The Comment Awards Think Winter Looks Good On You

Good day, penguins! How do you stay so beautiful in this weather? I spend most of January wearing mismatched socks and getting my hair caught in the zipper of my parka. At least DapperQ and Lizz are around to advise those of us who don’t know our asses from our ascots. They tackled dress shirts and Bette Porter’s style this week. If you’re still looking for style inspiration, take a gander at the fashionable gays in attendance at Phresh Cutz or Modcloth’s huge “cabin fever” sale.

In other news, OkCupid wants to help overthinkers like yourself get a date. Once you’ve got that date Ali will teach you how to woo them with wine and maybe even answer some pesky new relationship sex questions.

Cara schooled us on the linguistic origins of drag and Fonseca profiled some of her southern queer peers. Riese wrote a thing about a Ryan Murphy show (not Glee) that didn’t make her want to throw up! Our team-sourced playlist of the most beautiful songs in the world will help stave off winter bluesdom and so will Tegan and Sara’s new album, which is now streaming online. Now sit back, turn up the volume and check out this week’s comment award winners…

On How To Own It and Where To Store It:

The PFLAG Swag Award to Cal: “through the ‘How to Own It’ column I am slowly introducing my mother to the joys of autostraddle :’) she may not understand me being gay but she thinks the jewelry that comes along with it is cute!”

On Modern Babies Totally Know How Gay and Drunk You Are:

The Queer Career Fair Award to everyone on this thread:



On Gays and Lesbians Rule Las Vegas In New Ad Campaign:

The LezPhoto Critique 101 Award to Riley and Sally:

Riley and Sally

On You Know You’re A Queer Catholic Survivor If…:

The Nunsense Award to omission1234:


On The Style Manual: Fashion Council On Call:

The Secretary of Style Award to Hillary Cli*ton:

Hillary Cli.

On ModCloth’s 70% Off Cabin Fever Sale Is Feverishly Exciting:

The I’m Afraid I Just Blue Myself Award to Mer: “All I could think of when I saw this was Tobias Funke running around screaming ‘Oh, my God, we’re having a fire!!! Sale.'”

On Butch Please: Butch & Swag:

The One More Cute Mom Award to Heidi:



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carrie is a nine to five office dweller in massachusetts. she loves waves, ​collects skateboards and is perpetually planning her escape from the northeast.

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  1. I should have known Arrested Development would help me achieve my dream of winning a Comment Award!!

  2. <3 Heidi’s comment.

    Also, congrats to everyone else! This is something people can put on their resume right? I know I would.

  3. The comment awards are, as always, the highlight of the awards season.

    I see these aren’t being live-blogged for some reason, so I should tell you that I’m collecting my award in a stunning hoodie with exquisite zip detailing, and classic black pyjama couture by Marks and Spencer.

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