“I had slight lesbian tendencies before going into the convent…”
From lesbian gangs killing old ladies in a nursing home to actresses with Mommy issues to inspirational schoolteachers, these are ten of the first-ever lesbian characters on American primetime television, 1961-1977.
Really unclear why we didn’t spend at least one semester reading Emily Dickinson’s love letters to her girlfriend.
Are you a running shoe lesbian who likes to make vulva hands? There’s only one way to find out.
“The fact that both male and female homosexuals congregate on one island no doubt gives them a sense of what might be called herd-security, much like sheep gathering together under a tree during a storm.”
“It is true that sapphism is also to be met with in quite young girls, but only if they live in houses of prostitution or in girls’ colleges.”
Conversations among their own group consist of sexual gossip, certainly in excess of what we might have designated as “good taste.”
Are you the college girl, the office girl, the career gal, the prostitute, the matron, the man-hater, the bohemian, the frigid wife, the dull dyke or the unsuccessful heterosexual?
Looking back at a century of cover designs from all over the world for beloved queer books like Tipping the Velvet, Orlando, The Color Purple, Annie on my Mind, Rubyfruit Jungle and more.
Lesbians have always mastered the blazer, but this also means that we were especially vulnerable to the late ’80s-’90s terrible/AWESOME Blazer Situation. You know the situation I’m talking about.
Once upon a time in a land far far away, lesbians found the internet and covered it with rainbows!
Vintage event posters, flyers and ads from 1914 – 1995.
“We didn’t chain ourselves to anything, or clash with cops. We stood outside an elementary school in Queens as open dykes, and gave balloons to school kids.”
Photographs of lesbian, bisexual and otherwise-identified women, 1850-1999. Seriously this is really cool.
“No woman ever made a dime for her work, and some … worked themselves into a state of mental and physical decline on behalf of the magazine.”
“There was a great heyday in the 80’s in which I felt like you could publish anything, you could say anything – any of the initials, L, G, B, or T.”
“I am glad to be here with you in 2012. But I am glad someone was there in 1950.”
“Sex with a woman for me has involved pressing mound of Venus against mound of Venus on each other’s leg.”
“Butches & Femmes paved the way for tons of fantastic lesbians, radical queers, revolutionary feminists, and really awful (and awesome) hairstyles that came after them.”
Vanessa chats with Marvin J. Taylor about Kathleen Hanna, Kathy Acker, lesbian comics, secret lesbians of early Hollywood and other fascinating secrets uncovered at Fales.