"Sometimes I like to sit still and close my eyes and I pretend I’m in a convertible with Geneva on the open road, just like Las Vegas. In the morning I wish she could make me coffee, or even just put my tired ass in the passenger seat and take us to Tim Horton’s, just like Nanaimo. I know her in Los Angeles, Seattle, Vancouver, Washington. I know her in hotel rooms and in my twin-sized bed, on the sofa and down the highway with the top down, in department stores and ice cream shops, sitting on the deck of the ferry and riding shotgun, sharing my food at my favorite restaurants, holding me for the last time before we go, picking me up after work, falling asleep, waking up."

~ AUTOSTRADDLE - Playlist: Sounds Like A Long Distance Relationship (via carmenrios)

31 August 2014 ·

10 Brilliant Things We Published on Autostraddle This Week: 8/23-8/29

howtopronouncelaneia:

So far this week we’ve published 43 posts and they were all SO ASSKICKING, but this is a list of just 10 of those amazing articles because maybe you’re in a hurry. I haven’t even had a chance to read the last five things we put up, so this is a partially uninformed list and we’ll all just have to…

31 August 2014 ·

NSFW Lesbosexy Sunday Is Having Too Much Sex To Make A Clever Headline

NSFW Lesbosexy Sunday Is Having Too Much Sex To Make A Clever Headline

Welcome to NSFW Sunday!

feature image via crushoncynthia.

via discreet muse

via discreet muse

+ Sex workers can be really funny, and at Tits and Sass Lane Champagne discusses the role of humor in sex work activism:

“In a world that is awash in grisly tales of the sex trade and impossibly bad information about sex work and the people that do it, sometimes I’m afraid that our humor might be perceived as callous.…

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31 August 2014 ·

Mary Lambert, Natasha Lyonne, and The Gaymers Are Fighting for Trans Students this Sunday Funday

Mary Lambert, Natasha Lyonne, and The Gaymers Are Fighting for Trans Students this Sunday Funday

It’s Sunday Funday, which can only mean one thing: it’s time for another bunch of good gay news! Let’s do this.

Behind-The-Scenes with Mary Lambert

Mary Lambert is taking you – yes, you! – behind-the-scenes of her video for “Secrets.”

GaymerX Changes Their Name to Be More Inclusive

GaymerX will now be renamed GXto honor the folks…

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31 August 2014 ·

sketchyblondes:

Come one, come all, and bring your friends along for a potluck brunch fundraiser to support our very favorite in justice-advocating, culture-shifting, feelings-having lezzy media: Autostraddle! As their team says, in the website’s description, “popularity doesn’t equal profit in this industry for indies like us, which’s why we still rely on volunteers and the financial support of our readers to stay standing.” READERS LIKE US! LET’S HELP!
Whether you’re new to the Philly queer scene or a seasoned queer-about-town, join us for the best of all combinations: queers, Autostraddle, and brunch. 100% of the money raised will go towards the website. 100% of the food and drink contributed will go towards us being happy and very full.WHAT IS THE EVENT? This event will do dual duty as both a community meeting-and-greeting space (with food! and cute queers, no doubt) and a fundraiser for Autostraddle. WHAT SHOULD I BRING? Since it’s a potluck, we’re encouraging everyone to bring a dish or drink to share AND $10 to donate. In order to coordinate who is bringing what (so we don’t overlap with our dishes), please email phillyqueerbrunch at gmail. We will then hook you into a Google Doc where people can list what they’ll bring.WHO’S INVITED?All are welcome, but please remember that this space is intended for and will center the experiences of queer and trans women and genderqueer folks.WHAT ARE THE GOALS OF THIS EVENT?In the long term, we’re hoping to turn “Queer Philly Brunch” (open to snazzy, punnier titles, if someone has a good one) into a monthly event where we raise money for various Philly-based and national organizations which support queer and trans women and genderqueer folks. These potluck dinners will provide deliciousness and community, but also a space for us to potentially host discussions and workshops pertinent to our community, soliciting input from everyone as we go.
Not in Philly but interested in hosting your own fundraiser? Email phillyqueerbrunch at gmail and we’ll give you tips on hosting your own! <3

sketchyblondes:

Come one, come all, and bring your friends along for a potluck brunch fundraiser to support our very favorite in justice-advocating, culture-shifting, feelings-having lezzy media: Autostraddle! As their team says, in the website’s description, “popularity doesn’t equal profit in this industry for indies like us, which’s why we still rely on volunteers and the financial support of our readers to stay standing.” READERS LIKE US! LET’S HELP!

Whether you’re new to the Philly queer scene or a seasoned queer-about-town, join us for the best of all combinations: queers, Autostraddle, and brunch. 100% of the money raised will go towards the website. 100% of the food and drink contributed will go towards us being happy and very full.

WHAT IS THE EVENT? 
This event will do dual duty as both a community meeting-and-greeting space (with food! and cute queers, no doubt) and a fundraiser for Autostraddle. 

WHAT SHOULD I BRING? 
Since it’s a potluck, we’re encouraging everyone to bring a dish or drink to share AND $10 to donate. In order to coordinate who is bringing what (so we don’t overlap with our dishes), please email phillyqueerbrunch at gmail. We will then hook you into a Google Doc where people can list what they’ll bring.

WHO’S INVITED?
All are welcome, but please remember that this space is intended for and will center the experiences of queer and trans women and genderqueer folks.

