The Comment Awards Are Running Into the New Year

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Good morning, crickets! You know that Lucille Clifton piece about running into the New Year? It’s me.

This week, Stef had this lovely piece on family and fish salad.

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Cat knows: fat sex is church.

Yashwina interviewed Malinda Lo about Last Night at the Telegraph Club, which just won! a! National! Book! Award!!!!

Vanessa knows: the “messy, questioning phase?” Yeah, no, that’s just life.

Carmen, my HEART: There’s Something About a Stud With Dimples.

These gals sure do like being pals!

And then there were your comments!


On Fishy Christmas Eve Traditions:

The Mangia! Award to PM:

What a wonderful and relatable essay. This queer Italian-American is also looking forward to the feast of the seven fishes tonight, although, it’s more like 3-4 different kinds of fish in recent years. I share many of the same cooking memories and I’m excited to share the family feast with my girlfriend for the first time this year. Mangia!

On NSFW Sunday Is a Love Letter to Queer Sex:

The Bon Voyage Award to Deli Twotone:

Ryan, “Thank you” doesn’t begin to cover it. This column has been a part of my Sundays “religiously” since I first arrived at AS. Always thought-provoking, enlightening and entertaining. And subversive too, LOL, because I just loved reading this column on a Sunday and hearing my little catholic roots squeal in dismay. NSFW Sunday brought an affirmation of my sexuality : talked about in the open, playful and curious and exploring. Oh, and not afraid of the hardships ! How much I’ve learned it’s incredible. Thank you for sharing your process. Rather than mourn the loss of this ritual, your thoughts make me realize that now I must continue to procure for myself, what you so unerringly brought right to me week after week. Wishing you the very best in your new endeavours.

On There’s Something About a Stud With Dimples:

The Love Story Award to Rosehips:

Thinking about the stud who hit on me in Penn Station. They were so smooth that I’m still thinking about it three years later.

And the Arms of the Angel Award to A. Tony Jerome:

HELLO THIS IS THE POST I NEED ALWAYS every time a stud smiles an angel gets its wings its like science or something

On Christen Press Draped Around Tobin Heath in the Snow:

The Harold! Award to sasha:

last year christen also posted a pic of them together with their christmas tree. truly some very close friends.

And on The Most Paramount Lesbian and Bisexual Love-Related Stories of 2021:

The All In Award to Cecily:

Not to toot my own horn (but to totally toot my own horn), my sweetie and I should be on this list. Met 30 years ago in college when she swept me off my feet from the moment I saw her, nursed an awful crush and longed from afar after she hired me at the college radio station, didn’t act on the crush because she had a girlfriend. She and said girlfriend moved to California, raised a family, and we lost touch for something like 25 years. She and her wife split, and I waited an acceptable amount of time before I started flirting relentlessly with her on Facebook, an act she said she noticed, but didn’t do anything about. Attended a radio station reunion (shut up, that’s totally a thing) on Zoom, told her about that crush in front of everybody, and a friend convinced me to text her. I did, and two weeks later, she asked me to be her steady girl. I mean, who falls in love after 30 years and during a global pandemic when the border between the US and Canada is closed? We do, apparently. I never do anything halfway. 😉


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