The Comment Awards Are Feeling Seen

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Hi there, tiaras and cowboy hats! Did you see that Dani Janae got an Autostraddle shout-out on Seth Meyers this week? The whole segment is worth watching, but the way Seth Meyers pauses after saying the word Autostraddle…well, Laneia really said it best:

dani! this is just perfect. the dramatique pause where he’s considering all of the life choices that lead him to saying the word autostraddle out loud, perfect.

This week, Kayla watched Maya Hawke Do Revenge.

This was extremely accurate: Forget Astrology — Here’s What a Person’s Go-To McDonalds Sandwich Order Says About Them.

Nico knows what lesbian household item you are.

Drew went to TIFF and watched FORTY MOVIES!

Dani Janae wrote about her dyke anthemCome Live With Me Angel.

Sai wasn’t a cat lesbian, but then she fell in love with one.

Julie’s got the queer video game streamers to watch this fall!

A.Tony met their friends IRL at Clexacon and kept a running commentary in their head.

And Meg’s got our queer tarotscopes for Libra Season!

Then there were your comments!


On Forget Astrology — Here’s What a Person’s Go-To McDonalds Sandwich Order Says About Them:

The Seen on Sunday Award to ladyblanchester:

I think I’m a McDouble sun with a Filet moon. This is so great and as someone who looked forward all week long to McDonald’s on Sunday as my family’s after-church treat, I feel extremely seen.

On Quiz: What Lesbian Household Item Are You?

The Shawsters Award to CattWoman:

Okay. I feel so seen with the fruit question. Carson Shaw, indeed.

On As a Nonbinary Abortion Activist, Planning a Pregnancy Is Complicated — And Hopeful:

The Sincerity Award to ameliapenguin:

Shelly, your writing is gorgeous and I love how you describe the interplay of the political reality and working/advocating for reproductive health with your family and reproductive life planning. Your writing—this essay and also your previous one on binding/nursing—has been extremely meaningful for me processing my own thoughts about pregnancy, parenting, and reproductive life planning as a nonbinary person. Your exploration of what it means to be out (or not) as nonbinary with pregnancy health care providers was especially meaningful. I can’t overstate how grateful I am that you’ve written and shared this here!

On Pop Culture Fix: Make This “Warehouse 13” Reboot Gay or Don’t Make It at All:

The Specificity Award to Heather Hogan and ReiW:

Oh shoot, I wasn’t clear enough. I don’t want it to be just generally ~ gay ~ I want Bering & Wells: TOGETHER FOREVER.

On You Need Help: Should I Tell My New Date I Used To Follow Her on Tumblr?

The Serendipity Award to spookygalpal:

…I totally met my wife on tumblr 9 years ago! Or realized we were following each other (she posted some selfies) and saw her in-person and introduced myself! We went to the same college so it wasn’t totally random, but still not something you expect to happen in real life. All I’m saying is, if this is the same tumblr girl, then you clearly have shared interests if you found her online in a sea of blogs, and it’d make a cute/funny story to share if you end up having the same chemistry in real life! Just drop it in a casual conversation – “hey, any chance you have a tumblr? Because I just realized I think I’m following someone who “insert whatever makes you think it’s her” and I really like the blog but immediately unfollowed because I didn’t want to make it weird!” – and see what she says! Can’t hurt and most people will either laugh it off and share their url or find it’s cute we’re all still on tumblr in 2022.

On No Filter: Ali Krieger Really Has “Effortless Cool Sporty Girl” Down Pat:

The S.O.S. Award to Lyra:

Even the background of Javicia Leslie’s red carpet photo simply cannot handle her hotness and is crying out for help. Same, background, same.

On 42 TV Shows With Lesbian, Bisexual and Queer Characters Cancelled After One Season:

The Sinus Rhythm Award to Donica and wally:

This is going back some, but in the late 80s there was a show set in a women’s health practice called “Heartbeat” starring Kate Mulgrew. Nurse Marilyn McGrath (Gail Strickland) lived with her partner Patti and they were happy and no one cared that they were gay. I remember it even though it was only on one year. It was probably the first regular prime time lesbian couple.

And on I Met My Online Friends for the First Time and Remained Fully in My Head:

The Similarity Award to Jessica:

I loved following the path of how your brain works. I totally felt most of one through 40 when I went to a camp in 2019. I haven’t heard much about Clexicon and would love to know more about what usually happens.


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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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