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20 September 2014 ·

"No group of people on earth had ever sought me out and claimed me as their own. I’ll never ever forget that moment. It’s changed and deepened my experiences as a queer human on this earth forever. A family chose me, not because of blood or looks or wealth, but because they could see me pouring my soul out into the world and they knew I was worthy of love just for being here."

~ What’s Your ‘Root?’ Autostraddle Editors Remember What Brought Them to This Website for the First Time" -Autostraddle (via thenoodlesoupwetaketowork)

20 September 2014 ·

All My Sims Are Queer, Here, Getting Used To Sims 4

All My Sims Are Queer, Here, Getting Used To Sims 4 

I wouldn’t call myself a gamer. I don’t play World of Warcraft or Call of Duty or Halo. I don’t really know what Destiny is. I never got into Farmville even though everyone on Facebook really wanted me to buy a cow or give them a cow or find a lost cow or milk a cow or slaughter a cow (I still don’t know how Farmville works, but it involves randomly asking your friends to do stuff with cows, I know that). When smartphones became affordable circa 2006, I immediately gravitated towards the not-super-fun Blackberry because it had a better email client for Outlook.

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20 September 2014 ·

The Comment Awards Are Cooking Something Up

The Comment Awards Are Cooking Something Up

Hello my dear queers!

This week proved that crockpots have infinite potentialsickness can’t stop the DIY-savvy lez and there is such thing as an unsexy sex playlist.

We also dreamed that “Golden Is The New Black” could become a real thing and bowed down to Alison Bechdel because she won a MacArthur Genius Grant.

And where were you when the misandrist shirt went on sale? Probably just chilling…

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19 September 2014 ·

The Autostraddle Insider: Issue Three, September 2014

The Autostraddle Insider: Issue Three, September 2014

Letter From Your Editors

Hello Autostraddle Plus Members!

Welcome to the third edition of the Insider Newsletter, brought to you by the Senior Staff of Autostraddle.com, your #1 source for tips on helicopter flying and root vegetables. It’s autumn, my favorite season and a season typically associated with “going back to school.” In honor of that association, despite its lack of relevance to our…

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19 September 2014 ·

Once More With Feeling: House Democrats Make Renewed Push ENDA Vote

Once More With Feeling: House Democrats Make Renewed Push ENDA Vote

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The Employment Non-Discrimination Act, or ENDA, has had a pretty tumultuous year. After weeks of hearings, amendments, and fierce debate, last November the Senate passed a version of ENDA that included protections for transgender people for the first time. Unfortunately, in the 10 months since then, the bill has languished because Speaker of the House John…

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19 September 2014 ·

FRIDAY OPEN THREAD: Let’s Make Some Fall Resolutions

FRIDAY OPEN THREAD: Let’s Make Some Fall Resolutions

Hello, pumpkin seeds! It’s Friday, which means it’s time for us to draw all over each other’s faces when we fall asleep. JK! It’s time for the Friday Open Thread, which couldn’t have come sooner because I really miss you guys. I’m so glad you’re here! Never leave me.

Now that September is in full swing, I’ve been sitting around waiting for the seasons to change and filling with an unusal…

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19 September 2014 ·

Tatu’s Yulia Volkova: Girls Kissing Are Hot, but Gay Son Would Be Gross

Tatu’s Yulia Volkova: Girls Kissing Are Hot, but Gay Son Would Be Gross

In a move that should be shocking to no-one (but is actually kind of shocking), Yulia Volkova of Tatu announced in an interviewthat she has less than progressive views about homosexuality. When asked by an interviewer how she’d feel if her son were gay, the mother of two replied, “Yes, I would condemn him, because I believe that a real man must be a real man…God created man for procreation, it is…

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19 September 2014 ·

It’s On Us: Obama’s New Campaign Says Everyone Is Responsible for Helping End Campus Sexual Assault

It’s On Us: Obama’s New Campaign Says Everyone Is Responsible for Helping End Campus Sexual Assault

Barack Obama, the President who has already made history for speaking out against and speaking up for action on sexual assault, asking men to be “part of the solution,” announced today that there’s more. The White House and Generation Progress, in conjunction with some big-name partners ranging from organizations to corporations to sports teams to universities, have launched It’s On Us, a…

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19 September 2014 ·

Things I Read That I Love #145: It’s Gradual and Sad, or Wild and Thrashing

Things I Read That I Love #145: It’s Gradual and Sad, or Wild and Thrashing

HELLO and welcome to the 145th installment of Things I Read That I Love, wherein I share with you some of the longer-form journalism/essays I’ve read recently so that you can read them too and we can all know more about XXX! This “column” is less feminist/queer focused than the rest of the site because when something is feminist/queer focused, I put it on the rest of the site. Here is where the…

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19 September 2014 ·

What’s Your “Root?” Autostraddle Editors Remember What Brought Them to This Website for the First Time

What’s Your “Root?” Autostraddle Editors Remember What Brought Them to This Website for the First Time

Believe it or not, beautiful flowers, we weren’t all just put on this website by the grace of goddess. (Although it often feels that way.) For a myriad of reasons, we all somehow ended up clicking over to this very special place called Autostraddle Dot Com at some pivotal point in our queermo lives, and now we’re all still here making it happen! In this roundtable, our editors and writers share…

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19 September 2014 ·

Playlist: The Worst Sex Playlist Of All Time

Playlist: The Worst Sex Playlist Of All Time

As you’ve maybe figured out by now, sex is sort of hilarious. You’re both naked with all your meat and cheese out there in the open air, you’re rolling around pawing at each other like animals on a bed or smashed into a bar bathroom or precariously threatening the composure of your sofa cushions. You’re sweating, sticking your fingers and/or brightly colored toys into each other’s holes, your…

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18 September 2014 ·

Thai Teen Drama “Hormones” Features Lesbian Couple, Is Better Than “Skins”

Thai teen drama ‘Hormones’ features lesbian couple

I got sucked into the rabbit hole that is Thai teen dramas. It began with the second season of the popular TV series, Hormones featuring a lesbian couple and from there it just got more gay.

Called the Skins of Thailand, the envelope-pushing Hormones: The Seriesfollows a group of students at the fictional Nadao Bangkok College and bears more than just a little resemblance to its UK predecessor in…

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18 September 2014 ·

TV In The Time of Patriarchy Traffics In Ageless Women, Age-Old Stereotypes

TV In The Time of Patriarchy Traffics In Ageless Women, Age-Old Stereotypes

San Diego State’s Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film has released its 17th annual “Boxed In” study tracking women’s representation and employment in prime-time television. Results were much as you’d expect given the patriarchy in full force all around us: women are underrepresented working behind the scenes, so women are also underrepresented on screen. And a lot of the…

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18 September 2014 ·

Lez Liberty Lit #55: Reading Slowly, Reading Well

Lez Liberty Lit #55: Reading Slowly, Reading Well

By Carolyn & Riese

Feature image by Juliette Tang.

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She Rises by Kate Worsley, The Last Nude by Avery Ellis and The Salt Roads by Nalo Hopkinson are just a few of Casey the Canadian Lesbrarian’s historical queer women’s fiction favo(u)rites.

It’s okay to read slowly.

Books are not fact-checked, generally.

This butch/femme 101 reading list includes Brazen Femme, Stone Butch Blues, Odd Girls and…

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18 September 2014 ·

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