Whether your thing is queer girl YA inspired by Greek mythology, groundbreaking poetry collections, challenging and mind-expanding critical nonfiction on art, power, illness or design, or weird and dynamic short fiction, this fall brings you some new titles you won’t be able to stop thinking about.
We’ve assembled this list of fan favorite toys at a discount that have earned their following, either because Autostraddle staffers have put in the time and reported back favorably or because the good people buying from Eve’s Toys have voted with their dollars and made these products bestsellers (or both!). Will they be fan favorites for you too? Only one way to find out!
Is thinking about Gillian Anderson handing the rosary back to you still warm from her body heat an impure thought? Thinking about Gillian Anderson confessing? Thinking about confessing to Gillian Anderson? What do you think the exact moment was that a line was crossed irreversibly with the hot priest in Fleabag S2? How many novenas would I have to say for this entire train of thought? Much to think about.
A relatable icon for adult dating is Real Women Have Curves’ Ana García bringing index cards of conversation topics to her first date.
Gays really do love their hats.
Listening to a song your crush recommends is a low-stakes window into their identity. It’s a way to get closer to someone, away from them. And isn’t that what a crush is all about? A solitary experience that has everything to do with the other person and at the same time nothing at all?
8 great YA books with lesbian main characters who are dealing with drama not related to coming out, homophobia, or anything related to their sexuality!
“It’s important to demonstrate interest in your partner’s passions even if you don’t share them, and Buffy’s passion is for wearing knee-high boots with skirts.”
“Whatever, it’s fine. Give them your kidney. Then take one of their kidneys. It’s a kidney swap.”
We have more movies about lesbian and bisexual women than ever before; they’re not necessarily always realistic, but can still bring us meaningful and constructive relationship truths, regardless of how far removed from our real lives their plots are, or how many falcons they contain.
Sometimes, I just want to spend the day laughing. I bet you do, too.
Coffee and drinks are easy, but why stick to what’s easy? Get creative, but not so elaborate that your date thinks you’re madly in love with them and about to propose.
12. Sometimes Love Doesn’t Win, Quinn
Embrace a little chaos without getting in trouble with your therapist.
As a queer person, it’s a relief to watch work like this. It gives us permission to just be free, to just be queer, to just be ourselves. That’s what great queer cinema can accomplish.
I’m not very fussy about my wine, but I am very fussy about my board games.
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.
Eight books with steamy summer affairs between women, with some settings abroad to boot!
“When was the last time you saw a straight person in a bog? That’s what I thought.”
12. Punch me in line for prison cabbage