“I came to you in a state of exhaustion with all these things that have been weighing on me for so long and I wanted to find a way to celebrate myself.”
Inside The Black Triangle is a photo series intending to highlight the struggles, joy, heartbreak, confusion, and diverse experiences of queer women living in a heteronormative world, and the artist behind the project is hosting an Autostraddle Meet-Up at Denver Pride this weekend!
I sat down with Cuties founders Iris and Virginia to talk about finding community, running a commercial space, and how to hold community members accountable.
May Day is also known as International Workers’ Day. Yesterday, Los Angeles marched with a spotlight on the attacks on immigrant workers and with a push for the upcoming election.
Aguilar was a pioneer in sharing the faces and experiences of various Latina lesbians in the 90s, when there was very little representation. Aguilar’s art gives the marginalized and subcultures within subcultures — poor, fat, woman, lesbian, Latina — a place to be held and seen.
From afar (and also from close-up, let’s be real), Dinah looks like a sea of lesbians whilin’ out getting sunburnt. Now, that’s either your dream or your hell depending on your feelings about sun, pools, and parties.
I have a fear that all we as a people are going to have in 20 years are lost phone photos and a terrifying facebook/tumblr archive SO here are some things to help you and yours document whatever is important to you right now.
‘Tis the season to get cute and cozy.
We’re having a great time in here!!!
Get your celebration pictures to me by November 5!
Oh did you think there wouldn’t be a chicken in here? WRONG.
What’s your look for the season ahead? Bad in plaid? Leather mommi? Comfort connoisseur?
Your next Queer IRL gallery is you + your pets and I think that’s literally all you’ve ever wanted?? AND I’M SO HAPPY!
In a new art installation, Los Angeles-based photographer Maggie West, who specializes in experimental technicolor lighting and whose work increasingly critiques still-rigid contemporary ideas about gender and sexuality, worked with 40 women subjects — including Stephanie Beatriz, Nikki Hearts, Gaby Dunn, Jazzmyne Robbins, Isis King and more — to do just that.
It’s you and like 85 of your closest Autostraddle friends posing with your favorite books! Get in here!
Queer Appalachia celebrated the release of Electric Dirt: A Celebration of Queer Voices and Identities from Appalachia and the South while raising funds for Southerners on New Ground and oh, having a Queer Granny Witch party!
High tide, the Ferguson documentary, blonde privilege, Chelsea Manning, a black Hermione, decolonizing the classroom, the requisite and heartbreaking Hellmouth news, and so much more!
You weirdos love books and you love to read and now you’re going to prove it!
Where did you go on your summer vacation? These queers went all over the place and everyone is very cute (but you already knew that). Your latest community gallery is here!
“When I opened the bar in 1991, we had a jukebox. Yeah that’s about it. Back then folks were not so intent on being in fabulous spaces. They just wanted a safe space to congregate.”