The Comment Awards Are Saying Good F*cking Riddance to 2020

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A new year. A new year! A! New! Year! IT’S A NEW YEAR, FRIENDS!

This week, Heather watched Wonder Woman 1984, and it was… bad.

This was perfect: Dykes and Their Emotional Support Albums.

From Xoai, here are 10 trans and gender nonconforming people who made indelible bright spots in the darkness of 2020.

How do we, in our own little corners of the world, make 2021 livable? To start, Sarah’s got our Reading List for the Revolution.

For The Drop, Dani Janae and Shelli Nicole talked about Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.

You know when you can just tell who the author of a post is even before you see the byline? Well. “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Is Queer Women Culture. (I have never seen Drag Race but I still loved this!)

The team tried to help us make sense of the whole stimulus package (truly my least favorite package) rigamarole for this week’s Extra! Extra!

The saga of the Dildosaurus Rex continued in this week’s Foolish Child.

And then there were your comments!

On Dykes and Their Emotional Support Albums:

The Gob4Gob Award to Erica and Adrien:

Wow, this is hilarious. If I am ever single again, my dating profile will certainly be Gob4gob. I don’t have questionable shower habits… I only want someone to come to hardcore shows with me after the pandemic is over and revel in chaotic energy!!

On 10 Times Trans and Gender Nonconforming People Destroyed 2020:

The I’m A Senator Award to Iarran Mé, Riis, msanon, and Senator! Sarah! McBride!

Can Senator McBride have an honorary comment award for “I’m a Senator”? ‘Cause damn.

On “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Is Queer Women Culture:

The Exactly Enough Award to Katie:

Back in the early days of 2009 I was an angry little queer and was mad at RPDR for seemingly giving the straights more fodder with which to mock and ostracize the queer community as too flamboyant, too focused on gender, and just too much. I’m so glad I came around to it and have grown into a proudly butch queer woman who herself is often too much for this straight world. 😉

On BTW, Shannon Berry from “The Wilds” is Queer:

The Method Acting Award to Sarah:

I had a feeling with Mia. Like either she was really good at her job of being straight but secretly gay, or she was actually gay in real life. Maybe both! But yeah, those flirtacious glances she was giving everyone in the first episode were TOO DYKEY! Like girl those are MY MOVES!

On Also.Also.Also: Happy New Year! Have a Gay Old Time!

The Same Award to msanon:

i’m gay now, too!!!!!

On Every James Bond Theme Song, Ranked by Their Lesbian Energy:

The Gay, Real Gay Award to Deli Twotone:

Now I understand the cognitive dissonance I always felt listening to a Bond theme song. As if those dramatic, sexy tunes would ever be sung about that dude.

On No Filter: Da Brat Made Your 2021 Vision Board for You:

The Buen Dia Award to Luther von Wolfen:

Glad I wasn’t drinking coffee because I would’ve done a spit-take on my laptop halfway through that. Buen dia, indeed

And on 69 Queer and Feminist Books Coming Your Way in Winter 2020 and 2021:

The Dearest, There Are No Accidents Award to Sally:

Sixty nine! I do not believe this was an accident, Casey!

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  1. Queer Girl ! Joy and Thank you ! This Comment Award is Double-Oh Seven-sational.

    I’m looking forward to a fabulous year in the Straddleverse.

    Truly this was the absolute bestest place to be during the Year-that-shall-not-be-named, so just imagine what we’ll do with a shiny new one !

    Hugs, many hugs to all !

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