“There are many American readers for whom The Price of Salt would still be a revolutionary, shocking, immoral novel, the kinds of readers who have never, to their knowledge, met a lesbian or bisexual or pansexual woman before and who imagine us all as monstrous caricatures.”
The most comprehensive and expansive look at trans representation in American comics you’re likely to find.
While it’s important to acknowledge famous names like Christine Jorgensen and Lili Elbe, it’s also important to talk about other trans women who might be less well-known, but have had their own big impact on trans history.
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.
“What we did was rectification, not vandalism. Those statues are bronze (brown) underneath the layer of white paint -— the symbolism behind that is infuriating.”
“These people need to be acknowledged for the role they played. And that they existed! It’s so important that they at least realized that Marsha and Sylvia existed and that they did so much to help the community.”
These 30 essays provide important context and understanding of individuals, movements and moments that formed the greater whole of a long fight for queer liberation, one that is far from over but which has made incredible strides in just a few decades.
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.
“To be clear, we are not here to change the system. We are here to SHUT IT DOWN.”
“The work she did at City Hall enabled us to position Philadelphia as the greatest LGBT city in the country.”
In anticipation of Peter Pan’s return to our TV sets, a look at some of the ladies who’ve played this queer icon over the years (and the lesbian gossip about them).
The Smithsonian’s LGBT collection isn’t all-encompassing, but it still has some awesome stuff!
The new executive director of Garden State Equality, Andy Bowen, and I chat about the influence of queer radicalism on LGBT progressive organizations and movements.
“Wildly, the girls locked to each other. Their bodies were gleaming now with sweat. Lip to lip, breast to breast, thigh to slippery thigh, they heaved and gyrated, ecstasy rising like a lava wave.”
“As this Black History Month winds down, let’s remember that reclaiming histories is not a one-shot deal. Let’s take time to be thankful for these lesbians who kept it queer and kept it real.”
After having been lost to the world for a couple thousand years, two poems written by Sappho have unexpectedly turned up in London following an anonymous collector’s submission to Oxford.
It is important to defend human rights and to speak out against human rights violations around the world. However, to talk about anti-gay legislation internationally, we need to talk about a history of white supremacy that brought homophobia and anti-LGBTQ legislation to various countries.
In my mind, to fail at LGBT inclusion in fiction is to have a failure of imagination, a lazy lack of understanding concerning the world outside of one’s self. To intentionally choose to tell a story about a real LGBT person and then exclude their queer identity is a failure on an entirely different level.
The National Registry of Historic Places is really low on a certain aspect of history. The National Park Service is ready to fix it — but they need our help!
‘Extraordinary Women in Science & Medicine’, an exhibit at The Grolier Club, highlight women scientists who transcended gender-related societal constraints, including two queer women.