Your Childhood Pal, Anne of Green Gables, Was Probably Queer

Anne of Green Gables may not be the the first work on your list of "classic queer literature," but maybe it should be. There's something about Anne Shirley which seems, at least to me, undeniably queer. It's little wonder that I have always identified heavily with Anne and the novel remains my favorite novel of all… » 5/15/14 11:08pm 5/15/14 11:08pm

Lesbian Dating App Dattch Weeds Out Men So You Don't Have To

British lesbian dating app Dattch, which verifies that its users are indeed female-identified, is now expanding into the United States, starting with San Francisco and expanding to other American cities. Further plans are to expand into other major English speaking markets like Australia and Canada. » 4/07/14 10:58pm 4/07/14 10:58pm

Tumblr's new porn crackdown hurts gays, lesbians, and bisexuals

In trying to crackdown on porn, Tumblr has added #gay, #lesbian, and #bisexual to the list of censored terms that will return no results on their iOS app. They say this is because those tags return too much porn. I say it's because our very existence is seen as obscene, and that this is a crackdown on our very… » 7/21/13 9:00pm 7/21/13 9:00pm

Study Finds That Almost Half of Bisexual Women Have Been Raped

Last year it was discovered that bisexual women were more likely to have depression or anxiety than straight women—the head researcher said this was likely due to dealing with the stigma against bisexuals. Now, the first national study that examines abuse rates by womens' self-identified sexual orientation has… » 1/26/13 5:00pm 1/26/13 5:00pm

What It’s Like to Be a Lesbian in the Lingerie Industry

The funny thing about being a lesbian in the lingerie industry is that it feels like a paradox: I see versions of myself everywhere and nowhere at the same time. It's undeniable that female homoeroticism plays a part in so many lingerie editorials, both implicitly and explicitly, that it's not difficult for me to find… » 11/24/12 10:00am 11/24/12 10:00am

Survey: Not All LGBT Americans Are Neil Patrick Harris

A massive poll released by Gallup today reveals some truths about the American LGBT community that might shock and upset people who like to imagine that television is real life: contrary to prime time network tropes, people who identify themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transsexual are more likely to be… » 10/19/12 5:45pm 10/19/12 5:45pm

New Facebook Icons Let the World Know When You Get Gay Married

When it comes to modern relationships between insufferable people who take pictures of their food, it's not official until it's on Facebook. And until very recently, the social networking site couldn't provide accurate graphics to newly wed same sex couples, thus negating all gay rights. But not anymore — Facebook… » 7/02/12 1:00pm 7/02/12 1:00pm