“James is a great man who let Bette Porter yell at him all the time and never complained. He was Bette’s most loyal bottom.”
We used this week’s Extra! Extra! to revisit some not-so-distant history, examine the fucked up shit happening in the name of “Homeland Security,” take a look at some of the global headlines that caught our eye and check in on how COVID continues to impact our lives. Finally, we leave you with some good news… a little optimism to carry you into the weekend.
Season Two of The Umbrella Academy finally let Ellen Page reach her full lesbian potential and the show was better for it.
Luckily for us, the result of the Wubble is a seemingly endless stream of TikToks and Instagram Stories that give us a peek into the lives of the players.
Worries about a roommate’s mental health, thinking of dating after almost a decade of being single, evangelical parents and bisexuality, what to call your girlfriend when she dominates you, and more.
An Officially Gay League Of Their Own!! Also: queers are now leaving “the big city” by choice, creating boundaries with your friends is especially important right now, and Michelle Obama on managing her depression.
If you are a future lover/partner of mine, you don’t have to like these shows but if you do, there is a higher chance that I’ll hit pause on the show so we can play on the couch.
People who are overworked, under resourced and overwhelmed do not question, do not push back, do not revolt. How do we dismantle grind culture and cultivate a new culture of rest to collectively sustain our focus on the future?
You may have noticed we just launched our second 2020 fundraiser. This is exciting news for a lot of you, but we recognize that it also might be an alarming or even annoying announcement to others. So we wanna answer some questions about our fundraising that we’ve gotten in the past, and just dig into what we’re doing and why.
There is charm to be had in watching two phenomenally talented straight actresses play out a lesbian relationship in the kind of wartime melodrama that is so often straight and white.
“You don’t have to be friends with the girl you met on Tinder (even if she says “wanna be friends instead?” after two dates and some exceedingly mediocre sex).”
Performative allyship isn’t helping. If you’re interested in building more than just a “woke” brand and want to be part of lasting, systemic change, here’s where to start.
Also: Mulan is coming to Disney+, Lena Waithe is making an open marriage drama at Amazon, Lifetime orders an LGBTQ+ Christmas movie, and more!
It seems contradictory to say I learned how to view my body as my own by sharing it with strangers and friends, but it is a truth that I revel in. What I love and learn about these encounters are the parameters of my body, its strengths, and boundaries, what pleases it.
Autostraddle leadership will your questions live (virtually) with our voices and faces! Ask about the vision, the fundraiser, what we’re planning, our favorite cookies — we want to hear from you and then talk to you through a screen!
Is a soft butch a soft butch if she can barely hold even herself together? Is a soft butch a soft butch without her swagger?
A Happy Belated Birthday to Ali Krieger! Also, Sara Ramirez and Kate Moennig have some amazing childhood throwbacks for us.
Is ‘Get Even’ a good show with a robust queer storyline? It is not. Did I watch the entire thing in two days anyhow? I sure did!!!! Should you do the same?? Probably!
Horror homos gird your loins, Sarah Paulson’s “Ratched” prequel from Ryan Murphy is coming, and so far it looks great! Plus: Megan Rapinoe wants to be a dominant lesbian dolphin, and 13 cookbooks by LGBTQ+ authors of color to buy Right Now.
Chani Nicholas, Canadian-born Astrologer and New York Times best selling author of You Were Born For This: Astrology for Radical Acceptance, chats with Jackie about her Spotify Cosmic Playlists, healing justice and much more.