Whether you’ve been on the scene for years or have just come out of the closet (congrats), you’ll want to bookmark these top websites for lesbians and bisexuals. From advice columns to must-know news to pure entertainment, these 8 sites will entice any girl who likes girls. So, check out my picks for top websites for lesbians and bisexuals –and let me know which sites you’ve been stalking!
One of the first top websites for lesbians and bisexuals I’ve stumbled upon is shewired.com. An arm of Here Media, Inc. (subsidiaries include The Advocate, Out, and Here TV), this site provides trusted, witty commentary on issues affecting the lesbian community as well as a large helping of entertainment. So, if you’re rooting for Callie + Arizona and like staying updated on political issues, consider joining the SheWired community!
Every morning, I wake up and tell myself that today’s the day I’m NOT going to check autostraddle.com (I’m never successful). What can I say? Whether you’re on the hunt for a new work shirt or simply want to lie back and read a piece about Sailor Moon and feminism, this is the site for you. Even if you don’t consider yourself lesbian or bisexual, Autostraddle’s articles usually drip with intelligence, humor, and progressive attitude. Plus, the comments section tends to be civil –even welcoming. And there’s nothing NOT to love about that.
3. Everyone is Gay
Kristin and Dannielle of everyoneisgay.com are two of my most favorite people ever, and I don’t even know them (not personally, at least). Nonetheless, I’ve come to depend on their smart advice on everything from coming out to managing money. Go ahead...get those questions off your chest!
4. After Ellen
Logo website afterellen.com is addictive, partly because you can get lost in its content –which is updated every weekday and includes recaps of ‘Pretty Little Liars’ and ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ movie guides, and more –columns, forums, and celebrities. It’s a time-suck if I’ve ever seen one!
5. Black Girl Dangerous
While blackgirldangerous.org is targeted toward LGBT people of color, every girl who likes girls should read its thought-provoking, boundary-pushing pieces on queer rights, politics, body image, and racism. The site is spearheaded by author Mia McKenzie, whose novel, ‘The Summer We Got Free,’ is a Lambda Literary Award finalist. To get started, check out blackgirldangerous.org's roundup of ‘most dangerous’ posts of 2012.
6. Lambda Literary Foundation
Full disclosure: Back in college, I was a lambdaliterary.org intern. This nonprofit boasts a rich history of celebrating LGBT literature. In addition to hosting an annual awards ceremony and writers’ retreat, the foundation recently launched a new-and-improved website. Chock full of book reviews, interviews, features, and news, the site is ideal for lesbians and bisexuals who desire to expand their LGBT reading lists. I’d especially recommend it for women who are closeted or newly out and need a bit of guidance in the book department.
7. Dapper Q
For many butch women and tomboys, putting together a sleek wardrobe can be anything but easy. And that’s where dapperq.com comes in. My girlfriend checks it regularly for fashion and general advice –and I already love Dapper Q’s new Tomboy Femme Fridays feature.
8. Equally Wed
If the 2012 election season was any indication, wedding bells are in the air for LGBT couples. If you’re planning a trip down the aisle with your lovely lady, you’ll want to click on over to equallywed.com for fashion and beauty ideas, photos from real weddings, and marriage equality news. All together now, “aww!”
These are 8 of my top websites for girls who like girls. Which ones do you plan on checking out? Do you have any of your own favorite sites to add to the list?