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29 Oct Posted by in • Robin Lowey | Comments

My Top 5 Lesbian Halloween Costumes

My Top 5 Lesbian Halloween Costumes

I’ve always been a HUGE fan of Halloween. As a child I loved it even more than Christmas. At 6 years old I fought hard to get my parents to let me wear the ‘boys’ monster costume I coveted. So, what is it about lesbians (and all queers!) and Halloween? We love to dress up. […]

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Alexis, Julia & The Mobile Homecoming Project

Alexis, Julia & The Mobile Homecoming Project

“We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.” That quote from June Jordan introduces folks to the website for Mobile Homing http://www.mobilehomecoming.org an amazing project developed by two young women, Alexis and Julia.  They describe themselves as responding to “a deep craving for intergenerational connection.”  When we met this week end we affectionately called it […]

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20 Jan Posted by in • Guest Writers | Comments Off

My Jersey Shore

My Jersey Shore

My first ‘long term’ college relationship lasted almost three years. Annie was a sailor born and raised on the Jersey shore.  Her last name was Italian, but her world was in a universe very different from the popular cable TV show.  Her Sicilian American father held the highest civilian security clearance in the local military […]

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08 Jan Posted by in • Genderqueer | 11 comments

Genderqueer is Not Transgendered

Genderqueer is Not Transgendered

When I say I hate labels, and I prefer not to wear them, most people have a tendency to turn up their nose. I have never truly understood why my not needing to identify as ‘something’ makes me an outcast. The only thing I truly identify as is genderqueer, but not as a label, more […]

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07 Dec Posted by in • Jewelle Gomez | Comments Off

What’s up with MEN?

What’s up with MEN?

“Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized.” Albert Einstein I’m a Lesbian Feminist, which means—to me—that I’m mindful of male privilege in our culture and believe it my social responsibility to educate and be an activist around the harm that patriarchal privilege creates and sustains.  War, rape, bullying, stock market […]

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01 Dec Posted by in • Guest Writers | 1 comment

The Lesbians in the ’70s Conference

The Lesbians in the ’70s Conference

I want to share some impressions of the “Lesbians in the ’70s conference” which took place October 8-10 at the CUNY Graduate Center. The conference took place over two almost unbearably intense days. The joint was packed, and not only with lesbians from the ’70s; lots of young, or younger, women were there to learn […]

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Banding Together Against Bullies

Banding Together Against Bullies

There seems to a generational thing about how well lesbians and gay men are to get along. Certainly not as a general thing because there are exceptions of all sorts. But among people older than me there seems a strange tendency to distrust the other species. This always struck me as strange given that the […]

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10 Oct Posted by in • Margie Adam | 2 comments

Lesbian Going All the Way – Part 3

Lesbian Going All the Way  – Part 3

I am 63 today and I am involved in a passionate relationship with a 41-year old woman. Being a lesbian is still about holding a space for woman-loving in my personal and public life. It is still about the heady first kiss-this time between two women on a moonlit Hebridean beach. It is about the […]

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