The Comment Awards Are Taking It One Day At A Time

Hello my loves! I do not know how to explain the past month of my life to you. I had maybe the most transformative A-Camp that I’ve ever had, and then I came home and slid right into a chute of family trips, commitments and obligations that will not let up until August! I am so tired and so happy and so very, very gay! I am re-writing songs from Frozen to be topical to my life! I am in a bit of a loopy, liminal space, but I’m not even mad about it! Sometimes, maybe, hopefully, transformation comes out of the spaces where you don’t have the bandwidth to self-censor, and I’m hoping that’s the space I’m moving towards.

Also, anyway, Autostraddle absolutely killed it this week:

To L And Back posted their very first live episode, filmed at A-Camp! Some of the oohs and ahhs and laughter might be mine! Some of it might be yours!

The sometimes-climber in me absolutely loved this essay on perfectionism, from Carrie, AND this photo essay, from Lou.

Courtney gave us some advice about getting back together with one’s ex, and the first heading is “listen: maybe don’t,” and I have never felt more seen in my entire fucking life.

Tiffany Cabán, an out Latina running on a platform of restorative justice, just won the Democratic primary for District Attorney in Queens, and predictably (I melt when faced with extraordinarily competent people), I am IN LOVE.

YVONNE WROTE THIS and I think you should read it: What the Border Wall Destroys.

Wanna start packing? Mika’s got you covered! 

This conversation on sexuality and polyamory between three generations, including Willow Smith, was truly something.

This took my breath away: Snapshots of Pride Across Time.


Then there were your comments!

On Also.Also.Also: Y’All Ever Heard of Stonewall?

The Full Menstrual Jacket Award to rachel:

As an English woman I was completely bewildered by the NYT’s dedication to periods, till I realised it’s what we call a ”full stop”..

On So You Want To Get Back Together With Your Ex:

The For Your Consideration Award to Stef and Sally:

Stef: “Consider: maybe don’t.

On PHOTOESSAY: Taking My Chosen Body Outdoors:

The One Route At A Time Award to Mel and Monica:

Yes, hi, I would like to order six seasons and a movie about this very attractive group of people.

On No Filter: Tessa Thompson Does It for the Kids:

The Do Doo Do Doo Do Doo Award to Laura:

Baby Glum, definitely. Maybe to the tune of “baby shark”?

On Kristen Stewart Kicks Ass, Looks Gay as Hell in the First “Charlie’s Angels” Trailer:

The Top of the Crops Award to Caitlin and Mareika:

Caitlin: further proof: there was a jockey outfit and everyone knows jockeys are among the gayest of athletes, up there with roller derby and women’s soccer. it’s science / Mareika: I love this comment because I play both soccer and roller derby

And on Snapshots of Pride Across Time:

The Good Shit Award to Al(aina):

👌👀👌👀👌👀👌👀👌👀 good shit go౦ԁ sHit👌 thats ✔ some good👌👌shit right👌👌there👌👀👌👀👌👀👌👀👌👀 good shit go౦ԁ sHit👌 thats ✔ some good👌👌shit right👌👌there👌👌👌 right✔there ✔✔if i do ƽaү so my self 💯 i say so 💯 thats what im talking about right there right there (chorus: ʳᶦᵍʰᵗ ᵗʰᵉʳᵉ) mMMMMᎷМ💯 👌👌 👌НO0ОଠOOOOOОଠଠOoooᵒᵒᵒᵒᵒᵒᵒᵒᵒ👌 👌👌 👌 💯 👌 👀 👀 👀 👌👌Good shit

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  1. See, personally I prefer BlumDunn but you have to say it to the cadence of the legendary ‘dun, dun’ sound from ‘Law & Order

  2. I’d like to propose “crossing the Atlantic” as a new euphemism for menopause, since it’s when a period becomes a full stop.

  3. “Sometimes, maybe, hopefully, transformation comes out of the spaces where you don’t have the bandwidth to self-censor, and I’m hoping that’s the space I’m moving towards.”


  4. I got a Comment Award and my life is complete! Heading extremely apposite considering my menstrual nonsense..

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