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.
Which pair of extremely close female friends decided to “marry” each other in 1844?
Trans teachers, abolish ICE, Nan Goldin protests at the Met, opioids, class anxiety, drag kings, pregnancy risks for bi and lesbian teens, ‘intersectionality’, a look at the West Virginia teacher strike, and so much more!
Feminism encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians. Happy holidays!
Celebrate LGBT History Month by reading LGBT history books!
We could hardly believe it was real, and now we can hardly believe that it’s over.
Charlotte Cushman is at it again!
Though her life was characterized by solitude and her love for it and the freedom it gave her, CHAVELA is a story of a remarkable person told by the people who loved and admired her most.
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.
What do the first Chinese-American filmmaker, the first woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize and the first woman to wear man-tailored shorts at Wimbledon all have in common? They had romantic feelings about other women, just like you!
Get to know Lisa Ben, please do not resurrect the wooly mammoth, what we think poverty looks like, lots on The Stonewall Generation, the role of midwives for queer and trans parents, that fcking climate change piece, and so much more!
The history and art exhibit opens tonight and runs through June 30 at Plummer Park in West Hollywood. Zines! Avengers! Arrests! Street resistance! And a grassroots organizing panel!
The lives (and affair) of Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West is coming to the big screen this year. Here are some of the gayest things they wrote to one another.
The Morrigan has always seemed wildly queer to me. The sort of army boot-wearing femme-butch blend who uses the word “dyke” like a clenched fist aimed at the patriarchy.
ABC has dedicated eight primetime hours to a sweeping miniseries charting LGBT history from the ’70s ’til a few years ago and it’s pretty great except for the bad wigs.
Summaries of the historical events chronicled in “When We Rise” and background on some of the incredible women portrayed in this historical miniseries, debuting tomorrow on ABC.
“Somehow convincing the convent that she genuinely wanted to take holy orders Julie entered the nunnery with her girlfriend. Around a month in an elder nun died of natural causes and the two of them saw their chance; putting the dead nun in the girlfriend’s bed they set the nunnery on fire and ran off into the night.”
Financial independence from the patriarchy was a primary goal of lesbian feminism, because true liberation required not relying on men for anything, including money. It’s a tricky thing to pull off now and was even harder back then. But, somehow, Olivia did it.
AfterEllen is a part of a legacy of brilliant publications created by passionate lesbian, queer and bisexual women that unfortunately no longer exist, but were cool for a while.
From Winnaretta Singer to Nats Getty, you’ll learn so much in this post and even meet another Mountbatten!