Carmen’s Team Pick: “I challenge you to look into the faces of these people and tell them that they deserve less than any other human being.”
“We believe that our community – and especially our youth – deserve to know our history. If you don’t know you have a past, how can you believe you have a future?”
Emily’s Team Pick: And I really wanted to share it with you.
Since 1963, Jerry Gretzinger has been imagining and re-imagining an imaginary map. It’s currently over 1,600 square feet, and this mini-documentary on it is awesome.
You have probably been distracted and on the internet at some point. You are probably distracted and on the internet right now, come to think of it. The MOMA has some thoughts about this.
Sebastian’s Team Pick: “It is about the people, as they really are.”
Rachel’s Team Pick: Molly Landreth of Embodiment now has prints for sale on Etsy that you will love.
Kansas governor cuts funding for the arts, looks to private donors to take up the slack — and some people think that’s a good thing.
“Us” in this instance being graffiti artists, street artists, vandals, thought provokers— who are women, and also queer.”
I love subways.
What would the 1930s look like if it reflected a queer reality? Now you can find out.
Whatcha looking at? Is it ‘art’? Is it ‘sexy’? Are there ‘girls’ in it? These websites, blogs and online galleries are better than whatever you are looking at now.
Sarah: fuck republicans
Rachel: why do they hate everything beautiful and good
Awkward Stock Photography Tumblr inspires us to dig through our favorite lesbian stock photography tropes AND BOY IS IT HILARIOUS YOU GUYS. Also, this is not a Lindsay Lohan post, but it may or may not feature a song her father apparently wrote and performed to assure her that his love “will never die.” Laugh or cry as you see fit. Also, Kristen Stewart talks about gendered double standards in Hollywood, a new movie starring guerilla gun girls, and drag queens singing about oil. I know, what more could you ask for?
Autostraddle has a serious soft spot for documentaries, and we want to give you the same. Here’s the official Autostraddle list of the documentary films everyone should see before they die.
Molly Landreth and Amelia Tovey have set out into the gay wide open to document the faces, stories and sounds of this crazy queer country in their amazing photo/bio project, Embodiment: A Portrait of Queer Life in America. They sat down with Autostraddle to talk about the incredible things they’ve been doing, where they’re heading next, and why this work is so important.
NOH8 Campaign photographer Adam Bouska talks to us about the night it all began, his surprise engagement to partner [and NOH8 visionary Jeff Parshley], his dream celebrities to shoot, why the hell Lady Gaga and Adam Lambert haven’t posed yet, backlash from the anti-gay contingent, and gearing up for the hot & sweaty Dinah Shore open shoot later this month.
Amos Mac, photographer and editor-in-chief of the groundbreaking magazine, Original Plumbing, talks to Laneia about being a trans guy, the power of photography and (briefly) Girl Scouts.
F*ck yeah lesbian/queer/genderf*ck tumblr blogs – when it comes to stuff gay girls like, tumblr is the best thing to happen to photography ever. Here’s a sampling of the very best.
Kaki King hosts a Brooklyn Art Show and all the lesbian hipsters are there! “People need ways to communicate their inner feelings, and that could be through music, visual arts, or even dance. The value of this goes up even more in minority groups, such as the girl-on-girl community. With oppression comes a need to express yourself in a multitude of ways, and the arts are an excellent form of expression.”