Happy Easter! We put a whole bunch of lesbians in your basket! Anna Paquin, Coronation Street lezzies, Lady Gaga videos, muppets and OTTERS! Wheeeeee!
Black History Month controversy in LA Schools likens RuPaul to OJ Simpson and Dennis Rodman as unsuitable role models, suspends three teachers. Also; stylist misquoted about Shiloh, NEW RUNAWAYS TRAILER!, Roseanne on Marie Osmond’s son, ABDC Lady Gaga challenge, Lohan at 16, Johnny Weir interview, women & Oscars & 35 Best Dance Sequences from Films!
Amos Mac, photographer and editor-in-chief of the groundbreaking magazine, Original Plumbing, talks to Laneia about being a trans guy, the power of photography and (briefly) Girl Scouts.
Fashion blogger Meg Clark on why fashion blogging matters, trans activist lawyer Dean Spade unpacking feminist discourse around trans surgery. Though very different people/topics, both touch on how a “looks don’t matter” perspective disables us from having important conversations about gender/society/self. Also; 39% of young Swedish ladies lust for other ladies, fancy perfume, marriage officials love love, Margaret Cho directs a kickin’ new video, and Lesbians deal with HIV.
Lucas Silveira nabbed Sexiest Man in ChartAttack’s 2009 Awards. New research confirms existing research about harsh realities for trans and gender-nonconforming youth in US Schools. Obama might talk about DADT in the State of the Union tomorrow. The Moscow mayor thinks gay pride parades are Satanic. The HRC tells you where to work. And Chicago might appoint a lez to the city council.
2009 was hands down totes The Year of the Weirdo. What does 2010 hold for our top 20 Autostraddle Icons? WHO WON?
Uganda’s backing up on the kill-the-gays bill. Also; lesbian lawyer is suing her former boss for $50 mil, Ann Nixon Cooper passes away at 107, queer the census, what it means to be trans, same-sex loving in Sweden, female athletes/horses, and lists of influential progressives and hot dead people. YEAH!
Robin catches up with Lucas Siveria and his new bandmates, Brian Viglione & Tobi Parks, for their first photoshoot together as The Cliks … and we think they’re in love.
Chaz Bono enlightens America about gender reassignment surgery, says he feels better than ever, and gives us an opportunity to discuss the popular and problematic term “sex change”! Also; Caster keeps her title, hate crimes are on the rise in LA and six scary quotes from Sarah Palin’s book tour.
Action Alert from Hope College, who snagged Dustin Lance Black for an on-campus visit, only to have the College revoke the invite ’cause it was too “polarizing.” Also; Butter Faces, GLAAD Advertising Awards, Transphobia in 17-Mag, FoxNews vs. POTUS and GLEE gets teen sex right!
The Obama Administration is making small steps towards helping the LGBT community with the Shepard Act & new initiatives from the departments of Housing and Urban Development and Health and Human Services. Also; Dan Choi gives great interview to the Metro Weekly – with tales of a childhood spent praying “Jesus, make me pop a boner for Michelle Pfeiffer, in Jesus’ name, amen!”
Colorado Springs Weekly’s cover story on the lives of trans teens in the area, Jezebel’s got a girl guide to girl watching, some Nuns are on the Run, and you are a semicolon. Or are you? Also, why are Asian-American girls more prone to suicide?
Kirsten Wiig! Vogue Evolution! Lesbian sex!
The Vatican is worried about American nuns. Learn lesbian sex positions from Barbies, more smack against President Lady Gaga, watch Vogue Evolution Kung Fu the dance floor, and Intern Lily really, really REALLY likes Lindsay Lohan.
Our favorite Top 10 Lesbian Movies of All Time; from Bound to Saving Face and back again …
The Obama administration filed court papers Monday claiming a federal marriage law discriminates against gays, even as government lawyers continued to defend it. Also, Salon does fag hags and everyone pretends to like Mad Men, many have not actually seen it.
Vogue Evolution, the all-gay dance crew with a transgender female lead, wowed the judges for another week at ABDC. Blogger calls out Bill Clinton for DOMA & DADT. Plus Megan Fox makeout, Lesbian Vampire Killers, Lady Gaga spits out men, images from the Great National Kiss-In, Craigslist monday and more! Did you know that ostriches are bad at mating because they always fall in love with humans? Just like lesbians & straight girls!
Samantha & Lindsay are back on, Lady GaGa is on the cover of Out magazine, Lisa Carver battles Xanax, Meghan McCain battles Michelle Malkin, Fiona Duets, Right Wing Conspires to get Ex-Gay Books into Libraries.
Vogue Evolution brings underground ballroom/house scene to MTV’s America’s Best Dance crew, Ellen & Portia are smashing at the Teen Choice Awards, Alex’s pickle is tickled and Craigslist Lovers can’t let go.
“Don’t even talk to me re: nipples.” (Susan Powter)