The Comment Awards Are Thinking About Old Flames

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Good morning, fireflies! I know it’s been an incredibly long, hard week for everyone, but here’s a little joy for you: Milo turned one year-old this week! He celebrated with all of his friends in the park (not pictured because they play chase so hard they’re pretty much just a blur), AND with a matching button-up photoshoot with yours truly:

A collage of three photos. The first is Darcy throwing back her head and laughing, Milo trying to get down; thy are both wearing blue button ups printed with oranges. The second is happy Milo sitting in some grass. The third is another photo of Darcy holding Milo while wearing their button-ups; both are smiling for the camera.

This week on Autostraddle, Kayla thought you might want to get into soft cheeses.

After four years, Hayley Kiyoko and Becca Tilley are official!

I know which Baby-Sitters Club book you are in this week’s quiz. We have so many Mary Annes in this group!

This was lovely: Telling a Lie, One Black Coffee at a Time.

Derry Girls wrapped up with a love story for the wee lesbian!

Have you been following the Intimate Geographies series? This week there were amazing pieces from KaeLyn, Abeni, and Drew!

Cherelle Griner spoke to Robin Roberts about her wife Brittney Griner’s unlawful detainment in Russia. 🖤

And finally, the Fat Femme Fashion series wrapped up with a roundtable on how each of the writers express their queerness through their styles! This series was a treat.

On It’s Time To Get Into Soft Cheeses (That Aren’t Brie):

The First-Class Economy Award to Caitlyn:

I am feeling oddly proud that my favourite treat cheese topped the list! Particularly coz it’s made less than 100km from where I live. My favourite way of eating Meredith goats cheese is on half a cube smeared on toasted sourdough, topped with scrambled eggs and drizzled with some of the oil in the jar. This makes it more economical 😂

On Style Thief: How To Rock the Queer Maximalism of Hayley Kiyoko:

The It’s Called Fashion Award to ilex:

This post inspired me to wear a no bra neon green/yellow large mesh shirt around the house this morning so thank you for that

On Quiz: Which Baby-Sitters Club Book Are You?

The Mary Anne Spier Award to Casey:

Mary Anne and The Search for Tigger! I named my car Mary Anne Spier because I am definitely a Mary Anne, so that checks out!

And the Traumatized A Generation Award to ilex:

Next quiz: which horrifying animorphs transformation are you?

On Intimate Geographies: Two Femmes Kissing on a Futon:

The Jen? Is That You? Award to jen:

This is the best line of the whole piece: “All these years later, knowing that it wasn’t my best performance and is probably my tamest sexual experience by far, and that Jen and I haven’t talked in almost two decades and I have, frankly, forgotten her whole last name, I still think about her sometimes.

On Intimate Geographies: I Didn’t Think I Deserved To Be Topped, I Was Very Wrong:

The Mind the Gap Award to Emma2711:

there’s such a vast gulf between knowing and feeling

And on Pop Culture Fix: Seriously Who Are We Supposed to Ship Valkyrie With?!

The Hungry Hungry Himbo Award to

Obviously the answer is a very casual polycule with a house share and Thor is just there sometimes, eating cheese and spoiling the cat.

The version of Thor that lives in my brain is absolutely the Kindly Hungry Himbo, and is mostly inspired by Thor: The Mighty Avenger (2010-2011) by Langridge and Samnee. Not only does the art spark joy, but it’s just a good sweet story even if there’s no Valkyrie :(

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