It’s here and queer and only comes once a year. It’s the annual post-holigays sale!
“Selfishly, I’m worried about what will happen if I say out loud that I’m uncomfortable with all this God, if I let my brain run its anxious course. If my atheist, queer, bipolar self comes to choir with me in all its unkempt glory, will I lose my safest place?”
Anal toys are the PURRFECT holigay gift. I can say this with a false self of certainty that literally everyone’s New Year’s Resolution will be “MORE ANAL” or “BIGGER ANAL” or “FINALLY I WILL TRY ANAL.”
Planners can be so many things: super structured, super loose, artistic or woo-woo or politically radical or conservatively minimalist. Here are some options to start with for yourself or a loved one!
So you’ve invited three of your exes and each of their respective partners/polycules over for holiday dinner. It’s a potluck, so food is taken care of, but what will you drink!? These delicious mocktails, of course.
Try these positions to add some spice (ooh, is that nutmeg?) to your sex life this December.
Because you’re gay — and maybe a host of other reasons — you and your family don’t speak. Get through it by exclusively listening to music from your parents’ era and try not to have a meltdown.
You might not be able to cure your buddy’s sadness, but you can definitely bring some holiday cheer into heart this season.
Need a gift that says, “Don’t worry — I’m a great communicator and navigating non-monogamy in a culture that privileges monogamous partnerships is totally easy for me?” Never fear!
Have a queer survivalist friend who needs some new gear to round out their “get up and go” kit? Or a friend who just likes hiking and/or being outdoors but isn’t sufficiently prepared for the possibility of something going wrong?
Why have plain latkes when we can have RAINBOW latkes?!
From the moment I got the training wheels off my Strawberry Shortcake bicycle in kindergarten to the starter mountain bike I got for high school graduation to the first bike I bought with my very own money, nothing has ever made me as free as cycling.
Staying sober through the holidays can be anxiety inducing even for the best of us. Here are some tips to get through the big three!
“Think of me as your friendly Autostraddle Store Elf, guiding you through the kickass new merch we’ve added to store so you can support your favorite website and find that bone deep gift giving satisfaction.”
Whatever has your loved one stranded at home this season, perhaps they could use a little holigay cheering up!
If your best buddy is going to heterosexually date, she can at least be queer about it.
Simple and accessible tools for reclaiming power and making a little magic.
Whatever your feelings about consumerism and capitalism, we think that you’ll agree — it would be great if some of those funds found their way into people of color owned businesses and communities. Spread the joy of economic responsibility, racial justice — and really cute earrings — this holigay season.
A handy collection of our very best holigay content to help you make it through this special time of year. Good luck out there!
No matter what happens, this is a firm truth: You deserve to be seen, affirmed, and loved for exactly who you are.