We grow closer to people by figuring things out together. The best bonding experience is both of you creating it yourselves, and this Valentine’s Day you can do just that with these multi-function, flexible toys.
REI invited Abeni, Vanessa, and Heather to choose one of the zillion classes they offer and sent them some apparel from the extended sizes line to test drive. Afterward they got together to talk about the gear, the outdoor sessions, extended sizing in general, and what it’s been like to work with REI at Autostraddle over the past year.
This year, Opt Outside continued to grow and evolve, becoming a full movement in the process — instead of choosing to make the world better for one day, REI invited its employees and customers to commit to making the world better, consistently, for an entire year.
Happy hiking, homos! I look forward to seeing you out there.
Whether it’s an affordable treat, something sexy for you and yours to share in bed, or a luxury investment in your pleasure to reward yourself for making it through this year, add one more stop to your shopping this season and you and your activity partners will be thanking you for it all year long.
Have a queer survivalist friend who needs some new gear to round out their “get up and go” kit? Or a friend who just likes hiking and/or being outdoors but isn’t sufficiently prepared for the possibility of something going wrong?
From the moment I got the training wheels off my Strawberry Shortcake bicycle in kindergarten to the starter mountain bike I got for high school graduation to the first bike I bought with my very own money, nothing has ever made me as free as cycling.
Come join us for some hot chocolate and cider, REI swag, and a chance to hang out with other queer and trans folks on a weekend when a lot of us aren’t able to go home to our birth family for the holidays.
‘Tis the season for black bats, black cats, and maybe a few adventures designed to give you goosebumps. Enjoy these all black everything offerings from Eve’s and let them keep you up through the witching hour and beyond!
Inspired by their vulnerability and the powerful throwback energy of high-school-age Sara and Tegan, we’ve cracked open our own high school diaries to show you our deepest, darkest, gayest secrets and send a little love and perspective back through time on who we’ve been.
There’s something extra special about the High School audiobook, and not just because it features the rough cassette recordings of the songs that make up their new album, or because they read their own chapters with their own voices, or because they interview each other for maybe the first time ever. It just feels real and ever so soft.
Whether we do it to explore gender and gender presentation, to embrace our flamboyance, to show off and show out, or to just feel powerful, no con is complete these days without a horde of queer cosplayers or queer characters making their way up and down the aisles and across the stages
On October 6th, Batwoman will add another first to the list: She’ll land in Gotham City in her much-anticipated series, making her the very first lesbian superhero to headline her own show. It’s been a thrilling, harrowing, often bumpy road to get here — but Batwoman always comes out on top (if you know what I mean and I think you do).
It’s autumn, a time of transition — a time of maybe sharing a dorm room, of beginning to plan visits home for the holidays, of your roommate and you both being home all the fucking time because it’s getting cold and depressing out. Will you ever be able to masturbate and/or have sex without worrying about someone hearing every moment of it? With these toys and a little discretion on your part, yes!
If you want to build community with Jewish queers by hosting a regular Shabbat dinner practice, OneTable is a non-profit organization that can help you achieve your dreams!
“I was so excited to see REI was a sponsor for A-Camp, as it confirmed for me they put their money where their mouth is, doing actual work to support and include communities we don’t often see represented in the outdoor space.”
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!
REI is doing so much to change the reality of being a human outside! Including sponsoring this very issue! Here’s everything you ever wanted to know about their Force Of Nature initiative and so much more!
This series was an opportunity to honor our queer history by recreating iconic pride photographs through a modern lens, making explicit the connection between the past and the present that forms the living legacy we’re all a part of.
“I have only been to a couple other Pride parades since then, partly because I still get skittish around big crowds, and partly because I just want to be in the air conditioning, but truth be told, I’ve probably got enough room inside me now to throw fifty pride parades.”