The Comment Awards Are Going to the Motherf*cking World Cup Final

Friends, loves, enemies: it has come to my attention that soccer is a sport that people play and sometimes they are very good at it and sometimes they also have great hair and sometimes they also tell the President to go fuck himself and sometimes I fall completely in love with them and then I suddenly care about the sportsball! (Specifically, at the moment, the one with feet.) It is a SHOCKING turn of events for me personally, but I am rolling with it! Much like the US team rolled straight into the final, which is on SUNDAY at EIGHT O’CLOCK IN THE MORNING and I will be CAMPING and I have yet to determine where I will WATCH it!

But I digress.

This week, Vanessa wrote this lovely, personal thing that made me want to lose myself to find myself again!

Drew’s got a new column called Thirsty Classics and it is perfect? Drew is perfect. That’s all.

Hi, hello, yes, you should submit something to the Travel Issue! You! Yes!

Potato the Corgi is having her MOMENT in this week’s Insta Crush. (Also: Potato’s instagram name is Potato_Corgo and I now regularly forget whether the name for that breed is corgi or corgo, so here we are!)

Sue Bird wrote about her girlfriend, Megan Rapinoe, who is “at the boss level in the video game of knowing herself,” which is literally all I have ever wanted for myself and which also immediately makes her like eight times more attractive to me, and like it’s fine! We’re all fine. Nobody crying around here.

Rachel answered this question and I’m sure the answer was brilliant, but also I couldn’t read it, because just the headline gave high school Queer Girl immediate hives: Yes, Virginia, You Can Date Your Best Friend You’re Secretly in Love With (At Least, In Theory).

Molly went to Pride and took some photos! You are all perfect, ya know that?

And then there were your comments!

On Sunday Funday: Megan Rapinoe and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Make a Date at the U.S. House of Representatives:

The Cigareeets and Whoosky and Wild, Wild Women Award to Katie:

Re: Gentleman Jack– while flipping through channels my dad landed on Gentleman Jack, shook his head sadly, and said “just so you know, that show is NOT about whisky.

On “To L and Back” L Word Podcast Episode 113: Locked Up:

The Inner Peas Award to DarthQueer:

Every single “where are they now

On We Watched MTV’s “Sexually Fluid” Dating Show “Are You The One”? and Unfortunately We… Love It?

The Read the Signs Award to Jeanna:


On Sue Bird’s Essay About Megan Rapinoe Will Punch Your Heart in the Face in the Very Best Way:

The Sports Gay Award to

I wasn’t a sports gay until this article and now I love sports.

And the Call for Subs Award to Iarran Mé:

So, anytime Sue Bird has nothing else going on in her life, she could write for Autostraddle, yeah?

On “Wynonna Earp” Is Officially Coming Back for Season 4, Canadian Gays Win Again:

The Guardian Angels Award to Jenny.A:

Not saying there are angelic queer forces at work, BUT– #FightForWynonna and #SaveODAAT both triumphed within one week… and in the middle of that week was the NYC queer liberation march/50th anniversary of Stonewall. I think the spirits of our departed ancestors are pleased. 🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈

And on No Filter: Ellen Page Adopted a New Dog for Pride:

The Killing Heather Hogan Award to, well, Heather Hogan:

I’ve never understood the impulse to beg someone to run over you with like a tractor until my eyes beheld this photograph of Jen Richards.

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  1. Bless you, QG, for bringing me that Jenny.A comment to my attention. I had not seen this before but it is 720% correct and true

  2. I’m so confused about what day it is – thank goodness for this column! How else would I know that it’s Friday?!

    Happy Friday everyone! And to my fellow Americans, hope you all survived the annual “terrifying loud noises” holiday. (It’s not a lot of fun for pets or trauma survivors – ugh).

  3. I was also not a sports gay until this World Cup, to the point that one of my co-workers was like, “Have you always liked soccer, or are there some really attractive players on this team?” (To which the answers were, “sort of” and “YES BUT THAT’S NOT WHY I LIKE IT WHY YOU GOTTA CALL ME OUT LIKE THAT.”)

  4. What IS it with people (Et tu, Heather?) expressing attraction by creatively stating how they would like to be harmed by the person in question? And when will I start going down that rabbit hole, too?
    Killing Eve and its unexpected cultural impact.
    Now, there‘s an original article idea I came up with right off the bat. (zing)
    Consider this my official application.

  5. Editors: In the Now Hiring Team Writers piece, you forgot to note “and one of our new writer slots is saved for Sue Bird.” Kindly rectify. Or were you just trying to keep it a surprise?

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