The 30 Most Popular Autostraddle Posts Of 2021

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Welcome to our annual look back at which new posts inspired the most readers to travel to our little website in the year of our thwarted gods 2021.

Last year, I counted “updates to old streaming lists” as new posts (like my list of Lesbian Movies to Watch un Hulu), because the amount of changes that are made to those lists when I update and republish them really does qualify them as new posts. However, it seems that they will be making the Top 20 every year forever, which isn’t very exciting, so I decided to exclude them for 2021. I am full of unpredictable but delightful bouts of whimsy and indecisiveness!


1. The L Word Generation Q Season 2: Everything We Know, by Riese

The L Word Generation Q Season 2: Everything We Know

2. Quiz: Which L Word Character Are You? by Riese

Which L Word Character Are You?

3. Quiz: What Horror Movie Stock Character Are You? by Kayla

Quiz: What Horror Movie Stock Character Are You?

4. I Can Masturbate, No Hands: On Innovative Masturbation and the Power of Friendship, by Bella Dally-Steele

I Can Masturbate, No Hands: On Innovative Masturbation and the Power of Friendship

5. Autostraddle March Madness: Final Four, by Natalie

Autostraddle March Madness: Final Four

6. QUIZ: Which Generation Q Character Are You? by Riese

QUIZ: Which Generation Q Character Are You?

7. The L Word Generation Q Episode 210 Recap: Last Call For Wherewithal, by Riese

The L Word Generation Q Episode 210 Recap: Last Call For Wherewithal

8. The 2021 WNBA Finals Had Better Lesbian Storylines Than The L Word, by Natalie & Heather

The 2021 WNBA Finals Had Better Lesbian Storylines Than This Season of The L Word

9. Sarah Michelle Gellar Gays Up “Masters of the Universe: Revelation, He-Man Fanboys Drown in Own Tears”, by Heather

Sarah Michelle Gellar Gays Up “Masters of the Universe: Revelation,” He-Man Fanboys Drown in Own Tears

10. Quiz: Which Gay Cartoon Character Are You?, by Heather

Quiz: Which Gay Cartoon Character Are You?

11. L Word Generation Q Episode 209 Recap: Last Dance For Buried Pain, by Riese

L Word Generation Q Episode 209 Recap: Last Dance For Buried Pain

12. Quiz: Which LGBT TV Trope Are You?, by Riese

Quiz: Which LGBT TV Trope Are You?

13. L Word Generation Q Episode 208 Recap: Launch My Party and I’ll Scream If I Want To, by Riese

L Word Generation Q Episode 208 Recap: Launch My Party and I’ll Scream If I Want To

14. The L Word Generation Q Episode 201 Recap: Late To The Party Foul, by Riese

The L Word Generation Q Episode 201 Recap: Late To The Party Foul

15. Meet The 42 Gay Women and Non-Binary Soccer Players of the Tokyo Summer Olympics, by Heather

Meet The 42 Gay Women and Non-Binary Soccer Players of the Tokyo Summer Olympics

16. QUIZ: Which L Word Character Would You Let Destroy You?, by Kayla

Which L Word Character Would You Let Destroy You?

17. The L Word Generation Q Episode 206 Recap: Love Shack is a Little Old Place Where Shane Asks For No Drama, by Riese

The L Word Generation Q Episode 206 Recap: Love Shack is a Little Old Place Where Shane Asks For No Drama

18. The L Word Generation Q Episode 207 Recap: Light Me Up, by Riese

The L Word Generation Q Episode 207 Recap: Light Me Up

19. Soccer Stars Kristie Mewis and Sam Kerr Are Lesbianing Together — Thank You, Stacey!, by Stef

Soccer Stars Kristie Mewis and Sam Kerr Are Lesbianing Together — Thank You, Stacey!

20. The L Word Generation Q Episode 204 Recap: But This Lake House Has No Lake, by Riese

The L Word Generation Q Episode 204 Recap: But This Lake House Has No Lake

21. QUIZ: Which Gay Witch Are You?, by Heather

QUIZ: Which Gay Witch Are You?

22. Autostraddle March Madness: Canon vs. Fanon Final, by Natalie

Autostraddle March Madness: Canon vs. Fanon Final

23. Daniela Sea On “The L Word,” Gender Identity, and Imagining Queer Liberation, by Drew

Daniela Sea On “The L Word,” Gender Identity, and Imagining Queer Liberation

24. Sha’Carri Richardson Is Going To The Olympics And I Hope She Brings Her Girlfriend With Her!, by Shelli

Sha’Carri Richardson Is Going To The Olympics And I Hope She Brings Her Girlfriend With Her!

25. Remake Every Tom Cruise Movie With Tig Notaro, You Cowards, by Heather

Remake Every Tom Cruise Movie With Tig Notaro, You Cowards

26. Quiz: Which Inanimate Object Is Actually Your Gender?, by Ro

Which Inanimate Object Is Actually Your Gender?

27. 36 Queer-Owned Businesses Selling LGBT T-Shirts To Support This Pride Season, by Riese

36 Queer-Owned Businesses Selling LGBT T-Shirts To Support This Pride Season

28. The L Word Generation Q Episode 205 Recap: Lobsters Too Deserve Freedom, by Riese

The L Word Generation Q Episode 205 Recap: Lobsters Too Deserve Freedom

29. What’s The Gayest Zodiac Sign?, by the Team

What’s The Gayest Zodiac Sign?

30. QUIZ: Who’s Your Queer Celebrity Dream Date?, by Carmen

QUIZ: Who’s Your Queer Celebrity Dream Date?


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Riese

Riese is the 39-year-old Co-Founder and CEO of Autostraddle.com as well as an award-winning writer, blogger, fictionist, copywriter, video-maker and aspiring cyber-performance artist who grew up in Michigan, lost her mind in New York and then headed West. Her work has appeared in nine books including "The Bigger the Better The Tighter The Sweater: 21 Funny Women on Beauty, Body Image & Other Hazards Of Being Female," magazines including Marie Claire and Curve, and all over the web including Nylon, Queerty, Nerve, Bitch, Emily Books and Jezebel. She had a very popular personal blog once upon a time, and then she recapped The L Word, and then she had the idea to make this place, and now here we all are! In 2016, she was nominated for a GLAAD Award for Outstanding Digital Journalism. Follow her on twitter and instagram.

Riese has written 2945 articles for us.

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