Guess what, classmates? You knew just what to get Autostraddle for their 13th birthday! All told, you raised over $17,000 and over 300 people signed up for A+ during the mini membership drive and fundraiser. You’re amazing, you’re transcendent, and can your mom drive us to the mall after seventh period?
This week, my efforts to slog through Grey’s Anatomy once a week just for a glimpse of Kai and Amelia finally paid off in the form of a rock show and long-legged sofa cuddles and can you tell I am excited for this one (1) entire watchable storyline? Also: Kai having an apartment full of plant babies makes it very clear there is at least one queer writer in the writer’s room this season!
When she was 19 and closeted, Kayla wrote an essay about Santana Lopez. (When I was 19 and closeted, I argued passionately with a lesbian friend that she deserved more accepting parents, as the very dedicated straight ally that I was, so…this tracks!)
Shelli spoke to longtime AS friend and contributor B. Nichols about writing for Abbot Elementary and the quest for more queer Black stories. This is perfect, Abbot Elementary is perfect, I hope it is renewed for one million seasons, thank you.
Abeni reviewed My Volcano, an “abnormal, bizarre, exhilarating novel” about a volcano…in…Central Park? Ok!
Read this: I’m Trans and I’m Not Leaving Texas.
Here are some fictional books Riese wishes she could read. Real talk: just how bad do we think Lez Girls really was? Were there manatees?
Finally, are you voting in Autostraddle’s March Madness? The choices are so hard but Natalie’s write-ups of these ships and couples are an absolute DELIGHT.
Then there were your comments!
The I Wanna Rock ‘n’ Roll All Night Award to Caitlin:
The Yellowjacket Special Award to Luca:
The Co-Written in the Stars Award to Jill:
The Dolphins Are Just Annotated Sharks Award to tapir:
And the Elementary, Dear Caitlin Award to Caitlin:
The Eagle Eyed Award to Kristana:
The Action Items Award to Gina:
The Ever So Fine, She’ll Toe the Line Award to Cecily:
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