In a new art installation, Los Angeles-based photographer Maggie West, who specializes in experimental technicolor lighting and whose work increasingly critiques still-rigid contemporary ideas about gender and sexuality, worked with 40 women subjects — including Stephanie Beatriz, Nikki Hearts, Gaby Dunn, Jazzmyne Robbins, Isis King and more — to do just that.
It’s you and like 85 of your closest Autostraddle friends posing with your favorite books! Get in here!
I followed Kristin and Jenny at FlameCon, New York City’s gay comic con, as they spread their love for Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the LGBTQ community to everyone they met.
Pixies and side shaves and short bangs, oh my!
“I like my setup right now because it’s a visual reminder that little by little, progress adds up.”
“I decided to make lobster bisque for my mom at the same moment I decided to come out to her. Only one of those things went according to plan.”
“Jessi showed me that it was cool to focus on my ambitions and to form deep relationships with other girls instead of being boy-obsessed.”
“I couldn’t afford to go home, but it was common knowledge among the many international students that, technically, one could remain in the country beyond the visa validity period as long as you were still enrolled in school. So I did.”
Where did you go on your summer vacation? These queers went all over the place and everyone is very cute (but you already knew that). Your latest community gallery is here!
These are stories of trans people who have served or are serving in the US military; their experiences range from the positive to the deeply traumatic and everywhere in between.
“I was nineteen when The Con came out, and boy did I ever feel her in my heart.”
It’s where I keep my most precious treasures.
Defeating this bill is a matter of life and death to the transgender, gender non-conforming and intersex people of color who depend on Medicaid to survive.
Bless #KenOfCenter, forever and ever amen.
Check out what AS readers are wearing and doing now that winter is finally behind us.
“This wholesale group exclusion of a person based on an accusation that they are somehow dangerous without any opportunity for that person to describe why they think this charge is happening or how they are experiencing it, or for anyone to look at the order of events that produced this accusation or the history of the person accusing — I mean, this is the definition of injustice.”
“Lingerie is the clothing that most relates to our intimate feelings about our bodies — it can reflect the way we see sensuality and sexuality, and also have the ability to transform our relationship with our bodies.”
Your community gallery for May! Nearly 100 queers doing the work!
Hot women-only hotels, resorts and cabins to check out in Ohio, New Jersey, Florida, Oregon, Palm Springs, Delaware, Key West and Montana — just be sure to check in before 1998.
Would you rather be drowned in Jello or suffocated by cheesecake?