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In the Muck: With “In the Dream House,” Carmen Machado Archives Queer Women’s Pain

“Our culture does not have an investment in helping queer folks understand what their experiences mean.”

Beyond Coming Out: 6 Lesbian Novels That Bring the Romance, and Sex

We deserve books that actively center our pleasure, too. Read more »

In “Batwoman,” Lesbians and Queer Women Are Complicated—and Brave

A lesbian superhero who saves the city and her girl stands out considering that pop culture is still learning how to stop killing off lesbians onscreen. Read more »

Not Quite “Grown-Ish”: Power Dynamics Complicate Onscreen Lesbian Student-Teacher Relationships

Despite our excitement and enthusiasm about seeing brilliant lesbian professors represented onscreen, they aren’t immune to critique. Read more »

A Quick History of TV’s Elusive Quest for Complex Black Lesbians

Characters are being given more complexity onscreen, as they are offered the chance to explore their queerness in ways typically reserved for white queer women. Read more »

Take It or Leave It: Sizzy Rocket on Creating Pop Music Just for Queer Women

“Younger queer artists definitely inspire me every day to just be truer to myself. Because I didn’t have that example.” Read more »

From Representation to Tragedy Porn: Did “OITNB” Fail Its Marginalized Viewers?

Did Orange is the New Black accurately represent marginalized people, or simply expose them to pain via tragedy porn? Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Lesbian History

A few weeks ago, a copy of Judy Chicago’s 1979 book The Dinner Party: A Story of Our Heritage arrived on my doorstep. Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Henrietta Lacks is Finally in the National Portrait Gallery

Despite her substantial contribution to modern medicine, Lacks was never compensated or given credit. Read more »

The Pleasure Dome: On Nonmonogamy and Casual Sex

With time, I’ve learned that under the layers of socialization—and jealousy—there’s deeper wiring that says yes to one, or yes to two, or yes to many. Read more »

Tiny Massacres: On the Anniversary of Pulse

The most privileged among the LGBTQIA+ community have not only forgotten the forebearers of our movement, but just a year later, so many have forgotten about Pulse. Read more »

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One-Sentence Reviews of the Lesbian Netflix Canon

Lez face it: when you’re a ladygay like myself, cruising the internet for something to watch, you realize very quickly that there are a whole... Read more »