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WLW Resource List

Books, Websites, Communities, & more for Women Loving Women/Lesbians

Here you will find a plethora of resources focused on gay women, lesbians, women-loving-women, and general LGBTQ+ community. From books to dating apps, to social groups and sports teams, you can find what you need to facilitate your journey as a woman who loves other women. If you can’t find it here — ask! And be sure to check out the Coming Out Late Group for Women.

Please note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some stores, restaurants, bars, and other venues may be closed. Others may only offer curbside pickup or delivery at this time. Fully operating venues may have limited or outdoor-only seating. Some sports teams and social groups may also be on hold until further notice. Check the websites and social media feeds for more information, including rules about face masks and social distancing.

BOOKS FOR W2W/LESBIANS

LGBTQ+ WEBSITES

  • Autostraddle
    Autostraddle is a serious labor of love. A group of friends wanting to start a revolution and their creation is now the world’s most popular lesbian website, with over one million unique visitors and 3.5 million views per month.
  • The GA Voice
    Amazing website with tons of great info, check out the Best Bets page for local events and happenings and the Religious Organizations page – tons and tons of great info – lots of reading
  • Georgia Equality
    Two amazing organizations with slightly different missions – this website is a great way to get informed on legislative activities, get active and/or financially support civil rights efforts
  • PFLAG Atlanta
    The GA chapter of the national organization, this is a great first stop for everyone with lots of basic questions about sexuality, a FAQ section for “beginners,” support groups where EVERYONE is welcome, advocacy, education and more. Local meetings listed.
  • Human Rights Campaign, Atlanta
    The oldest lesbian/gay political action committee in the US, HRC addresses this country’s lesbian and gay legal and civil rights history, the status of current anti-discrimination laws in the United States and HRC’s ongoing activities to fight for equal rights. This website is Atlanta-focused. A visit to the HRC GA page indicates GA has NO anti-discrimination laws addressing sexual orientation OR gender identity.
  • Gayborhood
    A private website that promotes businesses and events related to gay life – local and national. Very fun website, great newsfeed/blog that covers all aspects of gay life. Recently spotted – “For ladies who love the ladies – 5 ways to up your dating game.” Essential for women coming out late.
  • LiLLY Late in Life Lesbians
    (FB page that requires invitation; Email Andrea to request an invitation.)
  • Project Q Atlanta and Project Q Atlanta Magazine
    From the website: “a distinct take on the news, information, events, attitudes – and the juicy dish and buzz – that impact our lives”
  • FetLife
    from their website: “Like Facebook, but run by kinksters like you and me.”
  • Southern Fried Queer Pride
    from the website: “an Atlanta-based queer and trans, arts and advocacy organization and festival celebrating the vibrant communities of the Southern United States”

LGBTQ+ FRIENDLY DATING WEBSITES AND APPS

NOTE: Your safety and security are your first priority. If you are concerned about privacy, create a new email address that does not identify you. Use a non-identifying photo in your dating profile(s) when allowed and choose a pseudonym. Be wary of individuals who ask for your home address, where you work, or anything else that could be used to scam you out of money or steal your identity. When in doubt, end the conversation and block them. Report anyone who is abusive, asks for money, or threatens to “doxx” you. If you meet someone, do it in a public, well-lit place where others can see you. Don’t be afraid to end the date early if something feels off, or you just don’t feel a connection.

Most importantly — have fun!

LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY

LGBTQ+ Sports and Physical Activity

LGBTQ+ Commerce & Stores

Nightlife & Experiences (18+)

Atlanta LGBTQ+ Affirming Churches, Temples, & Spiritual Centers

Please see The GA Voice for a comprehensive listing of gay-affirming churches, synagogues, and places of worship.

Atlanta LGBTQ+ Events

LGBTQ+ Friendly Recovery Support Groups

 

To share additional resource information for this list, please email me.

And thank you!