The Comment Awards Are Trying Out a Leather Thing


Oh, you perfect friends of mine. What do you say after a week like this one? Fuck Donald Trump always and forever. I love you all, completely, truly. LET’S BE REALLY GAY TOGETHER.

This week, Mika took a reader’s style from ‘teen boy’ to Non-Binary Queer Punk.

This is Mey’s last month at Autostraddle, AND WE ARE REALLY GOING TO MISS HER.

Brittney had a reminder about Pride.

THIS WAS SO GOOD: Raging Against Cultural Amnesia: tatiana de la tierra and Latina Lesbian Herstory.

Amandla Stenberg came out as gay!

Riese is a hero. She changed my life, and she probably changed yours too!

Wanna masturbate?

And then there were your comments.

On FRIDAY OPEN THREAD: I’m Leaving Autostraddle, Let’s Talk About Our Favorite Autostraddle Things:

The It’s My Party And I’ll Cry If I Want To Award to Gilbert and Mey:

Mey, I have only been to one quinceanera, but im so happy that it was yours. I have never cried so much in public, my absolute favourite AS experience ever.

On No Filter: Stephanie Beatriz Is the Bischelorette:

The Lifestyles of the Bisch and Famous Award to Snaelle and amidola:

…and then coming back with drinks for that bisching party sisch.

On Mutual Masturbation Is a Very Underrated Lesbian Sex Act and You Can Too:

The Cell Block Tango Award to Stef:

the bette picture has killed me goodbye

On Find Your Fit: The Non-Binary Queer Punk Tired of Looking Like a Teenage Boy:

The Heaven Is a Place On Earth Award to Michael:

Mika I am YELLING abt the St Christopher medal. i feel like i can’t pull off a larger medalion style one though so i never wear my St Christopher & go with a very tiny St Thérèse medal (that has her name anglicized?? to theresa??? for some reason??????) that i found at a thrift store it says “i will spend heaven in doing good upon earth” on the back, which I’m in to

On Also.Also.Also: LGBTQ+ Women in the U.S. Most Likely to Identify As Bisexual According to This One Survey:

The Slide Into My DMs Award to Rachel Evil McCall:

I was intrigued when I saw the phrase “DM culture” until I realized they didn’t mean Dungeon Master.

On Amandla Stenberg Is Gay, Incredible, and Ready for Untouchable Love Free From the Dominion of Patriarchy:

The Guest Appearance Award to Cassidy:

*pencils Amandla Stendberg onto list of celebrities Riese has profiled who I now expect to see at A-Camp*

And on Riese Bernard Has Always Been Our Queero So We’re Really Glad She’s Featured In Them’s Queeroes 2018 Series:

The Volunteer As Tribute Award to playin1950:

I literally just made an account because I had to take this opportunity to rave about Riese. Like so many others, Autostraddle has been instrumental in my development as a queer as well as as a human. I still go back and reread Riese’s old first person essays like “Going Mad in New York City” or “Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About My Sexual Orientation and Weren’t Afraid to Ask” because they are so honest and poignant. Her writing is so truthful and inspiring which as a gay with a lot of feelings helps me feel less alone (honestly that’s the heart of what Autostraddle does, make people feel less alone). Being able to read someone else’s thought process as to how they identify and came into their own was revolutionary for me as a baby gay. Then beyond Riese’s talents as a writer, is her gift for educating. I’ve learned so much about our community’s history from her and the other writers she’s given platforms to. And that’s my next point. Riese has built such a remarkable space for other writers. She strives to uplift diverse voices and perspectives thereby giving space those who might not get published elsewhere. I am so grateful that I’ve been able to read those kinds of articles and gain that kind of perspective. And it’s all thanks to Riese. She is an inspiration and without a doubt a real life superhero. Thank you Riese for all you do for our community. Thank you for helping a little baby gay learn to love herself. Thank you Riese for giving the world Autostraddle

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