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20 May Posted by in • Lee Lynch | 1 comment

Still Butch After All These Years

Still Butch After All These Years

My body is telling me to slow down, even while my mind says go, go, go. When was the last time I climbed a tree, a favorite younger pastime? Now I simply admire them and the birds that flit from Shore Pine to Western Hemlock to Ornamental Cherry. It’s funny how I thought I missed […]

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11 Mar Posted by in • Jewelle Gomez | Comments Off on Awards Season – a Lesbian Feminist Perspective

Awards Season – a Lesbian Feminist Perspective

Awards Season – a Lesbian Feminist Perspective

I am one of those people who pulls down her shades, turns the phone ringer off and tweets to only a select few in a circle of friends who watch awards ceremonies on television. I know I’m supposed to be too political, too lesbian, too mature, too sophisticated but I love watching. It started when […]

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13 Jan Posted by in • Lee Lynch | Comments Off on Lesbians Join the Fitbit Craze

Lesbians Join the Fitbit Craze

Lesbians Join the Fitbit Craze

With the new year comes the new resolve. With the new resolve came the Fitbit. After knee replacement surgery last year I was given a painkiller that made me constantly nauseous. That took care of the first ten pounds I needed to lose real quick. Since it was awhile before I could swallow anything other […]

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23 Nov Posted by in • Jewelle Gomez | 1 comment

Leslie Feinberg and LGBTQ Allyship

Leslie Feinberg and LGBTQ Allyship

I had lunch with Leslie in the early 1990s as she was preparing Stone Butch Blues for publication. Leslie was still formulating her ideas about personal pronouns, about writing, about movements and we discussed her book and the main character from a lesbian feminist perspective. (Please see her partner MinnieBruce Pratt’s discussion of Leslie’s pronoun […]

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18 Nov Posted by in • Rachel Wahba | 1 comment

Yoga and Anti-Semitism

Yoga and Anti-Semitism

“Ah, I used to think about anti-Semitism!” Dr. Ross exclaimed with a burst of energy as he read my response in his new patient questionnaire. “What do you think about?” was the big question. I was there to see him for my migraine headaches. My response, “Anti-Semitism,” resonated. “Thinking about Anti-Semitism used to give me […]

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31 Aug Posted by in • Wallis Stern | 19 comments

New Poetry by Wallis Stern ‘raptor’

New Poetry by Wallis Stern ‘raptor’

brutally, I will miss it our innocent bloodletting your busy handsome fingers casually blasé but playing heated games of yes and no whispering I want you take me against the wall take me with a secret gesture take me speeding on the freeway take me teasing talking dirty take me bathed in sweetness take me […]

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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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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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29 Jul Posted by in • Lee Lynch | 1 comment

Lesbian Hero: Nancy Garden

Lesbian Hero: Nancy Garden

People all over the world were heartbroken to hear of Nancy Garden’s death in June. The Golden Crown Literary Society (GCLS) was only weeks from presenting her an award for her beloved 1982 novel Annie On My Mind. Thousands upon thousands of kids worldwide found understanding of themselves or others by reading the classic young […]

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30 Jun Posted by in • Jewelle Gomez | Comments Off on Lily Tomlin – Better Than Ever at 74

Lily Tomlin – Better Than Ever at 74

Lily Tomlin – Better Than Ever at 74

Several years ago I had the opportunity to interview performer, Lily Tomlin on stage as a benefit for The New Conservatory Theatre Centre. A fan since the 1960s, I was so excited I was afraid I’d float away before I could sit down on stage. As I prepared I thought about so many decades ago […]

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