The Comment Awards Are Foraging for Mushrooms

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Hi there, scarves and raincoats! I’ve been thinking a lot about community this week, and I’m just so very glad we’re here together!

This week, Baopu #105 knew that sometimes, you just need to have a good cry.

25 Babes With Baseball Bats, Ranked by Lesbianism. Batter up! (This was SO fun.)

Ahead of the holiday, Heather’s got ways to stay connected with your disabled and chronically ill friends and family!

Mia wrote about Chloe Caldwell’s Women, and the mirror it held up to her own relationship.

Nico switched to menstrual cups, which is GREAT for witchcraft!

Chinelo reviewed Awaeke Emezi’s The Death of Vivek Oji. This was lovely.

Mae Martin and Elliot Page are T4T. THEY SAID WHAT THEY SAID.

*Takes deep breath and shouts* GAYYYYYYYYY.

This week’s Rainbow Reading stands with the HarperCollins union strike.

This amazing, astounding, master post from Natalie on all of the LGBTQ+ candidates of the election is an absolute gift.

And then there were your comments!

On A List of 10 Gay Mushrooms:

The Queer Femmes Award to Miles:

The Ballerina Waxcap and the Ink Cap are in a pink girl/goth girl relationship. The Destroying Angel is incredibly beautiful and alluring and deadly much like a biblically accurate angel and also like queer femmes.

And the 23,000 Sexes Award to Caitlin:

Schizophyllum commune is giving big genderqueer energy- “don’t talk to me or my 23,000 sexes until you’ve had a nice long think about cisnormativity

On FYP: I Guess Lemonade Isn’t Just For The Summertime:

The Heart in my Pants Award to Zephr:

#3 has THE best dorky-hot stand-up lines I’ve EVER heard. If you can make me laugh, you’re 80% of the way into my pants slash heart.

On No Filter: It Is Possible I Have Never Seen a More Handsome Photo in My Entire Life:

The Selfie Serendipity Award to Maria:

The thing I love most about the Mae/Elliott photos is that the best photo is the one *they* took. Red carpets be damned, that mirror selfie is perfection

On Pop Culture Fix: Ryan Murphy Wants to Reboot “Glee,” Maybe Bring it to Broadway:

The Bouncing Baby, Sapphic Pop Award to Pallas and Cleo:

Definitely thought from the tagline that Rebel Wilson’s daughter’s name was “Sapphic Pop”, when will I finally learn how Pop Culture Fix taglines work!!!

On The 68 Absolutely Gayest Ways You Met Your Gay Partner(s), According to the 2022 Reader Survey:

The Diane Keaton Seal of Approval Award to Tessa:

I met my wife at a swing dance in Moscow, ID. I asked her to dance, she said yes, I complimented her on her turtleneck, that started a whole conversation about how turtlenecks are underrated, and ten years later, here we are.

On Word Search: Have You Seen My Feather Earring?

The Hello It’s Me Award to Kayla Kumari Upadhyaya:

FAKE GLASSES is an attack on me, personally

On What If, Lube?

The Oprah’s Favorite Things? Award to hihello:

three cheers to this, yougetalube.gif this article has introduced me to the idea that some people feel weird about using lube. huh!

And on There Were 122 Lesbian, Bisexual, Queer and Trans Candidates in the 2022 Midterms, Here’s How They Did:

The Local Elections Matter! Award to whitney:

This is probably too local to be on anyone’s radar outside of Iowa, but V Fixmer-Oraiz, who is queer and non-binary, was just elected to the Johnson County Board of Supervisors! Also Elle Wyant, a trans woman, ran for Iowa House District 91 but unfortunately she did not win her race. It’s pretty disheartening to look at the national maps and see solid red, but even in red states there are LGBTQ+ and progressive folks fighting the good fight!

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