For many years lesbians have roamed the open plains of the internet, right-clicking and saving every little bit of lesbian imagery we could get our hands on — which generally meant Bette & Tina on the porch, that “Kiss” poster you hung over your first dorm-room bed, and maybe some random shots of Amanda Moore in a wifebeater.
Then Tumblr came into our lives and the whole world changed. Now you can feast your eyes on all manner of lesbian imagery! Cyber-dykes are accumulating sapphic photos, syndicating lesbian news & quotes, re-gifting their Suicide Girls memberships & forming mini-cults around models you don’t often see celebrated in mainstream fashion. If you can spell “fuck yeah” you can look at something fuckable quickly … on Tumblr!
We love about 50 lesbian-themed tumblrs right now, so we sort of picked these at random from our top 30 or so. (Also if you don’t know already, girlfriendisahomo is the motehr of all tumblrs) So if you’re like Hey, autostraddle is always re-blogging my shit, where’s my shout out?” then you know, we’re sorry, we’ll get you next time. Tell us your favorites in the comments, or shamelessly promote yourself. However, please hyperlink, as URLs-as-written (http://autostraddle.tumblr.com) might land your ass in the spam folder.
Lots and lots of smokin’ hot androgyny here. While its got plenty of undressed girls, fuck yeah dykes is a good place to check out for style ideas, mohawky haircuts, fallenandrogyne, sloppy kisses & proud punky lesbians & the models who look like them.
Girls who like girls features a bounty of photos of queer girls [both real and fictional], You’ll find lots of photos of Leisha Hailey, Amanda Moore, real lesbian couples, Freja Beha, and Ruby Rose here.
A bell hooks or Zora Neale Hurson quote here, vintage Angela Davis photos there, a lot of fuckyeahblackbeauties & guerrillamamamedicine re-blogs, political news updates, and sexy photos of hot women of color like Rosario Dawson & M.I.A with wisdom/links/text-a-plenty.
Bohemianism is about adventure and creativity and really, bohemea is too. The adventure comes in clicking through the pages to find photos of nice girls while the creativity is about what you might like to do with those ladies. Expect Ellen Von Unwerth’s sexy-edgy photography, retro-vintage advertising, Zooey Deschanel, fashion spreads, film stills & more.
Ohh, pretty people and anguish. If you’re a Natalie-Portman-loving-treehouse-building-Edward-Scissorhands-watching-Lovely-Bones-reading type of girl, go no further. You can also expect television stills from Six Feet Under, True Blood & Mad Men, screenshots from movies you can’t ever find screenshots of like The Craft, Clueless & American Psycho and other 90’s nostalgia, with plenty of brand-spankin’ new stuff tracking Kristen Stewart and their ilk.
[Bohemea and Suicide Blonde are girlfriends and are also basically the prototype for all ensuing tumblr blogs. If you’re on tumblr and don’t follow these girls, what’s wrong with you. A few weeks ago they suffered a death in the family so for the time being you won’t find the first few pages reflecting the descriptions below, but there’s thousands of pages of archives to keep you busy all afternoon and, we must say, some very compelling & emotional work at the front. Give them love!]
Here for all your sexy/edgy lesbionic needs, liquor in the front has lots of comics, boyish girls, straight girls lesbians like and a couple adorable photos of Ellen Page. The girl who runs it occasionally puts up pictures of herself and her girlfriend; they’re all kinds of cute.
Visiting Autostraddle’s tumblr is like buying your favorite cereal and realizing there’s a toy inside. But instead of cereal you get all our posts and instead of a spoon that changes color when you dip it in your milk, you get pictures of things like Sesame Street and boyshorts.
Sweet looking milky soft-haired girls in sheets full of lip-gloss and shy nods — a lot less “alternative lifestyle haircut” than some of the others, and heavy on lusty looking couples. There are also a lot of breasts!
Looking for a screenshot, cast photo, or magazine scan from The L Word? Chances are you’ll find it here. They’ve got everything from first season ads with the original Tim to recent interviews with Kate Moennig.
This is our latest fling. It feels, somehow, like actual life — photobooth-snapped submitted photos from Real Dykes & Real Couples from all around the tumblr-verse, L Word nostalgia, genderqueer models & makeouts, links to important articles and butch punky girls at various levels of undress.
Self-described as being “for the love of androgyny, genderqueer, genderfuck, etc. living beyond the binary.” Justin Bond, Agyness Deyn, Lucas Silveira, Peaches, Jenny Shimizu, Park Yong Hee, Also, bonus; a lot more Asian representation here and like two full pages of Amelia Earhart.
So what are your favorite queer (or otherwise inclined) tumblrs?