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.”
“There was a great heyday in the 80’s in which I felt like you could publish anything, you could say anything – any of the initials, L, G, B, or T.”
“I am glad to be here with you in 2012. But I am glad someone was there in 1950.”
“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.
“From midday until 2 pm, during the hours of greatest heat, when all are in this condition and the mistress falls asleep on the sofa… all the girls, without one exception, masturbate themselves.”
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.”
“Happiness is a gay ribbon…”
“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.