Top Ten Fictional Lesbian Heroes

Kissed by Venus has a great new post by Catherine Lundoff about her top ten lesbian protagonists.

I know I liked Molly from Rita Mae Brown’s Rubyfruit Jungle and Dylan from Beth Goobie’s Hello, Groin, off the top of my head. I think I liked Mike from Julie Anne Peter’s Far From Xanadu, too. I guess I can’t count Ivan E. Coyote’s books’ protagonists, because they’re pretty much just Ivan, who isn’t fictional.

Who are your favorite lesbian main characters?

9 Replies to “Top Ten Fictional Lesbian Heroes”

  1. Cass

    Okay, I’ll admit to a long standing literary crush on Nan from Tipping the Velvet. I also really like Michelle from Michelle Tea’s Valencia and Francesca from the IHOP Diaries and, of course, Beebo Brinker.

    1. Danika the Lesbrarian

      I’ve heard really good things about Nicola Griffith. I just picked up one of hers, Slow River. I’m really looking forward to it! Unfortunately, my library only has The Blue Place in e-book form, and I seem to be distracted too easily by the internet to read a whole novel online. I’ll have to ILL some time.

      1. OiseauBleu

        Slow River is a strange and beautifully written novel , beautifully crafted . I would recommend also Ammonite .

        Aud Torvingen only appears in the novels I mentionned above . One could say they are some kind of detective novels , I think it’s more about the exploration of that one character , Aud , how she deals with strengh , violence and love.

        What I also like very much about Nicola is that she really interacts with her readers , here , and there in the archives of er site , .


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