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The Comment Awards Need a Lesbian Aunt Like Heather Hogan

The Comment Awards Are Finding Light In New Places

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This week, Grease Bats was sexting!

Jojo Siwa and her girlfriend, true to form, are twinning and very much in love!

In You Need Help, Vanessa cheered along a monogamous, kinky queer person who doesn’t want to be alone forever.

If you want to believe in love AND THE ABSOLUTE POWER OF FRIENDSHIP, read this perfect thing: Your Lesbian Aunt Who Loves You Writes Your Dating Profile.

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Once upon a time, Heather wrote a five-point plan for her big gay life. It all came true. <3

In big, big casting news, Rose Rollins will be playing the coach on a “gay women’s basketball drama,” and Jasika Nicole is going to play gay on the Punky Brewster remake!!!

In this week’s Foolish Child: It’s Black History Month. Dickens is on a break.

And then there were your comments!


On BREAKING: JoJo Siwa Reveals Her Girlfriend’s Identity, Is The Happiest Person Alive:

The Full Circle Award to Chloe:

It just hit me that they’re around the same age I was when I started reading Autostraddle which is really something!!! I can’t imagine being that age and having extremely famous people my age coming out and celebrating their love when I was secretly reading Glee recaps on the family computer.

On Your Lesbian Aunt Who Loves You Writes Your Dating Profile:

The Mashup Award to Chandra:

I am overwhelmed with fuzzies from this, so I took one line from each of these profiles to make a Valentine’s found poem about how you all come together to make Autostraddle what it is. *** I have big beautiful eyes that make you want to never lie to me; you’ll be overwhelmed at the generosity of my gaze. My voice sounds like a song, but that doesn’t make me sweet. That ciphered smile I give you in a crowded room because no one else has been there, knowing what everyone’s not saying. There’s bliss in a well-told love story. What can I say? I love to be a fan of things. I cup them in my hands and tend to them with such precise affection, in such strong and warm and specific ways, sitting in the coldness with you and reckoning. I will listen to you in a way you’ve never been listened to before. It costs a lot to love this much, and I choose to do it anyway. Hold it up to the light; every part of everything informs every part of everything else, sent out into the universe specifically for you.

On FYP: Stud 4 Stud Love Is Actually All I Care About:

The Wilowah Award to alchemille and Shelli Nicole:

Alchemille: Ok a poll, how to people prounounce wlw? Shelli: officially i am now saying “wilowah” lol

On Also.Also.Also: GQ Declares Megan Rapinoe and Sue Bird “The Most Beloved Power Couple in Sports”:

The There’s Always an Aunt Eleanor Award to Ava:

Molly's Aunt Eleanor was the original American Girl lesbian aunt. I'm just saying.

On “Go On a Real Date, With a Real Gay Woman” A Letter On Finding Queer Community from Heather Hogan:

The Highest Bidder Award to Sally and Whovian13:

Totally misread this title and thought that actual real dates with real gay women were going to be auctioned off for the fundraiser

I volunteer to be one of those real gay women to be auctioned off. If it leads to another year of AS, sign me up.

On Jasika Nicole’s Cast in Punky Brewster as Cherie’s Girlfriend! Your Rainbow Gay 80s Childhood Is Back!

The Besties Award to April A.:

Punky Brewster was my IDOL as a queer kid with ADHD (neither of which I knew at the time). I made my mom put my hair in pigtails every single day even though it hurt, and I had high-tops with her name on them even though my family didn’t buy name-brand shoes, *ever*. I’ll probably watch the show, even though it looks like a normal sitcom (laugh track and all) about a “quirky” mom. But I know that what I really miss, and can’t get back, is the feeling of watching the show as a child. I was a weird little kid, and Punky made me feel a little less alone.

And on Pop Culture Fix: Rose “Tasha Williams” Rollins Will Star in a Gay Women’s Basketball Series on BET:

The Gifted Award to shamblebot:

The face I just made at the news that Rose Rollins is getting her own show can best be described as “kid on Christmas morning”!!


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The Comment Awards Are Finding Light In New Places

The Comment Awards Are Finding Light In New Places

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It’s Friday! It’s Christmas! It’s Friday and it’s Christmas!

So: I know Christmas might not be your holiday, or that you might not be feeling particularly festive right now. I know this year is… this year! But hear me out: two days ago, I drove to a body of water that has been largely deserted since the pandemic began, and I met a few loved ones there at a very safe distance, and we counted down and then jumped off a long dock into very, very cold water. It was painful, and invigorating, and somehow exactly what I needed at the end of this long, strange year.

I know this won’t be the case for everyone, because things are HARD, but I’ve found an unexpected gift in 2020, something about freedom from tradition, or obligation — the chance to make new kinds of memories, to pare down my connections and experiences to their bare bones and ask myself what I want and need. And sure, I want to hug my loved ones, more than anything — but until then, the shared sensory overload of a cold water plunge will do.

So this week, I hope you find something that makes you feel held by the universe, something that helps you reset. I’m so glad we’re here together, wherever here is for you today. YOU are a gift, and I love you!

