By the time straight women of the second wave had caught up to the times, queer women had already f*cked up their movement — and built one all their own.
Ela Darling and Sovereign Syre might not be who you’d expected to be at the helm of the new, totally feminist, herstorical web series “Boss Bitches of History.” But together, the two adult entertainers are ready to bring women’s history to life – and redefine society’s expectations and pre-determined narratives for women at the same time.
The nearly half a decade that passed between the first and second waves of feminism was a period of great transition for what hadn’t even yet been named the “feminist movement.”
Time for a pop quiz! JK, it’s more like trivia night.
If you like lesbian history as much as I do, then you’ll love all these books about queer life in various towns, states, cities and countries. Your input is welcome!
We’ve broadly written off intense and deep relationships between these fearless suffrage leaders as “friendships” for years, but it’s worth considering what we’re erasing when we do.
The idea of this building housing regular, straight people drinking regular, straight drinks was peculiar to me. So I set off into various archives to learn more, uncovering a total of at least eight proprietors of a tavern at the corner of 19th and Lexington that dates back to 1910. To present my findings, I shall now show you 10 reasons that the building is completely 1000% well-suited to be San Francisco’s most loved dyke bar.
I wanted to take today’s lesson as an opportunity to totally school you on the suffrage comrades they didn’t teach you about in school, but there’s a ton, so I picked some of my favorites.
“Probably the devil is involved”
When HBO’s Bessie premieres May 16 to bring the Empress of Jazz back to life, nobody will be skirting the issue of Bessie Smith’s bisexuality.
A new podcast dives deep into New Orleans’ dyke bars of the 1970s and ’80s. Here are a few of the funny, sweet and powerful stories from Last Call.
The campaigns to get women on American and Canadian currency got me thinking: who are the women who have been on the money? What are their stories? Do they have great hair?
I want us to embark on some serious herstorical journeys through time, but I simply cannot condense herstory into one post, so I’m gonna condense everyone else’s pieces, books, movies, and projects about women’s history into one instead!
“She was regarded as mentally wrong by young men.”
A short documentary about one of the most badass pioneering women in computer science? Directed by Gillian Jacobs? I’m here for that, and I feel like you are too.
People would look surprised and say, “But…you can’t be a girl. You’re a blacksmith!”
A rich LGBT watering hole history, the last lesbian bar’s betrayal, and thoughts on the current landscape of queer women’s parties and spaces — a dramatic tale of Portland, Oregon bar culture.
This past Saturday, just a few hours before the Millions March in NYC, I sat down with Barbara Smith, a Black lesbian feminist legend.
If you or someone you love likes old things, thrift stores, antiques, records, and eating at classic diners, you’re in the right place.