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14 Sep Posted by in Guest Writers | Comments Off

Don’t Call Me Butch!

Don’t Call Me Butch!

Hi my name is Terri… not BUTCH!!! I know this because the birth certificate that my parents received when I was born indicates this. All my teachers from grade school through high school called me Terri. My drivers license and military identification all indicate I am Terri. So when I hear “Butch” being yelled at […]

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27 May Posted by in Jewelle Gomez | 2 comments

Gertrude is a Rose is a Rose is a Rose

Gertrude is a Rose is a Rose is a Rose

Which, of course, includes thorns.  But what good icon doesn’t have thorns? The exhibition at San Francisco’s Contemporary Jewish Museum “Seeing Gertrude Stein: Five Stories” is a stunning evocation of the lesbian writer, art collector (a companion exhibition of her family’s collection is at SFMOMA), and cultural visionary. She’s one of the first literary lesbians […]

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18 Feb Posted by in Guest Writers | 3 comments

My Life in Fractions

My Life in Fractions

When my friend Judy died, at 55, of metastatic breast cancer, I realized my life was  three-fourths over. I did algebra in my head to arrive at this conclusion, eventually resorting to penciling the backs of envelopes with equations, x over 100 equals 55 (my age) over my estimated death at 75.  This would be […]

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31 Jan Posted by in Robin Lowey | 1 comment

Reasons to Love Jane Lynch

Reasons to Love Jane Lynch

I first noticed the queerness in Jane as Harrison Ford’s best friend in The Fugitive. She has always had a self-possessed manner that says “dyke” to me but really just means she’s a strong woman with a wicked sense of humor and a deadpan delivery. Ten years ago she burst into mainstream popularity in her […]

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20 Jan Posted by in Guest Writers | Comments Off

My Jersey Shore

My Jersey Shore

My first ‘long term’ college relationship lasted almost three years. Annie was a sailor born and raised on the Jersey shore.  Her last name was Italian, but her world was in a universe very different from the popular cable TV show.  Her Sicilian American father held the highest civilian security clearance in the local military […]

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01 Dec Posted by in Guest Writers | 1 comment

The Lesbians in the ’70s Conference

The Lesbians in the ’70s Conference

I want to share some impressions of the “Lesbians in the ’70s conference” which took place October 8-10 at the CUNY Graduate Center. The conference took place over two almost unbearably intense days. The joint was packed, and not only with lesbians from the ’70s; lots of young, or younger, women were there to learn […]

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19 Nov Posted by in Genderqueer | 4 comments

The Missing Identifier

The Missing Identifier

I consider myself gender fluid or gender neutral; a little of both and a lot of neither. Some days I am in the men’s pants, some days I am in the pumps.  Most days I should be wearing both (not a good look mind you). If I choose the pants I am denying the pumps […]

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21 Oct Posted by in Jewelle Gomez | Comments Off

Paging Dr. House

Paging Dr. House

I still call it the ER even though hospital administrators think the phrase “urgent care” conveys a place that will never have to treat GSWs.  I’ve visited quite a few ERs in my life.  Boston City Hospital mostly when I was growing up…a friend’s father with one of those Gun Shot Wounds and an uncle […]

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Handsome Lady With a Hat

Handsome Lady With a Hat

Back in Spring of this year, I purchased a man’s black hat, something your grandfather would wear: a cotton/polyester blend with the narrow brim upturned in the back. Actually come to think of it, my sombrero resembles the hat Pinocchio wears in the Disney movie—minus the little feather. Yeah those Oktoberfest hats—you know the ones.  […]

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