“When I think about Trans Day of Remembrance and how I’ve survived to see another one, I know that it’s because of my family.”
“I essentially stole my brother’s car and drove it an hour away across state lines to go see my then-girlfriend for only 30 minutes while my parents thought I was at the movies”
“I love being gay because I get to call these brilliant and vibrant queers my friends and family.”
A lot of the requests from readers for advice and for personal writing are about mental health, so today we thought we’d share with you about our brain situations, what helps, what doesn’t, and what we’re still working on.
“Almost all of the characters are terrible people and the main values I share with them are workaholism and excellent hair. But sometimes when things fall apart, it can be nice to see things fall apart somewhere entirely different, again and again and again.”
Turn on all the lights in the house and come read about the Winchester Mystery House, haunted cabins, songs playing from beyond the veil, and our deeply unsurprising number of experiences with ghost cats.
Underwear! We all wear it. Or you know, most of us do. For more than that, you’ll have to read this roundtable.
You shed your uterine lining every few weeks! Or maybe you suppress that shedding and call it day! Either way, we want to talk about how that’s going.
These are the documentaries that changed our lives and/or made us better people and/or entertained us. Maybe you’ll like them too!
How do we want to be seen in our daily lives? How much control do we really have over it? How do we make ourselves visible in a world that often chooses not to see us clearly, and what risks and complications come with it? There’s no one answer, which is why we had all these Autostraddle staffers who identify somewhere under the bisexual umbrella talk about it for you!
“I’m a Scorpio, this is kind of what we… do.”
There’s just some songs that make you want to shout and dance and that make you feel proud to be queer.
We all have periods of time in our lives when we find ourselves conforming to an identity or a style that isn’t quite… us.
“To me, being masculine-of-center means boyishness, it means blurring gender lines, it means a more vulnerable and delicate form of masculinity. It gives me the freedom to not fulfill expectations based on my assigned gender and body.”
“The violins kept getting more and more excited and so did I and by the end of that three-minute scene I was gay.”
Cee, Beth, Aja, and KaeLyn share their daring tales of real-life homeownership and their solid advice to future homebuyers!
“Jessi showed me that it was cool to focus on my ambitions and to form deep relationships with other girls instead of being boy-obsessed.”
“god forbid I delete that flirty note I drafted in 2014 to the hot babe from Alaska with the sexy tattoos inviting them to come visit me on my queer commune in rural Southern Oregon if they so pleased, you know?”
“I was nineteen when The Con came out, and boy did I ever feel her in my heart.”
“When I was 10, I wrote a letter to Disney asking them what I should do to become an imagineer.”