About The Mysterious Webmistress

Hmmmm... I'm a B.E.H.I.N.D-the-scenes typa gal.

Me - capuccio cup has replaced my luck strike cig

Who Am I ;)

1. Am I a... GIRL, friend of Dorothy?

2. Am I a...?
    Three O, SEO
    S.h.i.t.e, A.I

3. Why did I create this sapphic site (during uK Lockdown 2)?
    I wanna be a, lame, Influencer
    I wanna make Bucks (£££)
    I want to inspire

Did you Score ;)


Groover, you Scored out of 3.


Who am I?

1. Yes - I am indeed a, GIRL, friend of Dorothy :) I'm hugely grateful that I grew up in the time of the "Do it yourself" punk and Indie music ethos, and identify as ... Queer (and Gay - as a nod to slick Cole Porter lyrics).

2. I created the site in the hope that it might, genuinely, INSPIRE people across the world and perhaps, help groovers who were understandably anxious regarding coming out. (Mine wasn't too groovy at first, but I do empathise with my slick old-skool, beloved Mummy - she needed a wee bit of time to get-her-head-around my late-night tipsey confession (when I came home after a club nights-out, she LOVED coming down, in her a night slip, with my Dackles (who need to go out to the garden for pee pee)). Pish - I'm not a Dragon's Den entrepreneur. Plus, I hate completely random and irrelevant / targeted (tracking your browsing history) shitey ads on websites. Thus, I make NO Bucks (money) from this site. The site is a true labour of L.O.V.E from which I gain no funding such as ... Veuve Clicquot, GODIVA Chocolate treats ... :).

3. I am, indeed, a ... Three O, SEO (Search Engine Optimiser + old-skool HTML developer):) I have passionately, played on this site often until 3 am (KLF Eternal song / "Three O" = Three o'clock) in the morning, so, please forgive my typos & spelling mistakes. Moreover, please forgive that I'm not a gifted writer - I'm an ex-paleontologist (PhD) but I have a sharp eye for images and crops. BTW - this site is painstakingly HAND coded and, not WordPress - speedy Gonzales page downloads but, UBER painstaking to update :)


About The Site

This Website's Goal = LESBIAN: RESPECT, PRIDE & LOVE.
This site is a labour of love that I created (and hand-coded in HTML, researched, and wrote) during UK COVID Furloughs. It was created for lesbians and bi women across the WORLD who are still experiencing homophobia, who may feel sometimes down and or lonely, and to demonstrate to them and HETTIES (straights) that throughout history, lesbians and bi's have importantly contributed to medical care, the arts, sciences ...

"The tragedy of life is often not in our failure, but rather in our complacency" Benjamin Mays

We should never forget the women who fought for women's and lesbian rights. Moreover, the struggle continues. Let's work TOGETHER, to help & nurture each other.

This site is not static - more info will be added and it will grow.

Website Caveats +, A Sweet Request For Assistance :)

Though I have mentioned this on other pages, to all visitors to the site, please forgive me, for genuine:

  • Oops Blunders & Errors - I hold my hands-up high in SHAME for any unintentional blunders, mistakes, errors ... Some blunders are due to accidental copy & pastes as this is a hand-coded HTML site while others may be research errors (I collate data from the WWW). I will be truly grateful if you email me, to point out, any errors which I will gladly correct.
    • AM I INCOMPETENT? - One time, I was so, truly, OVER-THE-MOON! Someone emailed me, which is extraordinarily RARE :( With jazz-hands, I restrained myself from running around-my-living-room SHOUTING... HURRAH = a feedback / an acknowledgment of the site and my hard labour on it! Slap my wrist :( I had made a blunder :( She (they), an Associate Professor from a New York private liberal Arts College, pointed out that I had made an error on a quote. GRRR ME!!! I was very grateful for the point-out, however, she (they) asked me ... "Are you incompetent? ...".

      Quite frankly Ms Shankly, I was taken-a-back on the first reading and, then ... really I ... so LOL.

      I'm proud of my acemdemic achievements: University College London degree, Edinburgh Uni PhD (I have fossil housed in the British Natural History Museum named after my Mother which is a NEW species of a fossilised sea lily (crinoid)) which I discovered, and, a Royal Society Fellowship (for post-doctoral research) at Hamburg University.

