Over a period of a few months, the BBC spoke to dozens of young lesbians in a country where homosexuality is illegal. They told us about their day-to-day lives and how they use secret memes to connect with each other on social media platforms and chat apps. We have substituted those images with that of a violet for the purpose of this report. The women are in high spirits, chatting animatedly, playfully sketching patterns on each other using body paint, and sharing a picnic. They meet once a month, in different places. Sometimes in public but mostly behind closed doors.
A web series is considered by many to be a recent phenomenon that is filling video-hosting websites with low-budget entertainment. In actual fact, one of the first web series, The Spot, was released in ! With a notorious lack of lesbian movies and TV shows , web series seems to be the way producers, writers and directors are reaching audiences of queer women. These two millennials juggle their dwindling careers and lack of romance, as they make their way through adulthood and overcome financial hardship.
Popular lesbian YouTube vlogger Arielle Scarcella dropped a new video this week that ponders the interesting idea of "lesbian privilege" in comparrison to straight girls. This leads the vlogger into a discussion about why she chooses to do this, and the different expectations surrounding behavior for lesbians versus straight women. Check out the video above. Missed Scarcella's previous videos?
The latest Internet hero is Zach Wahls , a year-old University of Iowa engineering student and Eagle Scout whose parents are lesbians. Wahls gave a three-minute speech Tuesday before Iowa legislators urging them not to pass a constitutional amendment that would ban gay marriage and civil unions. His words went viral across the Internet and had nearly a half million hits on YouTube today.