“I believe that telling our stories, first to ourselves and then to one another and the world, is a revolutionary act. It is an act that can be met with hostility, exclusion, and violence. It can also lead to love, understanding, transcendence, and community.”
Most people didn’t understand the theme, but last night’s Met Gala was as glamorous and queer as ever! Maybe, even more than usual this year!! Here are some of my favorite looks, paired with literal notes on camp.
It’s been a wild year for gay pop culture, and a great year for some very well dressed queers — enjoy it with this very subjective but deeply felt top 11 of 2018, as based on an internal Autostraddle staff survey.
I don’t scroll mindlessly through Twitter and Facebook anymore. What I do instead is engage with the women activists who are leading our way in the battle through the darkness.
We’re going to ignore the straight cis white dudes on Time’s list and focus on what really matters.
We first heard about Pose back in December, when it was reported that Ryan Murphy was developing a show around the ’80s ball culture scene that would feature 50+ LGBTQ characters and the largest number of trans series regulars in American TV history.
It was a pretty exciting night for queer and trans folks at the 90th Academy Awards!
“Just wait, as soon as the cameras start rolling, she’s gonna go all right-wing on her ass.”
Read these if you want to master the art of the essay.
This month on the A+cast we’re nailin’ it — literally and figuratively — with tales of nails in all their meanings. On your hands, in carpentry, in a super cool queer nail salon, at A Camp — they’re everywhere these days!
If you’re looking for a quick recap of some of Autostraddle’s trans coverage from the past year, look no further.
“As you may have heard, Janet Mock got married this week, but what you probably didn’t hear was that she rode away from the wedding on this inflatable alligator.”
This podcast is guaranteed not to haunt your phone or any other of your electrical devices. (…or IS IT?)
At long last, the inspiring return of one straight man’s opinions about Ellen Page and Samantha Thomas’ Instagram relationship.
If you spent the last six days wondering what’s happening with Sara Quin’s cat, have I got a treat for YOU! Also Ellen Page, baby DeAnne Smith and Samira Wiley in a hoodie.
I’m basically taking this whole column and replacing it with photos of Miley’s disgruntled kitten.
Janet Mock and Oprah sat down to talk about being your most authentic self, owning your own truth and Redefining Realness.
From mounting revolutions to redefining realness, these are 25 women who made waves in the world this year.
Definitely read these books.
“As a white woman, you may not understand this but the simple act of getting up and being in the public eye and proclaiming your transness unapologetically is an act of revolution for every trans person of color, and in that right, they are doing the work.”