The Comment Awards Are Arguing Over the Gayest American Girl Doll

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Hey there hi there ho there, campers! Did you have an American Girl doll? I had Samantha, and while I’d love to argue that she was gay, I get more of a Straight Ally President of the GSA Who Will Kiss One (1) Girl in College vibe from her. She sure did have great bangs, though!

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This is perfect in every way, no notes: Which Historical Lesbian Bars Would American Girl Dolls Have Visited?

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And then there were your comments!

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The Glitterati Award to Gina and Kayla:

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The Read for Filth Award to one of the elliots:

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On Anonymous Sex Toy Review: The Snail Vibe:

The Self-Care Award to trekkie_19:

The best part of using this toy was when I eventually let myself off the hook and tossed it on the floor and let myself orgasm all over my hot date’s fist instead.

On You Need Help: Can I Flirt With My Crushes Without Being Seen as Predatory?

The Making Magic Award to cleo:

I also think that it helps to remember that flirting is something you do with someone, not at them or to them. You make a lighthearted and friendly move and see what they do – if they flirt back, you two create something together.

On Alright Now Aisha Dee, These Photos With Your (Maybe) Girlfriend Seem Mighty Gay:

The Only One Bed Award to Reilly:

Look, all I see here is gals being pals. Snuggling, smooching, scissoring–but not in a gay way! It’s all about the unique bond of female friendship! I bet they’re roommates in a two-bedroom apartment, but they’re so kind and generous they’ve given one to their fleet of rescue animals, and they share the other one, which only has one bed for Interior Design Reasons.

And on Which Historical Lesbian Bars Would American Girl Dolls Have Visited?

The And Samantha Calls Herself an Ally Award to Caitlin, Yashwina, and Kristana:

as someone who has gotten into multiple arguments over the gayest american girl doll (it’s kit obviously, madi if you’re reading this kiersten is second tier gay) this spoke to me deeply! v excited for any and all future american girl content

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  1. DAMN! The comments on fire this week.

    And thank you QG! I’ve been lucky enough to win some comment awards over my many years of commenting here and I don’t think I’ve ever been as touched to get one as I am by this one (maybe / probably because I wasn’t trying to be funny or wise or anything, just sharing something I’ve been thinking about for awhile). The title is perfect.

  2. I’d like to read that book too!

    I wish I could remember where I first came across the idea of flirting as something that you do – I’m pretty sure I read it during one of those BS hullabaloos about how the #MeToo movement was ruining flirting but of course I don’t remember who said it or where I read it but I thought it was so, so true and I keep thinking about it.

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