The Comment Awards Are Taking It One Day At A Time

Hi, boos! I’m tired! I bet you’re tired too! But listen: every day for fourteen days, I have gone for a (responsibly distanced, solo) walk, and every day for fourteen days, I have watched spring wake up so many different, perfect wildflowers in the pastures near my house. I’ve watched big, bright, fluffy clouds roll in, and I’ve stood there long enough to watch them roll back out again, headed for the mountains. And those things aren’t a lot, but some days, they’re enough.

(Plus, I am now the proud owner of a puzzle called CAT ZODIAC!)

I hope you’re well today. I’m glad we’re here together.

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You sheltered-in-place with Autostraddle over on Instagram Live, all week long! ❤️

Lou interviewed Barbara Marie Minney, a trans lesbian poet, for the latest Respect Your Elders.

Domonique! Provost-Chalkley! Came! Out! On! Her! Birthday! Wayhaught INDEED.

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Fat Liberation Is the Future.

And then there were your comments!

On Duolingo is Gay! And It Could Be Gayer!

The Queer Culture Award to andreac:

In “A Drawing In The Park,” a man assumes a woman in the park is drawing him and she’s like no dude I was drawing your dog. So.

On 57 Strong Feelings You Had About The L Word’s Catastrophic Season Three:

The Apocalypse Pool Award to Deli Twotone and Jessica:

We’re a very funny bunch. So glad to be in an Apocalypse with you all. / Jessica: I have never been as concerned about our community as I am to hear that pool sex came in 8th place instead of 1st. Is everyone OK?

On Surprise, You’re In A Long Distance Relationship Now!

The Both Sides U-Haul Award to Lavendula:

Hahaha I moved in with my then-ex who is now my girlfriend again and now we’re staying in place together! So yes. Kind of both??

On Shelter In Our Place: Autostraddle’s Virtual Community Care Week:

The Daydream Boat Award to DreamboatSupreme:

Michelle Tea liked my comment and said my Instagram name out loud and life is okay!! Thank you, Autostraddle ✨💛

On Dominique Provost-Chalkley Is Queer: “Wynonna Earp” Actress Comes Out on Her Birthday:

The Way! Haught! Award to Chandra:


On “One Day at a Time” Is Back When We Need it Most:

The A Mood Award to Caitlin:

‘i’m outraged about something and ignoring my personal hygiene’ did you mean quarantine mood?

And on In Love Wit Chu: Rapper Da Brat Has a Girlfriend, Is Dating Jesseca Dupart:

The Rapper’s Wrapping Award to Stef and Al(aina):

happy to see the giant bow industry is thriving <3 / Al(aina): in the midst of an international crisis we can count on lesbians and bi girls to keep the giant bow industry in business

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Darcy, a.k.a. Queer Girl, is your number one fan. She's a fat feminist from California who doodles hearts in the corners of her Gay Agenda. They're living through a pandemic, they're on Twitter, and they think you should drink more water! She also wants to make you laugh.

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  1. Do we have an award for excellent comment award titles? Because The Rapper’s Wrapping Award definitely deserves a blue ribbon (or ginormous red bow)!

    Hi QG – I love the word picture you painted about spring. I’ve also been enjoying the signs of spring on my daily waliks

  2. I am so thankful for the beginning of spring! I have been foraging salads from my yard of henbit, violets, and a few dandelion greens. My kids have also helped me plant peas, lettuce, and spinach, as well as transplant some strawberry plants! Our next plan is a chicken coop for our backyard.

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