The Comment Awards Know The Straights Could Never

Friends of mine! Are you well? Are you thriving? Are you hanging on? Are you singing to your dogs and cats and hedgehogs? Are you writing down riddles to put in the windows for your neighbors? Are you talking out loud to the cardboard cutout of Sara Ramirez you brought to camp in 2018? No, me neither. I’m not doing any of those things either. Listen: we’re doing GREAT. And I love you!

This week, our pals in the Greasebats universe tried a digital hang-out.

Children’s author Jacqueline Wilson came out at age 74! Everyone is gay!

For this week’s Gey In Kikh, Ari made matzo for Passover.

Siobhan did a deep dive on the Public Universal Friend, my favorite 18th century non-binary Quaker!

The Queer IRL Gallery is back! Show us your faces and your spaces!

You Need Help had quite a week, with Malic weighing in on pandemic break-ups, and Drew tackling…pandemic-fueled reunions with your ex!

Riese wrote about the intricacies of keeping Autostraddle alive during a pandemic, and how you can help.

This is v. good and v. gay: 11 Poems to Read to Your Lesbian Lover in Isolation.

And then there were your comments!


On Jacqueline Wilson is Gay: Beloved Author and Former Children’s Laureate Comes Out at 74:

The Straights Could Never Award to snowvasphalt and Hester:

Ummmmm this made my DAY. Jacqueline Wilson and Ann M. Martin, omg, the straights could NEVER.

On “To L and Back” L Word Podcast Episode 402: Livin’ La Vida Loca with El Sanchez!!

The Miracle of Life Award to BettyOnIt:

Thanks for another great episode, I literally did not remember any of this hour of TV, so I finally get that thing people say how not remembering the pain of giving birth helps you give birth again, only it’s me watching another episode of The L Word in my quarantine rewatch.

On Gey In Kikh: Passover Matzo, the Bread of Affliction:

The Matzoh Kitty Award to Nora:

Thank you! I tried out this out, I had to add some extra water and it took me a couple of tries to get them thin enough. I will definitely try again later this week. My cat actually ate a substantial piece of one of the “failed” ones and looked very pleased with himself :)

On 11 Poems to Read to Your Lesbian Lover in Isolation:

The Love Language Award to Wren:

I can’t wait to savor these with my partner <3 Also props to you for including your own poem! I'm all about queers and women being proud of their own work and accomplishments and sharing them with the world.

On The Public Universal Friend: A Deep Dive on a Story of Nonbinary Identity, Quakerism and Near-Death Experiences:

The Hero We Deserve Award to Liz Jay:

As a gender-questioning spiritual/religious person, this is an incredibly rad deep dive and delights me so much. Also, “a series of events that involved The Friend escaping arrest through a display of skilled horsemanship, the women who lived with the friend violently driving out the men sent to arrest them in their home, and a posse of thirty people eventually breaking their door down in the middle of the night” — a Friend biopic has now skyrocketed up to tie with the Julie d’Aubigny biopic in “Queer Historical Films I Desperately Need” list.

On No Filter: Sarah Paulson and Holland Taylor Got a Dog, Everyone Gets a Dog, You Get a Dog!

The Whole Kit and Ka(p)oodle Award to Stef and msanon:

the EARS ON THAT DOG

And on This Business of Art:

The Queerconomics Award to Caitlin:

“We are keeping your money extremely gay. If straight people donate, their money immediately becomes gay. That’s the law!” *wild west voice* looks like this fiscal model IS queer enough for the both of us


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