10 Lesbian Films and Shows With Happy Endings

As every queer woman who has ever logged on to Netflix knows, lesbians are rich in tragedy. The typical story arc for women who love women in film and television goes something like this: Girl painfully comes to terms with feelings for other girl. The exploration of these feelings costs girl her job/children/parental approval, and…

Queer Vampires of Color in The Gilda Stories

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: It has come to the attention of this committee (the Queer Entertainment and Enlightenment Fellowship) that you have not yet read the classic lesbian vampire novel The Gilda Stories by Jewelle Gomez. We must request that you take immediate action to rectify this situation, and then discuss it with us…

Booze, Stars, and High-Waisted Jeans: A Clexacon Post-mortem

Editor’s Note: On the weekend of March 3, thousands of women descended upon Las Vegas  for the first ever Clexacon, a convention to celebrate queer media and queer fandom with actors, writers, and critics. This is one woman’s story. Clexacon was my first con.  An informal survey suggested as many as half the people there were…