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Relevant To Your Interests: Cooperative Boardgames for Tough Times

2 weeks agoLGBT / Lesbian : Autostraddle

Some of these boardgames have individual winners at the end, some don't, but all allow you to band together for a short time and take on a much more manageable enemy than "hate," "the patriarchy," and "the rest of the whole damn world." The post Relevant To Your Interests: Cooperative Boardgames for Tough Times appeared first on Autostraddle.

Dead Ringer

[Orphan Black Spoilers, sweeties]So, I don’t know about you, but after last week’s “Orphan Black” ended I spent the next 15 minutes screaming and rewinding the last 30 seconds. And then screaming and rewinding the last 30 seconds. So, yes, Delphine is back. Show More Summary

I scream, we all scream

Hey, is it OK if I just scream for 7 minutes? Yep. That’s exactly where I am, America. Well, Democratic Senator Chris Murphy did for over 14 hours. So, you know, why the hell not?

“Escúchame For Orlando” Lets LGBTQ Latinxs Share Their Voice On The Pulse Shooting

2 weeks agoLGBT / Lesbian : Autostraddle

Escúchame for Orlando is "a place for queer Latinxs to come together and let our voices be heard about the massacre in the Pulse nightclub in Orlando. This is an anonymous space because whether you're out to the whole world, or justShow More Summary

Not Quite There Yet: Safety and Progress In Light of the Pulse Shooting

2 weeks agoLGBT / Lesbian : Autostraddle

"The morning after the horrific shooting, and the days that followed, I understood part of my father’s fear. Animosity towards LGBTQ people has not gone the way of black and white T.V. sets, phone booths, or travel by horse and carriage. Show More Summary

Queer Latinxs Share Love, Rage, Sadness and Strength For Our Family Lost in Orlando

2 weeks agoLGBT / Lesbian : Autostraddle

Here are just a few of the many, many LGBTQ Latinxs in our community who are speaking up and speaking out to make sure that queer Latinxs are not erased. The post Queer Latinxs Share Love, Rage, Sadness and Strength For Our Family Lost in Orlando appeared first on Autostraddle.

Notes From A Queer Engineer: What’s the Most Effective Gun Control Strategy?

2 weeks agoLGBT / Lesbian : Autostraddle

If we allow gun violence to continue blighting communities of color, we have failed. But if we enact gun control measures that aid the police state in criminalizing Black and brown bodies, we have also failed. The post Notes From A Queer Engineer: What’s the Most Effective Gun Control Strategy? appeared first on Autostraddle.

No Filter: Oh God Tegan And Sara Are Ruining My Life In These Masks

2 weeks agoLGBT / Lesbian : Autostraddle

Also, the cast of Orange Is The New Black are being extra adorable, Demi Lovato is on the warpath and Ruby Rose maybe has a new girlfriend. The post No Filter: Oh God Tegan And Sara Are Ruining My Life In These Masks appeared first on Autostraddle.

Pop Culture Fix: “Orange is The New Black” S4 Promises Delightful Poussey and Soso Situation

2 weeks agoLGBT / Lesbian : Autostraddle

"Orange is the New Black" is almost here and spoilers and (tepid) reviews abound! Also: transgender visibility on TV, Whitney Houston, and the Lifetime remake of Mother May I Sleep With Danger With a Lesbian Vampire Twist. The post Pop Culture Fix: “Orange is The New Black” S4 Promises Delightful Poussey and Soso Situation appeared first on Autostraddle.

PHOTOESSAY: LA Pride and Vigil

2 weeks agoLGBT / Lesbian : Autostraddle

As one speaker said, ‘a federal official suggested that maybe it was best to cancel the festivities - we said back, maybe you don’t know who we are.' We stand up, fight hate, and spread love. The post PHOTOESSAY: LA Pride and Vigil appeared first on Autostraddle.

Black Trans Woman Goddess Diamond Is The 12th Trans Person Murdered in the U.S. This Year

2 weeks agoLGBT / Lesbian : Autostraddle

"She was very loved, and was very kind," her co-worker told a New Orleans newspaper. "And that's what makes this more difficult. In addition to losing a friend, we lost an LGBT leader." The post Black Trans Woman Goddess Diamond Is The 12th Trans Person Murdered in the U.S. This Year appeared first on Autostraddle.

What We Know About the Pulse Shooting in Orlando So Far

2 weeks agoLGBT / Lesbian : Autostraddle

Links, updates, and further reading on the Pulse shooting, the aftermath, the victims, the gunman, gun control, politics, some resources and centering queer Latinx voices. The post What We Know About the Pulse Shooting in Orlando So Far appeared first on Autostraddle.

Mara Wilson is Queer: Actress Felt Moved To Say She’s One Of Us

2 weeks agoLGBT / Lesbian : Autostraddle

"If Mara's coming out helps even one more Kinsey 2 realize they have the right to support and love among other queers, then that is the rich fruit borne of a celebrity making herself visible." The post Mara Wilson is Queer: Actress Felt Moved To Say She’s One Of Us appeared first on Autostraddle.

A+ Inbox LIVE #9: Who’s Cleaning Up That Whipped Cream?

2 weeks agoLGBT / Lesbian : Autostraddle

Available to all A+ members, including Cobalt and Bronze. On this week’s show, we discuss underwears and the personal evolution thereof, crushing on your bestie roommate, and how you're feeling about this redesign. Also, hey, what was the Saved By The Bell of your generation? The post A+ Inbox LIVE #9: Who’s Cleaning Up That Whipped Cream? appeared first on Autostraddle.

These Are The Seven Women Who Were Killed In Orlando

2 weeks agoLGBT / Lesbian : Autostraddle

Seven women of color were killed this weekend at Pulse in Orlando and these are their stories. The post These Are The Seven Women Who Were Killed In Orlando appeared first on Autostraddle.

Drawn to Comics: “Strangers In Paradise” Is An Old Reminder Of The Power Of Happily Ever After

2 weeks agoLGBT / Lesbian : Autostraddle

Over a decade ago, Terry Moore realized what so many storytellers before and after him have been too obtuse to see — that happy endings for gay people aren't cliche. They're not the norm. They're rare and remarkable and we hold themShow More Summary

“Steven Universe: The Return” Brings Your Favorite Gay Space Rocks To DVD!

2 weeks agoLGBT / Lesbian : Autostraddle

Imagine you're a child today and you're watching Steven Universe: The Return and you finally see yourself not only represented on a show that's specifically made for you, but treated with respect, love and reverence — and then imagine...Show More Summary

Bottoms Up: My Time In The Dungeon

2 weeks agoLGBT / Lesbian : Autostraddle

"I was on my ninth cigarette when the dom about to give me the most affirming experience I’d had as a sub came to stand next to me." The post Bottoms Up: My Time In The Dungeon appeared first on Autostraddle.

Five Reasons To Date Yourself

2 weeks agoLGBT / Lesbian : Autostraddle

Spend time alone and exalt in your own company. Make your own decisions and order your own dinner and dream your own dreams. The post Five Reasons To Date Yourself appeared first on Autostraddle.

Who Tells Your Story?

2 weeks agoLGBT / Lesbian : Autostraddle

Now, more than ever, in the climate we're in, our stories need to be told. And our stories include loving, joy, revolution, dancing, crying, raging, surviving, and so, so much more. We have so much to tell, and it's so important that we do. The post Who Tells Your Story? appeared first on Autostraddle.

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