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Open Lesbian Bursts the Conservative Bubble

Open Lesbian Bursts the Conservative Bubble

I was ready to burst the Orange Bubble as the first immigrant, openly queer woman to run for city council in the city’s history.

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Lesbian Dating: EQ and Self-Regulation

Lesbian Dating: EQ and Self-Regulation

“Self-regulation” often has a negative connotation. We think it means acting nice and controlled, keeping ourselves under wraps, not letting our real feelings show. How do we get to know the real person? And how does this relate to emotionally intelligent dating? Emotional self-regulation means the ability to recognize and manage emotions appropriately. Dating definitely […]

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11 Jun Posted by in • Robin Lowey

7 Reasons We love Ovaries

7 Reasons We love Ovaries

Robin Hopkins and Jaimie Kelton are the co-hosts of the podcast If These Ovaries Could Talk, and authors of a book If These Ovaries Could Talk: The Things We’ve Learned About Making an LGBTQ Family coming out in September 2020. They’re moms, they’re lesbians (who are married to other ladies) and each have two kids. […]

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13 May Posted by in • Robin Lowey

Queer Parent Pioneers – A Free Webinar!

Queer Parent Pioneers – A Free Webinar!

Three lesbian parenting pioneers share the struggles and triumphs they faced while raising intentional LGBTQ families, and how their adult children are now thriving. Queer Parent Pioneers will present a roadmap for queer families navigating the complex issues of homo/bi/transphobia, intersectionality, and social equity will be presented at a panel discussion on May 15th from […]

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12 May Posted by in • Guest Writers

Lesbian Comic Still Sexy at 86

Lesbian Comic Still Sexy at 86

So, there was this circle of bareback nuns, whipping ourselves, trying to keep quiet because we didn’t want to give too much pleasure to the sadistic nuns listening outside the door...

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A Queer Mother’s Day Story

A Queer Mother’s Day Story

Greeting customers with my voice using the mic made me feel like I had a talk show….with burgers and fries. “Would you like a hot apple pie with your meal….How about some large fries with that?…..Are you single?”

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What is Your Lesbian Dating EQ?

What is Your Lesbian Dating EQ?

Apparently EQ is more important than IQ in career and life success. You may be smart enough to analyze anything, but if you don’t connect emotionally with anyone, you’re limited at work and in love.

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20 Mar Posted by in • Guest Writers

Spring Renewals and YA Romance Books

Spring Renewals and YA Romance Books

Spring has always been one of my favorite seasons. Not only does it mean that winter is ending, but it’s a time of renewal. Everything starts feeling fresh and new. Baby leaves begin to form on the trees. Bright green grass is growing. Flowers are blooming, and the world seems to be awakening. This is […]

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18 Feb Posted by in • Guest Writers

Pamela Means and The Reparations

Pamela Means and The Reparations

Pamela Means has been in the music scene for decades. With the release of her new album it is time to spread the good word and indulge in her music! The acclaimed singer-songwriter, jazz musician, and activist, has released, Pamela Means and The Reparations, “Live at Northfire,” her tenth album. An in-studio performance, recorded live, […]

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08 Dec Posted by in • Robin Lowey

Top 10 Lesbian/Queer Owned Businesses Gift Guide

Top 10 Lesbian/Queer Owned Businesses Gift Guide

Do the right thing! Buy gifts from our queer and lesbian sisters. Here are EPOCHALIPS’ TOP TEN PICKS for 2020

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22 Oct Posted by in • Guest Writers

Robin Hopkins & Jaimie Kelton on LGBTQ Families

Robin Hopkins & Jaimie Kelton on LGBTQ Families

Robin and Jaimie have put together a masterpiece. It’s funny. It’s informative. It’s brutally honest.

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14 Sep Posted by in • Robin Lowey

Lesbian Game Changers’ 1st Film Goes Live!

Lesbian Game Changers’ 1st Film Goes Live!

These films will be a free resource for students to learn about some of the women in the book

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02 Sep Posted by in • Guest Writers

Bodies & Barriers: Queer Activists on Health

Bodies & Barriers: Queer Activists on Health

Between COVID-19 and actions by the Trump administration to roll back LGBT health protections, healthcare has been front and center on our mind these last few months. The critically-acclaimed new anthology Bodies and Barriers: Queer Activists on Health (PM Press) is timely. This book is edited by Adrian Shanker, executive director of Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community […]

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28 May Posted by in • Jewelle Gomez

Cuddling in Place with My Wife

Cuddling in Place with My Wife

After dinner when you look at each other and wonder: what shall we do tonight? That Jewish holiday question: ‘Why is tonight different from other nights?’ unfortunately now gets answered with: It ain’t!

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Shelter-in-Place: Lesbian Anger & Violence

Shelter-in-Place: Lesbian Anger & Violence

When I asked if this had happened before, she said “Maybe just once or twice…” She described years of verbal insults and criticism...but said physical attacks had happened since sheltering together.

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