The Comment Awards Are Going On A Celebrity Dream Date

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This week, we celebrated Autostraddle’s 12th birthday, and what a party it’s been! It’s a great time to join A+ for the Birthday AMA, Riese wants to know how well you remember all the gay news of 2009, Carmen’s got the perfect celebrity date just WAITING for you, and the team wants to tell you what they’d say to their tween selves!

Wynonna Earp is back, and Valerie Anne is back in her most natural recapping habitat! These are always so good!

Got cycles? You might want to organize your life around them.

Kayla watched Moxie so we don’t have to. (I wanted to love this! Alas.)

Dani Janae had great advice for a Straddler who’s having trouble being out in public.

Shelli Nicole’s FYP is a treat every single week, and the absolute best way to engage with Tiktok!

Jai reviewed For Us and For You, an a m a z i n g looking “anthology of trans poetics.”

And then there were your comments!

On Dating Download: Three Lesbians Try Hinge, Try Not to Get Unhinged:

The Unhinged Award to Riese:

It is the app that is meant to be deleted so I think this was at least a partial success

On Grease Bats: Get A Hobby:

The Care And Feeding of Kitchens Award to Ari, aj, and MJ (and like, seriously, how do I learn to view cleaning like this):

i would just like to offer that doing dishes IS FUN and RELAXING. the water is WARM ON YOUR HANDS!!! things go from dirty to clean!!!! it’s a fun AND fulfilling activity!!!!!

On “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Episode 1309 Recap: That’s Hot:

The Tastemaker Award to Maria Devlin:

During the week off, I finally started catching up on UK season 2 and while I will not go too into it, I will say that I love Tia and Bimini with all my heart.

On How I Learned to Organize My Life Around My Menstrual Cycle (and So Can You):

The Utilitarian Award to Maria:

This is LITERALLY the most useful thing I have ever read on here (and I’ve read a lot of useful stuff on Autostraddle). Thank you so much.

On QUIZ: How Well Do You Remember (The Gay Parts) of 2009?

The Road Trip! Award to thisaintit:

So no one was gonna tell me there’s a movie where Toni Child’s plays possible gay involved in some shenanigan where she kills an abusive man and sets out on a road trip with other possible alternative lifestyle women. Is this the true reason she missed out on Joan’s engagement party?

On QUIZ: Who’s Your Queer Celebrity Dream Date?

The Drill Baby Drill Award to Alisha:

IS THIS MAGIC?!?! MY TEEN CRUSH IS SEIMONE AUGUSTUS!!!! WHERE DID YOU FIND MY LOST JOURNALS?!?!! One of my close friends/basketball teammate in middle and highschool is cousins with her. I went to sooo many LSU games and watched my friend talk to her and I could never muster up the courage to say anything. I went to basketball camp at LSU one summer and still said no words as she was teaching me drills!!

And the Equalizer Award to SmartAssJen and Snaelle:

My wife took this quiz. She got Queen Latifah. Thanks Autostraddle!

And on Pop Culture Fix: A New Star-Crossed Queer Love Vampire Show Is on the Way at Netflix:

The You Are Glasses Award to Alyssa:

I didn’t realize that Calliope was going to be a Gay Name. It feels like it needs to be added to the List of Lesbianish names.

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  1. I am just honoured to be on the same page as Jen Richards

    But also now I’m envisaging a movie where Jen Richards plays a character who keeps just trying to go on a date with this cute woman only for it to be interrupted EVERY TIME by Queen Latifah’s character whose mission happens to end up in the same place…culminating in a motorbike chase scene through the Natural History Museum.

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