The Comment Awards Have Mia Hamm Above Their Beds


Hi there, cats and kittens! You hanging in there? We made it through the week!

This week, in our continued takeover of all sci-fi franchises since Ghostbusters, Doctor Who is a woman!

Awwwwww, love is not a lie.

Kayla’s recapping The Bold Type!

Nora talked about bodies, and the clothes we put on them. So many feels.

In a fandom? Need to carry your shit? There’s a fanny pack for that.

Here are the long and winding career paths of Autostraddle writers! I think my biggest takeaway from this was that Laneia once quit a job by walking away on her break, something I still aspire to do.

Need some swimwear? Shannon’s got you covered!

Dear teenage Erin: You might be kinda gay.

And then there were your comments!

On All 101 Disney Channel Original Movies Ranked by Lesbianism:

The Yummy Mummy Award to thatottergirl:

Wow, now all I want to do hang out in the Egyptology wing of the Met Museum wearing a “Mommis not Mummies” T-shirt and see who flirts with me.

On Ellen Page Is Apparently Dating This Dancer Emma Portner Now, Hmm, Ok:

The Modern Dance Award to Michou, Stef and Snaelle:

The dance is so frantic. I dont know anything about dance but so much arms

On “Hollywood Lesbians”: This 1994 Interview Book Valiantly Attempted To Out Over 31 Legendary Ladies:

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Rolls Award to Linnea:

Also loved “sisterly roll” as code for lesbian sex ? Patsy Kelly on Mae West: “…you can’t tell me a nymphomaniac like her’s never had one sisterly roll in that famous bed of hers…”

On Analyzing My Childhood Bedroom Posters As A Profoundly Gay Woman:

The Wannabe Award to Kristana and Saga:

Was the Spice Girls poster trying to get you to tell yourself what you want, what you really really want?

And the Bend It Like Mia Award to Linnea:OMG. The shirtless Mia Hamm poster is such a cultural touchstone. I remember at least 3 girls in my cabin AT BIBLE CAMP (?) putting up that poster over their bunks during our weeklong stay. ?

On AM/PM: Caffeine and Twitter:

The Powers of Deduction Award to Alaina:

wow, are you a writer? your morning routine screams, “WRITER!”

On 11 Fanny Packs for Almost Every Fandom:

The Two Packs, No Waiting Award to Gilbert:

Now I am a lover of bumbags because all the important stuff is so easily to hand. But, that doesnt mean I don’t need to be carrying all my other essentials in my rucksack. I’m not saying it’s stylish, but if you want to look like a queer scout leader about town, then the duo is always an option.

On Pop Culture Fix: Does This Mean Doctor Who Is a Lesbian?

The Birds and the Bees Award to cleo and Carmen SanDiego:

Bees don’t lie. Carmen: They're like hips in that aspect

On Legendary WNBA Superstar Sue Bird Is Gay and Also Dating Megan Rapinoe:

The Curb Your Lezthusiasm Award to johnnie and Chandra:

I am filled with happiness, slightly hazy with something I can only describe as wistful lustiness, and also screaming. Someone please name this emotion so that I can classify it and carry on. Chandra: Lezthusiasm?

And the Checkin’ It Twice Award to Jessi:

I feel like the universe is taking my favorite athlete list from childhood and having them come out. If only I had known then that I had this power.

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  1. OMG! I’m officially a Spice Girls Wannabe! I get to be Baby Spice – no one else gets to or else… or else I’ll continue this bagel thread for an endless eternity… because everyone knows cinnamon/sugar and colored sprinkle bagels are where it’s at.

  2. me just getting home from work: “woah! 89 comments on the comment awards thread?? Let’s see what’s going on in here…. hmmm… it only looks like 10 or 12 comments…. OH @carmensandiego resumed the pineapple on pizza debate.” THATS where all the comments are coming from.

  3. Whenever I see a post with an unusually high comment count, and it’s not a biphobic flame war or lost MRA trolls, I assume it must be a bunch of Christo-fascists getting so irate about Easter eggs that they turn into dancing hotdogs.

    I’m beyond delighted that in this case it’s because of a serious community investigation into bagels.

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