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Trans Lit: The 2018 ‘Gender Diversity’ Book List

Trans Lit: The 2018 ‘Gender Diversity’ Book List

The mission-driven press, Jessica Kingsley Publishers is known widely for its books on autism, children’s issues, and parenting will publish books for adults, children, parents, and professionals to address the unique needs and circumstances of transgender and gender diverse people of all ages and identities. At the beginning of 2017, National Geographic launched their historic special issue titled “Gender […]

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06 Aug Posted by in • Guest Writers

Lesbians vs Trans: A Rallying Cry for Unity

Lesbians vs Trans: A Rallying Cry for Unity

Transit of Venus is a film about grieving, about how we are haunted by people and events in our lives that we can’t control. And our need to let go. My oldest and dearest lifelong friend, a beautiful, strong, loving and funny artist was a trans woman who took her own life and this is my […]

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31 Jul Posted by in • Guest Writers

Lesbian Literature: In Search of Pure Lust

Lesbian Literature: In Search of Pure Lust

“In Search of Pure Lust is more than a meditation on queer identity. It’s an incredible coming-of-age memoir that claims a woman’s right to be herself, wherever and whenever she may be. Weil’s writing is smooth, polished, and lovely. Pure Lust explores a wide range of emotions and experiences, from laugh-out-loud moments to love scenes that take your breath away. […]

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26 Jul Posted by in • Guest Writers

Lesbian Horoscope for August ’18 – Leo

Lesbian Horoscope for August ’18 – Leo

August is the month of Leo, playful, fun-loving, generous, enthusiastic, creative, dignified, warm-hearted, loyal, proud, egotistical, attention seeking, and dramatic. Ruled by the center of our universe, the Sun, Leos have a need to feel they are the center of attention. As are all the fixed signs, fiery Leo can be stubborn, dogmatic, and have […]

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25 Jul Posted by in • Kim Baker

Three Ways to Deal with Heartache

Three Ways to Deal with Heartache

A few weeks after 9/11 I was sitting at an outdoor mall watching some children running through a fountain, squealing with delight. Their laughter was so contagious that as time went on the adults sitting in the area began to smile too. I looked around and it occurred to me that this was the first […]

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25 Jul Posted by in • Guest Writers

Lesbian Midlife Chronicles

Lesbian Midlife Chronicles

One year ago, I had an epiphany.  I was enjoying a long lunch at Cafe Zoetrope with my dear friend (and honorary auntie who I’ve known most of my life), Rita.  Rita has lived for 25 years in a rent controlled, 3rd story walk up in North Beach, with expansive views of the east bay […]

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11 Jul Posted by in • Robin Lowey

Lesbian Parenting: When Kids Fly Away

Lesbian Parenting: When Kids Fly Away

This is it, I’m here in Santa Barbara to drop my son off at UCSB and move him into his dorm. Feelings of fear and loss course through me. But there is sense of relief, too. After 25 years, I will start a new life, one that will no longer involve taking care of kids on […]

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10 Jul Posted by in • Robin Lowey

Lucy & Gail 15th Anniversary Party in Vegas, Baby!

Lucy & Gail 15th Anniversary Party in Vegas, Baby!

Lucy and Gail, long-time producers of women’s events, are hosting a 3-day party in Las Vegas at the South Point Hotel, September 27-29, 2018 to celebrate 15 years of finding ways to keep lesbians entertained and engaged. It all began back in 2003 when they moved to Palm Springs and much to their dismay found […]

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03 Jul Posted by in • Guest Writers

Lesbian Startalk for July- Cancer

Lesbian Startalk for July- Cancer

July is the month of Cancer. Ruled by the Moon, and often referred to as the sign of Motherhood. Cancer is watery, creative, psychic and extremely sensitive, particularly when a person is born with the Moon in Cancer. Cancer is the thriftiest of all the signs and loves bargains and “good deals.” On the flip […]

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Sex and Body Image

Sex and Body Image

When I ask women to rank order the most negative influences on their sexual relationships, negative body image almost always tops the list.  They mean “feeling fat.”  True, some women worry about their breasts and hips and skin and other body parts, but by far the major self-criticism is about weight.  One woman summed it […]

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Lesbian Dating & Relating: 3 Guidelines

Lesbian Dating & Relating: 3 Guidelines

Being present, compassionate, and willing to let go, are key in mindful relationships. Recently I listened to a lovely talk about meditation,  about paying attention to the present moment, practicing loving compassion, and letting go of thoughts that carry you away from your breath, or mantra, or wherever you focus when you meditate.  This makes […]

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29 May Posted by in • Guest Writers

Lesbian Star Talk June – Gemini

Lesbian Star Talk June – Gemini

June is the month of Gemini, adaptable, mental, and talkative. Every sign has ‘two sides of a coin,’ but Gemini is the most obvious and can switch in an instant. They are famous for multi-tasking and can have several projects going at once, that they split their time and energy with. Remember, we all have […]

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A Legal Guide to Marriage, Gay or Not

A Legal Guide to Marriage, Gay or Not

Much as location, location, location is the secret to real estate success, communication, communication, communication is the key to a successful marriage. Family means different things to different people. Make sure you and your beloved are on the same page before you make a lifelong commitment. Get clear on the basics so that there will […]

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27 May Posted by in • Guest Writers

The Trouser Question, by Novelist Vanda

The Trouser Question, by Novelist Vanda

Fashion is about more than just clothes. Fashion is about what we wear to tell the world who are, what we’re feeling, what we’ve accomplished, and to what culture we belong. Wearing the clothing of our group is what helps us to fit in. Or not. How much room a culture allows us to deviate […]

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27 May Posted by in • Guest Writers

A Supernatural Erotic Thriller by Amber Dawn

A Supernatural Erotic Thriller by Amber Dawn

Amber Dawn’s second novel, Sodom Road Exit, is on the surface a supernatural erotic thriller. In the summer of 1990 , under the pressure of overwhelming debt , 23-year-old Star Martin is forced to leave Toronto for her hometown of Crystal Beach, Ont. Her return comes one year after the amusement park that made the town […]

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