newly married Indian women with henna on their hands at JFK or Heathrow… Of course, I didn’t look anything like them and my wedding bowtie was probably the only equivalent to their bridal henna, but I couldn’t help noticing parallels.”
Big Bear, where bears are big and beer flights are awesome.
“I didn’t even tell her when the notes started getting specific. Someone calling out my “crossed eyes” in a Tumblr ask. My “pocked skin” in an email. My “hillbilly teeth” on Twitter.”
On the masturbation practices of the 8,566 humans who took our Ultimate Lesbian Sex Survey — how they do it, for how long, how often, and “how much more than everybody else.”