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Hi there, firecrackers! What a busy week it’s been at Autostraddle dot com!

Kayla brought us the definitive history of cheerleaders in film and TV we needed in our lives. Yell it with me: I TRANSFERRED FROM LOS ANGELES, YOUR SCHOOL HAS NO GYMNASTICS TEAM! THIS IS A LAST RESORT!

In this house, we love The Last of Us’ gender-fluid star Bella Ramsey!

Casey knows what queer book in translation needs to go to the heard of your TBR pile!

This headline from Dani Janae killed me: This Is “-Ussy”: On Mainstream Culture’s Embrace of Queer Language.

Drew has been BUSY! Introducing The Autostraddle Encyclopedia of Lesbian Cinema and, as if that were not enough, The 50 Best Lesbian, Bisexual & Queer Movies Of All Time!

Esther reviewed Tell Me I’m Worthless, a “fearlessly honest” book about trans life that is definitely worth your time.

Valerie Ann and Nic watched The Last of Us, and loved it.

You’re invited…to Vanessa’s new biweekly column about queer wedding planning!

And then there were your comments.

On Let’s Overanalyze the “Yellowjackets” Trailer Together Like One Big Happy Cannibal Cult:

The Buzz Buzz Buzz Award to Caitlin:

yesterday a coworker who’s from jersey mentioned that she played soccer in high school and i was like “SPEAKING OF HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER PLAYERS FROM JERSEY HAVE YOU SEEN YELLOWJACKETS

On Stunt Queens: The History and Cultural Significance of the “Queerleader” in Film and Television:

The Let Your Hair Down Award to A:

Reference work can be horny, too

On The L Word Generation Q Episode 309 Recap: Quiet Before The Firestorm:

The OH HI TASHA Award to Cecily:

Even though I knew it was coming, I still screamed my fool head off when I saw Tasha. You’re too good for Alice, T. Come on over here and sit next to me. *pats sofa cushion*

On 16 of the Gayest Musical Theatre Songs That Aren’t Actually Queer:

The Popular Blade Award to MB:

Just want to drop in and share that an entire (very gay) Xena/Wicked crossover musical exists… And it WORKS!

On This Is “-Ussy”: On Mainstream Culture’s Embrace of Queer Language:

The Historians Award to Elisabeth:

Absolutely adored this article! It is so frustrating when things get outside the community and get mis or over used. I’ve seen so many queer folks make some brilliant and egregiously hilarious use of “-ussy”, so I really appreciate the history on it!

On How I’m Navigating Play Parties as a Disabled, Immunocompromised Kinkster:

The Mask Me, Baby Award to L. Law:

Thank you so much for this. Our kinky household is still always navigating what safety and risk means to us as regards to COVID; it can feel as if everyone else has moved on, even other immunocompromised people. Having your reminder that kink and safety go hand in hand and reading your thoughts and experiences was such a pleasure! (Even if it also echoed my disappointment and anxiety.)

And on Gutter Talk: Writing Myself Into the Perfect Superhero Jacket:

The Yes Please Award to Kayla Kumari Upadhyaya:

this is great and now i want a piece that’s just you ranking every jacket you own

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