If you’ve been waiting your whole life to find people in history that really reflect who you are, today is that day! We’re examining the many ways gay, bisexual, queer and other unquantifiably not-straight women have built lasting, meaningful and downright obsessive relationships with their canine friends over the years.
Many of us menstruate, but what do we even know about the things we use to manage our periods? What did people used to do? Let’s test our knowledge about the things we bleed into (and why) — and maybe learn some things along the way!
Which pair of extremely close female friends decided to “marry” each other in 1844?
Why learn about butch lesbian herstory in the 50s, 60s and 70s when you can learn about butch lesbian herstory by looking at babes?
Get out your Sharpie markers and flattened cardboard boxes because it’s time to get activist-y AF!
What did everybody know… and when did you have no idea?
Test your ’90s lesbian/bisexual pop culture knowledge right here, right now.
“Close your eyes and imagine for one moment a world where little black girls spend their entire childhoods seeing women like the ones they will become in just as many books, television shows, awards ceremonies, universities, political offices, magazines, advertisements and leadership positions as their white peers do. Really picture it, and then ask yourself: what would that future look like?”
Feminism encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians. Happy holidays!
That one dance with a woman, Edna gasped, “made me know I was a homosexual.”
Hekate is the goddess of outcast women and taking power where you find it.
We’re closing out LGBT History Month with Jeanne Córdova — a legendary publisher and activist who died last year and included Autostraddle as one of many beneficiaries of her estate, which is why we didn’t lose our minds this year.
Women athletes who came out before very recently risked everything to do so: their endorsements, their fans, their spots on their teams, their livelihoods, and sometimes even their own lives. Here are 22 lesbian, bisexual and trans women athletes who changed their games and changed the game for LGBTQ people by choosing to live openly.
How two 1970s and 1980s lesbian BDSM books changed the national conversation around feminism, lesbianism, and kink.
When you’re a Broadway starlet indicted for the murder of your wealthy young boyfriend even though it was a suicide, who’re you gonna call? Your wealthy ex-girlfriend!
We could hardly believe it was real, and now we can hardly believe that it’s over.
Charlotte Cushman is at it again!
It’s LGBT History Month, a month-long annual observance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history, a topic which is near and dear to our hearts because it is definitely NOT near OR dear to the hearts of anybody in charge of public education.
Some very cool ladies to remember in all that we do
Gay rights pioneer Edith Windsor died today in Manhattan. She was 88 years old.