VIDEO: Haviland & Riese for the National Equality March … And More!

Usually nothing happens on Saturday on Autostraddle but this Saturday is not like all other Saturdays. Firstly, it’s National Coming Out Week. Intern Hot Laura came out to her grandmother last week (success) and Intern Elizabeth came out to her parents this week (success). So if you add that to COO Brooke, who had to come out ’cause um, she’s our COO, and Intern Emily & Intern Vashti who came out following our When I Knew extravaganza, we’re TOTALLY ON A COMING OUT ROLL. WHO’S NEXT MOTHERF*CKERS?!!

For starters, we have this video, because We’re Going to Washington for October’s National Equality March and You Should Too:

VIDEO: Haviland & Riese hope to see you at the National Equality March, look, we even made a video for you. Also obvs this means there is a vlog in the works, so stay tuned for that!

Because we hope you’re gonna come to the National Equality March this weekend. Obama and Lady Gaga are gonna be there so why not.

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Riese is the 41-year-old Co-Founder of as well as an award-winning writer, video-maker, LGBTQ+ Marketing consultant and aspiring cyber-performance artist who grew up in Michigan, lost her mind in New York and now lives in Los Angeles. Her work has appeared in nine books, magazines including Marie Claire and Curve, and all over the web including Nylon, Queerty, Nerve, Bitch, Emily Books and Jezebel. She had a very popular personal blog once upon a time, and then she recapped The L Word, and then she had the idea to make this place, and now here we all are! In 2016, she was nominated for a GLAAD Award for Outstanding Digital Journalism. She's Jewish and has a cute dog named Carol. Follow her on twitter and instagram.

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  1. just wanted to bitch that i had my one-hitter confiscated at the GOSSIP show last night, which ROCKED, but it was a rock show, not a frigging AIRPLANE. anyway the gossip ruled, and today i’m heading to DC and everybody else should too!

    • the gossip show was awesome!! she threw a guy out for calling some girls “cunts.” beth ditto FTW!

      • did he really get thrown out? i couldn’t tell. rock on, beth ditto. also ruling was JD samson wearing a “semenya” shirt.

  2. damn this institution of higher education. i wish i could go home and do the march with y’all. eat a chili dog from ben’s chili bowl for me!

  3. I’m not gonna lie. I’ve had Haviland singing ‘When the Saints Go Marching In’ stuck in my head since Saturday.

  4. Ok this comment is pretty unrelated to this vid, but I was just thinking. (always a bad start). Since, thanks to Mr. Washington, there is already a monument erected in semblance of the male genitalia (pun totally intended), my brain got to wondering when the female form will be worshipped via national monument. I could definitely design it. Maybe I’ll take some pointers from Laurel Holloman and her vag-tastic tree.

  5. “I feel like that’s the unfortunate reality of life.”
    haha, so do I Riese.

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