The Comment Awards are Cheering for You in this Brand New Year

Hi, friends! How’s this week been treating you? I’ve been alternating between writing in my Passion Planner and belting Janis Joplin at full volume into my cheap karaoke microphone. Those just feel like the right choices for me, you know? Time may be an illusion, but the new year is a great excuse to set some goals and fuck some shit up. What makes you feel invulnerable? What are you going to do with this brand-new year?

This week, Mika gifted us with a list of 11 of the Best Dressed LGBT Celebs in 2018. This whole post is a thing of beauty and will turn your whole day around, I swear.

KaeLyn wrote about raising Baby T-Rex and the cultural toddler phenomenon that is the Baby Shark song.

The team talked about their chosen words for the new year.

Carmen did a deep dive into the glorious Latinx butches that appeared on our TVs this past year (spoiler: Latinx representation has come a long way since Papí rolled up in her limo in The L Word). 

Corinna brought us horoscopes for finding calm within the chaos in the new year.

Want to set some intentions in the bedroom? Rachel wrote about making resolutions and helping your sex life match your desires in 2019.

And then there were your comments!


On 11 of the Best Dressed LGBT Celebs in 2018:

The Gaydar Award to Noodlesforever:

Noodlesforever: Post-haircut Lena Waithe is the new paradigm. Her haircut had my mom thinking she was “a little gay”. / Natalie: <a class='bp-suggestions-mention' href='https://www.autostraddle.com/members/noodlesforever/' rel='nofollow'>@noodlesforever</a> I’m nominating you for a comment award. I loved Locked Lena and when she cut them off, I wept a little bit, but the new style has really grown on me (no pun intended).

On EXCLUSIVE: Meet the New Gay in “The Fosters” Spin-Off, “Good Trouble”:

The Pretty and Witty and Gayyyyyy Award to Marie:

“Apologetic, adorable, and gay” – into Alice already.

On “Derry Girls” Review: “Skins” Meets “Everything Sucks” in a Hilarious Coming of Age ’90s Romp:

The Wee Accent Award to Oscarthegrouch:

Derry Girls is fuckin’ class so it is! As well as wee, you need to throw in a few occurrences of “hi” or “aye” per sentence. They don’t really need any context, they serve as punctuation almost. Also as Derry, (never London-bloody-Derry, aye no matter what those fuckin’ Brits might think) is a good Caaaatholic city and county hi, you’d need a few Jesus, Marys and Josephs throughout your sentences to pass as a real native, dya get me, hi?

On Your 2018 Gal Pal Roundup: The 8 Couples(?!) Who Won 20GayTeen:

The Vulva Heard ‘Round the World Award to Carmen SanDiego:

Janelle wearing vagina pants is the image of 2018 for me

On Queer Horoscopes for January 2019: Being Each Other’s Calm Through the Chaos:

The Dream Job Award to Jana:

Gay cheerleader of the cosmos, guess I found my new desired position for future job applications.

On 28 LGBTQ Women Who Came Out Or Otherwise Revealed Themselves To Us in 2018:

The Happy Tears Award to Leora:

“Not because you aren’t my best friend, but because I’ve had to swallow the words ‘my love, my love, my love’ each time instead.” I’M NOT CRYING YOU’RE CRYING. Okay, I’m crying, but crying is a good and healthy thing sometimes and now I’m going to go rewatch Dirty Computer for the bazillionth time, kthanks.

And on No Filter: Sarah Paulson and Holland Taylor Ring In 2019 With Extreme Enthusiasm and Silly Hats!

The Freudian Nip Slip Award to Jana and Snaelle:

Jana: King Princess outgays herself every single time and I’m honored to bare witness to it. / Snaelle: And that’s the naked truth.


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