Whatever happened to the way we used to be, Meow Mix and Mother’s Brew, Push and Wetherbee’s?
The story of two women who escaped their homes in the middle of the night, lived in a castle and loved each other for over 50 years.
Roses are red, violets are gay, if you want a queer symbol, we’ve got an array.
Curated video from 80’s and 90’s afterschool specials in which being gay was a lot like being a tornado or a flesh-eating virus.
“I wish that people thought of it as a place to come on a Saturday afternoon, because it is important and it’s special. It’s not just about the things. It’s about having this home.”
“I give you a selection of the extremely gay life of Miss Anne Lister, a contemporary of Jane Austen and a precursor to Shane McCutcheon.”
“Has a firmness to her walk, a long step, and a rather heavy timbre to her voice.”
“And so while I would have loved to have done what Laura did, to go to New York and try to find myself, I did the more conventional thing, and I think I was not alone in that.”
“Happily, in the rainbow-tinted future we are surely headed for, where queer history is included in high school curriculum as a matter of routine, textbook editors will have somewhere to turn for their chapter content: The Canadian Lesbian & Gay Archives.”
“During Gay Pride Week, Pamela’s father came to the Village to take her out to dinner… and that’s when Pamela saw it: plastered literally all over the place, on every wall and phone booth, was her own face staring back at her.”
Riot showed us what revolution could look like. We had a new concept of what power could be. We could find it within ourselves and in each other — and we didn’t have to ask.
You’ll never hold a bowling ball the same way again.
If I had the power to declare this the official book of Herstory Month, I would. But I don’t have that power. Only you have that power. And you should read this book!
Unfortunate representation of queer communities may piss us off but it doesn’t mean it won’t help in some wacked out way. Just look at lesbian pulp fiction novels.
On the lady who wrote this to Virginia Woolf – “You have no idea how stand-offish I can be with people I don’t love. I have brought it to a fine art. But you have broken down my defences. And I don’t really resent it.”
Robert Giard took 500 photographs of queer writers in the 80’s and 90’s. They’re pretty f*cking awesome.
This time we’re looking for herstory. Lots and lots of herstory.