Conversations among their own group consist of sexual gossip, certainly in excess of what we might have designated as “good taste.”
Are you the college girl, the office girl, the career gal, the prostitute, the matron, the man-hater, the bohemian, the frigid wife, the dull dyke or the unsuccessful heterosexual?
Vintage event posters, flyers and ads from 1914 – 1995.
Photographs of lesbian, bisexual and otherwise-identified women, 1850-1999. Seriously this is really cool.
“No woman ever made a dime for her work, and some … worked themselves into a state of mental and physical decline on behalf of the magazine.”
“I am glad to be here with you in 2012. But I am glad someone was there in 1950.”
You know about Bach, Mozart and Beethoven, but what about the women who wrote classical music?
Let’s take a video-guided tour of the movement called ‘female rap’ with appearances by Salt-n-Pepa, Aaliyah, Lil’ Kim and more! Also, there’s a playlist.
Carmen’s Team Pick: “‘Don’t you know that these people have no place to go and need a place like that bar?’ she shouted.”
“Sex with a woman for me has involved pressing mound of Venus against mound of Venus on each other’s leg.”
“Butches & Femmes paved the way for tons of fantastic lesbians, radical queers, revolutionary feminists, and really awful (and awesome) hairstyles that came after them.”
Vanessa chats with Marvin J. Taylor about Kathleen Hanna, Kathy Acker, lesbian comics, secret lesbians of early Hollywood and other fascinating secrets uncovered at Fales.
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.”