What’s a Lesbian to Do With Herself From May 26 – June 1st

Hi! Welcome to the very first What’s a Lesbian to Do With Herself, in which we inform you what you should be doing if, G-d  forbid, you leave this website and head out into the world. We get a lot of people asking us to talk about their events so HERE WE ARE, putting them all into one little post! This isn’t nightlife listings (check GO! Magazine for that) , just a compilation of things you’ve told us about or asked us to talk about on Autostraddle.

Are you hosting an Autostraddle Meet-Up you’d like added to this? Email grace [at] Autostraddle [dot] com with the details of your very special specialness. Also welcome are information about pride parties, poetry readings, craft fairs and Harry Potter movie premieres. To Grace!

**For the most thorough nightlife and lesbian events listings, check GO! Magazine, which features nightlife listings all around the country. **

**Featured Event**

Pensacola Women’s Week 2011

May 26th – May 30th

Pensacola Beach, Florida

This exciting events combines two of our favorite things: half-naked girls and Julie Goldman. Friday “morning” The Real L Word cast (Romi & Sara), Julie Goldman, Brandy Howard and Top Chef Sandy Birdsong will be hosting the first round of the Dodgeball Charity Tournament and that very night Brandy will be hosting a comedy show featuring YOU GUESSED IT, Julie Goldman!

Other sexual activities include a party cleverly named “Sexacola” which inludes “infamous, fire-blowing Fuel Girls,” a Bikini Contest, a Wet T-Shirt Contest, a Drag King Competition and a White Party!

You can buy tickets for individual events or weekend passes online or at My Sister’s Room in Atlanta, Georgia or the PWW Welcome Center in Pensacola Beach. dotted-divider2

At last, a LESBO NIGHT at The Abbey!


Who: Girlbar

When: Wednesday Nights Starting Right Now

Where: The Abbey – 692 N Robertson Blvd, West Hollywood

How much: Free!

Come early for dinner (new menu, they serve awesome food) stay for the party — no cover charge

$3 Tacos & Cocktail Specials All Night!



Original Plumbing GREEN ISSUE Release Party

@Southpaw in Brooklyn, NY

When: Saturday May 28th 10pm

What: “Celebrate the release of Original Plumbing‘s 7th issue with an unforgettable party in honor of THE GREEN ISSUE! Come out, dance, get cruised, and pick up a copy of your fave trans male magazine while surrounding yourselves with community, art and music.” dotted-divider2

Autostraddle Meet-Ups:

Los Angeles, CA: Autostraddle Dance Party

When: Friday May 27th

Where: Mugshot / Down ‘n Out Bar

Why: “dance your clam off” and “celebrate our victorious 7th place finish in bar trivia”

ASS Group: We Straddle L.A., Bitch

dotted-divider2 Wanna Hang out with other Autostraddlers in your city? Join these ASS Groups — and here’s the catch — actually talk on them! (These things will eventually become forums, bear with us)


Los Angeles, CA – We Straddle LA, Bitch

San Francisco Bay Area, CA – Straddling by the Bay

San Diego, CA – San Diego Straddlers

Portland, Oregon – Pdx Autostraddlers

Seattle, WA – Seattlestraddle


Eastern Division:

New York, NY – NYC Autostraddlers

Upstate New York – Straddling Upstate New York

Washington DC/Baltimore – Washington D.C/Baltimore

Boston, MA – Autostraddle Social Club, Boston Chapter

Smith College (MA) – Smithie Straddlers

Pennsylvania – Straddlers of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA – Philly Straddles Hard

New Jersey – Jersey Straddlers


Midwestern Conference:

Michigan – Michigan Lesbogays

Ohio – Ohio is For Autostraddlers

Chicago, IL – Chicagostraddlers

Minneapolis & St Paul – Twin Cities Straddlers


South/Southwest League:

Phoenix, AZ – Phoenix Meet Up Group

Las Vegas, NV – SinStraddlers

Texas – Texastraddle

Atlanta, GA – Auto-Lanta

North Carolina – North Carolina


International Team:

Australia – Aussiestraddle

New Zealand –New Zealanders

UK & Ireland – UK & Ireland

Birmingham, UK – BASS

Scotland – AutoScots!

Montreal, Canada – Montrealers

Canada – Ohhh! Canada

China/Taiwan/Hong Kong – Straddlers of China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and those who wish they were

Paris, France – Autostraddleuses à Paris

Russia – РоссияStraddle


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  1. auT.O.straddle / Toronto had at least one successful meet-up between 2 people so far.

  2. i just saw a video ad for the real l word season 2….on ok cupid.

    whitneys trying to get with EVERYONE.

  3. Hello people of Autostraddle that reside in the general PA/Philadelphia area. This is a PSA for this coming saturday.

    Did you know that Allison Weiss, #4 (alphabetically) of the Autostraddle Hot 100, is playing a show in your fair city? Because she is. Now I like Allison Weiss, and I bet there are people in that area who like her too.

    Anyway, If YOU are also going to be in that general area seeing an Allison Weiss concert this Saturday, we should probably work out a thang so we can see the show and/or get coffee.

    So there.

    • Ev’ry night my honey lamb and I
      Sit alone and talk and watch a hawk
      Makin’ lazy circles in the sky.

  4. Chicagostraddlers are pretty much all BFFLs at this point. Seriously, some of us have found soulmates, dates, even a new family. A genuine “Thank-you” to the AS team and head honchos for making this possible.
    It’s a fair statement to say that this website has saved my life.

  5. I will attend the Pensacola Pride. Where I live now, it is raining so hopefully it will not rain tomorrow and the rest of the weekend.

    • I attended Pensacola Pride for beach event/hang out but my car got stuck in the sand while parking so I had to pay 60 dollars to get it out. That took a lot of my cash so my plans to go to all of the Pride Women’s Week events I cannot do as well as have gas money left over. So I will just attend the White Diamonds party on Sunday night; plus I really want to go to this event.

  6. Little things like this = making closeted gay kids who read Autostraddle know that they really, really aren’t alone.

    God damn it I love it / this / you so much I don’t even know what to do about it.

  7. Minneapolis/St. Louis? That’s news to me. I swear Iowa didn’t go anywhere when Missouri and Minnesota merged.

    Did I miss something? Because now I’m worried.

    Also, Iowa Autostraddlers need to get a move on this stuff. Apparently there are other gay people around here?! From what I’ve heard. Gettin’ married and stuff.

  8. I f’ing love that there’s an ENTIRE CHAPTER of Smithie Straddlers. I’m not a Smithie but have several friends who are…all queer :)

    Also, favorite chapter names: AutoScots, Texastraddle, and Autostraddleuses!

  9. I’m prepping for the LA dance party by watching SYTYCD and eating Nutella straight from the jar. Jealous?

  10. Okay, sooooooo, why the white parties? Any significance? In my limited experience, no one looks good in white pants. Just say’n.

  11. Not necessarily gay, but I bet that a bunch of gay ladies would like the World Steam Expo that’s happening in Dearborn, MI. It’s a steampunk convention. :D It’s Friday-Monday of Memorial Day weekend, and I guarantee there will be a bunch of cute lesbians dressed up in Victorian style menswear. At the very least, I will be wearing my LEDERHOSEN.

  12. If it wasn’t for autostradle id have finished sewing/making some patchwork pants for my friend and did my home work but theres so much to read i dont see that ima get it dont today either maybe the next day lol :) i love the site thanks for all the info

  13. DUDE AUTO – Straddle is taking over the world. LOVE IT!! Next phase to be elected into presidential office. Phase 3 globalize and then pretty much rule the whole world!! NO. BIG. DEAL!!

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