The Comment Awards Are Dancing Around A Solstice Fire

Hi, beetles! Happy Solstice!

It’s my birthday! Well, actually, my birthday is Sunday, and today is the birthday of our kind-hearted, extraordinary, haver-of-the-shiniest-hair Community Editor, Vanessa! Thank you for all you do, Vanessa, and happy birthday to us!

Time-lapse Photography of Sparkle Firecracker

(I still don’t feel like a Capricorn, though, can anyone explain that to me?)

This week, Riese posted an important letter.

KaeLyn wrote about unlocking your activist power.

A.E. reviewed (and modeled!) some gorgeous Shapeshifters binders.

Because Heather loves us, and wants to see us happy, this list now exists in the world.

This was SO GOOD: The Queer History of the Shaven Head.

Rachel has brought us possibly the most helpful dating document I’ve ever laid eyes upon, and I hereby propose that we all do our very best to follow its principles.

Life-Size 2 is a thing that exists! On our televisions! And is bisexual!

And then there were your comments!


On Pop Culture Fix: Ellen DeGeneres Is Ready To Not Make Nice and Other Stories

The How In The World Feels Carmen SanDiego Award to, well, Carmen SanDiego:

Sally: <a href=@carmensandiego how do you feel about this new Netflix series about you? / Carms: You know, everyone asks Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego but no one ever asks How in the World is Carmen Sandiego…" width="749" height="362" srcset="https://www.autostraddle.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Screen-Shot-2018-12-19-at-4.29.24-PM.png 749w, https://www.autostraddle.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Screen-Shot-2018-12-19-at-4.29.24-PM-640x309.png 640w" sizes="(max-width: 749px) 100vw, 749px" />

On Sunday Funday Is Confirming Stephanie Tanner’s Bisexuality: Have Mercy!

The Everyone Is Gay Award to Annie Stinkle:

What? A bisexual Stephanie Tanner? It’s like I wished on a monkey’s paw for a gay Darlene Conner.

On Monday Roundtable: The Style Icons Who Inspired Our Gay Style:

The Business Plan Award to , A.E. and Carrie:

Ish: A.E.’s/Carrie’s crossed styles are terribly on point. It’s like a day/night look. I’m rooting for a wardrobe collaboration, some kind of dual capsule collection. / Carrie: Re: the capsule collection, I mean, I’d be down. / A.E.: Into it.

On Shapeshifters: Bespoke Binders Put Fun on Your Chest:

The BINDERSSSSS IN SPACCCCCEEEE Award to Amanda ling:

A gentlequeer and a scholar! I don’t know what I’m gonna do when the next big binder thing happens, but thank you very much for your fine work, now maybe I can take a small break from recommending gc2b like they’re paying me. / or maybe it won’t matter, MAYBE I’LL SPEND THE REST OF MY LIFE IN SPACE BINDERS

On 10 Hallmark Christmas Movies That Are Actually Just Gay Fan Fiction:

The Miracle With Hedge Trimmers on 34th Street Award to Ana and Erin:

I can’t believe Heather Hogan just saved Christmas

On Call It Off: A Very Subjective Primer on Breaking Up with Someone You’re Casually Dating:

The Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey Award to Sacha and Rachel:

my only comment other than “THANK YOU” is that this doesn’t take into account the different time stream that gay relationships occur in. a few weeks is like months (sometimes) / Rachel: THIS IS A FAIR POINT and I considered this but I think at that point, regardless of the context of ridiculous accelerated gay emotional timeline, the rules of ‘serious relationship’ breakups apply, which is that there aren’t really any rules you just have to be honest and do your best and deal with the aftermath. And if that comes at the end of a three-week relationship where you got matching tattoos and said I love you, then that’s that I guess! Open to discussion on this topic, though.

And on Also.Also.Also: Make the Yuletide Gay As Hell When You’re Home for the Holidays:

The Ethics In Journalism Award to Chandra:

Re. dropping LGBT: Here’s an idea, why don’t we keep all the letters and the umbrella terms and use them at various times according to need and context oh wait isn’t that what we’re already doing and I didn’t even need to write a thinkpiece about it


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22 Comments

  1. Happy Birthday QG and Vanessa!

    (It’s also my brother’s bday and I have to remember to call him so I can sing the happy birthday song off key, as is traditional among my people).

    And happy winter solstice! I got up at 4:30 am to go to a sunrise solstice drum concert. And it was magical. And now I’m at work and I’m not as bleary as I thought I’d be, so life is good.

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