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Ellen DeGeneres and the Many Chances We Give Famous White Women

We give white women so many chances.

A Queer Icon, a Terrible Boss: Why It Matters That Ellen Can Be Both

Queer people can and do hurt other people. Read more »

Queerness Shines in “She-Ra” and Other Animated Shows

The message out there for young people was that straights get to have fulfilling personal growth and relationships—and queers and queer romance don’t exist. Read more »

Naya Rivera Built a TV Legacy for Queer, Latinx People

“Santana validated me, and was the beginning of what led me out of the closet.” Read more »

Feeling Sapphic: How Velma Shaped Lesbian Culture

“I always felt like Velma was sapphic.” Read more »

“The Half of It” Isn’t Joking When It Says It Isn’t a Love Story

“The Half of It” seems to be more about the halfway happiness Ellie’s given. Read more »

Concealed Pain: Why Are There so Many Lesbians Cops Onscreen?

Queer representation shouldn’t overlook, ignore, or become complicit in the painful history between queer people and cops. Read more »

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.” Read more »

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 »

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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 »