The Comment Awards Are Lettering In Joy

Hey you! Do you have any idea what you’ve done? THAT’S RIGHT, YOU RAISED $90,000 IN UNDER A WEEK! Who does that? Who DOES that? Who does that? You do! You are everything!!! Give yourself one of these!

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It is so thrilling to see so many beautiful people rally around this community, and we’re not done yet! Contribute to the flex goal today!

I heard a rumor that if the flex goal is met, every single senior editor will buzz their heads like Laneia just did. (It’s not true. It’s a false rumor that I just made up. Also all of the senior editors have really amazing hair and they should do what makes them happy. BUT CAN YOU IMAGINE?) Anyway, for info on today’s ACTUAL amazing, secret flex goal perks and surprises that I don’t even know about yet, follow Autostraddle on Twitter and Instagram!

Anyway! This week’s Baopu was so beautiful and thoughtful.

Abeni had some really lovely discoveries for us in this week’s Queer Your Ears. 

Listen, all I can say about this essay is that it is absolutely fucking perfect, and made me aspire to figuring out what I want and manifesting it, but ALSO to printing a representation of my best self on the back of a letterman jacket: How I Claimed Being Thirsty as a Personal Lifestyle and Learned to Live My Dreams.

Oh hey, it’s about time! The L Word: Generation Q finally announced the casting of a trans actress.

Drew wrote about dating in 2019 and MTV’s reality showAre You The One. 

And then there were your comments!

On Also.Also.Also: Your Gentleman Jack Thirst Is Tripling Tourism to Shibden Hall and Other Stories for Your Week:

The NICE PERSON HAVING A DAY Award to Elly and Christina:

OMG from the article about the barefoot climber : “Ms. Incontro seemed like a nice person who was ‘having a day’ as it were,

On How I Claimed Being Thirsty as a Personal Lifestyle and Learned to Live My Dreams:

The With Honors Award to pips:


On Hallelujah, “L Word: Generation Q” Has Cast a Trans Actress: Sophie Giannamore Joins Cast:

The Captain Sarcasm Award to Tessa:

OH THANK THE GODDESS. If we’re really lucky, they might even make the trans female character *gasp* queer!

On No Filter: Stephanie Beatriz Riding a Musical Seal is My Summer Mood:

The A (Camp) Type Award to thatottergirl:

Paige Cole looks like multiple people I had crushes on at A-Camp, so I can confirm that she would set many a heart aflame!

On 20 Lesbian and Bisexual Comedy Movies, Ranked:

The Cereal Killer Award to kris, Kemmer, and Kate:

kris: Desiree Akhavan forever / Kemmer: when i was in college, we got to skype with her once for our feminist film & media studies class. it was deeply overwhelming and also she was in pajamas and eating cereal

And on We Did It! We Raised $90K! Now We’re Thinking Bigger!

The Trauma Rewrite Award to Avery and Jordan:

I seriously watched that triangle donation graph as intently as I watch the electoral college map on Election Day. This is dope. Way to do it for the culture everyone.

WITHOUT the impending sense of dread and crippling depression!

And the Dad of the Year Award to Chess:

CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU AND US AND EVERYONE!!!! My dad emailed me this morning telling me he was sending me £500 to donate to the fundraiser on his behalf, and I cried at work. Can’t wait to watch you smash this new goal too.

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  1. Chess’s Dad though. What a Dad ! I didn’t know they still made Dads like that !

  2. So happy for this win. First, I’d like to thank Jordan for being my Pippen. I would, also, like to thank Autostraddle and the Straddleverse for existing. You cannot measure gratitude in dollars and cents. And there will never be a graph that could accurately reflect just how much of an effect you all have had on people’s lives. You have always been there for us so to paraphrase Penelope Alvarez, “We’ve got you.”

  3. Sorry I’m late to the party, I forgot to check the Comment Awards post yesterday! Thanks as always @queergirl, for appreciating me and my inability to resist anyone on the blonde girl spectrum

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