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Lee Lynch  // Posts published by Lee Lynch

28 Apr Posted by in • Lee Lynch | Comments

How to Answer Questions About Gender

How to Answer Questions About Gender

Where do little kids get their urgent need to know my gender? Is it intrinsic, some part of survival of the species? Parents should at least teach them that their question is rude. But no, the parents are as unsettled by what they perceive to be gender non-conformance as their children. That leads to bullying, […]

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06 Apr Posted by in • Lee Lynch | Comments

Find Happiness in a Cheeseburger Pie

Find Happiness in a Cheeseburger Pie

The threat of atomic war overshadowed my generation. On May 8, 1945, Winston Churchill announced VE Day, the end of World War II in Europe. On September 2, 1945, after horrendous destruction, Japan formally surrendered, ending the war throughout the rest of the world. I was born September 9, 1945 into a world free of […]

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15 Jul Posted by in • Lee Lynch | 1 comment

Why Gay Bullying is Not “Just Teasing”

Why Gay Bullying is Not “Just Teasing”

I never put this in words until recently: I’m afraid of children. Crazy, right? Unnatural. Just plain dumb. About a month ago, while still digesting that news flash from my brain, I had a related revelation which was brought on by all the recent talk about bullying. Here goes: I’m afraid of children because of […]

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20 May Posted by in • Lee Lynch | 1 comment

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 on Lesbians Join the Fitbit Craze

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 on Carol Seajay, Lesbian Literary Legend

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 on How Lesbian Pulp Fiction Shaped Me

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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