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13 May Posted by in • Robin Lowey

Don’t Miss Dee Rees’ ‘BESSIE’ on HBO

Don’t Miss Dee Rees’ ‘BESSIE’ on HBO

I was invited to Frameline‘s preview showing of HBO’s upcoming film Bessie by Dee Rees and starring Queen Latifah at the Grand Lake Theater in Oakland last night. The theater was packed with lesbians including myself, Jan Corran, Eleanor Palacios and Miz Chris De la Rosa. Bessie Smith was a baddass and Queen Latifah is […]

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Sex and Lesbian Online Dating

Sex and Lesbian Online Dating

Lesbian relationship and sex expert Dr. Glenda Corwin answers our questions! Dear Dr. Corwin: I just met a woman I’m very attracted to and hope to go out with, but I’m nervous about sex. I don’t have much experience, and have the impression she does. Any tips? Dear Nervous:  The best tip for anything sexual […]

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06 May Posted by in • Robin Lowey

Lesbian Travelers on ‘The Royal Road’

Lesbian Travelers on ‘The Royal Road’

In the opening moments of the film The Royal Road, Jenni Olson‘s narrative voice speaks softly against the backdrop of a beautiful scene of the San Francisco Bay: “I’m inordinately obsessed with the stories of others, seeking within them the key to my sharing my own. I want to tell you a story about love […]

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30 Apr Posted by in • Kim Baker

A Big Lesbian F**k You

A Big Lesbian F**k You

It’s not easy to sacrifice your anger, your sense of being wronged.- Piper Kerman, Orange is the New Black Merriam-Webster’s Thesaurus lists only 2 synonyms but 5 antonyms for the word justice. justice: inequity, unfairness, wrong, bias, discrimination. Apparently, we are far more interested in describing things that are unfair than fair. Marci, a friend […]

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29 Apr Posted by in • Monica Palacios

JLo Bites My Apple

JLo Bites My Apple

JLo kissed me in my dreams. This surprised me because I don’t fantasize about Jennifer Lopez—ever. Eva Mendes—absolutely. Tinker Bell—I mean, who doesn’t. A stack of pancakes—always. But JLo—not so much. This dream was trippy because I was my current self in my childhood home at 2061 Cinderella Lane–go ahead make the joke—”Do you have […]

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29 Apr Posted by in • Robin Lowey

Gays and Lesbians Go ‘Wild’ in Africa

Gays and Lesbians Go ‘Wild’ in Africa

Jody Cole fell in love with Africa in 1998 and started sharing her love of Africa with groups in 2004. Her passion, love and respect for this continent is evident in every aspect of the trips she plans. Jody’s goal is to give you an intimate, informed, one-of-a-kind vacation. From the plants and animals to […]

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How to Speak Her Love Language

How to Speak Her Love Language

A lesbian woman weeps in my office because her partner has left her, saying “I’ve needed you sexually a long time, and you don’t seem to care.”  Their last conversation about this was 6 months ago–but nothing had changed. The woman in my office looked puzzled.  She explained “That’s not the way I show love. […]

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20 Apr Posted by in • Robin Lowey

Inside Oakland’s Queer Fashion Week

Inside Oakland’s Queer Fashion Week

The first ever Queer Fashion Week exploded this past weekend at four different venues in Oakland, a town that knows how to celebrate queer culture. Miz Chris, of Eden and fiveTEN Oakland Events fame took on this incredible feat, and pulled it off seamlessly. I can’t even begin to describe the excitement and fresh creative […]

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19 Apr Posted by in • Robin Lowey

Get ‘Rocked by Women’ this Mother’s Day!

Get ‘Rocked by Women’ this Mother’s Day!

Supporting our local queer culture is important to me, so when I heard about Rocked By Women, a multimedia dance performance by Sarah Bush Dance Project coming to Oakland on May 9 and 10th, I reached out to my friend Sarah Bush to tell us what this show means to her: “The show is a […]

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14 Apr Posted by in • Jan Miller Corran

Lesbian Filmmakers We Love: Jan Dunn

Lesbian Filmmakers We Love: Jan Dunn

I discovered British writer and director Jan Dunn when Jenni Olson of The Royal Road fame told me about Jan’s new film project, Sacred Country starring Brenda Blethyn, Shirley Henderson, Jaime Winstone and other notable cast. She is multi-award winning screenwriter and film director whose roots began as an actress. Following the release in 2006 […]

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