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.
There is a power in building communities on our own terms as marginalized people. There is a freedom in escaping, even for a moment, the weight of oppression and the burden of society’s expectations for who we should be. And there is a revolution to be had in building better, more inclusive spaces for marginalized folks.
Historical texts often subsume bisexual activists into the Gay movement or ignore their contributions altogether. Recognizing the historical work of bisexual activists and movements is key to our continued struggle and survival, bi leaders say.
From labor rights to environmental justice, these women organized with gender in mind outside of the feminist movement.
Really unclear why we didn’t spend at least one semester reading Emily Dickinson’s love letters to her girlfriend.
I’ll be thinking of Nancy M. Johnson’s invention today as I eat ice cream with my lunch. And afternoon snack. And dinner.
These 10 women traversed lands, set records, and embraced adventure. We should know their names!
Are you a running shoe lesbian who likes to make vulva hands? There’s only one way to find out.
As a follow-up to the time I used “gal pals” sarcastically and taught you all about the queer suffragists, and in honor of Gal Pal Week, this week’s Rebel Girls lesson is going to be about good, old-fashioned friendship.
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.