      Totally, fair play and ashamedly hands-up, I made a blunder, but, did that warrant such a RUDE comment? No wonder that I have not promoted this site on social media. Personally, as a former educator (working as a Geological lab & field assistant at Unis) and a work mentor (working as a Manager) - would I have said that to anyone? NO WAY JOSE! I heartfully LOL at the comment and SHAME that person, herein :)
  • Global Girl Friends of Dorothy - I genuinely appreciate ALL lesbians across the world. I am so grateful, I was born from parents of two nationalities and also, lived abroad for a while. SO F**K nightmare Brexit! (NB The bonnie fab Scots (and I), did not vote Brexit). Please forgive me - I have worked so hard to try and make this site international but through my initial research it was / is very hard to find trail blazing lesbians across the world. So, I handover the torch to you to discover and document from your country, stellar lesbians who have made a mark in history.
  • Not Girl Friends of Dorothy - Slap my wrist, if I have unjustly included someone who didn't play on our team. The historical records can be grey at times and also in history it was dangerous to me out. Please, do email me if I have made an unintentional error.
  • Copywriting / Typos - Slap my wrist :( I am not a natural born writer, nor am I a queen of English grammar and ... I'm the worst proof-reader :( On the positive side you can see this content was not AI generated - I dread to what will happen in the forthcoming years regarding AI generated web/ new content
  • Additions - Please, do email me, if you have suggestions of slick lesbians to add herein. I have already so many to add on to the lesbian trailblazers side BUT to be honest, my disappointment in my writing skills has discouraged me at the moment :( With time, the site will continue to grow.

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❤ Please Do Link To My Site ❤

To those that have linked to my site, I give you the HHHHHHHHUGEST ever hug of thanks to YOU ❤ ❤ ❤ I have consciously avoided promoting my site via social media because I'm not a screen girl but also, there is so much vitriol + false news commenting on social media.

Using This Site As A Clickbait-Post Source

This site has been created independently by a girl friend of Dorothy who was very lonely during lockdown, to genuinely and heartfeltly collate in one place, an homage to historical slick lesbians who have made their mark in history and society and helped lesbian visibility and lesbian (and women's) rights. I aint profiting from it but I do get a HUGE kick out of the web traffic it is acquiring across the globe, particularly where awful homophobia is strife :(

I'm flabbergasted - I have just done a search on google for "lesbian movies" and in the top ten Google results I was shocked to see that STRAIGHT magazines like Harper's BAZAAR, Teen Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Elle Magazine, Good HouseKeeping pages came up in the first page - for sure homing into the click paint pink dollars! For such a search, as a lezza, I would be seeking posts from e.g gay websites, the IMBd/BFI, reputable newspapers like the Guardian ... Would you for example consult Harper's BAZAAR to discover lesbian movies?

Working as an SEO, I appreciate the demand on producing Clickbait posts but I always tried to think of a new angle for my content writers to create unique and cool content. Content writers who have come across this site - don't be lame and use this site to regurgitate my pages in vanilla buzzfeed style posts - do your own research across the web and make your own fab mark on topic of lesbanism.

If you do use any of my pages as a clickbait-post seed / source - have the courtesy to link to me.

About The Girl

A face to the webmistress? Me ;) Though I'm a brainstormer, instigator & cheerleader, I've always shied away from any limelight & social media selfies. Everyone, has their own right to their privacy / OUTness. During this research, I read a poignant quote:

"I'm out," she once told me. "But I am not out and about it."

Even though, in some fortunate countries homosexuality is no longer illegal - forgive me I'm, still guarded to who I'm OUT to as, even in "swinging London" and these sometimes more liberal uK times - homophobia still exists in the uK. Moreover, even if I was hetty (straight), I would still not be a social media nor selfie queen.

My Sign-Off
With Widest ... Slick Electro Jazz-Hands :)

Holy Moly, way too many slick tunes to choose from, for my sign-off. Though I'm a V COOL Indie Kid, yet wanting to sing & dance in my living room to Taylor Swift Shake It Off (R.E.M.I.X)... I'm signing off to, the slick tune ... Pet Shop Boys > Where The Streets Have No Name - I Can't Take My Eyes Off You.

  • "Keep your chin-up" - As my hero Daddy would say
  • CARPE DIEM! (Seize the DAY!) - Dead Poets Society (movie) quote