The Comment Awards Are Taking A Rocket Into Safe Space

Hello weekenders!

This week’s adventures include finding out if she’s “the one,” back to school advice for college queers and more things Riese read and loved. We’re also having the biggest merch sale ever and toasting the end of summer with these delicious drinks.

Also, Insider Issue Fourteen is out, Mey interviews her brother about asexuality, Cee talks about living that freelance life and Heather has fan fiction goodies for you. Oh, and in case you missed it, 90s chokers are back and Lumberjane Jo comes out as trans in Issue #17.

That’s where were at this week. Now some words from you!

On Daily Fix: U.S. Marine Charged with Jennifer Laude’s Murder Claims “Trans Panic” and More News Stories:

The Ass Hat Exception Award to Brooke:

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On Ellen Page Surprises Noted Meat-Griller Ted Cruz With Gay Rights Debate at Iowa State Fair:

The Stakes Are Low Award to Blackmar and Lex:

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The Floral Hygiene Award to lomy:

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On Also.Also.Also: This Wilderness First Aid Kit and Other Stories for Your Weekend:

The That Sinking Feeling Award to Luce:

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On Follow Your Arrow: Web Developer Cee on This Freelance Life:

The As Do We Award to Torrebelle:

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On FRIDAY OPEN THREAD: Show Me Your Unbridled Happiness:

The Best Roomies Award to Mae Elise:

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On Lesbian Sex: Your 15 Favorite Ways To Have It:

The That’s the Plan Award to Jenny:

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On Autostraddle Insider: Issue Fourteen, August 2015:

The Safest Space Award to Kaley: “I am in grad school for astrophysics which is why I am qualified to say that outer space is definitely a safe space.”

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carrie is a nine to five office dweller in massachusetts. she loves waves, ​collects skateboards and is perpetually planning her escape from the northeast.

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  1. Well now I’m definitely framing this comment award and adding it under the signage

  2. Such great comments this week! Well done! Mae Elise, I’m so happy you have an awesome roommate, and your wall art is gorgeous.
    Also, outer space is a safe space!
    Brooke’s comment about Ass Hats should be framed; it is so good.
    And lomy’s rant about Ted Cruz made me clap.
    Great job this week, everyone!

  3. Some one got the literary reference, right?
    It wasn’t all’ hey that person mentioned space’ because while space is cool and real the dystopian future feels way realer and more cool.
    By cool I mean bone chilling.

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