We asked for stories about queer lives grounded in a very specific sense of place. We got that and so much more — including the first run of what would become our legendary Queer Girl City Guides.
“I envision Montréal as some sexy androgyne character with a sweet moustache and a pair of lacy panties.”
Songs about places. So many places to sing about, like Ohio and Carolina and Georgia and London and Nashville and New Orleans and New York and California and you’ll see! Just listen to it.
“And yes, every day in this Queer Mecca is like an episode of Portlandia.”
“It’s the Peter Pan of cities.”
When the water is turquoise and the sun is out and the coastline is spectacular, politics don’t seem necessary.
It rains a lot here, which means the girls are extra wet.
Washington DC through the eyes of a hyper-social resident and her pet unicorn.
Highlights from Sydney Mardi Gras and Crystal takes you to Australia’s largest girl party, GiRLTHING!
A beautiful city with the best name for an LGBT organization you’ve heard all year.
“Madison has a great history of creative women… So when we saw all the great events they were putting on, we wanted to do that, too.”
It’s a little village, but it’s got a whole lot of gay per square kilometer.
If you can handle the rain, you’ll be handsomely rewarded by my beloved hometown of Vancouver, one of the gay-friendliest cities in Canada!
Let’s take a trip back in time to Bali, Michigan, Nigeria, New Orleans, New York and many other fine fine locales.
Here’s a DIY guide to enjoying a queerified Bronx.
Ohio’s capital city (and the third largest city in the Midwest) has everything you’d ever need, including the world’s best ice cream, one of the country’s largest universities, and a hoppin’ LGBTQ scene.
Santa Fe through the eyes of a recent transplant.
Meet four trusty, lusty ladies to guide you through Oxford!
None of these recipes use Vegemite.
A handy list of queer and queer-friendly parties, places, and neighborhoods to keep you busy all week long!
Albuquerque: hard to pronounce, impossible to spell, easy to love.
“Things seemed so big out there and we were just waiting for life to begin properly. I felt electric with anticipation.”
I was so lucky to grow up in Ann Arbor, but now I’m afraid I’ll never leave.
“I feel like yelling at people,” she told me. I didn’t really grasp then that she meant that. This was the very first time. This was the day after Easter.
With recipes for vegan Cincinnati Chili, Australian Fairy Bread and Puerto Rican Tostones!
Even when someone doesn’t know the range of the artistic revolution that was the Harlem Renaissance, they know the name. They know writers like Claude Mckay or singers like Ethel Waters but they may not know them as Queer Black Americans. Why is this?
“Within the violence of invisibility there was also a sense of liberation and expansiveness, like we could just make everything up as we go along.”
Cities wanna be her.
From “Boston Marriages” to Second Saturdays at Machine, the Boston area has always been kind to the Sapphicly inclined.
Manhattan is a very good place to be a girl who likes girls.
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!