WHAT ARE THE GOALS OF THIS EVENT?
In the long term, we’re hoping to turn “Queer Philly Brunch” (open to snazzy, punnier titles, if someone has a good one) into a monthly event where we raise money for various Philly-based and national organizations which support queer and trans women and genderqueer folks. These potluck dinners will provide deliciousness and community, but also a space for us to potentially host discussions and workshops pertinent to our community, soliciting input from everyone as we go.

Not in Philly but interested in hosting your own fundraiser? Email phillyqueerbrunch at gmail and we’ll give you tips on hosting your own! <3

30 August 2014 ·

Emojli Is Here, Probably We Should All Download It

Emojli Is Here, Probably We Should All Download It

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Now I see y’all. I know y’all. I know at least some of you pre-signed up when they made their announcement. This was that announcement:

Well it’s here. This past Friday morning at 11:10 AM EST, the world changed when all the reserved users got their email. At 11:14 AM, I received a text from my fiancée with just the word “EMOJLI.”…

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30 August 2014 ·

Saturday Morning Cartoons: Junkie

Saturday Morning Cartoons: Junkie

Welcome to Saturday Morning Cartoons, a segment where three artists take turns delighting you with their whimsy, facts and punchlines on Saturday mornings! Our three esteemed cartoon critters are Cameron GlavinAnna Bongiovanni, and Megan Prazenica. Today’s cartoon is by Megan!

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30 August 2014 ·

We Won A Thing: Texas Judge Throws Out Parts Of Restrictive Abortion Law

We Won A Thing: Texas Judge Throws Out Parts Of Restrictive Abortion Law

Feature image via Aljazeera America

A federal judge has ruled certain provisions of a severely restrictive Texas abortion law unconstitutional, a decision that will keep clinics open to serve the women who need them.

The law in question is most commonly known as House Bill 2 — the bill State Senator Wendy Davis famously filibustered in summer 2013. After it passed into law, several abortion…

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29 August 2014 ·

California Passes Affirmative Consent Bill; Rape Apologists Retreat Into Fantasy

California Passes Affirmative Consent Bill; Rape Apologists Retreat Into Fantasy

In a landmark piece of legislation, the California Senate yesterday passed an “affirmative consent” bill for colleges throughout the state. The first of its kind, SB 967 explicitly requires schools to adopt a standard of affirmative consent, defined in the bill as:

Affirmative, conscious, and voluntary agreement to engage in sexual activity. It is the responsibility of each person involved in the…

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29 August 2014 ·

FRIDAY OPEN THREAD: This Is The Welcome Wagon for Your New Contributing Editors

FRIDAY OPEN THREAD: This Is The Welcome Wagon for Your New Contributing Editors

Hello, cyborgs and robocops! It’s been another wild and wonderful week since our last Friday Open Thread, in which we post analytical essays and readers respond in kind with a 2-3 paragraph academic critique. JK! It’s the space where we shoot the shit with each other because eventually, when we all conquer the world, we wanna make sure we know the right people.

We’ve added some new faces to our…

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29 August 2014 ·

The Comment Awards Are A Mystery Of Time and Space

The Comment Awards Are A Mystery Of Time and Space

Greetings lovely commenters, lurkers and people who spelled Autotrader wrong in their browsers! I have missed you during my travels across the U.S. and Canadaland over the past few weeks. What the heck is new with you?

This week we’ve been talking about Ferguson, pondering the insane “help” advice columnists give to bisexuals and also the anti-rape nail polish that was invented by some dudes.

The…

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29 August 2014 ·

You Need Help: How To Let Her Down Easy

You Need Help: How To Let Her Down Easy

Welcome to You Need Help! Where you’ve got a problem and yo, we solve it. Or we at least try.

Q:

Question for the Team/ all human beings who date: What is the best way to end something (i.e. break up) with someone you’ve been casually dating for one or two months? My general feeling is that open and honest communication is the way to go for most everything, but what if the reason you want to end…

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29 August 2014 ·

The A+ Bee, Issue Three: Take A Chance On Bee

The A+ Bee, Issue Three: Take A Chance On Bee

HEY FRAGGLES, GUESS WHAT? There’s a new issue of the A+ Bee! That’s right, artisanally crafted by Chelsey and I in our Easy Bake Oven that we UPS back and forth from Ohio to California, this Bee is vegan-friendly and gluten-free!

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29 August 2014 ·

Having Your Wedding Cupcake & Eating It Too: Radical Queer & Progressive LGBT Politics Working Together

Having Your Wedding Cupcake & Eating It Too: Radical Queer & Progressive LGBT Politics Working Together

A decade ago, I was the feminist cult leader director of my small Upstate NY college’s Women’s Center. I was a righteous babe of the very early millennial generation, coming into queerness right off the hot hot heat of Queer Nation, before The L Word. I was a few weeks into college when 9/11 happened and the anti-Iraq war outrage was palpable. One of my earliest memories of my now-spouse is…

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29 August 2014 ·

Rhymes With Witches: Original Degrassi Mean Girl, Tabi

Rhymes With Witches: Original Degrassi Mean Girl, Tabi

Have you ever loved a fictional character so much that their image is so ingrained into your head that years later after you’ve forgotten their name or even what show or movie they starred in, the image of this person is still crystal clear? That’s who Tabi is to me.

Via img4.wikia.nocookie.net

Via img4.wikia.nocookie.net

For all you non-Degrassihardcore fans; Tabitha, widely known as Tabi, was a character in the awesomely…

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29 August 2014 ·

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