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14 Jun Posted by in • Vicki Randle

Happy Birthday Lynnly!

Happy Birthday Lynnly!

It would have been my friend Lynnly’s 62nd birthday yesterday, June 13th, had she survived her long battle with breast cancer. She was the funniest, silliest, corniest, as well as the most intractable, capricious, argumentative and infuriating person I have ever known. Even when she got serious about things, she was rarely introspective, instead spending […]

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14 Jun Posted by in • Lee Lynch

The Link Between Old and Young Dykes

The Link Between Old and Young Dykes

The only information I had on old gay people when I came out was that we were doomed to be alone and thus miserable. Oh, and lesbians would have leathery skin while gay men would become pitiful predators. At least, that’s how old perverts were portrayed in the pulps, and in non-fiction about criminology and […]

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06 Jun Posted by in • Renate Stendhal

Lesbian Love: Me Talk Pretty Silly One Day

Lesbian Love: Me Talk Pretty Silly One Day

Forgive me for paraphrasing David Sedaris, but we have a point in common. Isn’t everybody tired of advice, lesbian relationship advice and more advice, and isn’t it time to laugh a bit? Advice from counselors is a funny thing: I sometimes think it’s silly to give advice: how to be happy, how to be rich, […]

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31 May Posted by in • Jan Miller Corran

West Coast LGBTQ Film Festival Musings

West Coast LGBTQ Film Festival Musings

It’s true. I start watching for the Frameline Film Festival and the Outfest Film Festival catalogues to arrive starting now. Both are filled with over 100 pages of film showings that take place in about a 10 day window of time. Last week I received the Frameline catalogue and joy of joys, two films I […]

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20 May Posted by in • Jewelle Gomez

Vampire Cocktails with Jewelle Gomez!

Vampire Cocktails with Jewelle Gomez!

I kicked off the book tour for the new 25th anniversary edition of THE GILDA STORIES with two readings in historic places. First at City Lights Books (publisher of this new edition) in North Beach. It’s the literary home of the Beat Poets and artists such as Jack Hirschman, Bob Kaufman, Allen Ginsberg, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, […]

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20 May Posted by in • Guest Writers

My Mentor Memoir- Joan Rivers

My Mentor Memoir- Joan Rivers

Lesbian Comic Poppy Champlin is Back! I loved watching the old comics on TV— Flip Wilson, Johnny Carson, Red Skelton, Jackie Gleason and the Honeymooners and Lucy, I loved Lucy. I would watch that all the time, and The Three Stooges. I wasn’t a big fan of the Marx Brothers I think their humor went […]

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Lesbian Dating: 3 Ways to Deal With Rejection

Lesbian Dating: 3 Ways to Deal With Rejection

Q. My problem with dating is that I don’t know how to end it.  Last time I went out with someone, I knew after the first date that I wasn’t attracted to her…but she acted so interested and I didn’t want to hurt her feelings, so I went out with her for several weeks. We […]

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Lesbian Humor: More Best of The Battleaxe!

Lesbian Humor: More Best of The Battleaxe!

In my 67 years I have learned many things and have gained some good old-fashioned common sense. Send your questions to me ‘Ask a Battle Axe’ at info@epochalips.com. Dear Battleaxe, Every time I go to dances for us older gals I see women who are clearly over 50, dancing like fools, sometimes grinding with 3 […]

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11 May Posted by in • Guest Writers

4 Tips for LGBT’s Dealing w/Mental Health Issues

4 Tips for LGBT’s Dealing w/Mental Health Issues

Many people in the LGBQ  community struggle with fear, anxiety, and depression.  According to NAMI, The National Alliance on Mental Illness,  LGBTQ individuals are almost 3 times more likely than others to experience a mental health condition such as major depression or generalized anxiety disorder. Seeking treatment is very important, but sometimes, it can be […]

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05 May Posted by in • Monica Palacios

Photographer Sunny Bak Exhibits Beastie Boys

Photographer Sunny Bak Exhibits Beastie Boys

Celebrity photographer Sunny Bak will be showing “Beastie Bak” featuring rare black and white photos of The Beastie Boys, May 9-15 at the Ace Hotel and Swim Club, 701 E. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA 92264, in the Clubhouse. Artist reception will be held on Friday May 13, 7-10PM. Sunny met the Beasties in […]

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