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What a time to be gay—We made this happen! We made history! Happy Gay Pride to all!!!

30 Jun Posted by in • Jan Miller Corran

Not Quite Over the Rainbow Yet

Not Quite Over the Rainbow Yet

June 26, 2015 shall go down in gay history as the biggest win/win ever. Whoa. Rewind and let’s think about what the SCOTUS decision actually signifies. Yes, same sex marriage is now the law of the land that is if the states that are highly against it don’t find the dozens of ways to block […]

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30 Jun Posted by in • Guest Writers

Hey Texas! Laugh with 3 Queer Queens

Hey Texas! Laugh with 3 Queer Queens

They say Jeb Bush could get the nominee this time around.  They say it could be a dynasty. I say it’s a travesty. The only Bush I want to see in the white house is Hilary’s. Comedy is a great thing.  It is a healing thing.  When you laugh you disarm yourself and the world.  […]

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24 Jun Posted by in • Guest Writers

A Bad Lesbian Dating Experience

A Bad Lesbian Dating Experience

I’ll sometimes give the benefit of the doubt to a woman when a first date doesn’t always go the way I hoped. After all, people can have bad days, so when Janet’s preferred topic of interest, during our initial meeting, was her puppy I thought she might be nervous or simply excited about the new […]

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23 Jun Posted by in • Monica Palacios

A Vivacious Lesbian Vegetarianista

A Vivacious Lesbian Vegetarianista

I became a vegetarian for a dame. I know—the things we do for love. But when I met this lovely lady 22 years ago, my meat consumption was minimal. I was a waitress at a steakhouse and serving grilled flesh all the time made me shiver and my nipples spin. And then one day, the […]

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17 Jun Posted by in • Robin Lowey

So. African LGBTQs Represented at Frameline!

So. African LGBTQs Represented at Frameline!

South Africa led the world with its all-embracing Constitution, granting homosexuals unprecedented freedoms and rights. The film While You Weren’t Looking is featured at this year’s Frameline Film Festival in San Francisco, (produced by The Out In Africa Gay & Lesbian Film Festival) and takes a look at South Africa through the lives and experiences […]

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16 Jun Posted by in • Kim Baker

Lesbian Dating: 3 Tips to Pick up Women

Lesbian Dating: 3 Tips to Pick up Women

Alone in a new city, working full time and working on my doctorate (full time), I find myself restless for human contact. As I load my messenger bag and empty coffee mug into my car one Saturday after class, all I want to do is go home, put on sweats, order takeout, and watch bad […]

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16 Jun Posted by in • Robin Lowey

The Passionate Pursuits of Angela Bowen

The Passionate Pursuits of Angela Bowen

This is the story about a young black girl who came of age during the Jim Crow era in the 1940s and 50s in Roxbury, Massachusetts, and how her early home life and experiences influenced her passions, mission and strategies for survival over six decades. I am inspired by Angela’s story in The Passionate Pursuits […]

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How to Be a Happily Single Lesbian

How to Be a Happily Single Lesbian

This question seems ultra-relevant, given our tremendous focus on how to find and keep a mate.  Research indicates at least 50% of lesbians over the age of 50 are single, so are they all unhappy?  And common sense will remind you that many married people are miserable.  So should we shift focus from finding happiness […]

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28 May Posted by in • Guest Writers

Hello Kate, Goodbye Dave

Hello Kate, Goodbye Dave

Pope John Paul, President Ronald Reagan, David Letterman and I all began our professional careers within six months of each other. Pope John Paul is now a saint whose qualifying miracle was making the pedophilia scandal disappear. Ronald Reagan’s spirit has taken up evil residency in his Badger State mini-me, Scott Walker. David Letterman [retired] […]

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26 May Posted by in • Rachel Wahba

Granny’s Abortion

Granny’s Abortion

“They saved my life, they were Muslim, a young doctor and his wife, when I gave myself an abortion and almost died,” Granny remembers. “Efraim (her husband) was so angry I think he would have let me die!” Granny’s story was different from most of the Jews of Baghdad. She wasn’t born there. She grew […]

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24 May Posted by in • Jewelle Gomez

Why We Need a Good Feminist Rant

Why We Need a Good Feminist Rant

Discrimination is so deeply imbedded in U.S. Culture few of us notice from one day to the next. Even those of us who are experiencing it. Maybe we notice the headlines that blare at us when so many young Black men in a row are killed by police officers and their communities erupt in impotent […]

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23 May Posted by in • Jan Miller Corran

Lesbian Filmmakers We Love: Becky Lane

Lesbian Filmmakers We Love: Becky Lane

Recently I discovered Ithaca writer, director and producer Becky Lane when I heard about a web series she was creating called The Chanticleer. I asked to see some teasers before she released it on YouTube. I was hooked and though I absolutely love the series, I want it to grow into a feature film. Becky […]

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21 May Posted by in • Robin Lowey

Blurring Gender Lines

Blurring Gender Lines

I met andogynous model Rain Dove and enterpreneur Abby Sugar at last month’s Queer Fashion Week. I was immediately struck by the important work they were doing—breaking down gender stereotypes, and taking the world by storm in their different ways. Then came this! Challenging normative assumptions of gender presentation, femininity and what it means to […]

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20 May Posted by in • Guest Writers

Because Lesbians Want To See Good Films

Because Lesbians Want To See Good Films

I love women. I find them to be incredibly nuanced, smart, funny, charming and altogether fascinating. I love the way they see the world, the ways they aspire to improve the world and the ways they tirelessly continue the uphill battle for equality in the world. Women can and will make the changes we all […]

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20 May Posted by in • Lee Lynch

Still Butch After All These Years

Still Butch After All These Years

My body is telling me to slow down, even while my mind says go, go, go. When was the last time I climbed a tree, a favorite younger pastime? Now I simply admire them and the birds that flit from Shore Pine to Western Hemlock to Ornamental Cherry. It’s funny how I thought I missed […]

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