The Comment Awards Are On Holiday Break

​Hello holigays! With the holiday season humming at fever pitch this week, it’s easy to let the stress take over and do stupid things (like, say, getting into ridiculous arguments with your girlfriend) before realizing the you just need to take a few deep breaths and have a cup of tea or listen to a feelings-friendly playlist.  Not that I’m speaking from experience or anything…

If you’re traveling this week, Riese’s 106th installment of T.I.R.T.I.L. provides plenty of good on-the-go reading and last minute shoppers will find solace in even more glorious gift guides. This week we’ve got recommendations for cycling fiendsvibrator enthusiasts and people who work from home. There’s even one based on DeAnne Smith’s “Nerdy Love Song”! 

In sporty celesbian news, the U.S.’s Sochi Olympics Presidential Delegation includes two lesbians and Abby Wambach made the Women’s National Team’s Best IX. Finally, Riese compiled a list of 22 badass queer women who came out in 2013, Vanessa made us all cry and Beyonce might just be trying to kill us (and we’re okay with it). Here’s what you had to say about it all!

On 22 Kickass Queer Women Who Came Out in 2013:

The Coming Out Party Award to Daniela Lozano, Caroline, Vanessa Oakley and Kim L.:

Daniela Lozano


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On How to Keep A Girl for 10 Years: My Top 5 Most Ridiculous Arguments and You:

The Cat Scratch Fever Award to EngGirl:


On I Don’t Know How To Say Goodbye So I Wrote You This Instead:

The Awwww Award to Annie:

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The And It’s Made of Onions Award to Carrie

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On Autostraddle Comment Sweepstakes Winners Announced:

The Say You’ll Be There Award to lisa pizza:

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The Don’t Stop! Award to Tory:

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carrie is a nine to five office dweller in massachusetts. she loves waves, ​collects skateboards and is perpetually planning her escape from the northeast.

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  1. A Comment Award? This is the greatest day of my life.

    —Two Things—
    I went back to the New Years Resolution Open thread and found my comment:

    JANUARY 1, 2013 AT 10:57 AM
    I started 2012 as the year for me to accept myself, and by december I was out to select friends, and my sister. Tonight, the first night of 2013 I plan to come out to my mother. 2013 my year of honesty and peace.

    Looking back on the past year. So many feelings.

    The best part about the comment was the out of nowhere Facebook message it brought me:

    Hi! I don’t know if you’ll remember me but I was a year (or two?) below you in HS and I was on a retreat you lead before I moved and thought you did a great job. I hope this isn’t too weird but I was reading Autostraddle’s article on awesome people who came out this year and recognized you from your comment. I just wanted to say congrats!!! It was cool to come across someone I recognize – a few years ago when I was first thinking of coming out (still in the process!) I Facebook stalked pretty much everyone from my last 4 catholic schools and couldn’t find any other girl who had any indication of being openly queer. Anyways congrats again & hope all is well!

    The retreat she mentioned was roughly seven years ago.

    Thanks autostraddle. Bringing the world together.

    • Wow
      Comment award on the comment award post. Comment-ception!
      Oh, and congrats on coming out, both to you Caroline and also to the facebook-friend. Catholic schoolgirl high five!

  2. i’m beauty and i’m graaace
    i’m miss united staaaates

    thank you so much autostraddle! day considerably brightened. :)

  3. Comment Award? Way to make it to the top of my Gift List for the Holgays, AS! I love youuuuuuuuuu

  4. During the state of autostraddle union address does one autostraddle staff member have to stay away from ther computer? You know, so if magical bombs are transmitted over the internet and through their computers that one member can take over. Just a thought.

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