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19 Dec Posted by in • Jan Miller Corran

LGBTQ Rights! We’re Never Going Back.

LGBTQ Rights! We’re Never Going Back.

Today I was remembering that glorious month in 2004 when same-sex weddings took place between February 12 and March 11, 2004, after San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom directed the city-county clerk to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples. It was one month where we felt the freedom to love and be just like our parents and […]

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15 Dec Posted by in • Kim Baker

5 Tips For Meeting Your Girlfriend’s Family

5 Tips For Meeting Your Girlfriend’s Family

On the list of things people fear the most, I’m told public speaking sits at the top. This time of year makes me wonder if meeting the parents is number three or four on the top fears list. What if her family isn’t okay with the gay thing? What if her family finally accepted it, […]

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08 Dec Posted by in • Robin Lowey

The FAIR Education Act (LGBT History Bill)

The FAIR Education Act (LGBT History Bill)

Do you know about the The FAIR Education Act? Senate Bill 48  (Fair, Accurate, Inclusive, and Respectful Education Act), is a California law which compels the inclusion of the political, economic, and social contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people into educational textbooks and the social studies curricula in California public schools by amending […]

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01 Dec Posted by in • Guest Writers

Stand-Up For Standing Rock

Stand-Up For Standing Rock

I am standing with Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in North Dakota to halt the oil pipeline.  It has already mostly been laid, so a lot of apathetic people are like, ‘”Oh well, come on they already did it, so why not let em finish?”  NO.  The Native Americans do not want it on their land and they […]

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Lesbian Dating: Try a Little Kindness

Lesbian Dating: Try a Little Kindness

Before the election,  I was writing a response to a question about the ifs, whens, and hows of “casual sex.”  A woman planning an Olivia cruise wondered if she could enjoy a shipboard sexual encounter, without dire emotional consequences.  It’s a valid question, worth being thoughtful about. But then we had this election, and that […]

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22 Nov Posted by in • Jan Miller Corran

What’s New in Lesbian Film: Me, Myself and Her

What’s New in Lesbian Film: Me, Myself and Her

Billed as the first lesbian feature film from Italy, Me, Myself and Her directed by Maria Sole Tognazzi begs the question, “What took you so long Italy?” The film stars Sabrina Ferilli as Marina, a confident and beautiful woman in her 50’s. Her lover of five years is played by Margherita Buy as Frederica.  You see, […]

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22 Nov Posted by in • Kim Baker

3 Pillars of Healthy Lesbian Relationships

3 Pillars of Healthy Lesbian Relationships

In past relationships, there was always a moment when I knew it was over. In one particularly volatile relationship, many odd things happened over time that didn’t feel quite right – secrecy, aggression, and pulling me in and pushing me away. But it was one rather benign instant when I knew. I don’t recall the […]

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21 Nov Posted by in • Robin Lowey

Top 10 Queer/Lesbian Businesses to Buy Gifts!

Top 10 Queer/Lesbian Businesses to Buy Gifts!

Do the right thing! Buy gifts from our lesbian sisters. Here are EPOCHALIPS’ TOP TEN PICKS of lesbian owned and operated businesses where you can find that special gift online for your pals, lovers and yes, even your pets. If you look for the ultimate escape with your partner or your best friends, look no […]

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15 Nov Posted by in • Jan Miller Corran

Make America Gay Again

Make America Gay Again

I just listened to Senator Harry Reid, the Minority Leader address the Senate in regards to the enormous impact Donald Trump’s verbiage and actions have had on Americans who seemingly don’t fit the ideology, religion, ethnicity, race, or sexual orientation that Trump and his cohorts have adopted as their poster people. I know. Run on […]

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25 Oct Posted by in • Kim Baker

Lesbian Dating: Watch for these 3 Wake-Up Calls

Lesbian Dating: Watch for these 3 Wake-Up Calls

I am sitting in stopped traffic, headed home from the airport following a whirlwind work trip that left me defeated. Knee bouncing impatiently up and down, I replay the toxic trip, for my toxic employer as I sit at stopped train tracks. Finally, the gates open and I inch my way up to the stop […]

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