Entries from lesbians

  • October 2022
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    Trying Times

    As if the specter of nuclear Armageddon wasn't enough, CNN just ran a headline guaranteed to petrify many a lesbian:  "High Levels of Toxic Chemical Found in Sports Bras."

  • Branching Out

    On this National Coming Out Day, I'm . . . coming out.

    Oh, you General Gayety readers know perfectly well I'm a lesbian. Coming out to you on that score would be redundant.

    I'm copping to being a person with mental illness. And I decided to tell the entire planet. I've just released a humorous memoir called "Fun With Fred:  Life With OCD and Hoarding." It's available, of course, on Amazon. If you like what you read here, you might well get a kick out of the book.

    This is it for my confessions. I promise that on Oct. 11 of next year, I won't have a blessed word to say.

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    8th of October

    Today is International Lesbian Day.

    How do I order one?

  • September 2022
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    Morning Musings

    Each morning I spend a large part of my Seattle commute on Aurora Avenue, driving past fast food places, motels, car dealers and prostitutes.

    The latter wave sometimes, which leads me to wonder how they would react to a car pulling over and the driver turning out to be female. Would the hooker balk? Or be relieved that she's unlikely to get beaten up? Are there women, lesbian or otherwise, who patronize female prostitutes?

    I guess the only way to get answers would be to pull over and ask. And with my luck, that's the moment my boss would drive by.

  • August 2022
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    What If?

    Sappho, as you likely know, was an ancient Greek poet who wrote of her attraction to women. It's because Sappho hailed from the island of Lesbos that we have the word lesbian.

    I found myself wondering today what women-loving-women would be called if Sappho had been born on a different Greek island. If she'd lived on Mykonos, we'd be Mykonians. If she'd lived on Rhodes, we'd be Rhodians. If she'd lived on Crete, we'd be . . . Cretins?

  • July 2022
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    Russian Taboos

    The number one female tennis player in Russia, Daria Kasatkina, recently came out as gay. She also criticized Russia's war on Ukraine.

    All Kasatkina has to do now is laugh at Vladimir Putin's topless photos and the man will open a gulag just for her.

  • May 2022
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    "Ellen" Ends

    After 19 seasons, the final episode of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" aired today. DeGeneres spoke of how attitudes toward LGBTQ people have changed in that period.

    "Twenty years ago when we were trying to sell the show, no one thought that this would work," said the out lesbian. "Not because it was a different kind of show, but because I was different."

    She recalled, "When we started the show, I couldn't say 'gay' on the show."

    Over in Tallahassee, Gov. Ron DeSantis observed, "That was such a fine tradition we nostalgia-loving Floridians decided to resurrect it."

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    Arena Audacity

    I might make an official complaint.

    As a Seattle Storm season-ticket holder, I went to last night's game against the Chicago Sky fully expecting a family-friendly event.

    What did I see? Rampant heterosexuality.

    My lesbian friends and I were surrounded by amorous straight people. Sitting next to us, in front of us, behind us. One couple was just in their teens!

    If they have to be that way, must they flaunt it?

    Thank goodness a lesbian couple got engaged on the court during halftime. A bit of normalcy that helped me endure the evening.

    At tomorrow's game, if I'm again encircled by heteros kissing and being as bold as you please, I'll tell them all to knock it off and remember where they are. We can tolerate their being at a WNBA game, but nobody needs to see that freaky stuff.

    Especially not the children.

  • April 2022
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    The Howling

    I read today that animal shelters are overwhelmed with surrendered pandemic pups.

    Stop it, people. Surely you realize there aren't enough lesbians in America to fix this problem?

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    Violently Illogical

    PinkNews reports that two men have been given life sentences for raping a lesbian teenager in South Africa.

    One of the men, while raping her, asked her to be his girlfriend.

    The only response I can think of is, "Naturally. And if you beat my head in with a hammer, I'll want to have your children."

  • March 2022
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    Awards Awareness

    Yesterday evening, as I watched the NCAA women's basketball tournament on TV, I assumed I was tuned in to the most lesbionic viewing option of the night. 

    Imagine my surprise this morning when I read that, over on another channel, the Academy Awards had been busy going sapphic.

    In her acceptance speech after winning the Oscar for best supporting actress, Ariana DeBose said, "Imagine this little girl in the back seat of a white Ford Focus. Look into her eyes, you see an openly queer woman of color and Latina who found her life and strength in art. That’s what I believe we are here to celebrate."

    DeBose, who won for her turn as Anita in "West Side Story," added, "So to anybody who has ever questioned your identity, ever, ever, ever—you, you find yourself living in the gray spaces—I promise you this:  There is indeed a place for you."

    As she sought to inspire others, the first queer woman of color to win an Oscar invoked famous lyrics from her movie that were written by a beloved gay man who died four months ago. The nation must've been awash in rainbow tears last night.

    Kristen Stewart didn't take the Oscar for playing Princess Diana in "Spencer," but she strode the red carpet with her female fiance, Dylan Meyer. Also tripping the carpet fantastic were wife and wife Niecy Nash and Jessica Betts.

    Out comedian Wanda Sykes was one of three women to host the show. In a shot at Florida's Don't Say Gay bill, Sykes opened with, "We’re going to have a great night tonight—and for you people in Florida, we’re going to have a gay night,” and she and her co-hosts broke into choruses of "gay, gay, gay."

    They weren't lying. It feels like it was a breakthrough night for gay women. I'd like to thank the Academy.

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    The GG Question

    When a straight woman remarks, "It must be so much easier to date women," what would you like to say to her?

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