The Comment Awards Are Befriending Skittish Straight People

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The winners of Autostraddle’s Inaugural Gay Emmys are here, and queer, and absolutely perfect!

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And then there were your comments!

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The Mysterious Stranger Award to Remy and Hester:

It wouldn’t let me skip it but I am enjoying my sliding doors moment wondering about the non-binary individual I was not married to

The Come Here Often? Award to Jenn:

I had to comment because the stock photo used as the thumbnail for this post is my girlfriend : ) I’ve seen her a couple of times on your site and I do a double take every time. Love Autostraddle and love your surveys!

And the Mile in Liz Lemon’s Shoes Award to Carmen SanDiego:

I was expecting a question about Sensible shoes.

On Y’All Need Help #28: Being Careful With Your Sex Eyes:

The No Place Like Home Award to acarly and Laneia:

acarly: How can one acquire these ‘sexish sex eyes’? Asking for a friend / Laneia: much like dorothy’s ability to return to kansas, your sexish sex eyes have been with you all this time!

And the Trap & Release Award to Professor Queermo and Chandra:

Professor Queermo: I like how you make befriending straight women sound like coaxing feral cats. So skittish! / Chandra: Lie down on the floor to make yourself smaller. Blink slowly and look away to show you’re not threatening. Offer food. …Actually I met one of my closest straight female friends at a yoga class with a potluck at the end so this isn’t far off.

On How to Successfully Flirt With the Babe of Your Dreams on Instagram:

The Thirst Ditch Award to Stef:

thank you, my instagram flirting consists of writing “wow ok

On No Filter: An Emmy for Samira and a Thirst Trap Award for Kehlani:

The White Wine Or Red? Award to Ava:

HOW DID I NOT KNOW THAT STEVIE FROM SCHITT’S CREEK IS QUEER??? This is v important information brb going to follow both of them on IG immediately. Also here for a No Filter Weekly Thirst Trap Award.

And on Announcing the Winners of Autostraddle’s Inaugural Gay Emmys!

The Rosa Diaz Approves Award to Al and Stephanie Beatriz:

Al: For those who didn’t see Stephanie’s acceptance speech. / Stephanie Beatriz on twitter: OMG I WON A GAY EMMY! Thank you for voting; Autostraddle is such baby angels for including me.

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  1. This is not related to anything, but I’d like to recommend watching Bojack Horseman. For a show about a straight male horse there’s queer women everywhere and like, women everywhere. I just think it’s neat. My apologies if this is not the right venue. The voice cast this season: Stephanie Beatriz, Abbi Jacobson, Natalie Morales plays an asexual fish.

    • I love this show! But yes, it can get very real and heavy regarding depression, substance abuse, etc. In general, I find the women characters much more compelling than the male title character (shocker!).

  2. Not only am I excited to win my first comment award, but I also get to claim I won in the same week as Stephanie Beatriz! Maybe we can go wild straight trapping together sometime.

  3. Oh wow, I’m glad I decided to finally read these this week because this is my very first comment award! Who knew my cluelessness about who’s here & who’s queer would be award winning?

    PS – That is my very favorite scene from Schitt’s Creek. I feel seen.

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