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We Grieve, and Then We Get to Work

2 months agoLGBT / Lesbian : Autostraddle

It's heartbreaking to know that this is the country we live in — that this is the country we've lived in all along. But the fact that this is the country we've lived in all along and that we're here to read this means that we've survived it so far, and that the tools to keep surviving in it are at our hands.

Post-Election Liveblog and Open Thread: We Love You And We Will Never Stop Fighting For You

2 months agoLGBT / Lesbian : Autostraddle

Hear me: We love you. You are not alone. All hope is not lost. We will face this uncertain and terrifying future together. We will never stop fighting. We will never give up. You are our family and we will never give up.

Foolish Child #9: Co-Parenting For Nerds (Of Color)

2 months agoLGBT / Lesbian : Autostraddle

Welcome to Foolish Child, a biweekly comic series by our new cartoonist, Dickens! 

Hate Trumps Love

The simple truth is, hate won.There’s no way to sugarcoat this. There’s no silver lining. There’s no way to take away this terrible, terrible reality. Hate won.Whites so thoroughly repudiated people of color. Men so thoroughly repudiated women. Show More Summary

Drawn to Comics: Annie Mok’s “No Exit” Will Make Your Heart Stronger

2 months agoLGBT / Lesbian : Autostraddle

Mok fills each panel of her comics with so much emotion and power that reading them is a full body experience, taking you to a place either you've never been before or a place that's all too familiar.

“Supergirl” Episode 205 Recap: Welcome To The Team, Danvers!

2 months agoLGBT / Lesbian : Autostraddle

From the beginning, Supergirl has been fundamentally about three things: Women, love, and hope — and knowing how much strength is in each of those three things. Alex's story is no different. Our story is no different.

View From The Top: Tops Have Limits, Too

2 months agoLGBT / Lesbian : Autostraddle

"I knew she wanted it, I trusted her to know she could take what she asked for, and I wanted to give her what she wanted. But I couldn’t do it."

Feelings Rookie: A Canyon of Grief

2 months agoLGBT / Lesbian : Autostraddle

My problem with grief is its general shape. Grief is somehow both slippery and sharp, rolling over you with sadness then sneakily attacking your soft underbelly with its claws.

A+ Inbox LIVE! #15: You’re Already In Pretty Deep

2 months agoLGBT / Lesbian : Autostraddle

Moving in with your girlfriend after just one year (even when you have an ominous feeling about it maybe), dating someone significantly shorter than you, and the politics behind not commenting on our political posts but definitely commenting on our cookie posts. It's a podcast!

2016 Election Day Liveblog and Open Thread: Oh God It’s Really Happening

2 months agoLGBT / Lesbian : Autostraddle

Let's be with each other on this most harrowing of days to follow updates as they come in and support each other as we drag ourselves across the finish line of this election cycle.

Liquor In The Autumn Evening: Spiked Mulled Cider for Two

2 months agoLGBT / Lesbian : Autostraddle

Cozy boozy cider for you and your date person or your best friend or your mom or whoever IT'S PROPER FALL COCKTAIL TIME!

I Believe That She Will Win

“I believe that she will win!I believe that she will win!” — Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) November 8, 2016 Well, the campaign is finally over. Now it is up to us. A couple quick reminders, my fellow voters:-...Show More Summary

DeAnne Smith Doesn’t Feel Like A Third Wheel In New Comedy Show “Girl on Girl on Girl”

2 months agoLGBT / Lesbian : Autostraddle

Comedians DeAnne Smith, Jess Salomon and Eman El-Husseini star in their new stand up show “Girl on Girl on Girl” happening in NYC on November 9th. And they're giving away tickets to see it!

What’s Going On in Alicia Keys’ New Gay Song “Where Do We Begin Now”

2 months agoLGBT / Lesbian : Autostraddle

On her new album HERE, Alicia Keys first in three years, she has a lot of songs, but none as specifically suited to our interests here at Autostraddle than "Where Do We Begin Now," a confusing song about first time sapphic attractio...

Midwestern Stereotypes, Ranked By a Californian

2 months agoLGBT / Lesbian : Autostraddle

Then I made a friend from suburban, God-fearing Missouri. When she got married this past summer, you can bet that’s where the wedding was. So my first trip to the Heartland had arrived.

Also.Also.Also: Buffering Your BFF Hannah Hart and Other Stories for Your Week

2 months agoLGBT / Lesbian : Autostraddle

My dog Penny will make you feel better, songs get stuck in your head, Xennials, Standing Rock, vintage Hillary photos, Latina hotel workers getting shit done, Hannah Hart, consent, and so much more!!

8 Middle Grade Books with LGBTQ Characters

2 months agoLGBT / Lesbian : Autostraddle

"I have a very precocious eight year old daughter who began speaking at nine months and decided that she would marry a woman before she turned two. She learned the term lesbian from the show Supergirl, and now matter of factly proclaims herself a lesbian to anyone."

Playlist: I Bought a Baby Pink Stationary Bike and I’m Okay With Myself

2 months agoLGBT / Lesbian : Autostraddle

I realized something inside of me had forever changed the first time I was smoking with the windows down and the music loud in my car and thought to myself "Huh, I could imagine myself doing SoulCycle to this song."

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