Category: lesbian

lesbaein: Lesbian welders, San Francisco: 20t…


Lesbian welders, San Francisco: 20th century

From The Library of Congress Archives

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[1st Panel: a friendly white bear approaches a larger brown rabbit who is drawing in their sketchbook. The rabbit’s name is “Sun”. The bear says “Wow! You are so good at drawing girls” and Sun thanks them. A close up image of the sketchbook shows some of Sun’s detailed drawings of girls. 2nd Panel: Sun points their pencil in the air and explains “It’s all about observation! Drawing what you see. What you LOVE.” 3rd Panel: “oh ok. So how are you with drawing boys?” the bear asks. Sun says “let’s see…” as they begin scribbling away in their sketchbook. Final Panel: Sun and the bear look down at Sun’s attempt to draw a boy. It is a lop sided stick figure with a cap on and three lines on it’s chin to indicate a beard.]

Filed under: “how did it take me 20+ years to realize I was a lesbian?”

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— Laneia via Y’All Need Help #21: You’ll All Be Painters

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[ID: Hand lettered “Women’s History Month”. From left to right, portraits of Elagabalus, Clara Bow, Ada “Bricktop” Smith, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Lili Elbe, and Zora Neale Hurston]

I think the hard times have passed now, the co…

I think the hard times have passed now, the community is stronger and our response (to homophobia) is much more active and aggressive than before.

But we need to continue to strengthen young people from the LGBT community to understand and to continue the challenge, because it’s not finished yet –- I think it’s just the beginning.

Ultimately, what does anyone say to someone wh…

Ultimately, what does anyone say to someone who’s just met anyone? More to the point: what does anyone say to anyone? The other day I overheard a guy ask the cashier at the grocery store if she was having “fun today.” Hello? We are all searching and failing.

I love my fat body, and I love my partner’s fa…

I love my fat body, and I love my partner’s fat body, and I think there is something very genuinely sexy about fat bodies because they’re fat, not in spite of it. I feel nervous writing this, like someone is going to pop out of the woodwork and shout “WHAT ABOUT THIN BODS BEING SEXY” but lez be real, we all hear about thin bods being sexy all the damn time. We get it! So I am here to say, loud and clear: fat bods are hella sexy.

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Michelle Cliff, Rejecting Speechlessness, Part 2

Michelle Cliff was, beyond all of this writing and academic success, a person with a rich inner life. She was friends with and interacted with many of the greats in writing at the time such as Audre Lorde and James Baldwin, and was an activist for most of her life. This, of course, didn’t come without conflict. (read the full article here)

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FannyAnn Viola Eddy, Speaking Against Silence

FannyAnn Viola Eddy, Speaking Against Silence:


Early in life, FannyAnn was forced out of her country and into a refugee camp because of the civil war. Despite the danger she lived in, being both a refugee and queer, Eddy was never silent. In those years, Eddy revealed the strength of her character and compassion.

She could have reasonably gone on living her life in safety and only dealt with the problems in her own life, because of the freedom Sierra Leone’s convoluted laws gave her, but she didn’t. She fought to have the needs of others in her community acknowledged, and she fought hard, not stopping a moment for convenience or even her safety.