The Comment Awards Are Reveling In Possibility

Hello! It’s 2020! Two-oh-two-oh! Twenty-Twen-T! Twenty Plenty! Two entire decades after the year 2000, when I was a high school sophomore celebrating New Year’s Eve at a party at my friend’s place, and her stepdad turned off the circuit breaker in the basement so the whole apartment complex thought Y2K was really happening, it was a TIME! And a very good joke! He turned the power back on and we all laughed and the universe expanded, because we were sixteen, and nothing bad was happening, and we ran down the streets with sparklers in our hands. We have the whole world in front of us, pals. We have all the sparklers we need.

This week on Autostraddle: Depressed? Need to feed your human body? Rachel’s got ya.

Valerie Anne’s been out for a decade, and come of age alongside queer TV.

I feel VERY seen by Reine 3: How To Style Short Hair.

On this week’s The L Word: Generation Q, we learned so much! Like how Angie calls Shane “Uncle Shane” and how Shane is just four whole years older than I am! Where will I acquire MY private plane and salon empire?

USWNT soccer royalty got married this week! Love is not a lie!

Kamala’s first essay as Deputy Editor is here, and it made me cry! Family is so good sometimes, and so is this.

Christina ranked Jennifer Aniston’s breakdowns on The Morning Show, which is absolutely the very best and most important content that could come out of that show’s INTERESTING first-season arc.

AS wants YOU! Submit now to the next issue, In Another World, and we’ll see and imagine so many beautiful ways the present, and future, can be filled with hope and love.

And then there were your comments!


On 70 Trader Joe’s Frozen Foods Ranked by a Seasonally Depressed Person:

The Hobbitses Can Have Little A Pop Tartses Award to Lex, Snow and Snaelle:

Lex: The freezer was too depressing, just ate eat pop tarts raw and cereal without milk like some grain based Gollum creature hiding in a blanket cave. / Snow: I ate stale lemon cake And I’ll eat more of it tomorrow / Snaelle: I have eaten the pop tarts that were in the box whilst you were probably slavering for hot pocketses Forgive me it was depression so bleak and so cold

Lex: The freezer was too depressing, just ate eat pop tarts raw and cereal without milk like some grain based Gollum creature hiding in a blanket cave. / Snow: I ate stale lemon cake And I’ll eat more of it tomorrow / Snaelle: I have eaten the pop tarts that were in the box whilst you were probably slavering for hot pocketses Forgive me it was depression so bleak and so cold

On From Willow to Waverly: A Decade of Being Out and Me and Queer TV:

The #1 Dad Award to ExceptForBunnies:

I love this very much! Some parts feel achingly familiar. Jealousy and heartache are hard to ignore even if every other indicator is … My dad was also not surprised. He had to record every movie with the tiniest bit of queer content for me after all. I was somewhat oblivious why I wanted to watch „When night is falling“ so badly. Him probably not so much. When I was finally out and somewhat proud about it, he gave me „Fingersmith“ as a Christmas present.

On Sunday Funday is Getting Put to the Test With Crissle and Kid Fury:

The Cameo Award to Caitlin:

meryl streep! love of my life! i don’t actually have anything to add but i’m contractually obligated to appear from the ether when she’s mentioned.

On NSFW Lesbosexy Sunday Is A Vortex:

The Naughty List Award to Snow and rachel:

Ugh Santacon. They came in a few times when I was working at Noir Leather in Royal Oak, but we only got a few and were a little better equipped to repel them. We didn’t have a union but we did have carte blanche to use the impact toys on rowdy people.

On “The L Word: Generation Q” Episode 104 Recap: L.A. Times:

The Soup Chef Award to Al:

Another idea, have a scene were Lara Perkins, the Chef, walk by Dana’s with her wife & possibly kids & goes I dated a Dana once.

And the What A Time to Be Gay And Alive Award to Michelle:

IT’S HAPPENING!!! MY THREEWAY POLY PARENTING NIGHTMARE HAS BEGUN AND I AM A L I V E

On No Filter: More Ali Krieger and Ashlyn Harris Wedding Hijinks!!

The Muscle Car Award to Ava and thatottergirl:

Ava: 9-1-1, I’d like to report my own murder, the culprit is Trace Lysette’s abs. / thatottergirl: She sure does put the muscle in muscle car

And on The Full Ali Krieger and Ashlyn Harris Wedding Video Is Here and No You’re Not Done Crying About It:

The Visibility Matters Award to amidola:

Oh my, I really just watched the entire thing! You know, ever since I can remember it was understood that pretty much everyone in the German soccer teams is gay. But they were never allowed to talk about it and it was understood to be somewhat of an “open secret”. This heals a few decades worth of implied shame and denial. What a fairy tale wedding. Good on them. Good on all of us.


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