The Comment Awards Are Getting Handsy for Pride

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Happy Pride Month, my loves! I know that rainbow capitalism is fraught, but also: HERE IS MILO IN PRIDE LEG WARMERS. (Years ago, I vowed never to dress my dogs in clothes, but the amount of pure serotonin that I get from this…I guess people change!) I hope that these pictures bring you just as much joy as they are currently bringing me.

Three photos of my dog Milo, a small white dog, sitting outside and wearing leg warmers in the Progress Pride colors

This week, our illustrious Managing Editor Kayla turned 30! Here are twenty songs from her twenties, and here are the gayest things she did in her twenties. HBD Kayla!!

Ashni’s got the makeup you need when the only tools that you have are your hands.

Yashwina wrote about that old lemon, competitive queerness.

Nicole wants you! To come to the A+ Popup Discord Server!

This was so good: Aunjanue Ellis Confirmed Her Queerness, Today Is For Black Bisexual Oscar Nominees ONLY.

And Heather’s got ten ways to help keep your disabled and chronically ill friends safe at Pride. IMPORTANT.

Then there were your comments!


On Pop Culture Fix: Kristen Stewart Says She’ll Make This Bisexual Movie or DIE TRYING!!!

The Gayze Award to Kristana:

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On The Gayest Things I Did in My Twenties:

The Cobblers Award to caitrw:

I love the “cobbled together collage of chaos” of this piece, Kayla, because it captures life and memory and the stories we tell ourselves about ourselves so well. Thanks for sharing pieces of your story with us! A part of me always resist the narratives of “x will be better” (might go back to being a newly-realized-queer 6th grader in a conservative rural area and my teacher telling us that high school would be “the best years of our lives” and even at 12 I thought no, that CANNOT be true), but as someone on the other side of 30, there can be a certainly kind of comfort in one’s self, and even if/though the collage of chaos doesn’t resolve, maybe you kind of realize that’s how this thing works? And everyone feels that way to some degree? In any case – Happy, happy birthday! Thanks for sharing your writing (and the role your editing plays in sharping the work on AS) with all of us.

On Makeup for When Your Fingers Are the Only Tool You’ve Got:

The Fingering Award to KatieRainyDay:

I love this – I also started using my fingers a few years ago and never looked back! I put my foundation (which i use more like concealer tbh) on the back of my left hand and then dab it on with my right; it makes me feel like a painter

On “Gentleman Jack” Is Not Keeping The Bed Warm For Some Man!

The Marry Me, Marian Award to Lyra:

I laughed so much when Marian made her little “whaaat?” face at the camera after all the coal jargon. The writers know most lesbians are tolerating the business drama at best!

On Hey! Will You Come to Our A+ Pride Pop-Up Discord Server?

The Your Lips, Nicole’s Ears Award to ladyblanchester:

I was just sitting here wishing for more ways to connect with my queer community…and you heard me!

On Also.Also.Also: I Wanna Be Mad About Bratz Commodifying Pride, but That Coat:

The Origin Story Award to Al:

If it makes you feel better, Bratz Dolls was started by an Iranian-American immigrant to make a doll his daughter(s?) would more relate to.

On FYP: Start Pride By Telling Everyone How Good Your [Redacted] Is:

The Welcome To Pleasure Dome Award to Maria:

Busy googling “pleasure dom” and it autocorrected to “pleasure dome”. THAT LATER, THANK YOU GOOGLE.

And on Aunjanue Ellis Confirmed Her Queerness, Today Is For Black Bisexual Oscar Nominees ONLY:

The Gifted Award to uhitsveronica:

that “don’t tell grandma” hits so hard, though i think mine knows because she sends my “roommate” birthday gifts and cards every year.


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Darcy

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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5 Comments

  1. My loves, happy Pride Month! I am aware of the dangers of rainbow capitalism, but also: THIS IS MILO IN PRIDE LEG WARMERS. https://garticphone.onl/ (Years ago, I promised never to put clothes on my dogs, but the amount of pure serotonin I get from this makes me reconsider. I suppose things change!)

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