The Comment Awards Are Normalizing Weird

Hi there, crickets! Did you see the big news?

Another week, another batch of truly excellent No Justice, No Pride content on Autostraddle dot com! Catch up on all of it here!

Also this week, Ari gifted us with a Juneteenth Celebration Syllabus.

You should be watching Betty.

Kamala made ramen in the Dyke Kitchen, and I want! It!

You probably need new underwear.

I loved this so much: How Queer YA Novels Taught Me to Write My Own Happy Ending.

And finally, AS is doing a live show THIS Sunday! Featuring El Sanchez, Jes Tom, Junauda Petrus-Nasah and Be Steadwell! 100% of tickets proceeds will go to Women for Political Change in Minneapolis! You don’t want to miss this!

And then there were your comments.

On Boobs on Your Tube: “Betty” Is the Best Queer Show You Probably Missed!

The Sk8er Dee Award to DeeDee:

I owe it to Betty that I took up skating again. Skate parks are a tough spot for my social anxiety. The positive vibes on Betty gave me just enough confidence to get out there. Love the show & the cast. Woo hoo Season 2!

On NSFW Lesbosexy Sunday Is Thinking About Sex As Essential:

The Woody Woodpecker Award to Yasmin:

I almost spit out my water when I saw the video on that toy. It looks painfull. I do not wish for a woodpecker to visit my cunt.

On Pop Culture Fix: Sue Bird and Megan Rapinoe Join the Call of Black Athletes for Racial Justice at the ESPYs:

The Grimm’s Babysitters Award to Caitlin and Kristana:

any other childhood BSC fans tear up at this trailer? so glad to be getting a reboot/nostalgia series that isn’t grimdark! although if anyone is interested in producing a grimdark babysitter’s club please message me i would write it

On No Filter: Ama Elsesser Will See You Soon:

The All The Good Things Award to cleo:

I came for the cute baby pictures, I stayed for the NASA jacket and OMG Chef Melissa looks so happy.

On One Last Letter From This Editor:

The Normalize Weird Award to Kati:

“normalize being weird” is a great way to put it. autostraddle has always encouraged people to radically be themselves. you do you. to me, it seems like autostraddle both introduced me to and helped shape queer culture, breaking down a lot of heteronormativity for me ten years ago as a baby gay. it was a space for and by queers where it was cute to be a tomboy and get an “alternative lifestyle haircut,” where people laughed at the term “gal pal” and knew there was more going on. it’s a fun, weird space that has been shaped by your voice, Riese. thank you for starting it all! and here’s to more weirdness to come. Kamala and Carmen, I can’t wait to read more books, watch cute ladies on TV, know the state of the queer people, and think about date nights under your leadership. also can there be more gardening and bird watching? quarantine + mutual aid + #blackbirdersweek has me wanting to do all the homey outdoorsy things. here’s to the future!

On Pop Culture Fix: Kristen Stewart Made a Movie for Netflix About Her Life in COVID Isolation:

The Inquiring Minds Award to Lizzie Ehrenhalt:

Yesterday I thought to myself, “I wonder what GayStew is doing in quarantine?” And this morning I find myself reading this. The world is hilarious.

On How Queer YA Novels Taught Me to Write My Own Happy Ending:

The Exquisite Gut Punch Award to Jeanna:

The most beautiful, exquisite gut punch of an essay. Too many stand-out lines to quote. From one ex-evangelical to another: thank you, thank you, thank you.

And on Also.Also.Also: Sports Are Back! But Are We Supposed to Cheer?

The In This Economy? Award to Mathilde:

Men play sports?? I have not heard of this!

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  1. I really feel like I needed the “All The Good Things Award” today. So thank you QG.

    And a big thank you to Christina who (like Stef before her) is SO GOOD at No Filter that she makes it look easy and effortless.

    Lots of love to everyone today. Take care of your weird, precious selves.

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