glaad (Gay and lesbian alliance against defamation) awards // nominee, 2017 glaad award for outstanding digital journalism for "105 trans women on american tv: a history and analysis"

go magazine // 100 WOMEN WE LOVE 2016

BROADLY // "CLICKING THE BEAN: ThE HISTORY OF THE WORLD'S MOST POPULAR LESBIAN BLOG"

JEANNE MAGAZINE // "LE WEB LESBIEN MADE IN USA"

dating advice // "WELCOMING, FUN AND AFFORDABLE: HOW AUTOSTRADDLE'S A-CAMP BECAME THE GO-TO EVENT FOR QUEER WOMEN."

GLAAD (GAY AND LESBIAN ALLIANCE AGAINST DEFAMATION) AWARDS // WINNER, 2015 GLAAD AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING BLOG

GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) Awards // Nominee, 2014 GLAAD Award For Outstanding Blog

Queer Ink // Interview with Autostraddle CEO Riese

GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) Awards // Nominee, 2013 GLAAD Award For Outstanding Blog

Poynter. // Nine Ways Journalists Can Do Justice to Transgender People's Stories // Lauren Klinger

Loving The L Word: The Complete Series in Focus // Why "The Real L Word Matters: Community and Lesbian Sex, In the Flesh" // Tara Shea Burke

Indiegogo  // Indiegogo's Top 12 Creative Campaigns:

"As this popular queer lady website became so popular that the site was breaking all the time, its founders decided to run an Indiegogo campaign to improve Autostraddle. By mobilizing their large fan base and offering them exclusive perks, they raised over $116,000 — almost triple their goal."

The Bloggies // 2012 Winner, 2012 Weblog Awards for Weblog of the Year, Group/Community Blog & Best Entertainment Blog

GO Magazine  // Women We Love 2011

"Autostraddle.com, Riese Bernard’s phenomenally popular Web site, has enjoyed explosive growth in the past year. The site doubled its readership with lady-friendly advice columns, snarky cultural commentary and political news; launched a redesign and added social networking tools; coordinated a worldwide meetup for fans; and opened its online store. What’s the secret to Autostraddle’s success? “We employ a funny, conversational tone to make all that complicated DOMA and DADT stuff make sense and be fun to read, so everyone is informed and can fight properly with their parents at the dinner table,” Bernard laughs. “When readers tell us they've met other queers, come out to their friends and family, stopped hating themselves and decided life is worth living because of Autostraddle, that's not just the most rewarding part of my work—that's the most rewarding part of my life.”

Curve Magazine // Curve Lesbian Awards

  • Best Blogger Finalist: Riese Bernard
  • Best Web Series Finalist: Julie & Brandy in Your Box Office
  • Best Lesbian Website Finalist: Autostraddle.com

GO Magazine // Women We Love 2010

Marie "Riese" Lyn Bernard founded Autostraddle.com in March 2009 after a long stint as a solo blogger. Bernard's writing has appeared in several books, in magazines like Curve and Marie Claire and on websites including Nerve.com and Suspect Thoughts. In just one year, Autostraddle has become a premier website for lesbians, winning a 2009 Lezzy Award for New Lesbian Blog from The Lesbian Lifestyle. Bernard hopes Autostraddle will bring more queer women together offline as well. "There are lots of lesbos out there who like books, hot girls, bad television, social activism and group therapy," she laughs. "We provide all of those in one website! Our goal is to create web 3.0, in which the connections we make online either directly translate into real-life friendships, or empower our community online to be a part of their local queer circles."

VUE Weekly //  Interview, Part One and Part Two:

"The world of media geared towards queer women has been so small for so long, that I have to admit I stopped longing for any better.... then came Autostraddle.com... debuting last March, the site is the firey brainchild of New York based journalist & writer Marie "Riese" Lyn Bernard... she cites inspiration from sources as diverse as Sassy Magazine to Pump Up the Volume to Andy Warhol and the Factory. One of the things that makes Autostraddle so interesting is it's focus on community building... Autostraddle stories run the gamut from pop culture to social issues to politics. Articles about Lady Gaga sit alongside ones about queer families and gay marriage votes."

Sister's Talk Radio // Best Lesbian Website of 2009

The Lesbian Lifestyle //  Best New Lesbian Blog 2009

Talk With Tim: The Digital Interview Talk Show //  Interview with Riese

"What really caught my eye is that Autostraddle looked like a great site, it was launched in early 2009 and the quality of the work there is apparent at first glance. With their engaging and often humorous writing style, I deduced that any question I posed would get an equally fun-to-read response. (As you'll soon see, my deduction was correct)."

Urlesque.com // Hot Blogger Calendar 2009 Photos: An Urlesque Exclsuive

The Bloggies // Nominee, 2008 Webblog Awards, Best LGBT Blog

The Lesbian Lifestyle // Winner, 2008 Lezzie Awards, Best Personal Blog

International Hyperhidrosis Society // Winner, 2007 Best Media Coverage

Dirty Girls // Author Interview With Marie Lyn Bernard

Hottest Blogger Awards // Model, 2009 Hot Blogger Calendar

The Lesbian Lifestyle // Nominee, 2007 Lezzie Awards, Lesbian Blog of The Year

In The Flesh Reading Series //  Marie Lyn Bernard Does New York 

And by "does," I mean totally WOWS the entire packed crowd at In The Flesh last night with her absolutely brilliant and smoking hot story about sex with various cities in our lovely country. I want to hear that story again and again! I want to publish it, and hopefully someday I will. It was amazing.  

Susie Bright // Interview "What Happened To That Girl?"