Celebrating LGBTQ+ Women in History and Culture, Part 1

GWC is proud to celebrate Pride Month in June. We've compiled a list of links to websites, books, podcasts, etc., that commemorate the history and achievements of LGBTQ+ women in history and culture.

Part one of the list is below, and we will offer part two next month. We hope that you enjoy exploring these links.

  • The Lesbian Herstory Archives is home to the world's largest collection of materials by and about lesbians and their communities. They have a large archive of videos and photos, and have created traveling exhibitions on LGBTQ+ book covers, and the writer and activist Audre Lorde, among other topics. Visit their website or check out their Facebook page.


  • AutoStraddle’s list of 100 LGBTQ+ Black Women That You Should Know is an eye-opening list of African-American women artists, abolitionists, writers, musicians and more who have had a tremendous impact and influence on American culture. The list includes notables ranging from Ma Rainey, Angela Davis, Bessie Smith, Barbara Jordan and Audre Lorde, to more contemporary women, including Robin Roberts, Wanda Sykes, Roxane Gay and Samantha Irby.


  • Are you a podcast fan?  Then check out this list of the Top 15 Lesbian Podcasts You Must Follow. Topics range from romance novels, to coming out, to virtual happy hours to discuss lesbian culture.