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“How Did You Meet Your Girlfriend?”

Description: Three lesbians tell us the stories of how they met their girlfriends, who made the first move, how long it took them to move in together, and so on. Holly My girlfriend and I met on OKCupid almost 4 years ago. She… Continue Reading →

Lez Review: Liberty’s Secret

The tagline for Liberty’s Secret describes it as “a girl-meets-girl musical-movie. About the song and dance of politics.”  Personally, I would have described it as Jenny’s Wedding meets But I’m a Cheerleader meets musical theater.  It’s silly and lighthearted, even… Continue Reading →

Dyke March is for Dykes

Women will continue to resist the force that attempts to eviscerate persons from history into the category of ephemera. Out of the streets and into the home or cubicle, into a poem or greeting card. There are still reasons to… Continue Reading →

On the Appropriation of Femme

Description: Four of our femme readers discuss the term, its meaning, its significance within lesbian history, and its appropriation by people who are not lesbians. Tia: Femme is a hard word to define, I think. We could just say “a lesbian who… Continue Reading →

“You Set the Bar Before it All Fell to Pieces”

Every Woman I Have Ever Loved: Submissions #5 and #6 Description: Reader submissions about women they’ve loved– all of them, or just a memorable few. “We Had The Same First Name” The first woman I ever loved, or thought I loved,… Continue Reading →

Bumbling Baby Dyke: Submissions 1-3

Share a cute, funny, or embarrassing story from the time in your life when you were a newly minted lesbian. I’d Played That Part Mistakenly I didn’t really try anything with girls until university. The first time I had an encounter with… Continue Reading →

So-So, or Comme ci, Comme ça : A Coming Out Story

Coming out as a lesbian in the freezing tundra of Upstate New York was a confusing but exciting time for me. Most days the weather was a blizzard of snowflakes and harsh, blinding wind, but it didn’t matter. My young… Continue Reading →

“I Think Everyone Loves their First in a Way”

Every Woman I Have Ever Loved, Submission #3 Description: Reader submissions about women they’ve loved– all of them, or just a memorable few. My Best Friend – We met in 3rd grade and had been inseparable since. Lunchtime, recess, and class time were… Continue Reading →

Everyday Lesbophobia: Submission #4

Description: The author shares a conversation that she had with her mother as well as some of her thoughts about it. “How was your week?” “Fine. Oh, I forgot. Alex said something that pissed me off. He told me I looked… Continue Reading →

Lez Review: Why Be Happy When You Can Be Normal?

“My advice to anybody is: get born.” If you’ve read anything by Jeanette Winterson, it was probably Oranges are Not the Only Fruit, a classic lesbian coming of age novel in the same vein as Rubyfruit Jungle, in which a… Continue Reading →

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