The Comment Awards Are Playing Creatively With Barbie Dolls

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Hi gays! Last night I went to a school board meeting where a bunch of queer people got to scream at a terrible congressman and I’m still all fired up, honestly cannot recommend it ENOUGH. My heart is full today and local government’s to blame! What a wild turn of events!

Were you around for Undeadstraddle on April 1st? KKU wrote about the zombie bite that changed her life, the girl with the green ribbon stopped by, Fright Dyke had some important words on Vampire erasure, and more!

Also this week, Heather knew which D&D class is your sexuality.

Vanessa would like to thank her ex for teaching her there’s nothing more punk than saving for retirement.

Samantha had these words on polyamory and pelvic health!

Yashwina spoke to Danny Lavery about giving advice and his new Dear Prudence book.

Listen: if a movie is queer and was made before 2000, Drew’s gonna watch it.

I loved this piece from Sai: At the Passover Table, New Traditions Will Be Born.

Mo’Nique dives into the complex world of queer desire in her latest Netflix special!

And for Dykes on Dates, Kayla and Kristen went on a bunch of dates with…Kayla’s parents! What a ride.

And then there were your comments!

On Spring Edit: Must-Have Accessories for Your Next Queer Picnic:

The Seems Stabby Award to lastminutelulu:

Maybe it’s the New Yorker in me but that picnic backpack with the knife pocket on the outside just seems like a bad idea!

On Pop Culture Fix: Drag Race Star Jinkx Monsoon Is Doctor Who’s New Queer Pal:

The Save Cherie Jaffe Award to shamblebot:

Hannah Waddingham wanting to be killed by Villanelle makes me think that Villanelle should just pop up randomly in various shows. Grey’s Anatomy? The patient of the week was stabbed by Villanelle. L Word Generation Q? Shane hooks up with Villanelle as she’s in the middle of trying to kill Cherie Jaffe. Drag Race? This week’s Maxi Challenge is Girl Slay! Assassin Realness with special guest star Villanelle.

On 90s Snacks I Want Back:

The Munchies Award to whiskeycoffee:

A few weeks ago I made the poor (or great?) decision to go to the grocery store after taking an edible, and amongst other hilarious things, I got both the raspberry and strawberry/cream cheese Toaster Strudels, and they were absolutely still amazing. The key is putting the frosting packet under the toaster so it gets warmed up a little bit. Heh. Also after doing some research, there apparently is a Cinnamon Toast Crunch Toaster Strudel?!??!? My local store didn’t have those, which might be good because I’m not sure my elder millennial heart could handle that.

On Mae Martin on “Sap,” Camping, and Finding Queer Community:

The Making Moose Happen Award to Nova Duarte Martinez:

I really enjoyed getting to hear what Mae is up to these days after feel good! But Drew why are you so excited about seeing a moose? What’s the big deal with you lower ‘48 people? It’s a moose. I saw like six of them the last couple weeks while driving to work. (Hope you’re having fun in Toronto! We’re neighbors now!)

On Pop Culture Fix: Kate McKinnon’s Safety Scissors Haircut Barbie Is My New Favorite Doll:

The Pit of Doom Award to Nova Duarte Martinez and cleo:

When I was little my dads sister sent me a box of vintage 80s barbies and I can personally vouch that by the time I got through with them at least a quarter of them held a resemblance to Barbie Kate McKinnon. Another portion of them had their limbs broken off. My brother made this hole in his bedroom by punching the wall so many times so I used to drop their plastic limbs and heads in it and have the other non broken dolls walk past and say “beware. That is the pit of doom. You don’t want to wind up in there.

And the Throwback Award to magic mudpuppy:

OMG, Just this one shot and I already know. Safety-scissors Barbie is probably going to be my Halloween costume.

On Celebs Share Good Dishes To Get Through Bad Times In “Recipe for Disaster”:

The Niche Content Award to eliz:

Can Autostraddle PLEASE have a cooking/geometry column that happens only once and teaches me how to make a carabiner cake without buying a special pan for it?

And on Dykes on Dates: Parents Weekend:

The Love is All You Need Award to

This is such a lovely piece! Last April when my parents and my partner (they’d never been to America) and I all flew over so they could meet my US grandparents, we had a couple days just the four of us in Chicago first with a similar vibe, and I felt we had a similar revelation of seeing how my relationship and approach to relationships was now founded so much on the strength of theirs. I’m so lucky that’s true. This has warmed my heart in an otherwise situationally bad moment (stunningly crowded train). Thank you for breaking your own column rules <3

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