I just want a gay utopia, okay?
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“I hadn’t yet come to terms with being a lesbian, so I also spent a lot of time making excuses not to have sex.”
“I never could explain why my heart pounded when her soft hands reached out for mine. Why it felt like I was the only girl in the world, singing with her at the top of my lungs. The way my eyes would nervously glance down at her chest in that purple lace bra and white tank top. Until I could.”
We put our heads together and this is what the Autostraddle Team wants for the holigays! We think you’ll find some sweet stuff for your loved ones in here, too.
It’s Carmen’s first full day as your new Associate Editor! She didn’t want it to end without saying Hi to all of you!
After more than five years at Autostraddle, Yvonne is stepping down as senior editor. But before she goes, she wanted to take some time to reflect on her time here and to thank the incredible team and community that she’s had the pleasure of getting to know over the years.
“Ultimately, though, no one really wins, because to have won you’ve had to scream ‘peel’ on repeat until everyone hates you.”
These are the things that are gone from our lives now but we still think about and miss all the time.
28 very gay sports in very gay order.
Why did we all want to share this thing? What made some videos so appealing? Why…are we like this?
“I wear this shirt at least three times a week.”
“I like to think I’ve put my talking-back skills to great use as an adult who enjoys proving points and getting the last word and being right.”
“The thing is, if the people in your life respect you, they’ll give you the space to figure out where you’re comfortable. It’s YOUR name. You’re the person who has deal with it every second of your life.”
“I wanted to not care where I was going that/any day; a girl who’d interrupt her routine for a brush with honesty.”
“I had two stuffed animal bear friends as a child. Pretty tight crew, I know, but two bears was enough as I also had an imaginary friend who was an adult woman that I had to entertain. I was only one child!”
The kind of miniseries that seems like a great idea when your fever is at its highest, truly.
“How many lives has Autostraddle changed? How many lives has it saved? Thanks, Riese.”
“Look, I’m sorry! Every year the concept of pride sounds great in theory and then when it actually rolls around, it’s like New Years Eve on acid.”
“I also spent some time writing an intentionally awful Snape/Dobby/Giant Squid love triangle short story because sometimes you have to make your own fun.”