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20 May Posted by in • Jewelle Gomez

Vampire Cocktails with Jewelle Gomez!

Vampire Cocktails with Jewelle Gomez!

I kicked off the book tour for the new 25th anniversary edition of THE GILDA STORIES with two readings in historic places. First at City Lights Books (publisher of this new edition) in North Beach. It’s the literary home of the Beat Poets and artists such as Jack Hirschman, Bob Kaufman, Allen Ginsberg, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, […]

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20 May Posted by in • Guest Writers

My Mentor Memoir- Joan Rivers

My Mentor Memoir- Joan Rivers

Lesbian Comic Poppy Champlin is Back! I loved watching the old comics on TV— Flip Wilson, Johnny Carson, Red Skelton, Jackie Gleason and the Honeymooners and Lucy, I loved Lucy. I would watch that all the time, and The Three Stooges. I wasn’t a big fan of the Marx Brothers I think their humor went […]

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Lesbian Dating: 3 Ways to Deal With Rejection

Lesbian Dating: 3 Ways to Deal With Rejection

Q. My problem with dating is that I don’t know how to end it.  Last time I went out with someone, I knew after the first date that I wasn’t attracted to her…but she acted so interested and I didn’t want to hurt her feelings, so I went out with her for several weeks. We […]

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Lesbian Humor: More Best of The Battleaxe!

Lesbian Humor: More Best of The Battleaxe!

In my 67 years I have learned many things and have gained some good old-fashioned common sense. Send your questions to me ‘Ask a Battle Axe’ at info@epochalips.com. Dear Battleaxe, Every time I go to dances for us older gals I see women who are clearly over 50, dancing like fools, sometimes grinding with 3 […]

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11 May Posted by in • Guest Writers

4 Tips for LGBT’s Dealing w/Mental Health Issues

4 Tips for LGBT’s Dealing w/Mental Health Issues

Many people in the LGBQ  community struggle with fear, anxiety, and depression.  According to NAMI, The National Alliance on Mental Illness,  LGBTQ individuals are almost 3 times more likely than others to experience a mental health condition such as major depression or generalized anxiety disorder. Seeking treatment is very important, but sometimes, it can be […]

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05 May Posted by in • Monica Palacios

Photographer Sunny Bak Exhibits Beastie Boys

Photographer Sunny Bak Exhibits Beastie Boys

Celebrity photographer Sunny Bak will be showing “Beastie Bak” featuring rare black and white photos of The Beastie Boys, May 9-15 at the Ace Hotel and Swim Club, 701 E. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA 92264, in the Clubhouse. Artist reception will be held on Friday May 13, 7-10PM. Sunny met the Beasties in […]

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05 May Posted by in • Guest Writers

My Top Seven Do’s & Don’ts for Dating Women

My Top Seven Do’s & Don’ts for Dating Women

After divorcing, jumping the fence, and dating for a while, I began wondering why most of the people I went out with disappeared after the first date. I started reading self-help books, where I learned about something called emotional sobriety. This meant I needed to create healthy boundaries and rules for myself around dating. One […]

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03 May Posted by in • Robin Lowey

Calling All Lovers of Lesbian Literature!

Calling All Lovers of Lesbian Literature!

The Golden Crown Literary Society’s (GCLS) annual conference is the premier lesbian literary event for both authors and readers. In a different city each year, the event brings together readers, fans, writers, editors and publishers to celebrate the best in lesbian literature. This year, the event will be held in Alexandria, VA (near Washington D.C.) […]

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02 May Posted by in • Jan Miller Corran

Help Family Secrets Get Unveiled in ‘Louise’

Help Family Secrets Get Unveiled in ‘Louise’

In 1995 I became a filmmaker. Well, that is a stretch. I consulted on a documentary about dementia because I am a psychologist and gerontologist by background. The film went on to be nominated for an Academy Award and in my humble opinion, I helped get it there. Okay. Not so humble. It was around […]

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02 May Posted by in • Robin Lowey

World’s Largest Lesbian Wedding in PTown!

World’s Largest Lesbian Wedding in PTown!

On October 15, 2016, women from all over the planet will converge on Provincetown with a singular intention – to marry at Bride Pride, a group wedding scheduled during Provincetown’s legendary Women’s Week, now in its 32nd year. According to Allison Baldwin and Ilene Mitnick, Bride Pride organizers and owners of the award-winning Roux Bed […]

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02 May Posted by in • Kim Baker

3 Reasons Lesbians Choose Unavailable Women

3 Reasons Lesbians Choose Unavailable Women

Why are lesbians so often drawn to vaguely disinterested women? I am biting my lip, surrounded by UConn fans in a packed basketball stadium. I find myself watching the women’s basketball final four amidst thousands of other fans in the city I used to call home. As I watch on in angst as my dear […]

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30 Apr Posted by in • Guest Writers

Five Ways LGBT’s Can Manage Depression

Five Ways LGBT’s Can Manage Depression

Did you know that the gay and lesbian population has higher rates of mental illness, depression, and anxiety than the general population? Here are some tips on what you can do about it. Some people have a difficult time in managing their depression.  Sometimes, their depression and fears can get the best of them.  As […]

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28 Apr Posted by in • Lee Lynch

How to Answer Questions About Gender

How to Answer Questions About Gender

Where do little kids get their urgent need to know my gender? Is it intrinsic, some part of survival of the species? Parents should at least teach them that their question is rude. But no, the parents are as unsettled by what they perceive to be gender non-conformance as their children. That leads to bullying, […]

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24 Apr Posted by in • Jan Miller Corran

The Lost Art of a Lesbian Painter

The Lost Art of a Lesbian Painter

Every once in a while a documentary comes along that is so splendid and breathtaking that it is hard to even explain the impact it has on one. I felt that way when I watched Finding Vivian Maier for the first time and the many times I came back to it. Now comes Susan Anderson’s […]

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Lesbian Dating: Two Goals of a First Date

Lesbian Dating: Two Goals of a First Date

After months of obsessing, Sally had finally scheduled her first date.  She was interested in someone on a dating website, “chatted” a few times online, and set up a lunch meeting.  I was impressed with her enthusiasm…but then  she started thinking out loud. Sally’s date-to-be lived near a lake, and  Sally had a boat.  “Maybe […]

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