One avenue to get to know the history of lesbians is to understand the culture of lesbian bars, especially those in San Francisco.
Let’s take a lesbian quiz to know if we’re really one, based on how doctors in the past knew as collected in Dell Richard's book, Lesbian List. .
Kitty Genovese became famous as a victim, left to die while her neighbors ignored her cries for help in a New York neighborhood. She was also a lesbian.
Before and during World War 2, the Nazi regime went after gays using Paragraph 175 of the German Criminal Code. The persecution continued after the war.
There was a brief but very glorious period in our history when women were accepted to have female romantic friendships with each other.
Who hasn't been fascinated with mythology from all over the world? What's more, who here hasn't looked up possible myths about lesbian goddesses?
The story of the San Antonio Four was reminiscent of the Salem witch hunts that targeted the "Other." The documentary 'Southwest by Salem' is their story.
Used by gay men in Britain from the 1900s to the 1970s, the Polari language gave them a way to find one another without having to reveal themselves.
In the wake of the Second World War, lesbian life in the 1950s became more structured. It also gave the lesbian community a chance to reinvent themselves.