The Comment Awards Are Remembering the Girls Who Wore Abercrombie & Fitch

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Hi there fireflies! A very hearty happy Lesbian Visibility Week to all who observe! I have resisted the gay urge to type a “finally, I can see you!” joke, and would just like to say: today and every day, I am very glad you are here.

This week, Riese was obsessed with Abercrombie and Fitch!

Sally thinks that perhaps we might like to read a sporty gay novel, and she’s not wrong.

Heather reviewed Flung Out of Space, the graphic novel about noted lesbian misanthrope Patricia Highsmith.

Need some Love Is Not A Lie content for this spring? Here are 16 more lesbian power couples from history.

Dani Janae spoke with Amelia Jackie about her new albumYou Can’t Fuck the Internet.

The Yorkshire Lady of Renown is BACK, bitches: Episode 1 of Gentleman Jack aired this week on HBO, and Heather’s got a recap just for us!

And finally, are you ready for Hulu’s Crush? You will be after these interviews with Auli’i Cravalho and with Rowan Blanchard, and this review, all from Analyssa!

Then there were your comments!

On Obsessed: Abercrombie and Fitch’s Bleak “American Dream” and Its Very Bizarre Quarterly Magalog:

The Friends With The Girls Who Wear Abercrombie & Fitch Award to Lauren:

Wow this brought me back! My college housemates were obsessed with this catalog and we had a bathroom that was floor to ceiling cutouts of mostly naked people plastered to the walls. One of my friends who only wore A&F ended up dating Rich Cronin from LFO (Orlando in the late 90s and early aughts was crawling with boy band members, it was a wild time). Anyway can confirm he was indeed very into girls who wore A&F. This friend also got me a job at A&F but I only lasted 3 weeks. Can also confirm the racism (only white people were allowed to work the front of the store), and the vibe to ignore customers, especially ones who didn’t fit the vibe. Not for me. Thank you for this deep dive and trip down my college memories! And wow I had no idea this place still exists!

On Unleash Your Inner Jock With These 10 Sporty Gay Romance and YA Books:

The One Wild, Precious and Bookworm Life Award to Heather Hogan:

Oh wow, I’ve never bought ten books at once before — UNTIL TODAY.

And the Deadlines Award to Kaite and msanon:

Shamelessly fangirling over Lola Keeley’s inclusion – because she’s my wife 🥰 I feel like when it comes to adult sapphic romance, there’s such a good section of books about women who are as into their careers as they are their love interests and I am so here for that.

On Quiz: Which 90s R&B Album Are You?

The First Letter L…O…V…E Award to ladyblanchester:

I am The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, which is perfect because I eventually became a teacher and I always loved the parts with the teacher talking to the kids on this album.

On 16 Lesbian Power Couples We Love From the 19th Century to the Present Day:

The Are We Being Hit On by a Ghost Award to gretchen:

Hey just wondering why you and me aren’t on this list? Sincerely, Your girlfriend (a notable historical figure)

On Auli’i Cravalho on Coming Out on TikTok, Midnight Heartfelt Queer Convos, and Hulu’s “Crush”:

The Titular Role Award to Courtney:

Okay, I had to stop at “titular role

On Also.Also.Also: Jeopardy Once Again Has a Lesbian Overloard, and This Time It’s Mattea Roach:

The ✨ a e s t h e t i c ✨ Award to Caitlin:

old & queer!!! i am also all caps excited! but typing lowercase for aesthetic!!

And on No Filter: Hayley Kiyoko’s New Single Drops Soon and I’m READY:

The Special of the Day Award to Lauren:

Wishing Christina a speedy recovery from being in the same room as Chef Melissa King! I know I would need a few days to lie down after that

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  1. The Deadlines Award had me laughing out loud yet again ! Very comforting after the *devestating* news about Batwoman’s cancellation. Thank goddess for the Comment Awards, my weighted blanket in these harsh times.

  2. OMG were there some great comments this week. And the award names had me chortling with glee.

    My new job (with benefits!) has cut into my commenting on AS this month so Ive been appreciating this round up even more than usual.

  3. And! Sally’s retiring the TIRTL! I feel like I have to comment on it somewhere. I’m sad that there will be no new words but glad I can play the old words. And really, coming up with 100 different five-letter AS related words is IMPRESSIVE!

    So thank you Sally for bring joy to all of us queer word game nerds.

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