The Comment Awards Are Dreaming of Espressos In Bed

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Good morning, cuties and tangelos! I am one of those rare queers who actually drinks hot coffee in the winter, so this summer’s iced coffee season has only just begun for me and WOW, this stuff is good.

This week, A Black Lady Sketch Show wrapped up their season, and Carmen’s got five sketches you need to watch (or re-watch!) right now.

Kayla appreciated Sarah Paulson and Holland Taylor, like you do!

Riese knows which fictional high school you should’ve gone to.

Meg thinks you should be watching Our Flag Means Death. She’s right! You should be! I LOVE IT SO MUCH, it’s fine, I’m fine!

This was lovely: How Fertility Treatments Got Me Back in Touch With My Queerness.

Ro helped a reader who wonders if they’ll ever find love.

Ashni knows: shucking oysters is hot. Young Queer Girl who read Tipping the Velvet over and over and over again agrees!

Truly, there has never been a better reason to sign up for A+ than this new series, which begins with A MARRIAGE DIRECTLY OUT OF STEVEN UNIVERSE: Interview With My Wife: Stacy. Love is not a lie!

And then there were your comments!


On Five Ways I’ve Changed Since Buying An Espresso Machine:

The Paradise Found Award to claire:

I had a one-time lover make me an espresso in the morning in 2018 and I have never stopped thinking about it. I was fresh off a devastating breakup in a city I didn’t live in. Their house was a 30-somethings paradise. Just as messy as mine, too many bikes, beer cans strewed, etc.. but they had the wisdom and amenities that only 30+ year olds do; an espresso machine, a full bar in the living room, an ice maker, one of those things you can put your bike up on while you’re fixing it… I, too, turn thirty this year, and I will strive to be that person for someone else every day of the next decade of my life. Thank you for this reminder. <3

On 21 Chrishell and G Flip Titles We Brainstormed After Losing the SEO Wars to a Corporate-Backed Media Company:

The Emotional Sports Bra Award to Steph:

Uncontrollably laughed at 1, 2, & 15; cackled at 5 & 7…also if this is going to be the strategy to avoid plagiarism(ish) for all Autostraddle headlines in the future, you have this reader’s full and unwavering support.

On Top Five Queer Comedy Sketches to Celebrate a Black Lady Sketch Show’s Best and Gayest Season:

The Tough Crowd Award to Cecily:

I have – no lie – been walking around randomly saying “What up, I’m three!” ever since I saw this skit. Fortunately, my cat is the only one who hears me.

On Quiz: Which Fictional TV High School Should You Have Gone To?

The Awakening Award to Zephr:

“Congratulations you’re entering the beautiful dreamworld of Netflix’s Heartstopper, where teens drink milkshakes instead of wine coolers and cartoon hearts pop up when you fall in love and there’s a gay teacher you can have lunch with if you’re lonely!” Truly the closest match to my actual high school experience. Except the teacher was my best friend’s straight mom. Wait. WAS SHE ACTUALLY GAY?

On Pop Culture Fix: Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi Scrap, Lesbian Aunt Megan Approves:

The Scrappy Do Award to Em Drobs:

the pure serotonin that Sue and DT’s bickering gave me!! I’ve been showing the clip to everyone I know (pretty much nobody cares)

On 10 Queer Reasons You Should Be Watching “Our Flag Means Death”:

The Bee in your Bonnet Award to shura:

Yes to all of this, so much! And I want to double down on Mary Bonnet. She so easily could have been a one-note downer getting in the way of Stede’s dreams. But even with relatively brief screentime she was at least as sympathetic as Stede (if not moreso) and I wanted the world for her. She’s a goddamn delight. I would also like to add: the Widow Evelyn Wiggins could murder me and I would thank her for it.

And on You Need Help: I’m Disabled — Will I Ever Find Love?

The Research Award to Caitlin:

ro thank you for the excellent advice! letter writer, i empathize so deeply with your dating burnout/fatigue because sometimes the concept of explaining The Syndromes to a completely unaware person is so exhausting that i just don’t date. so i would add the piece of advice that it’s totally ok to ask dates to do their own research. “i have xyz and here’s some of my favorite resources for people unfamiliar” is a completely acceptable statement. you’re looking for love/romance/sex, not a disability studies seminar! (a joke i can make as a DS grad student)


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