What if “Coming To America” starred Lena Waithe instead of Eddie Murphy? What if Sanaa Lathan and Gabrielle Union made out with each other at the end of “Love & Basketball”? What if black lesbians finally got to get the girl on the big screen? I’m buying the popcorn. You coming with?
Plus: All American continues to showcase some of the best queer storytelling on TV, HTGAWM threatens Tegan’s life, Tig Notatro: Space Butch is back on Star Trek, Siren is getting closer to gay mermaids, and Legacies unburies a gay.
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.
Come for Teddy Geiger’s thirst traps, stay for Ellen Page’s Christmas soup.
Ten thousand reader votes later…
Plus: Queer kids books, drag queen story hour, better laws for LGBTQ elders, queer designers at New York Fashion week, and more!
Also, King Princess and Amandla Stenberg are gettin’ real gay and our pals Alice, Shane and Bette are up to some of their old tricks.
Also, we caught Janelle Monáe and Tessa Thompson suspiciously canoodling and Evan Rachel Wood has entered Friendsworld.
Also, someone threw Kehlani a surprise party and Hayley Kiyoko is kiiinda NSFW.
Topics include Samira Wiley covering Bust Magazine, Hayley Kiyoko lesbianing on Jimmy Kimmel, Moulin Rouge! The Musical’, sexually fluid mermaids in Siren, Evan Rachel Wood working through trauma on “Westworld,” Jay-Z’s reaction to his Mom coming out, a queer thriller for the #metoo era starring Zoe Kravitz, The CW’s renewals and so much more!
Who proposed to Jenny Owen Youngs at the Buffy Prom? What are Lauren Jauregui and Hayley Kiyoko doing in Miami? Who knows anything anymore?
Also, Jasika Nicole is lost in the woods and you’ll prooooobably want to know about Evan Rachel Wood’s new years resolution.
I was a newly minted queer and everything I knew about queerness was rooted in coming out. I’d heard about the relief that came with coming out from everybody. If TV was to be believed, I would feel free even as my parents stopped looking me in the eye.
Also, Gaby Dunn meets a horse and Demi Lovato is having a swell time.
Also, Cameron Esposito and Kristin Russo are examining their inner Buffy characters and Mallory Ortberg got into some blue lipstick.
Join us for our October through December covers featuring Ruby Rose, Sarah Paulson, and Samira Wiley!
Samira Wiley, Lena Waithe, Gaga, gay songs, genderqueer actors, and interracial lesbians buying a house in Connecticut!!!
Vote for your favorites and then join us for our Emmys liveblog on Sunday night!
A San Junipero sequel? Maybe! Plus Emma Stone as Billie Jean King, a new zombie movie from Ellen Page, some Rachel-on-Rachel sex from TIFF, Supergirl’s new teaser and more.
A lot of famous people looked at the sun (with protective glasses). Also, Cara Delevingne met a shark and Jasika Nicole did some kind of freaky Instagram mitosis.