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Virginia Woolf

We start our exploration of women and their animals on the podcast! Bonnie goes first and tells us the tragic tales of Virginia Woolf and her comfort animal dogs. These shaggy muses would even inspire her to write various stories. The gal-pals also talk about their own animal at home. YouTube Version This week’s episode […]

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Harriet Lane

Plunging necklines! Bachelor President! Bralettes! Cocaine! These are just a few of the wonderful things we talk about as we finish up First Ladies month. Debbi brings us the fantastic story of First Lady Harriet Lane who was the niece to the 15th President, James Buchanan and the first to have the official title of […]

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Dusty Springfield

It’s music month at Gal’s Guide and a new group of gal pals have joined to have some fun. Bonnie takes the stage first talking about Dusty Springfield the singer of “Son of a Preacher Man”, “Wishin’ and Hopin’ and more. Don’t miss this fab episode because we learned that Dusty threw food when she […]

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Rachel Maddow

The gal-pals finish up LGBT month talking about political commentator Rachel Maddow. Kim’s 1 Cool LGBT Thing showcases why representation matters in all aspects of life. The gal-pals also talk about the amazing men and women who have come out to them and how they showed support and became an ally –  even if one […]

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Alla Nazimova

The margaritas have kicked in as the gal-pals let their geek flags fly and talk about movie universes they would love to be in before rooting for syphilis to take out an abusive father. Bonnie’s 1 Cool LGBT Thing is about actress Alla Nazimova who was paid more than Mary Pickford, had a theater and […]

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Gal’s Guide NEWS for June 14 (brought to you by unicorns)

News and updates from the Gal’s Guide Library and Research Center for June 14, 2019. Brought to you by Unicorns. YouTube Version Show Notes: First edition of the Gal’s Guide NEWS. North. East, South, West are directions on our compass logo but can also be moved around to spell NEWS. (We’re so punny). Brought to […]

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The Idea of Two Moms

Continuing LGBT Pride Month, Katie takes a moment to think about what it would be like to be raised by two moms. She brings to the table research on happiness, child development, and marriage equity. The gal pals also talk about their favorite books and movies that feature LGBT characters. YouTube Version Show Notes & […]

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Gal’s Guide Recommended Reads (and Views) About LGBTQ Pride

  While there are several exceptional options for books, movies, and comedy specials that showcase LGBTQ pride we have narrowed it down to a mix of our top recommendations for June. OUR RECOMMENDED READS: Nazimova: A Biography by Gavin Lambert The Color Purple by Alice Walker Hiding My Candy: The Autobiography of the Grand Empress […]

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Moms Mabley – First Female Standup Comedian

To start off LGBT Pride month, Leah’s 1 Cool LGBT Thing is about the first ever female standup comedian, Jackie “Moms” Mabley. An extremely successful originator, Moms was a black, gay, woman who created an old lady character that wooed young men, made censors nervous, and told some of the best dirty jokes. YouTube Version […]

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Seeking LGBTQ Pride Books

Gal’s Guide is building an independent women’s history library and is seeking works by women and about women. This month we have a list of books by and about LGBTQ pride. UPDATE: The Gal’s Guide Library opened March 6, 2020. Each link goes to our Amazon Smile Charity Wish List. If you have these books and would like […]