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.
Queer femme music, lots of things to make you cry but for different reasons, a penguin the size of your uncle, how to thank black women, where we live can shape our queer identity, apocalyptic lesbian wedding?, and so much more!
Feminism encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians. Happy holidays!
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.
Celebrate LGBT History Month by reading LGBT history books!
How two 1970s and 1980s lesbian BDSM books changed the national conversation around feminism, lesbianism, and kink.
By now you’re familiar with early 20th Century writer, photographer, traveler, and all-around superbabe Annemarie Schwarzenbach. Hmm, you may be thinking, do I want her, or do I want to be her? If the latter is at least part of your answer, you’re in luck.
Charlotte Cushman is at it again!
South Asian breads, making your own family, black girl gamers, Ken Burns, ICE still full of fuckshits, so is homeland security, Gloria Anzaldúa honored by a doodle, a new queer-friendly record label, 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.
“It was one of those rare moments in American history when there was something worse than being a lesbian, and that was being a Communist.”
This is my favorite era because the variety we hear during this time period is something like never before. Finally, queer black folks get to individually express their identities and aesthetics!
Your guide to LGBT History Month events that don’t suck.
Shower beer, a tiny letter I think you’ll like, this doula drama, tarot decks, do you want to see a bunch of queer kitchens?, identity politics amen, and so much more!
“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.”
The all-LGBT ghost hunting team of Ohio tells us about their real-life ghost experiences, fighting heteronormativity in the afterlife, and what it’s like to talk to LGBT history with dowsing rods.
Grey hair though, mushrooms, lesbians going every which way, smells and memories, prison protests, RBG apologizes, men can survive without us and should, feminism and makeup, and so much more!
“Most clearly I remember your eyes with a kind of teasing smile in them, and the feeling of that soft spot just northeast of the corner of your mouth against my lips.”