Please Step Over Here: The Perils Of Traveling As A Trans Woman

Please Step Over Here: The Perils Of Traveling As A Trans Woman

I’m a girl on the move. Between a long-distance relationship, science conferences, science-fiction conventions and a general love of random adventures, I’ve managed to log well more than 15,000 miles of travel in the last year alone. I think I’ve travelled by just about every mode of transport available in that period: car, bus, airplane, train, boat, TARDIS, submarine, etc. Wanderlust is my…

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28 July 2014 ·

Confused Cats Against Feminism Saves Me From Defenestrating Myself

Confused Cats Against Feminism Saves Me From Defenestrating Myself

I am a big fan of cats and Tumblrs and Tumblrs featuring cats saving my sanity when it comes to matters of misogyny and/or stupidity. So it is no surprise that I am ALL THE FUCK OVER the latest feline Tumblr craze. Let me explain.

Some lost souls who don’t seem to have a clear definition of feminism started a Tumblr/hastag/misguided internet movement. It includes women from various nations…

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28 July 2014 ·

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27 July 2014 ·

There Was a Pride Parade in Final Fantasy XIV and You Should Care About It!

There Was a Pride Parade in Final Fantasy XIV and You Should Care About It!

Last weekend, the largest group of LGBT gamers ever gathered for an epic, virtual pride parade in Final Fantasy XIV. Though pride parades have happened in Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games, or MMORPGs, in the past, this one in particular is notable for its size and context.

An MMORPG is a game where people can customize personal avatars to go on a series of adventures for experience…

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27 July 2014 ·

So, this July marks the one year anniversary of my time as a Contributing Editor at Autostraddle

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and honestly, it’s been one of the best years of my life.

Thanks to being hired as a Contributing Editor, so many great things have happened in my life.

  • I met some amazing people on the Autostraddle staff who are now some of my favorite friends I’ve ever known
  • I got to go to New York City and…
MEY WE LOVE YOU

27 July 2014 ·

NSFW Lesbosexy Sunday Is Sleeping In

NSFW Lesbosexy Sunday Is Sleeping In

Welcome to NSFW Sunday!

Feature image of Kate Upton photographed by Mario Testino for UK Vogue via les beehvie

via sidibeauty

via sidibeauty

+ At the Toast, Donna J. Drucker looks at what Masters of Sex got right and wrong about Virginia E. Johnson:

“Masters had the professional credentials, drive, and passion for discovery to move the sex research forward, but he had little of the friendliness and calming…

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27 July 2014 ·

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Hannah Hart, photographed by Robin Roemer

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27 July 2014 ·

Have Your Gay Wedding At My Birthday Party This Sunday Funday

Have Your Gay Wedding At My Birthday Party This Sunday Funday

Hello, kale and spinach aficionados! Today’s a pretty momentous day for gay history, because 24 years ago today, I was born. That’s right.

IT’S MY BIRTHDAY, BITCHES! 

DRAKEBDAY

Now that I’ve set the tone for our good gay news today, let’s dive right in to all this weekend has to offer queer people that is vaguely positive or fuzzy!

Meet The Most Committed Lesbians On Earth

In the face of a government…

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27 July 2014 ·

weirdshitautostraddleadvertises:

Rejoice! Autostraddle’s blanket Motrin sponsorship deal appears to be over!
While the community-minded part of me is concerned that their potentially lucrative ad deal has run its course, the greater, overwhelmingly selfish part of me is ecstatic that we may once again be treated to a bevy of bizarre, bargain-basement banners.
Adsense has clearly spent the past couple of months sitting in a dark room thinking about what it’s doing with its life, because this first ad that I saw was perhaps the best-targetted I’ve ever seen on the site:
Extremely Ugly Lesbian Sandals*.
These things look like some kind of sports Birkenstocks, released in a limited edition shade of sex-toy-purple, specifically to appeal to the modern homoromantic lady.
*Equality disclaimer: sandals can also be worn by bisexuals, pansexuals and very sneaky straight girls that utilise their lesbionic vibes to reel in unsuspecting babydykes, rip their still-beating hearts from their chests, and devour them whole.

weirdshitautostraddleadvertises:

Rejoice! Autostraddle’s blanket Motrin sponsorship deal appears to be over!

