“It’s not like, ‘Okay, today I want to look like a man, or today I want to look like a woman. I want to look like me. It just so happens that some of the things I like are feminine.”
How you’ll learn to stop worrying about lesbians and love Franky Fitzgerald.
In China, “transformative change” is observed when two teenage girls, one with a “masculine hairstyle,” kissed on the subway “in an unmistakably romantic way.” Meanwhile in the US, someone’s son wants to wear a dress, someone else’s son comes out every day and pro-gay-bullying organization feels bullied. Kids these days!
Lady Gaga is serious about this Jo Calderone thing: she’s even giving interviews as her male alter-ego! New photos and more info on Jo, which reminds us of Joan of Arc and Jo March. Also; Tegan & Sara interview Hayley Williams and Lindsay Lohan spends her first night back with SamRo.
Out magazine talks to Lady Gaga’s lesbian jailyard girlfriend, performance artist Heather Cassils, about kissing Gaga (‘intense’), butch/femme, trans, gender identity, performance art & everything you care about. If you’re wondering what Tila Tequila is up to these days, we’ve got an update. Plus, Tegan & Sara talk to Mother Jones about Adam Lambert, Lady Gaga is trying to brainwash you into joining the Illuminati, “Chloe” premiered last night, more outcry over Skins, and Adam Lambert is in Japan.
Fashion blogger Meg Clark on why fashion blogging matters, trans activist lawyer Dean Spade unpacking feminist discourse around trans surgery. Though very different people/topics, both touch on how a “looks don’t matter” perspective disables us from having important conversations about gender/society/self. Also; 39% of young Swedish ladies lust for other ladies, fancy perfume, marriage officials love love, Margaret Cho directs a kickin’ new video, and Lesbians deal with HIV.
We pick ten of our favorite Suicide Girls and figure at least a couple of ’em might be queer. Also; porn is good for you, Secret Diary of a Call Girl, lesbian sex FAQ, lipstick blow jobs, erotica hits tumblr & sexy “office girls.”
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.
What does a lesbian look like? Until a few years ago, mainstream culture was pretty sure they knew the answer to that question, even though they didn’t. The Autostraddle Roundtable tackles passing, why people can’t understand that lesbians can have long hair, and the relationship between gender, style, and sexuality.
A big day for gender! Gender-free bathrooms at Princeton, a progressive look at Intersex Female Athletes, and more women in college than men. Also: Jezebel’s Anna Holmes interviewed, vampires are gay, and you tell us: WHERE DO YOU WANT TO WAKE UP TOMORROW?
Today’s Lexicon Monday word is “interrobang.” Also in today’s Society & Culture fix; a look at “fatertainment,” gender differences in children, and selling baseball to womyn.
Why Do the Concerned Women of America Hate my Sexual Orientation? What happens at a New Jersey Sweet 16? Why is Katherine Heigl so annoying? Why do gays & lesbians smoke so much? Why is Andrew WK doing the weather? Will I have an orgasm before I go insane?
Why reach for the knife when you can just put on a disguise! Take a cue from bugs bunny and you’ll never end up on trial just to be acquitted by a homophobic jury again!
You can be gay in India today, Tegan and Sara are finished recording, Obama is goddamned wrong. And no one likes New Jersey. Still.
what a whirlwind!