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A Lesbian Guide to Holiday Grudges

A Lesbian Guide to Holiday Grudges

The holidays are in full swing. In fact, we’re right in the thick of it– preparations are being made, money is being spent, and that deeply ingrained sense of doom which occurs every year around this time is rising to the surface: The Grudge Beast is getting ready to unleash. Every Christmas, couples go through […]

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How Do I Stop Fantasizing about Her?

How Do I Stop Fantasizing about Her?

My first thought is “Why should you?” What’s wrong with indulging in fantasies for an unavailable woman? After all, that’s how romantic relationships start, with that lovely combination of attraction, desire to be close, and poignant longing. This wonderful  woman seems to embody love and passion. In the beginning, she’s a fantasy, and it’s like […]

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07 Dec Posted by in • Jan Miller Corran | Comments

Cholodenko-More than a ‘Lesbian’ Writer/Director

Cholodenko-More than a ‘Lesbian’ Writer/Director

Lisa Cholodenko chooses her projects wisely. I first heard of her when in 1998 she wrote and directed the mesmerizing film High Art with Radha Mitchell, Ally Sheedy and Patricia Clarkson. It is a film with so many layers that you are drawn back to it over and over. Each time you discover another emotion, […]

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30 Nov Posted by in • Robin Lowey | 1 comment

Top Ten Lesbian Owned Businesses to Buy Gifts

Top Ten Lesbian Owned Businesses to Buy Gifts

Do the right thing! Buy gifts from our lesbian sisters. Here are EPOCHALIPS’ TOP TEN PICKS of lesbian owned and operated businesses where you can find that special gift online for your pals, lovers and yes, even your pets. BUTCH BASIX Butch Basix seeks to serve people like us who incorporate a masculine aesthetic into […]

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30 Nov Posted by in • Guest Writers | 1 comment

Why Lesbians Ignore Red Flags When Dating

Why Lesbians Ignore Red Flags When Dating

It happened one leisurely Sunday. My girlfriend at the time and I had spent the day at the spa, a peace offering for an ongoing argument. We were joking around and then, just like that. She punched me in the arm. And in that moment it was if all of the years of dating, all […]

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Monica Palacios: Queer International Hip Chick

Monica Palacios: Queer International Hip Chick

Epochalips’ Queer Señorita Monica Palacios talks about her beginnings as a Latina lesbian comic in the Mission District of San Francisco. Monica became famous for her one-liners: “Remember the TV show Lassie with June Lockhart? — I had her. Very sincere woman. She kept her apron on the whole time…Try my new queer Mexican food: […]

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23 Nov Posted by in • Jewelle Gomez | 1 comment

Leslie Feinberg and LGBTQ Allyship

Leslie Feinberg and LGBTQ Allyship

I had lunch with Leslie in the early 1990s as she was preparing Stone Butch Blues for publication. Leslie was still formulating her ideas about personal pronouns, about writing, about movements and we discussed her book and the main character from a lesbian feminist perspective. (Please see her partner MinnieBruce Pratt’s discussion of Leslie’s pronoun […]

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18 Nov Posted by in • Rachel Wahba | 1 comment

Yoga and Anti-Semitism

Yoga and Anti-Semitism

“Ah, I used to think about anti-Semitism!” Dr. Ross exclaimed with a burst of energy as he read my response in his new patient questionnaire. “What do you think about?” was the big question. I was there to see him for my migraine headaches. My response, “Anti-Semitism,” resonated. “Thinking about Anti-Semitism used to give me […]

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13 Nov Posted by in • Jan Miller Corran | Comments Off

Lesbians: Lets ‘Follow’ Frenchie Davis

Lesbians: Lets ‘Follow’ Frenchie Davis

We first met Frenchie Davis in 2003 when she appeared on American Idol. A few years later she belted out “I Kissed a Girl” on The Voice. She didn’t win but it didn’t affect her career. It didn’t stop her from garnering Broadway raves for her roles in RENT and DREAMGIRLS. Her recording contract is in […]

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04 Nov Posted by in • Dr. Glenda Corwin | Comments Off

Keeping Sex Alive in Lesbian Relationships

Keeping Sex Alive in Lesbian Relationships

Dear Dr. Glenda: My partner and I are arguing a lot about our sex life. We don’t really have one, except maybe a couple times in the past year. She thinks we should work on this, but when I talk to my friends they aren’t having much sex either. Sex has never been that big […]

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29 Oct Posted by in • Robin Lowey | Comments Off

My Top 5 Lesbian Halloween Costumes

My Top 5 Lesbian Halloween Costumes

I’ve always been a HUGE fan of Halloween. As a child I loved it even more than Christmas. At 6 years old I fought hard to get my parents to let me wear the ‘boys’ monster costume I coveted. So, what is it about lesbians (and all queers!) and Halloween? We love to dress up. […]

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20 Oct Posted by in • Jan Miller Corran | Comments Off

Gays and Lesbians Living on the Edge

Gays and Lesbians Living on the Edge

I was pleased to hear that the Pope has formally said that gay people are okay. We are so okay that the Church accepts the fact that we can love each other just like heterosexual couples love each other. In fact, we are actually good for each other. The Pope wants Catholics to respect LGBT […]

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Lesbian Humor: Best of the Battle-axe

Lesbian Humor: Best of the Battle-axe

Dear Battleaxe, I’m dating someone who I haven’t had sex with yet. But I think we are about to—any day now. The problem is, she wants me to shave my pussy because she is hair-phobic. Should I do it? Or maybe just trim the front? Dear ‘Business in front— party in back’, Sounds like a […]

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Bringing Lesbian Films to Life

Bringing Lesbian Films to Life

This morning I was at Brava Theater Center in San Francisco. I was finalizing the plans for the Northern California premiere of Anatomy of a Love Seen on November 1st. Epochalips.com and More Than Friends Productions, are bringing the film to the big screen in San Francisco. I was at Outfest in LA when it […]

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06 Oct Posted by in • Robin Lowey | 4 comments

Lesbian Parenting: When The Kids Fly Away

Lesbian Parenting: When The 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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