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17 Dec Posted by in • Robin Lowey | 1 comment

May your Holidays be Mary and Gay!

May your Holidays be Mary and Gay!

I went into my son’s freshman high school class last week as a member of the Spectrum’s LGBT Speaker’s Bureau to help dispel myths about LGBT people and to educate them about the consequences of teen bullying by sharing my story. It was 8:00 am and the kids just stared blankly, with their mouths agape.  […]

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16 Dec Posted by in • Jewelle Gomez | Comments Off on Baby, Its Cold Outside – and Queer in Here!

Baby, Its Cold Outside – and Queer in Here!

Baby, Its Cold Outside – and Queer in Here!

In 1944 Tony and Pulitzer award-winning songwriter Frank Loesser (“Guys & Dolls”) wrote ‘Baby it’s Cold Outside’ for his wife Lynn and sang it at private parties before selling it to a studio which put it in a movie. It won the 1949 Academy Award for Best Original Song. And it is original. A duet […]

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07 Dec Posted by in • Jewelle Gomez | Comments Off on What’s up with MEN?

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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31 Oct Posted by in • Robin Lowey | 2 comments

Halloween – The Great Gay Holiday

Halloween – The Great Gay Holiday

Why do Gays and Lesbians love Halloween so? Celebrating Halloween was a longstanding tradition in my family growing up in Northern California. As a child I was allowed to run free—dressed as a monster or in some sort of boy-themed costume. Candy was like money for us, a commodity that involved trading and counting. The […]

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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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18 Oct Posted by in • Robin Lowey | 5 comments

Troubled Teens – Then and Now

Troubled Teens – Then and Now

National Coming Out Day is over this year, but homophobia is still ongoing. This week a 13-year-old kid hung himself in the schoolyard at the same middle school that I attended. I remember my days in 8th grade there and how I desperately tried to pretend that I was NOT achingly in love with my […]

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13 Oct Posted by in • Guest Writers | Comments Off on Being “Rural Gay”

Being “Rural Gay”

Being “Rural Gay”

I lived the majority of my “out” life in major urban areas, from Hollywood to San Francisco, and although I was raised in a rural community in South Texas, I had misgivings about what my life as a lesbian would be in a small rural community in Mendocino County. Eight years ago, my wife and […]

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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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24 Sep Posted by in • Margie Adam | 1 comment

Lesbian: Going All the Way – Part 2

Lesbian: Going All the Way – Part 2

When I came out in the sixties, “coming out” meant reinventing the world. It meant blowing a hole in the constricting walls of homophobia in my personal life, in my culture and in American politics by living out my woman-loving ways each day. It meant clearing a new and shining path in the world with […]

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