The Comment Awards Are All Lit Up Inside

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Hi there cats and kittens! After a pretty historic storm, the sun has come out, and I am FEELING it. I hope you’re feeling it too!

This week, we ranked bears by lesbianism in honor of Cocaine Bear. This was SO fun!

Sai spoke to Harlem‘s Jerrie Johnson about Tye’s journey and breaking the binary.

Important: The System Operates As Designed.

Did you catch all of the amazing interviews for the Autostraddle Black Elders Interview Project? Here are some notes from behind the scenes.

Alison! Brie! Bisexual! I just retconned a whole Mad Men storyline where Trudy spreads her wings and flies off into the sunset with Peggy or Joan. And I can’t even TALK about Glow.

Casey helped out a reader who’s navigating some hefty biphobia and bi-erasure!

Stef thinks you should watch Physical: 100. This is relevant to my interests. 💪

Autostraddle’s own Meg Jones Wall has a new book out and Dani Janae had this review!

Wow wow wow, ’tis the season for engagements! Vanessa spoke to some other queer engaged couples in this week’s Blush and Bashful.

Mark your calendars — this coming Tuesday, March 7th, is the next Autostraddle AMA! It’s the first one I’m officially participating in and I am VERY excited.

And then there were your comments!

On 17 Things That Glow To Add a Little Light and Kitsch to Your Workspace or Bedside:

The Tell Me More Award to :):

I came for the lights and leave wanting to know more about your Disney villain mom

And the Mommi Award to Dkc2017:

I, too, would like a Disney villain mother. With a fully-fleshed out villain origin story and associated light up merchandise.

On Pop Culture Fix: Lisa Ann Walter Brought Parent Trap Co-Star Elaine Hendrix As Her Date to the SAG Awards:

The Phases Award to Jencendiary:

Sonya’s moved out of the gay girls who date girls who look like their straight bestie phase and into the gay girls who date girls who might could be their sister phase! I love that for her. Congrats to the happy couple.

On Alison Brie Is Bisexual, Has Been Waiting for the Right Tweet To Tell You:

The Casual Corner Award to Lillian S:

I truly love this era we’re in where celebrities just keep coming out in the most casual ways.

On “The Last of Us” Episode 107 Recap: Let’s Go To The Mall:

The Seeking a Friend for the End of the World Award to Elisabeth:

Excellent recap as always. I really appreciate how even in the middle of an apocalypse, we’re still seeing universal baby lesbian experiences like 1) falling in love with your best friend, 2) having some real weird feelings about Victoria’s Secret and 3) immediately apologizing after your first kiss. Even vaguely knowing what’s coming was hard, and the acting between Bella and Storm was fantastic and made it even more gut wrenching.

And the Close to Home Award to Michelle:

The mall they filmed in is the one closest to my childhood home! So wild to see baby gay Ellie wandering around a space I’m so familiar with, in her comfort red hoodie, with her best friend, not sure what to do with her big gay feelings. Very emotional!! She’s just like me fr.

On Also.Also.Also: Brittney Griner Really Seems to Be Doing Well? It’s Hard Not to Get Emotional:

The Meryl Streep Pointing Award to KatieRainyDay:

I’d heard the word Ozempic in passing but not really what it was (there’s been nothing yet in the UK i think), but that article was horrifying. Weirdly, the part about the loss of desire for food freaked me out more than the fat acceptance angle (which was also awful), because food is such a source of joy, of care and community to me. I can’t imagine losing that desire. Very much looking forward to y’all’s piece on it

On Mini Crossword Is Going West:

The You’ll Need This Someday Award to

Why do I know Kristen Stewart’s sun sign? Why do I have that knowledge?

And on A Transmasc’s Guide to Developing a Healthier Masculine Sexuality:

The In This World Award to Jules:

Hey Dev, thanks so much for this article! I also didn’t have any positive male role models in my life and transitioning really made me reflect on what kind of man I want to be in this world. I am quite glad to have waited a while before puberty 2.0, since I now know how to handle my emotions so much better. Happy to see these kind of articles on AS!

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