The Comment Awards Are Freckled And Bug-Bitten And Just So Happy to Be Here

Hi, bbs! I’m back from A-Camp and the rumors are true, I did in fact have an amazing time and also see Heather Hogan at the pool! I ALSO SAW HER IN A WAISTCOAT AND TOP HAT. Not to brag, or anything. Camp is truly a magical place!

Meanwhile, back at another magical place called Autostraddle dot com, Reneice made a pink lemonade tart that I absolutely want to be eating right now!

Roxane Gay and Debbie Millman are in love and it’s fucking amazing?

This was so, SO good: Our Solution to Climate Crisis Is Each Other.

Queer Eye‘s Jonathan Van Ness came out as non-binary, and Drew wrote these beautiful words about it.

Kate Moenig and Leisha Hailey went to Pride in this week’s No Filter.

Christina wrote about healthy relationships and the narratives we tell about ourselves.

And then there were your comments! (There are a lot of EARNEST comments, I feel like I’m in a very earnest place after camp this time!)

On Femme Brûlée: Pink Lemonade Tart:

The Sanctuary Award to Mathilde:

This is really gorgeous, your reflection on your grandma and summer and childhood and your kitchen. Soon I will be living on my own for the first time in years and this has inspired me to turn my own kitchen into a sanctuary. Thank you for this.

On The Perfect Queer Poem: When You Need to Find Your Body:

The Treasure Award to Em Grace:

If “rest

On “To L and Back” L Word Podcast Episode 110: “Luck, Next Time”:

The Mommi Arquette Award to Ava:

Rosanna Arquette as Cherie Jaffe is *definitely* Mommi. Rosanna Arquette in general is Mommi, tbh, and also probably part of my root. I remember being 5 or 6 years old and watching Desperately Seeking Susan over and over again, just fascinated by both her and Madonna. PS – How great would a queer remake of that movie be? PRETTY FUCKING GREAT IS THE ANSWER AND I WANT IT.

On Jonathan Van Ness is Non-Binary: “Queer Eye” Scene-Stealer Comes Out, Is Ready to Educate:

The Spotlight Award to Amanda ling:

Am I happy about this?? Of course! Non-binary moustache!!! Am I looking forward to my awkward cishet co-workers telling me about it as an indirect question cause I haven’t bothered properly coming out to them?? Still no. We soldier on for the children, I guess.

On Precious and Adored: Reading Victorian Love Letters, Writing Queer History:

The A+ Spouse Award to Naanie:

Hi this is Lizzie’s wife and I’m just so happy that she got to write an article for autostraddle!!!!!!!

On No Filter: Kate Moennig and Leisha Hailey Invite You To “Loud and Proud: Back In The Habit”:

The Visibility Cloak Award to Kat:

I love Evan Rachel Wood’s visibility cloak. It’s the perfect description.

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  1. Heather Hogan called me a beer asshole at this same pool and it was worth my very peeling shoulders!!!

    • I would ask her to smack my beer ass but then again I’m more of a vodka asshole myself…

  2. So glad we finally got to meet at camp!! And I love the earnest comments, they’re important (and also very sweet).

  3. I love coming back to the site after a week at camp (and sleeping) to see all the beautiful things that happened here too!

    Also, I’m completely here for earnestness. It’s one of my favorite things ❤️

  4. Welcome back!

    I’m excited that my love for Cherie Jaffe and Mommis was worthy of a comment award!

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