5 Fabulous Lesbian & WLW Ezines You Can Read Online For Free

Do you need your latest celesbian gossip fix? Want to look for a new lesbian book? Or do you want to know how that new movie with a bisexual lead character is being received? Or perhaps you just want to keep up with the latest news in the strive for equality?

Because you want your news to have an LGBTQ+ focus? And even better… you want it to be for women who love women and absolutely trans positive?

Well, I’ve put together a list of five WLW Ezines that you can read online completely free!

Follow them on social media and stay up to date with all the hilarity, gossip, and strides forward in LGBTQ+ rights!

1. AutostraddleOpens in a new tab.

Founded in March 2009 by Riese Bernard and Alexandra Vega, Autostraddle is a fun ezine full of book lists, TV Reviews, and hilarious personal essays!

But it has a serious side too, with a fierce support of Trans Lesbians, intelligent, provocative, and heart rending opinion pieces as well as high quality journalism.

Autostraddle’s girl-on-girl culture is rooted in basic social values and ideals — we want women to feel good about themselves, we want equality and visibility for all marginalized groups and ultimately, we’d like to change the world.

Autostraddle Mission Statement

Autostraddle is always my top go-to blog for everything wlw.

2. DivaOpens in a new tab.

First published way back in the dark ages of 1994, DIVA has been a staple of supermarket magazine racks in the UK for my entire teen and adult life.

Edited by the indomitable Linda Riley, Diva offers the latest in lesbian and bi related celebrity interviews, news, politics, pop culture, style, travel, social issues, and entertainment.

As well as a print magazine, Diva also runs a thriving website with gossip, journalism, reviews, and comedy, as well as a radio station, Radio Diva.

To maintain and build upon 25 years of successful publishing and continue to offer fresh and diverse content for lesbians and bisexual women through quality journalism and community involvement.


If you want an absolute staple of British wlw culture that is also supportive of trans rights, then check out Diva mag.

3. LQIOOOpens in a new tab.

Breaking news, and media reviews, Lezbelib aims to keep their readers up to date with everything happening in the LGBTQ+ community all over the world.

LQIOO is the website to check out if you want to be kept up to date with the latest successes and breakthroughs for equal rights while keeping tabs on the latest trailers in lesbian cinema!

LQIOO is first and foremost a company that works to bring visibility to LGBTQ+LQIOO women. This online magazine is the first vehicle to accomplish our mission. I am currently working on a series of cool platforms that will complement each other.

LQIOO website

Lezbelib is an online platform where LGBTQ+ women can meet, read entertaining blogs, follow news, support one another, and share stories.

4. Tagg MagazineOpens in a new tab.

Based in Washington DC and edited by Eboné F. Bell, Tagg Magazine was created to serve “Everything lesbian, queer and under the rainbow”.

Tagg is first and foremost a magazine for the community. With wedding announcements, community events, and a whole section dedicated to interviewing LGBTQ+ women across a variety of professions, Tagg makes a global community feel like everyone belongs.

Tagg’s mission is to spotlight lesbian, queer, transgender, and bisexual individuals across the country, as well as bring our community together. Tagg is for our community. It’s for you. It’s your events, your resources and your stories.

Tagg Website

Tagg you’re it!

5. CurveOpens in a new tab.

First published in 1990, Curve is a San Francisco-based magazine edited by Merryn Johns and is the USA’s bestselling lesbian magazine and is a sister to LOTL.

With book and music reviews, news, pop-culture, travel and even an advice column, Curve has everything covered.

To maintain and build upon 30 years of successful publishing and continue to offer fresh and diverse content for lesbian and bisexual women through quality journalism and community involvement.


Most of their articles and reviews can be found online but if you want something a bit extra you can subscribe to the good old print version.

Which ezine are you going to check out first?

What did I miss? Which ezines have I completely glossed over? Let me know in the comments below!


Niamh Murphy is the best-selling author of 'Escape to Pirate Island' and other adventure books with lesbian main characters. Read more here.

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