*Clears throat* Anyway!

This week in Home Alone for the Holigays, Vanessa watched Grease 2 and Meg watched Brandy & Whitney Houston’s quintessential Cinderella!

On Grey’s Anatomy, Teddy came out (yay!) to Owen (boo).

Shelli Nicole helped us remember what it is to dance.

This was quite possibly my favorite Autostraddle post that has ever existed: The Elf On The Shelf Is A Cop: We Need ‘The Anti-Fascist On The Bookcase’.

Stef lead us astray. 

Valerie Anne reviewed the teen version of Lost that I hated and loved and couldn’t stop watching, The Wilds. 

Carmen wrote about Ma Rainey’s unapologetic Black queerness, and Viola Davis’ masterful depiction of her, in Netflix’s new version of Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. 

Jen! Richards! Got! Married!

And then there were your comments.


On Come Vibe With Me: A Little Less Conversation:

The You’ll Dance Again Soon Award to Mary:

Just before lockdown started, I was so involved with my local swing, blues, and fusion dancing scenes that I was out dancing three or four nights a week. Having that taken away has been one of the hardest things. I had a really cozy fusion dancing scene were people were super comfortable with dancing close and slow, totally platonically, for the sheer beauty and comfort of it. It’s just hard to have to dance alone.

On Gal Pal Watch: Gillian Anderson Breaks Up with Peter Morgan, Rebounds With Cute Brunette:

The Two, Four, Six, Eight Award to: Kristana! Iarran Mé! msanon! Chandra! thatottergirl! And Snaelle!

Boy, Gillian Anderson is dating down. She’s a ten and her gf is a…ca-NINE! HA! HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

The Playtime Award to Ar Grass:

yeeeissss more blatant clickbait articles !!! PLAY W MY EMOTIONS SO I DON’T HAVE TO

And the Super Dog Award to Blackmar:

I’m going to pretend that her dog’s full name is Stella Maxwell.

On Amazon’s “The Wilds” Brings Lesbians to a Deserted Island:

The Wilds: Zootopia Award to nosidam:

When they said “gyno-utopia” my husband thought they said “dino-utopia” which to be fair we’d both totally watch. Bring on season two!

On Viola Davis Towers in “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” Giving Life to a Black Queer Legend:

The Dr. CP, True Gift Award to Heather Hogan:

Watching “Personal Best” Was the Main Way to Become a Lesbian in the ’80s and ’90s

And on Watching “Personal Best” Was the Main Way to Become a Lesbian in the ’80s and ’90s:

The Dedicated Athlete Award to Jean McKenzie:

Yeah it was a straight male gaze on Muriel Hemingway’s muscles, thighs, critch and butterfly kick. Spoiler alert, she is bi. Meanwhile, I becane a dedicated athlete watching the film. Be sure to catch the new gay Hallmark: “The Christmas Setup” (2020). It is boy story but…gayly ever after.


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The Comment Awards Are Loyal and True

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Big news, loves – Autostraddle’s launched a fundraiser, and we’ve got so many ways for you to invest in our shared future! Read all about Kamala’s vision for Autostraddle, attend the Town Hall later today, and learn why fundraising is part of Autostraddle’s business model!

This week for You Need Help, Vanessa answered a reader who’s run into trouble finding the right pandemic pod balance between their partner and their roommate’s partners.

Miss your friends? There’s a playlist for that!

“I mean I dyed my hair like her. Everything else I needed to be Angela Chase I already had.”

Heather wrote about swagger, and love, and the ways her life has changed since she got COVID-19 in March.

Abeni brought us this incredibly helpful guide to avoiding the pitfalls of performative allyship.

This was sweet and pure: What We Wish We’d Known Before We Started Gay Dating.

And then there were your comments!


On Ellen DeGeneres’ Talk Show Is in Question Amid Accusations of Racism, Intimidation, and Sexual Misconduct:

The After…You Know Award to Chandra and Everyone:

Huh I guess a certain unnamed website deserves to be associated with her name AfterAll

On My Top 10 Television Characters: Riese, Who Admires Your Confidence:

The Goddamnit, James Award to Sally:

Going to quietly sit here and hope for some additional content on James from The L Word in the also rans. Is it just a profound sense of pity? Is it because he’s the only person in the history of TLW that appeared to do their job? Maybe if his character had been fully explored he may have turned out to be the one character that understood the concept of time.

On Netflix’s “Get Even” Is “Foxfire” Meets “Pretty Little Liars,” But More Mediocre and Slightly Less Gay:

The You Tried!🌟 Award to shamblebot and Riese:

Shamblebot: “Generally speaking I think all of the actors were doing their best.” This is so profoundly kind and generous, and probably what I would say if asked to review literally anything. / Riese: you know they memorized their lines they went to hair and makeup they got their outfits on they went to set they read the lines they made emotions!!! good work to all involved!!!

