Protests, Parties, and What We Have to Be Proud of at LGBT Pride 2017

Protests, Parties, and What We Have to Be Proud of at LGBT Pride 2017


“Our rage and our joy aren’t at odds with each other; they’re both integral to our history, our present, our future.”

Queer Women Travel Sites to Inspire Your Perfect Vacation

Queer Women Travel Sites to Inspire Your Perfect Vacation


My partner and I are avid travelers. As queer residents of New York City, we also often play tour guide for visiting family and friends when we’re not on the road. We encourage our guests to experience New York City beyond selfies in Times Square, including everything from outdoor movies on the historic Intrepid aircraft carrier, to New York Philharmonic concerts in the park, to food festivals in Brooklyn where you can enjoy a ramen burger and craft beer while viewing the Manhattan skyline.


Matt Skallerud's insight:

We also recommend that our queer visitors pay homage to and get wild at some of the longest standing LGBTQ bars that have played an important role in serving our community, such as Stonewall, the site of the Stonewall Riots that sparked the modern LGBTQ rights movement in the U.S., and Henrietta Hudson, the oldest brick and mortar queer women’s bar in New York City. We are also acutely aware that tourist guides fail to educate our visitors about the rich, diverse LGBTQ culture that exists beyond the bar scene, such as Voguing Balls and the largest LGBTQ fashion shows hosted at world renowned museums.

An In-Depth Guide to Planning a Lesbian Friendly Trip

An In-Depth Guide to Planning a Lesbian Friendly Trip


If you are looking to plan a lesbian friendly travel experience but are not sure where to start, use the tips in this guide to plan the ultimate adventure.

Latest addition to Boston's travel-tech scene, Wanderful caters to women

Latest addition to Boston's travel-tech scene, Wanderful caters to women


In addition to hosting travel-themed summits and networking events, the startup just launched a home-sharing network for its female members.

17 Badass Historical LGBT Women Who Gave Absolutely No Fucks

17 Badass Historical LGBT Women Who Gave Absolutely No Fucks


Everyone should know about 1930s drag king Gladys Bentley. *Swoons*..

10 super sweet lesbian travelers to warm your wanderlust this January

From Perth in Australia to Tokyo in Japan, explore the world via the Instagram accounts of these adventurous traveling lesbians

The Trials of Coming Out of the Closet in Spain

The Trials of Coming Out of the Closet in Spain


It wasn't until I moved to Spain that I realised I was 100% gay. I'd toyed with different labels, but now I knew. Here's my Spanish coming out story.

Lesbian Travel Bloggers You Should Be Reading

Lesbian Travel Bloggers You Should Be Reading


The ultimate list of lesbian travel bloggers on the world wide web.

Matt Skallerud's insight:

Travel blogging has become a huge industry, with everybody and anybody blogging about their travel experiences. But, when it comes to lesbian travel bloggers they are few and far between. These bloggers offer stories a lesbian can relate to. They offer a certain humor and perspective about travel, while pushing the boundaries in regards to LGBT issues.

Why Aren’t Advertisers Interested In Selling Stuff To Lesbians?

Why Aren’t Advertisers Interested In Selling Stuff To Lesbians?


Stereotypes of lesbians as frumpy shut-ins who don’t care about nightlife or fashion hurts media outlets aimed at queer women, which rely on ad revenue to survive.

#dctech now has a meetup for LGBTQIA+ folks

#dctech now has a meetup for LGBTQIA+ folks


Meet Pride & Tech DC, founded by PBS developer Lindsey Dragun. Its next event is on Nov. 15.

Matt Skallerud's insight:

A new LGBTQIA+ tech meetup called Pride & Tech DC plans to exclude straight allies from certain meetings, but according to meetup founder Lindsey Dragun, that might actually help the group become more inclusive. While Lesbians Who Tech hosts sporadic meetups and General Assembly sponsored an LGBTQA happy hour last month, the 31-year-old Dragun said that #dctech lacks a group that intentionally creates an inclusive space for all LGBTQA+ individuals. Her hope is that Pride & Tech can provide that space.

Entrepreneur creates empowering events for LGBTQ women

Entrepreneur creates empowering events for LGBTQ women


Mariah Hanson, founder of The Dinah Shore Weekend, a popular annual women's event in Palm Springs, Calif., is transforming lives one social event at a time.

Matt Skallerud's insight:

Mariah Hanson, founder of The Dinah Shore Weekend in Palm Springs Calif., is transforming women's lives one social event at a time. She's producing the world's largest lesbian music festival and fighting gender equality through a conscious effort to employ women.

Here Are Queer Women Of Color-Owned Publications To Read After

Here Are Queer Women Of Color-Owned Publications To Read After "AfterEllen"


It has been just over two weeks now since Trish Bendix, former editor-in-chief of the 14-year-old queer women’s website AfterEllen, announced tha