The Comment Awards Are Singing Karaoke In a Chunky Sweater

Hi, pals! I missed you. Thank you so much, Vanessa, for filling in for me last week! I’m back, and safe, although it’s truly been one HELL of a week up here in Northern California. (If you have the means and would like to donate, you can click here to support displaced people, and here to support displaced animals. Thank you!)

This was such a good week in all things Autostraddle!

Have you been keeping up with the But Make It Fashion issue? There were some FANTASTIC essays this week, including  The Implication of a Bag, by Lou, and When You Wear An Agbada, by Itenoria.

On Saturday, Yao published my very favorite Baopu to date.

The team talked about their very worst haircuts.

Heather reviewed Sally4Ever, with a special consultant, of course!

This might be the best thing I’ve ever read: Nancy Meyers but Make It Gay: Wearing a Chunky Beach Sweater When Your Life Is Falling Apart.

The Out 100 is here! I just might have a crush on every single one of those people!

And then then there were your comments.

On Lesbians Got Tattoos First But Now Everybody’s Doing It:

The M Word Award to Ish:

Please please please please can we have this as a recurring series of Heather interviewing Sally for her responses to each and every episode.

On HBO’s “Sally4Ever” Is Hilarious, Horrifying, Tries to Make Lesbian Toeing Happen:

The Toe4Ever Award to Snaelle and Sally:

Please please please please can we have this as a recurring series of Heather interviewing Sally for her responses to each and every episode. / Sally: I can guarantee it will all just be flashbacks to The Toe.

On 86 Truly Innovative Ways You Gays Described Your Haircuts:

The Mane Attraction Award to Siobhan and SylviaBeach:

Dramatic witch mane wasn’t my descriptor but it is now.

And the Paigeboy Award to Katie S:

Javier Bardem in No Country for Old Men

On Nancy Meyers but Make It Gay: Wearing a Chunky Beach Sweater When Your Life Is Falling Apart:

The LL Beantastic Award to Deli Twotone:

Now I know why I always gaze so fondly at the chunky sweater pages of my LLBean catalog. My gay complicated soul is reaching out for its power suit.

On For Your Consideration: Weekly Karaoke:

The Cruisin’ Together Award to Camille:

Well Im crying. Karaoke is the most healing, freeing, exciting, weird, and emotional part of my week. I am a Monday night regular at White Horse Bar in Oakland, one of the oldest queer bars in the country. I have come into myself BECAUSE of karaoke. I give myself permission to be exactly who I am when I am holding that mic. I dance (choreographed or spontaneously) like everyones watching (cause I love that shit). The KJ knows me and always adds my name in a second time for when I think of my next song. I’ve met cute queers, new friends, and grown closer to those who join in the sacred space. I’ve never regretted a night of karaoke, but let me tell you, I feel intense regret for not going last night! Thank you for writing this beautiful piece about an underrated art ❤️

On No Filter: Emily Hampshire and Teddy Geiger Got Engaged So At Least There’s That:

The Fun in Fundamentals Award to Lavendula:

(Emily+Teddy=love is not a lie) + (Janelle+Tessa=love is a lie) = ????

And on Pop Culture Fix: Out 100 Honors Cynthia Nixon, Hayley Kiyoko, Mara Wilson and Other Girlfriends Of Yours:

The Always a Rachel, Never an ERWB Award to Rachel:

The OUT 100 forgot about me again. One day…

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  1. Squee!

    Glad you’re safe Queer Girl. Thank you for the Donate links, your endorsement is key.

    Can’t wait to press that Order Now button on LLBean, that chunky funky sweater is going to look great over my Scissoring t-shirt.

  2. Glad you’re back QG and thanks for the donate links.

    Can’t decide which award title is my favorite this week – Fun in Fundamentals or Mane Attraction.

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  3. So glad to hear you’re safe! Thanks for the award. Now I don’t feel as bad for having been left off the Out 100 again. :D

  4. Glad you’re safe, Queer Girl. We were worried!
    And California stop being so flammable already!

  5. Joining in the very glad chorus that you’re ok qg <3 <3 <3

    I see both @sally and me have a toehold on this pedestal…presumably in recognition of our corny comments.

  6. So glad you’re safe <3
    Sweetums is too! and well, already shared this but I thought I'd add it here, they love the comment awards too!

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