The Comment Awards Want To Know Where Babies Come From

Good day, summer raindrops! Another queerific week has passed and we all had plenty to say about it.

Season 2 might not debut until next year but we still have Orange Is The New Black on our minds. Did you hear that Laverne Cox likes us? (She really likes us!). Also, Riese wrote an amazing thing about how the memoir and show compare to each other and real life.

Kristen Ford, of Kristen Ford Band, makes great music and used to work in a vegan hot dog factory. That’s right. Crystal interviewed her this week. Then Rachel fell down the Tumblr rabbit hole known as The Bechdel Files. And have you guys met Sara yet? She’s enlisting in the army and going to tell us all about it.

But wait, there’s more! Lizz recapped Pretty Little Liars 408, Cara’s taught us about gendered pronouns and Vanessa continued her quest to meet every last ‘straddler on the planet.

On Only 10 People Show Up To National Ex Gay Pride Events:

The This Could Be An Amazing Spectator Sport Award to Tievan:


On Brittani’s Video Party: The Secret Life Of Geeky Jay Z:

The Tomato Tomahto Award to Marika and Erin:

Marika and Erin

On Fuck “Burqa Swag”: Why Lady Gaga and I are Never, Ever, Ever, Getting Back Together:

The Eid Mubarak! Award to Miriam:


On Recruiting All Homos: Now That We’re Asking And Telling I’m Enlisting:

The Our Ears Are Burning Award to Sommer and Sara:

Sommer and Sara

On Orange Is The New Black Episode 108 Recap Gaybies, Gaybies Everywhere:

The Anatomy Lesson Award to Heather*:


*And did you all see Heather’s insightful comment about what to expect when joining the military?

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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. Considering how incestuous queer communities can be sometimes I wouldn’t be surprised to find that everyone was sharing the same 10 exes around.

  2. I feel so nerdy and excited! :)

    This just made my day! Also, I met someone who wrote some columns here a year ago at my volunteering orientation for LGBT youth and I was like, hey! I recognize you! And we had a moment of me being a total fangirl.

  3. I have just read Heather’s comment and I wish it had gotten an award too. I have always thought that insightful comments that add to the discussion should be here. Don’t know why only funny/humorous comments are elegible for awards…

    • Hi Carmen!

      We try to avoid giving more than one award to a commenter in a given week which is why Heather didn’t get two — although both comments were definitely worthy. Although we don’t prioritize clever or funny comments over more serious ones, but they tend to be the what people forward to me for awards. I’ll keep your thoughts in mind going forward and would also like to encourage everyone to send any comment award-worthy posts to me directly at: carrie [at] autostraddle [dot] com


  4. The fact that there has now been an Eid Mubarak comment award on Autostraddle makes me feel so affirmed and included. :) I’m a real queer just like all the other ones and it’s okay that I’m ~*~ethnic~*~ and it doesn’t make me any less a part of this community! Yippee!

    • We need more people like you around to understand things like my comeback to Miriam, which I am so sore about not having been included in that screenshot.

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