The Comment Awards Are Drinking Evergreens — Make Mine A Double

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Hi there, fireflies! We’ve got a Double Double this week as we award not one but TWO weeks of comments! What a party!

Week before last, Em brought us this gem: 8 Ways Publix on a Saturday Night Is Exactly Like Going to the Club. I lol’d.

Drew reviewed Men I Trust, by Tomi Parrish, which was truly stunning.

Nico wants you to boil your Christmas tree!

Sai spoke to Jacqueline Toboni about Magic Mike and this season of Gen Q. I’m not jealous! This isn’t jealousy!!!

Read this, from shea: Finally — A Rainbow That Feels Like Home.

I helped out a reader who’s in love with her straight best friend. Who! Among! Us!

Need to do some Christmas shopping? Here are 85 LGBTQ+ places to shop!

Stef wrote about that mystical and alluring endangered species, the Lesbian Bar.

For this week’s Gutter Talk, Niko would like to introduce you to Octopus Pie!

Brittney Griner is home. Brittney! Griner! Is! Home!!!!!!!!!

Rio brought us a vulnerable comic about parenting.

Vanessa is a bride on a budget, and last week she went to her first bridal expo!

Drew spoke to Daniel Sea about their reparative L Word reunion.

Dani Janae helped out a reader who felt unlovable after a really bad date.

Three of our writers talked about the queer and trans takeover of skateboarding! I love this!

And from Shelli Nicole: My Mama, My Partner, and My Bestie Dressed Me for the Holidays.

And then there were your comments!


On Quiz: Who’s Your Dream Celesbian Couple?

The Not Boring! Award to gay_and_boring:

I really wanted to get Niecy and Jessica, so I picked the answers I THOUGHT would lead to them. It didn’t work. So, I took it again, and just answered with my true opinions, and………. I got Niecy Nash and Jessica Betts!!! Listen, lesbies, always be yourself.

On Mini Crossword Is Getting into Position:

The Pussy Puzzle Award to jenesaiswha:

I was missing one letter and thought The Chicks song answer was “y´all” (didn´t grow up with U.S. culture) so I spent a full minute under the impression that the answer to “vibrator setting” was “pussy” and was all “wow, love this bold crossword puzzle!” Bet there´s a dirty-crossword-solver/constructor subculture.

On Jacqueline Toboni Talks Rosie, Role Models, and Going Full Magic Mike in Gen Q:

The Trick or Treat Award to Natalie:

Great interview, <a class='bp-suggestions-mention' href='https://www.autostraddle.com/as-members/saishabazz/' rel='nofollow' data-recalc-dims=@saishabazz, and I know I speak for the TV team when I say all we want is to see pics of that Halloween costume." width="744" height="463" srcset="https://www.autostraddle.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/Screen-Shot-2022-12-08-at-11.02.03-AM.png?w=744 744w, https://www.autostraddle.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/Screen-Shot-2022-12-08-at-11.02.03-AM.png?w=640 640w" sizes="(max-width: 744px) 100vw, 744px" />

On Guessing Game: Masc Rhythms:

The Stone Butch Availability Award to DreamboatSupreme:

Great news re: Stone Butch Blues- it was recently reprinted! The link to buy copies is on Leslie’s website. https://www.lesliefeinberg.net/ & the link itself https://www.lulu.com/shop/leslie-feinberg/stone-butch-blues-20th-anniversary-author-edition/paperback/product-kjqzjj.html?page=1&pageSize=4 I emailed my library a few weeks ago to suggest they get a copy and I guess they put it on hold for me because got an automated text this week that it arrived :’)

On How I Went Broke and Then Broke Even in TikTok’s Dabloon Economy:

The Spruce Goose Award to Deli Twotone and Pallas:

What was in that tea I just drank…

On Autostraddle’s Favorite Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans TV Characters of 2022:

The World of Our Own Award to marnie:

God ALOTO has so many good ones to choose from and also I’m still screaming about the background characters. The historic butches really got me, and I want so much more screen time for Jess and Lupe in season 2! But also Bertie!! Jo!! Fucking BEVERLEY. I’d watch 10 hours of them just sitting in the bar talking about being queer.

And on Word Search: What’s Your Baggage?

The Must Love Dogs Award to Sophia, hihello, and Sally:

I kept trying to highlight dogs and cats, but they weren’t on the list! Given the theme and the fact that my ex and I broke up due to, among other things, the fundamental mismatch between a dog person and a cat person, this seems poetically fitting…intentional, Sally? I am the dog person. Her cats peed all over the place!

On Brittney Griner Is Home in Texas, Here’s What’s Next:

The Free and Safe Award to Ayo:

I just looked up Ride or Die in the dictionary and it was a picture of Cherelle Griner. I hope BG and Cherelle put out a brief written statement and then spend the next however many days, weeks, months, or years healing. I hope everyone respects their privacy and allows them that time.

On REI Gave Us The Gift of Giving This Holigay Season:

The Craft Services Award to kiana:

as an A+ member and REI employee i feel it is my duty to inform the crafty queers that the cute overalls also come in an undyed canvas color that you can customize by dyeing them yourself!

On No Clue What Happened on “Leopard Skin” but Carla Gugino as a Mean Queer Psychic Domme? Yes:

The Wettest Witness Award to Sollemnia:

“Alba asks Batty to lick her boots clean” I’mma stop reading right there and add this to my to-watch list. Because. Um. UMM? The sheer horniness contained within 8 words. Will report back with my opinion, <3 thank you Kayla for whatever fuckery I am about to witness.

On President Biden Signs Respect For Marriage Act Into Law:

The Safe and Sound Award to Maddie:

One more angle where this is amazing and it makes me choked up- it’s not just recognition between states, but also recognition for purposes of immigration. My interracial, same-sex, immigrant-citizen marriage is protected in all three ways and I getting so emotional right now.

On No Filter: How Lesbian Jesus Stole Christmas:

The Game Night Award to Amy Fix:

I WANT TO PLAY SCRABBLE WITH CHEF MELISSA KING AND THAT DOG!!!!!!!!

On A Convo on the Queer & Trans Takeover of Skateboarding:

The Sk8er Girl Award to Vidney Tuesday:

I loved reading everyone’s connections and stories! I was definitely the sort of kid who was into skateboarding as a nerd, like a. Tony, and consumed skateboarding VHSs and books, but didn’t learn until some turbulent events around 30 (including transitioning) showed me that I should just go for it, and chase things I wanted. Inclusive groups like Skate Like a Girl have been fantastic, and helped me find a small community and learn some of the ins and outs, and I still follow the burgeoning movement of trans skaters who are going (or have been) pro. It makes my heart swell!

And on Pop Culture Fix: Netflix Axes “Warrior Nun” After 2 Seasons:

The Amazon, Listen Up Fruits Award to spoenk:

Queer (POC) women made Netflix big with Orange is the new Black. Now it’s clear they do not care for us anymore. Amazon, this your chance to take over a loyal fanbase. Pick up A League of their own already. And maybe take over WN while you’re at it.


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Darcy, a.k.a. Queer Girl, is your number one fan. She's a fat feminist from California who doodles hearts in the corners of her Gay Agenda. They're living through a pandemic, they're on Twitter, and they think you should drink more water! She also wants to make you laugh.

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