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Lee Lynch  // Posts published by Lee Lynch

20 May Posted by in • Lee Lynch | Comments

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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13 Jan Posted by in • Lee Lynch | Comments Off

Lesbians Join the Fitbit Craze

Lesbians Join the Fitbit Craze

With the new year comes the new resolve. With the new resolve came the Fitbit. After knee replacement surgery last year I was given a painkiller that made me constantly nauseous. That took care of the first ten pounds I needed to lose real quick. Since it was awhile before I could swallow anything other […]

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29 Jul Posted by in • Lee Lynch | 1 comment

Lesbian Hero: Nancy Garden

Lesbian Hero: Nancy Garden

People all over the world were heartbroken to hear of Nancy Garden’s death in June. The Golden Crown Literary Society (GCLS) was only weeks from presenting her an award for her beloved 1982 novel Annie On My Mind. Thousands upon thousands of kids worldwide found understanding of themselves or others by reading the classic young […]

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19 Feb Posted by in • Lee Lynch | 2 comments

From The Brakettes to Gay Games to Sochi

From The Brakettes to Gay Games to Sochi

We’re glazed in, said a neighbor. Ice, freezing rain, snow, winds. The streets are sheathed in a thin, treacherous layer of ice. In the yard the fat little dog crunches through the ice, then sinks into snow, one paw, two paws, three paws, four. In Sochi, Russia, the Winter Olympics go gayly forward. Heck, they […]

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17 Sep Posted by in • Lee Lynch | Comments Off

Carol Seajay, Lesbian Literary Legend

Carol Seajay, Lesbian Literary Legend

Dear Carol: It’s been so long! Of all my old friends, you are one I think of most. I am reminded of you: you will appear at the Lesbian Oral Herstory Project symposium this year, Celebrating Our Lesbian Legacies October 10-13, 2013, in Houston Texas. I’ll be on the East Coast those days, officiating, to […]

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12 Aug Posted by in • Lee Lynch | Comments Off

How Lesbian Pulp Fiction Shaped Me

How Lesbian Pulp Fiction Shaped Me

I read the novel Spring Fire as a 15 year old, and the title came to represent, for me, the whole concept of lesbian love. The words of the title itself could have been from a poem by Sappho or H.D. And they certainly summed up Spring Fire‘s tale. Before I even started reading, the author’s […]

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18 Jun Posted by in • Lee Lynch | 1 comment

It’s Here: My 50th High School Reunion

It’s Here: My 50th High School Reunion

Fifty years was an unimaginable amount of time when I was 17 and now, like a thunderbolt, that long stretch of life is behind me. My best friend from high school is going to the reunion with her halo of wild dark hair gone white – like mine. What will she see? Trim athletes now […]

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14 Nov Posted by in • Lee Lynch | Comments Off

Happy Dance

Happy Dance

Okay, so there are a few who stare mutely at my Bo Obama button, mouths open, like they still can’t believe they lost to us commie hippie queer vile and disgusting President Obama-supporters, but that’s what watching FOX TV can do to people. The station is a teleprompter for viewers, scrolling non-stop scripts detailing what […]

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13 Aug Posted by in • Lee Lynch | 3 comments

What’s in a Butch’s Pockets?

What’s in a Butch’s Pockets?

Is it just me, or do all butches, soft or otherwise, carry alotta stuff in their pockets? My sweetheart has chronically empty pockets. I don’t understand how anyone can live that way. I guess I’m one of many dykes who took our Girl Scout motto to heart: I’m always prepared. Here’s today’s (and every day’s) […]

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20 Jul Posted by in • Lee Lynch | Comments Off

What Gays Do…On Vacation

What Gays Do…On Vacation

I love my uber-friendly dentist’s office. They are totally moderne and pain-free in every way. The doctor loads up his iPod with cool tunes and docks it in his sound system. He could have a show on a west coast public radio station with his eclectic mix of rock, folk, blues and jazz. The receptionist/scheduler […]

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