While the community-minded part of me is concerned that their potentially lucrative ad deal has run its course, the greater, overwhelmingly selfish part of me is ecstatic that we may once again be treated to a bevy of bizarre, bargain-basement banners.

Adsense has clearly spent the past couple of months sitting in a dark room thinking about what it’s doing with its life, because this first ad that I saw was perhaps the best-targetted I’ve ever seen on the site:

Extremely Ugly Lesbian Sandals*.

These things look like some kind of sports Birkenstocks, released in a limited edition shade of sex-toy-purple, specifically to appeal to the modern homoromantic lady.

*Equality disclaimer: sandals can also be worn by bisexuals, pansexuals and very sneaky straight girls that utilise their lesbionic vibes to reel in unsuspecting babydykes, rip their still-beating hearts from their chests, and devour them whole.

26 July 2014 ·

How To Ditch iTunes in 7 Easy Steps

How To Ditch iTunes in 7 Easy Steps

queer-your-tech-header_FINAL_640web 1. Get pissed at iTunes

Realize you hate iTunes. There are so many reasons to hate iTunes. Perhaps you have gotten pissed that it’s just damn slow. Maybe you’re peeved that it doesn’t monitor multiple folders or let you keep track of multiple collections and libraries very easily (fyi, you can have multiple iTunes libraries, it’s just not the smoothest).  Or it’s the lack of support for FLAC.…

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26 July 2014 ·

The Comment Awards Are Ready For Hillary (And The Weekend)

The Comment Awards Are Ready For Hillary (And The Weekend)

Hello kittencaboodles!

This week we got hyped for Hillary in 2016 (I mean, did you see the mason jars?!), learned how to make light up marquee and 26 delicious no-bake desserts.

In more news that will make you want to high five someone, the new Thor will be a woman, supermodel Andreja Pejic came out as a trans woman and it was announced that Portia de Rossi will be joining the cast of Scandal.

Al…

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25 July 2014 ·

Barbie Doesn’t Earn Feminist Empowerment Badge for Becoming A Girl Scout

Barbie Doesn’t Earn Feminist Empowerment Badge for Becoming A Girl Scout

Mattel has an elaborate bullpen of “I Can Be” Barbie dolls dressed for careers as various as “Pet Vet” to “Fashion Designer” and, thanks to a new partnership between Mattel and Girl Scouts USA, Barbie has a new image, a new Girl Scout doll and a new tagline: “Barbie: Be Anything. Do Everything.” The partnership includes the creation of a new “For Girls” wing of the Girl Scouts USA websitethat…

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25 July 2014 ·

No Man’s Land: The Limbo Of Florida’s Latest Court Ruling On Gay Marriage

No Man’s Land: The Limbo Of Florida’s Latest Court Ruling On Gay Marriage

In the wake of a Florida court’s decision to continue withholding equal rights for all its citizens, many were left feeling confused instead of angry. Over the past few years, absorbing these decisions from the news has yielded fairly polarized reactions: either yelling at the injustice or celebrating that we won a thing.

via washingtonpost.com

via washingtonpost.com

This Florida case was different though. There was…

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25 July 2014 ·

Interview With An Ex: Fiona

Interview With An Ex: Fiona

Welcome to Interviews With My Ex-Girlfriend Ex-One-Night Stand, in which Autostraddle writers get back in touch with their ex-girlfriends ex-one-night stands to ask them Five Simple Questions:  (these questions are specific to one-night stands!) why did we end up sleeping together at all, did anything about our sexual encounter surprise you, what do you think the soundtrack to our sexual…

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25 July 2014 ·

Wilder Hungers: Picnics and Homemade Herb Pasta

Wilder Hungers: Picnics and Homemade Herb Pasta

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Hi Straddlers! I hope you are all enjoying the dog days of summer so far. I have been to known to complain about the heat this time of year, which is odd for a Floridian, I know. I swear it feels a million times hotter when you are surrounded by concrete and buildings with no lakes to jump into. One thing I’m not complaining about is all the time I have spent in my kitchen lately. The farmers’…

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25 July 2014 ·

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