Media featuring lesbian characters, media created by lesbians, and public figures who are lesbians.



  • Carmilla by Sheridan Le Fanu (1871–1872)
  • Idylle Saphique by Liane de Pougy (1901)

Lesbian pulp fiction


  • Stone Butch Blues, Drag King Dreams, and non-fiction works by Leslie Feinberg

Comic books and graphic novels


  • Bound (1996)
  • But I'm a Cheerleader (1999)
  • Mulholland Drive (2001)
  • D.E.B.S. (2004)
  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019)
  • Carol (2015)
  • The Handmaiden (2016)




Video games

Public figures


  1. "'Steven Universe' Is Reportedly the First Cartoon to Feature a Same-Sex Engagement".
  2. "HOOTY HOOTY! I'm Dana Terrace, creator and EP of The Owl House! ASK ME ANYTHING... If you're brave enough.".
  3. Haruka is explicitly stated to be Michiru's "beloved partner" at about one minute into the second part of the special. The crowd wonders if Haruka and Michiru got married in secret, due to their matching rings.
  4. Miles, Sara. "Angela at Our Table". OUT Magazine. February 1998. (archived excerpt)
  5. Lorde, Audre. "Age, Race, Class, and Sex: Women Redefining Difference". Sister Outsider. The Crossing Press, April 1980 (original paper), 1984 (reprinted). ISBN 0895941422. (web archive)
  6. Reynolds, Daniel: "Clea DuVall Is Finally Playing 'The Gay That I Feel Like I Am'" (2016-07-01). (Archived on February 16, 2022).
  7. Freeman, Hadley: "Jane Lynch: 'I came wired with extra angst'" (2011-09-19). The Guardian. (Archived on February 16, 2022).
  8. Fitzharris, Dustin: "Where Are They Now: Jenny Shimizu" (2010-11-09). (Archived on February 16, 2022).
  9. Shuster, Yelena: "One Funny Voice at a Time". Columbia College Today. (Archived on October 31, 2020).
  10. 10.0 10.1 Lamphier, Jason: "The Love Portfolio: Samira Wiley + Lauren Morelli" (2016-12-29). (Archived on February 16, 2022).
  11. Whitlock, Jennifer. Lesbian Comic Lea DeLaria Making It B-i-i-i-i-g!. 1993-06-18. (web archive)
  12. "Lena Waithe's Comments About Her Haircut Say a Lot About the Gripping Power of Homophobia author=King, Jamilah" (2018-08-10). Teen Vogue. (Archived on February 16, 2022).
  13. Wagmeister, Elizabeth: "Raven-Symoné Recalls Industry Pushback in Her Teen Years: 'She Looks Too Much Like a Lesbian'" (2019-06-21). Variety. (Archived on February 16, 2022).
  14. Steinberg, Brian: "GMA's Robin Roberts Acknowledges Same-Sex Relationship In New Disclosure" (2013-12-29). Variety. (Archived on February 16, 2022).
  15. Gomez, Patrick: "Gender-fluid Ruby Rose opens up about the backlash she's received for identifying as a lesbian" (2019-06-05). Entertainment Weekly. (Archived on January 21, 2022).
  16. Boyle, Alan: "Why Sally Ride waited until her death to tell the world she was gay" (2012-07-24). NBC News archivedate=20220216031744.
  17. Mae, Tara: "Stormé DeLarverie: Stonewall Stalwart" (2020-06-28). Three Village Historical Society. (Archived on January 17, 2022).
  18. Karpel, Ari. Black and Gay Like Me. no. 1024, 2009-02-02. (web archive)