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28 Aug Posted by in • Guest Writers | 4 comments

Is Dating the New Easy?

Is Dating the New Easy?

What makes me think I could start clean slated? The hardest to learn was the least complicated – Indigo Girls I sit, along with 4 married/partnered girlfriends, at a table in a bar, in between happy hour and the late hours reserved for the young ones and notice we are all talking about the same […]

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27 Aug Posted by in • Guest Writers | 1 comment

Arisa White: Calling All You Bastards

Arisa White: Calling All You Bastards

Calling All You Bastards, the Fatherless, the Forgotten. “Do you want to write your father?” My mother asked on the 33rd birthday. I didn’t have an immediate reply and she continued, “I have an address for him in Guyana.” My last memory: I’m three years old. He came for a visit and I remember the […]

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27 Aug Posted by in • Guest Writers | Comments Off

Scarlet City Coffee Co’s Jen St. Hilaire

Scarlet City Coffee Co’s Jen St. Hilaire

NOW OPEN! SCARLET CITY ESPRESSO BAR 3960 Adeline St. in Emeryville. What Feminism Means to Jen: Being a Feminist has definitely changed meaning for me over the years.  I started off being a liberal feminist, but I always had radical leanings.  During the 90′s, when I was in my 20′s, the movie “I Shot Andy […]

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24 Aug Posted by in • Genderqueer | Comments Off

Hey Kid! A Letter to Myself

Hey Kid! A Letter to Myself

A friend posted a short, yet brilliant, note to her child self today that made me think.  We all could benefit from writing to our young selves. It seems the things that bother me most now, or have since childhood, might not have had as much power over me if I just had a chance […]

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22 Aug Posted by in • Wallis Stern | 10 comments

What Makes a Woman Sexy?

What Makes a Woman Sexy?

It is the burning question on every burning lip nowadays. These are the results of an exhaustive survey. Serious students may wish to take notes. What makes a woman sexy: It is a matter of taste, spread out like a picnic; it unravels in stages like a blossoming open; it is all full moon and […]

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From Lesbian Couple to Husband and Wife

From Lesbian Couple to Husband and Wife

Diane and Jacob Anderson-Minshall are co-authors and co-conspirators of the groundbreaking new book Queerly Beloved, an unusual love story about a beautiful long-term relationship that survives and thrives after one partner transitions from female to male. Robin: Congratulations on the new book! I hear it’s generating quite a buzz out there! In Diane’s Epochalips interview […]

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Embrace Your Inner ‘Cranky Old Lesbian’

Embrace Your Inner ‘Cranky Old Lesbian’

Whatever you plan…it happens…if you’re lucky. I have my Medicare card and as much gray hair as any women in my family ever had. So going to the July gathering of OLOC (Old Lesbians Organizing for Change) in Oakland was both unnerving and inspiring. OLOC, founded in 1989, is the only organization devoted to old […]

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18 Aug Posted by in • Guest Writers | 1 comment

Lesbian Escort Services?

Lesbian Escort Services?

So, I have this ‘honey do’ list. Don’t you? Even when I don’t have a honey I have a honey do list—maybe I should rename it. Anyway, I was looking for someone to help me with the things I’m bad at or just plain hate to do. I consulted Craigslist and the Lesbian pages to […]

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14 Aug Posted by in • Dr. Glenda Corwin | Comments Off

Are You Worried About the ‘Other Woman’?

Are You Worried About the ‘Other Woman’?

Lesbian relationship and sex expert Dr. Glenda Corwin answers our questions! Dear Dr. Glenda, My partner has been spending a lot of time with a recent female acquaintance who shares common career and social interests. They meet at least weekly for lunch or coffee, and often talk on the phone or text. I’ve never had […]

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13 Aug Posted by in • Jan Miller Corran | Comments Off

When We See Our Lives on Film

When We See Our Lives on Film

A few weeks ago I was Facebook messaging with Shauna MacDonald who co-wrote and stars in the award winning film Tru Love. I was telling her how I resonated so strongly with the story because it was my story twenty years ago. Shauna conveyed that she had heard from dozens of women who felt exactly […]

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