Pictured, clockwise from left: Gertrude Stein, Lina Poletti, Sarah Bernhardt, Virginia Woolf, Sappho.
Selby Wynn Schwartz’s inventive, poetic reimagining of lives like those of Virginia Woolf and Sarah Bernhardt – against a backdrop of Sappho – has just been longlisted for the Booker Prize.
Sandra Willson (left) on the set of Prisoner.
A powerful new memoir of prison life in the 1960s and 70s – uncovered while researching lesbians in Sydney – is a searing indictment of Australian society and its institutions.
2SLGBTQQIA+ history cannot be complete without the stories of lesbian women.
The Nova Scotia LGBT Seniors Archive and Lesbian Oral History Project focus on gathering stories from the generation that began using the term lesbian, and those who still can’t.
Cancer care research usually focuses on just one of a patient’s social identities.
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Belonging to one or more groups with long-standing social and economic disadvantages increases the risk of cancer diagnoses and death.
For the first time, the testimony of a 94-year-old Holocaust survivor tells the story of life and love in the camps as a young lesbian woman.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wipes his eye while he is applauded while making a formal apology to people harmed by federal legislation, policies, and practices that led to the oppression of and discrimination against LGBTQ2 people in Canada on November, 2017.
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The Expungement Act was a centrepiece of the federal government’s apology to LGBTQ2 Canadians. But figures indicate only nine people have successfully had their convictions cleared.
Fragments of Sappho? The 2014 discovery was of five stanzas of one poem and portions of a second.
('Sappho and Erinna in a Garden at Mytilene,'1864, by Simeon Solomon)
In 2014, reports of a new discovery of Sappho’s poems were remarkable. New research argues the papyrus had a fabricated backstory.
Justice Neil Gorsuch, a Trump appointee, surprised many court watchers by authoring the decision to expand the Civil Rights Act.
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Justice Neil Gorsuch joined the Supreme Court as a conservative. But his ruling in a major civil rights case is part of a pattern of justices setting aside ideology to address historic injustices.
A man waves a rainbow flag as he rides by the Supreme Court on June 15, 2020.
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The US Supreme Court has ruled that the Civil Rights Act applies to LGBT people. A business law scholar explains why this is one of the most consequential discrimination cases in decades.
Transgender activist Aimee Stephens sat outside the Supreme Court as the court held oral arguments dealing with workplace discrimination.
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In a national survey, transgender individuals had worse employment outcomes, lower incomes and higher rates of poverty than cisgender people.
Activists block the street outside the U.S. Supreme Court as it hears arguments in major LGBT rights cases.
The U.S. Supreme Court will rule on how the Civil Rights Act applies to LGBT people. A business law scholar explains why it could be one of the most consequential discrimination cases in decades.
For lesbian couples or trans men, the ‘unexpected’ gender of one parent causes difficulties for maternity services where notions of ‘normal’ are increasingly out of step with the times.
Biological factors shape sexual preference.
A new study of nearly 500,000 individuals finds that many genes affect same-sex behavior, including newly identified candidates that may regulate smell and sex hormones.
Some states protect LGBTQ worker from discrimination, but many others do not.
The Supreme Court will decide in the next year whether sexual orientation and gender identity are covered under federal employment discrimination law.
Anna Paquin and Holliday Grainger star in Tell it to the Bees.
There was an outcry in the LGBT community when the ending of Fiona Shaw’s bestselling novel was changed for the film.
Homosexual women are mostly happier with their lives than heterosexual women.
Minority sexual identities are on average less satisfied with their lives — but being accepted is crucial to this.
Just because your children are learning about LGBT relationships, it won’t make them gay.
Queer women were allowed to serve openly in Australia’s defence force from 1992.
While lesbian women were technically banned from serving in the Australia Defence Force until 1992, many before then found that military life was a place to express their love and desire for the first time.
A sign at a march in Soweto, South Africa, shows just how important social support is for lesbians.
Family support, being valued in their own homes and enjoying strong support from their social structures helped instill lesbians in a conservative South African province with a strong sense of self.
Mental health continues to be a problem among sexual minority teenagers.
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Despite progress on LGBT rights, improved psychological well-being of sexual minority young people is yet to be seen.