The Curve Foundation programs spur active storytelling and cross-generational dialogue around the Curve Community by supporting journalism inspired by the tradition of Curve magazine, investing in the next generation of intersectional leaders, and bolstering existing community archives as a resource to ensure LGBTQ+ women’s culture and history can be known.

The Curve Award

The Curve Award responds to the reality that the voices of those in the Curve Community have been marginalized, silenced, and censored out of the national and international conversation. Stories that center the experience of queer women and non-binary people are crucial to the wellbeing of our community.

In partnership with NLGJA: The Association of LQBTQ Journalists, we have created this award to recognize and support emerging journalistic writers who are focused on raising the visibility of LGBTQ+ women by telling their stories and elevating their voices. In addition to a $5000 cash award, recipients will receive quarterly mentorship and participate in the NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists Convention.

Applications open April 26, 2021
Click here to apply

The Curve Archive

The Curve Foundation is creating a permanent and searchable archive from the existing 30 years of the iconic Curve magazine issues that document the history and historic voices of the lesbian movement and include voices from the entire Curve Community. There is no other existing resource that so fully documents queer women’s past and present. The seeds of many current cultural conversations around identity, race, inclusion, and rights can be found in these early Curve articles.