If Alice Walker once said “hard times require furious dancing,” then hard times call for reading poetry, particularly black poets. Follow zaynab’s journey in reconnecting with black poetry as a means of daily survival and understand why reading the work of black poets can enhance our collective understandings of what it means to cultivate and sustain resistance.
“I pushed and shoved and laughed and danced in big black shoes that would later bruise my feet, next to a girl who would later love me back.”
We talked to One Day at a Time writers, Becky Mann and Michelle Badillo, about gay representation on TV, how Autostraddle came to be in the script, their queer TV roots, what kind of LGBT stories are missing from TV and what’s in store for Elena in a potential next season.
“My niece shows me her Instagram feed and I see no one like her looking back at me. The people I love have fleeting reflections in the media.”
A love letter to the only woman that stole my heart and snatched my scalp at the same damn time.
My journey to self-love through the influence of Whitney Houston’s life and music.
We wanna see you in Wisconsin from May 18th-May 23rd with special guests Mara Wilson, Be Steadwell, Gaby Dunn, Brittani Nichols, Shea Diamond and Kim Milan!
To take back the country for Christ, we needed to outbreed, outvote and outactivate the other side, thus saith The Lord.
Here’s what Molly saw on the ground in D.C. at the Women’s March on Washington.
The Women’s March was a record-breaking worldwide protest against Donald Trump, and you’re gonna love all these photos of lesbians, queers, gays, bisexuals and allies who rallied for the occasion.
2016 was the best of times and the worst of times. JK, it was the absolute worst of times. A lot of queer women died on TV. But a lot of them kissed and made googly eyes at each other too.
A look at all the ladies who came out as lesbian, gay, queer, bisexual or otherwise-lady-loving-ladies in 2016! There’s so many!
Why does an event like the election so profoundly affect marginalized people, while allies can almost avoid it?
The all-LGBT ghost hunting team of Ohio tells us about their real-life ghost experiences, fighting heteronormativity in the afterlife, and what it’s like to talk to LGBT history with dowsing rods.
It’s time for the 2016 Autostraddle Reader Survey! Are you ready? (I don’t think you’re ready!)
With millions of subscribers between them, lesbian, bisexual and otherwise queer-identified people are taking over online video content, one like at a time!
Let’s celebrate Celebrate Bisexuality Day aka Bi Visibility Day aka the best day of the year with some self love, encouragement and brilliance from these youth.
“How could an incapacitated person feel let alone be sexy, I catch myself thinking. Now, when I have those thoughts, I take out my camera.”
“Being Queer is not about who you’re with, it’s about who you are.”
“Instead of getting medical care, I had a work colleague help me to my hotel room and pour me a tumbler of whiskey. I downed the whiskey with a handful of aspirin and prayed for the pain to stop.”