The Comment Awards Are Leaving Space for the Great Unknown

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Happy New Year, sparklers! I hope you’re safe and dry and recovering well from the holidays / the weather / too much or not enough family time / and all that goes along with this time of year! The shortest days of winter are behind us, and there’s nowhere to go but up!

This week, Baopu #107 reminded us to leave space for our future selves.

This was truly something: 8 Times When Strangers Misread My Gender, Ranked.

Valerie Anne and the TV team put together a master list of the 100 best queer sci-fi and fantasy TV shows of all time. Holy cats, this is comprehensive!

Robin Roberts is engayged!

Speaking of engagements, Vanessa is planning her lesbian wedding, and had this dispatch from the front.

X González is back with an essay about life after Parkland.

The Gay B C’s of Sex is back! This week: S is for Stone. I love this series.

Drew loved Mars One, and you will too.

And then there were your comments!

On L Word Generation Q Episode 307 Recap: Little Boxes Made of Ticky Tacky:

The Pieszbody Award to Rio:

Please consider this comment my job application for the role of intern on the Alice/Helena campaign. Halice? Aelena? Pieszbody?

On Baopu #107: Leave Room For Your Future Self:

The Continuity of Care Award to Linnea:

Baopu comics have been such a kind and steady presence in my life for the past … 7 years (!?) here on AS. Thank you Yao 💞

On Quiz: Which Planner Should You Use in 2023?

The Serendipity Award to Clark:

I already had my Slingshot before taking this, didn’t realize it was an option, and got Slingshot as my asnswer hell yeah!

On 8 Times When Strangers Misread My Gender, Ranked:

The Bay Area Cat-Call Award to Jesse Kathan:

Exited the half price books in Berkeley with my partner and a drunk guy yelled (not aggressively, but very enthusiastically) “hey, are you guys theys??

And the Just One, I’m A Few Award to Josie:

The time a customer was calling me sir and referring to the girl who had helped him last time (also me)

On To L and Back: Generation Q Podcast 307: Messy Breakups and Bowling the Long Game:

The 👀 Award to @caitrw:

Last thing: Finley may only have 11 number in her phone, but one of them is Rebecca!

And on Could I Make These Iconic Mean Moms From TV Happy?

The Mommi? Sorry. Mommi? Sorry. Award to Tricia:

THIS. This is the type of content that has kept me coming back to Autostraddle time and time again for over a decade. The Emily Gilmore section in particular is pure perfection. Beautifully done, Christina. Thank you for your service!

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