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Rethinking Baghdad – In a Better Place

Rethinking Baghdad – In a Better Place

Me: “I wish we lived in Baghdad’s Jewish Quarter.” Mom: “What? The Jewish Quarter?” Raising her left eyebrow, “Are you crazy?” I was longing for her nightmare. Romanticizing the Jewish Quarter of Baghdad was the height of stupidity. “Booma” (unwise owl), she chided lovingly. Here we were, in California, in her San Francisco kitchen, with […]

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12 Sep Posted by in • Robin Lowey

Spirit and Bones – Dancing for Social Change

Spirit and Bones – Dancing for Social Change

The World Premiere of Spirit & Bones, from the Sarah Bush Dance Project features an intergenerational cast of 15 dancers ranging in age from 23 to over 70.  Spirit & Bones is an evening-length production highlighting female resilience in times of darkness, the tenacity of the solo woman, and the ferocious love and strength generated by community. Spirit & Bones is […]

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03 Sep Posted by in • Kim Baker

Lesbian Relationships: 5 Signs It’s Time to End It

Lesbian Relationships: 5 Signs It’s Time to End It

I am out with a friend at a Mexican restaurant one evening when the conversation turns to our mutual friend who is in a dysfunctional relationship and considering ending it. Between bites of chips, we discuss the ways it’s so completely obvious it’s over. By our second round of margaritas we are talking as if […]

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03 Sep Posted by in • Guest Writers

September Lesbian Startalk – Virgo

September Lesbian Startalk – Virgo

September is the month of Virgo, the most thoughtful and meticulous sign of the zodiac. Classically Virgos are into health, hygiene, and diet, and often ‘germaphobic.’ They focus on the details, so sometimes “can’t see the forest for the trees,” unlike the opposite sign of Pisces who sees the forest, or big picture, missing the […]

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15 Aug Posted by in • Guest Writers

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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