AfterEllen Podcast: Where Have All the Tomboys Gone?

On this week’s podcast we spoke with Lisa Selin Davis, the author of Tomboy, a book that examines the rise and fall of gender nonconformity in girls. It used to be that tomboys, little girls who roughhoused, played outside, were bold and brave were common. But nowadays the pink and blue boxes children are shuffled into […]

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A Conversation with Angela C. Wild of Wild Womyn Workshop

Anyone who hasn’t been living under a rock this year is well aware of all the commotion surrounding JK Rowling. We’ve covered it extensively on AfterEllen because as it turns out Rowling came to bat for us, voicing her support for lesbians in her personal essay. And recently, she tweeted a photo of herself wearing […]

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Hello, Nurse! Mildred Ratched’s Origin Story Reviewed

There’s no story quite like an origins story. From the critical acclaim of Joker to the popularity of Gotham, it’s clear that people have a thirst for the backstory of heroes and villains alike. With his latest drama, Ryan Murphy reclaims a character who can be considered a mixture of both: Nurse Mildred Ratched. Based […]

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Dare Me: Lust, Lies, and Lesbian Love in a Cheer Squad

As they announced the TV adaptation of Dare Me, my heart skipped a beat. Several summers ago, I devoured Megan Abbott’s novel about a dysfunctional cheer squad and their fierce, unfulfilled young coach in the space of a day. But the story has always stayed with me. Dare Me is one of my favorite books […]

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Sapphic Cinema: Yes or No, First Thai Lesbian Drama

There is no feeling quite like the delight of stumbling across a lesbian film you’d never heard of. And, thanks to streaming platforms like Netflix, it’s a joy we experience regularly. Though searching ‘lesbian’ on Netflix can be hit or miss, with straight films like Mr Roosevelt appearing as top results, you can find some […]

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Antebellum Review: Social Commentary or Slavery Porn?

Antebellum begins as a new group of enslaved Black people are brought to a Louisiana cotton plantation. Eden (Janelle Monáe) is forced to care for Julia, a pregnant woman and fellow captive of the Confederate General known only as ‘Him.’ They work together to survive, but the alliance is short-lived. When Julia speaks to a […]

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Netflix’s Trinkets Is Coming of Age and Coming Out

WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD Netflix’s show Trinkets just dropped a new season full of lesbi-goodies. The show featured Elodie as the lesbian helm, who we left in season two running off with bisexual rockstar Sabine. However, season two is packed full of good stuff that makes this show a must watch. Let’s back up a little […]

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Lez Dish It Out: September 24, 2020

Tired of endlessly scrolling your feeds looking for the news you care about? Take a rest weary lesbian traveler. We have scrolled the feeds to find lesbian news. Just for you. Rest in Power, Notorious RBG We’re all still mourning the loss of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She was a champion to many, […]

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AfterEllen Podcast: Lesbian Loneliness

On today’s podcast, editor in chief Jocelyn Macdonald and writer Gabrielle Alejandro dive in to lesbian loneliness. What’s lesbian loneliness? Don’t act like you don’t know!  With the disappearance of lesbian spaces and a hard shift away from lesbian identity in favor of more ‘inclusive’ identities, it’s harder than ever to build lesbian-centered community. But […]

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It’s Time For Your Libra Lesbiscopes!

Welcome back to your monthly horoscopes, AKA Lesbiscopes! It’s Libra season, which means it’s time to break out your cutest outfits, spend time with your loved ones, and dance like no one is watching. As we exit grounded Virgo season and enter airy Libra, it’s time to embrace what makes us unique and live our […]

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