On The Soft Butch That Couldn’t (Or: I Got COVID-19 in March and Never Got Better):

The HI, SOCKS Award to Didi:

https://www.autostraddle.com/anatomy-of-a-mango-flesh/

On Anatomy of a Mango: Flesh:

The Powers of the Flesh Award to Didi:

“…a way for me to disappear into another body. I didn’t want to be seen…” I relate to this hard. This article is giving me powers already. And it’s super hot. Thank you

On What We Wish We’d Known Before We Started Gay Dating:

The Is This Heaven? Award to Kiana:

i wish i had known what a red flag was, so i could have known what a red flag it was that she thought “heavenly creatures” was “the most romantic story ever”!!!

On Yes, Fundraising Is Part of Our Business Model: Here’s Why:

The Gold Standard Award to audreymb:

I would love it if you introduced a higher A+ tier! I don’t want more perks, I just want to give you more of my money 😄 I’ve set up a recurring PayPal donation in it’s stead but my guess is that’s not counted towards your A+ goals.

And on Also.Also.Also: There’s No Crying in Baseball but There Are Gays in Amazon’s A League of Their Own:

The Crying in Baseball Award to Blackmar:

My first thought when I saw a headline about A League of Their Own on another website was, “Who all’s gay here?”


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The Comment Awards Are Powering Up

The Comment Awards Are Powering Up

Guess what! Late last week I was talking to a friend about the perfect strawberry dessert and then THE VERY NEXT DAY, Kamala made this strawberry cream pie for the Dyke Kitchen. The serendipity!

Netflix’s new adaptation of The Babysitters Club is here, it’s queer, and it’s perfect. Really perfect. If, like me, you spent literal years of your early childhood wandering around with your nose in a BSC book, you truly will not be disappointed.

Speaking of perfection: No Filter: Due To a Technical Error This Post Contains Nine (9) Copies Of the Same Picture of Mercedes Mason.

Batwoman has a new lead, bisexual actress Javicia Leslie! This is very exciting news!

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The Team has learned a lot about the nature of their relationships these past few months.

Carmen’s here with her Top Ten Lesbian TV Shows, and I definitely have to watch Living Single now.

Roxane Gay and Debbie Millman are married!!!!

And then there were your comments!


On Anonymous Sex Toy Review: The Palm Power Extreme:

The Put It On Vibrate Award to Deli Twotone:

The name makes me think about my old Palm Pilot and honestly this sounds like the ultimate power-up.

On 11 Newish TV Shows With New Lesbian and Bisexual Characters:

The Something’s Fishy Award to Lavendula and adunlap:

So many gay cops! Even a fish cop. I would like some lesbian not-cops please

And the Steady Betty Award  to Didi:

Betty got me enjoying TV again. Betty got me skating again. Betty got me to think I could pull off shorts & tie dye again. Thank you Betty. Thank you Nina Moran.

On Also.Also.Also: What Do You Mean Dog Years Aren’t Real??

The Wubble Trouble Award to Caitlin and murray:

how can i become a member of the Wubble just curious

On My Top 10 Favorite LGBTQ Films: Riese, Who Appreciates Teen Angst, Suburban Ennui and Angelina Jolie:

The V-H-Yes Award to Ava:

I also did the thing of watching all the movies when I first came out to myself, except it was the late ‘90s and Netflix didn’t exist yet. I got most of them by scouring the listings on my parents satellite TV, finding a showing in the middle of the night, and setting the timer on the VCR to record them. That’s how I first saw Gia, Foxfire, All Over Me, and honestly at least half of the movies that I’d put on my own Top 10 Lesbian Movies list.

On No Filter: Due To a Technical Error This Post Contains Nine (9) Copies Of the Same Picture of Mercedes Mason:

The Welcome Wagon Award to Becca:

This is so funny I decided to leave a comment for the very first time. I love nine identical pictures of Mercedes flexing <3

On Meet Your New Batwoman — Bisexual Actress Javicia Leslie!

The Thunderbat Award to thisaintit:

I’ve never wanted for Black Lightning to be more involved in the arrowverse until this moment. Somebody better give me my Thunder/Batwoman enemies to lovers slowburn fanfic stat (still ride or die for thundergrace tho)

And on My Top 10 Television Shows: Carmen Phillips, Who Has Always Been Rooting For Everybody Black:

The Stardust Award to starlit:

I`m stuck on the way you describe your feelings for Grey’s, especially this little part: “I’ve watched it so many times on a loop that it’s actually embedded itself into my DNA. I wouldn’t still be here if I hadn’t had Grey’s — with it’s drawn out monologues and needlessly complicated sexcapades — glowing that soft, quiet hummm into my darkest corners.” This, exactly this, is how I feel about those shows that have shaped me in such deep, inescapable, irrevocable ways that I couldn’t not call them my favorite TV shows even if I tried; shows that are as much a part of me as the color of my eyes. It`s beautiful when you see that someone else has found words to describe a feeling you’ve had since forever – and with that little paragraph on Grey’s, you did just that. So thank you, for giving me those beautiful little words that reflect my feelings so well.


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