If you are looking for something to do with your long Labor Day weekend, why not head down to New Orleans for some gumbo, jazz and a genderqueer burlesque show?
“I’m rather tired of people reacting with shock when they find out I dress the way I do and identify as a bottom.”
In which we talk about the future with Bklyn Boihood, “a collective that provides visibility and promotes the empowerment of masculine of center bois, lesbians, queers, trans-identified studs, doms, butches and AGs of color.”
Skins UK’s Franky isn’t a lesbian and she isn’t bisexual and she isn’t straight. Franky just likes people. No really, Franky just likes people.
How you’ll learn to stop worrying about lesbians and love Franky Fitzgerald.
The first long-range national study on the experience of discrimination for trans and genderqueer people has been released.
Butch Voices is this super awesome conference happening in LA this weekend, and Autostraddle thinks you should go. It’s all about unifying and discussing all the various rainbow of butch identities. Plus, there will be some super awesome people there. Seriously. Go.
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.
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.