“Julie White, who plays Nancy Kohler, came to our final production in New York, and she came backstage in tears and said: ‘This play makes me want to be a better person.’ And I think that is what it’s all about.”
In some ways, publishing a paper wall calendar and a blank book journal feels anachronistic in our digital world. At the same time, these new print documents connect me to a long lesbian history and herstory.
Today, we celebrate some of the truly dangerous women who fought for our right to vote—including many who were left out of the history books. Thanks to several new museum exhibitions, these unsung heroes are finally getting their due.
August 26, 1920: Twenty-six thousand, three hundred and thirty-four very long and difficult days ago, a small but brave band of suffrage pioneers declared “that it is the duty of the women of this country to secure to themselves their sacred right to the elective franchise.”
One of the reasons I made the documentary Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché, about the first female filmmaker, was because I wanted to change the narrative about the origins of cinema—and show young girls and boys that a woman moved the medium forward, and paved the way for others. Alice Guy-Blaché was not only the first female […]
35 years ago, Sister Helen Prejean walked down the hall at Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola with her unsteady hand on the quivering shoulder of Patrick Sonnier. His death by electrocution that night would have slid barely noticed, then and now—except Prejean was so outraged by what she saw that she wrote it down.
Female athletes are still battling for pay equality. But amidst today’s cries for #EqualPay, here’s how we won the battle for female representation in sports. We look back at the progress female athletes made, thanks to Title IX and the lessons we can learn to use in the current fight for equal pay.
News of the civil rights activist and community leader’s death shocked the local community of Baton Rouge and sent ripples throughout the U.S. Ms. Sadie Roberts-Joseph: Rest in power.
Social media stars and LGBTQ organizations alike rang in Stonewall’s anniversary with a stream of pride-filled posts.
Fifty years after the Stonewall Riots began the modern LGBTQ+ movement, young people like Lillian Lennon and Raquel Willis are forming a new front line in the fight for trans equality—and giving young trans people hope for the future.