Volume 31 #2

Web Access

On the rare occasion that my partner and I go out to the club, we’re inevitably asked the same question, by a stranger, at least once: “Do you live here?” Typically, this is the opening line to a conversation about a threesome… Read more »

November 2021
Volume 31 #2

A Home for Lesbian History

In this Q&A, Executive Director Jasmine Sudarkasa interviews the Friends of the Lyon-Martin House, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and the GLBT Historical Society on their recent collaboration with CyArk to preserve the home of Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin… Read more »

October 2021
Volume 31 #2

Commemorating Our Past,
Creating our Present

A few weeks ago, I spent an hour with the women of the Transgender District. I must confess that I’ve been a longtime fan of their work. Founded in 2017 by three black trans women, “the district” – as it’s affectionally known – is the world’s first legally recognized transgender district… Read more »

October 2021
Volume 31 #2

It Gets Better, Wherever You Are

On September 12th, I was joined in the proverbial Zoom room by Katie Barnes, Helen Santoro and Yvonne Marquez for a breakout session at NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists’ 2021 conference. The session, entitled “Storytelling at Our Intersections,” brought us together for only the second time since a rapid-fire… Read more »
October 2021
Volume 31 #2

Franco Stevens And Jewelle Gomez –
On Visibility And Vampires

This year, two women who dedicated their lives to increasing lesbian visibility - in the queer community and in the mainstream - came together to celebrate Lesbian Visibility Day. Curve magazine founder Franco Stevens and author/activist Jewelle Gomez reflect on their work over the last 30 years and consider the… Read more »
October 2021
Volume 31 #1

Sisterhood of Ink

When I look back at my time as editor-in-chief of Curve from 2010 to 2020, one of the many pleasures of the job was mentoring writers. Lyndsey D'Arcangelo Prior to Curve I had worked for a decade as an adjunct professor in the liberal arts, teaching university students from freshman… Read more »
August 2021
Volume 31 #1

Authors of Our Own Stories

I am not the only queer person who feels some distaste every June as, overnight, countless billboards, storefronts, bar menus, and my entire social media become saturated with the latest Pride content. Ten years ago, I would have never believed that powerful white-led corporations would willingly wave the rainbow flag… Read more »
June 2021
Volume 31 #1

Meet The Curve Foundation’s New Executive Director

Jasmine Sudarkasa is six feet tall with a star that’s been rising for some time. She tells us she comes from “many generations of very tall, very strong, very dark-skinned Black women, and there's a lot of power in that identity, but there's also a lot of danger in that… Read more »
June 2021
Updated, Archive Volume 27 #2 & 3

Pride In Politics: How a Curve columnist carried forward 30 years of herstory

For many women, lesbian identity is inherently political. Women loving women strikes a blow against misogyny and is one way of challenging the compulsory heterosexuality of the patriarchy. “Lesbian” is a minority identity, and it often intersects with other marginal identities. Curve’s long-time columnist Victoria A. Brownworth was deeply influenced… Read more »
Original article June & Apr/May 2017
Volume 31 #1

Curve Comes Home

Franco Stevens came on the Bay Area scene in the late-1980s, eager to immerse herself in the lesbian community she knew existed there. She went to A Different Light bookstore in the Castro looking for a magazine that would connect her to San Francisco’s vibrant lesbian scene only to be told that no such publication existed. She took a job at this same bookstore, and met other women hungry for the same sort of magazine… Read more »

April 2021
Updated, Archive Volume 3 #6

The Iconic Melissa Etheridge

There is perhaps no other celebrity who is as iconic in our community as Melissa Etheridge. We looked to her to see how it was done. Somehow she managed to remain true to herself while becoming a super-famous rockstar, all the while singing about loving another woman in all its heartrending glory… Read more »

Original article December 1993
Updated, Archive Volume 4 #2

From The Soul: Meshell Ndegeocello

Meshell Ndegeocello landed on the April 1994 cover of Deneuve magazine just two years into a musical career that has seen her showered with critical acclaim, 10 Grammy nominations, and credit for sparking the neo-soul music movement. The wide-ranging, explosive, unapologetic, and joyful cover story helped set… Read more »

Original article April 1994
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