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Lesbian Dating: The Problem with Pursuing

Lesbian Dating: The Problem with Pursuing

“Never pursue a distancer.” This was the maxim I learned in grad school couples’ therapy classes. It seemed like a no-brainer at the time. How could anyone keep going after someone who doesn’t want you? I would have more self-respect! Until I really fell in love with a lovely woman who was less in love […]

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27 Jan Posted by in • Robin Lowey

Why 60 is Better Than ‘The New 40’

Why 60 is Better Than ‘The New 40’

I’m turning 60 in two weeks. Holy crap! I believe it’s important that we, as older women, be role models and learn to age gracefully- and teach our girls and young women (and men) that there is no shame in getting older. Own it! But before I came to this realization, I’ve was feeling like […]

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22 Jan Posted by in • Guest Writers

Lesbian Lunar Insights for February

Lesbian Lunar Insights for February

February begins amidst eclipse season.  So, as I begin, I have to mention again the total lunar eclipse on the last day of January, said by some not to have occurred with a Blue Moon, not to mention Super, for 150 years, aiding our dormant seeds of creative potential to ripen and be ready for […]

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15 Jan Posted by in • Guest Writers

On Being Femme, on Being Butch

On Being Femme, on Being Butch

With a nod to popular feminist novels of the 1970s, Femme Confidential tells the story of three Gen Xers as they navigate the shark-infested waters of love and desire. Veronika, whose primary dating criteria is hotness, embraces the role of mean girl—until she has a baby. Liberty, the daughter of leftist Quaker hippies, is quick to […]

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15 Jan Posted by in • Robin Lowey

DJ Rockaway’s Lesbian Valentine’s Bay Cruise!

DJ Rockaway’s Lesbian Valentine’s Bay Cruise!

DJ Rockaway, producer of monthly women’s parties and boat cruises, has announced a Valentines Play On the Bay cruise for women on Saturday, February 10, 2018 on board the Bay Celebrations yacht. The cruise will depart from Jack London Square in Oakland and will set sail at 9 pm for a three-hour cruise around the […]

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13 Jan Posted by in • Robin Lowey

An LGBTQ Adult Magic Camp Experience!

An LGBTQ Adult Magic Camp Experience!

The Magic Hour Club is a community of women, queers, misfits, underdogs, artists and spiritual seekers. They offer curated spaces for growth through art, activism, practical spirituality, self-care, entrepreneurship and community building. We were excited to hear about their ‘summer camp meets spiritual retreat’ for the LGBTQ community, taking place near Los Angeles in April. The […]

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13 Jan Posted by in • Lee Lynch

What’s in a Butch’s Pockets?

What’s in a Butch’s Pockets?

Is it just me, or do all butches, soft or otherwise, carry alotta stuff in their pockets? My sweetheart has chronically empty pockets. I don’t understand how anyone can live that way. I guess I’m one of many dykes who took our Girl Scout motto to heart: I’m always prepared. Here’s today’s (and every day’s) […]

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20 Dec Posted by in • Guest Writers

Lesbian Startalk – Happy New Year!

Lesbian Startalk – Happy New Year!

January is the month of Capricorn, with it’s opposite Cancer. And this month, and year, begins with a revelatory super Full Moon in Cancer, the peak of the lunar cycle. Happy New Year to all. I hope your holidays were safe and happy, no matter how you celebrate. My wish for 2018 is that it […]

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Bringing Your Partner Home for the Holidays

Bringing Your Partner Home for the Holidays

Family visits over the holidays can be warm and wonderful–or a painful reminder of how badly we connect with our own relatives. Unlucky same-sex couples face some unique challenges, like flat out rejection, unspoken disapproval, awkward silences…For many, the subtle or blatant homophobia from family turns a happy occasion into an obligation to be endured. […]

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17 Dec Posted by in • Jewelle Gomez

Witches Unite!

Witches Unite!

In the early 1990s I finally bought my own car, a twenty year old Volkswagen that was in pretty good condition. But like every ‘pre-owned’ car it sometimes needed professional attention. That meant I had to enter the minefield known as the garage. I was happy when a friend recommended one nearby in my Brooklyn […]

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