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This Is What Butch Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Noah Michelson | Posted 08.24.2014 | Gay Voices

Though queer people are gaining more and more visibility in mainstream media and society, that doesn't mean that the images we're presented with are a...

10 Being the Worst Pain You've Ever Experienced in Your Life...

Tristan Higgins | Posted 09.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Tristan Higgins

Sometimes I wonder if the pain is all in my head. If it really hurts or I just think it does. This is especially true whenever I find myself at a doctor talking about my "situation."

Uber Butch: An Interview with Lea DeLaria

Tristan Higgins | Posted 09.07.2014 | Gay Voices
Tristan Higgins

I love my job as a writer. I get to write about being a butch lesbian. I get to share that with people. And, sometimes I get to do really awesome stuff -- like sit down to talk with Lea DeLaria.

Dating Masculine Women Is Not the Same as Dating Men

Anita Dolce Vita | Posted 08.06.2014 | Gay Voices
Anita Dolce Vita

I just happen to be attracted to a woman who can fearlessly walk out of the house without a drop of makeup, who looks spectacular with short hair, and who has a seductive silhouette in a masculine blazer. In no way does this alone make me sexually interested in men or mean that I should be.

Lessons From a Brush Fire: "What Do You Want Us to Grab, Honey?"

Tristan Higgins | Posted 07.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Tristan Higgins

"What do you want us to grab, honey?" my mom asks me on the phone. There's a fire raging towards my house. I'm not there. Someone else has to help me. "What do you want us to grab, honey?"

What Butch Looks Like Today

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 04.28.2014 | Gay Voices

Oakland-based photographer Meg Allen embarked on a photography project last spring to explore how the idea of a "butch" woman has changed over time. ...

Bejeweling Your Inner Lyon: An Interview With Lauren Bedford Russell

Tristan Higgins | Posted 06.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Tristan Higgins

She is a successful and talented jewelry designer. She is charitable. And, did I mention the smoking hot part? Well, after I talked to her I also learned that she is very smart, an extremely hard worker, passionate about giving back, grounded.

LOOK: These Incredible Photos Reveal The Unexplored World Of Female Masculinity

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 04.05.2014 | Gay Voices

Meg Allen is a San Francisco Bay Area photographer whose work explores the butch aesthetic, identity and the presentation of female masculinity. Wh...

The Joy of the Game: Reflecting on Watching Baseball Instead of Playing

Tristan Higgins | Posted 05.13.2014 | Gay Voices
Tristan Higgins

I'm watching my son play baseball. That means on this particular afternoon, I am sitting alone along the backstop in my relatively comfortable camp ch...

Review: How many BOTs Does ButchOnTap Award to Girltrash: All Night Long?

Tristan Higgins | Posted 04.28.2014 | Gay Voices
Tristan Higgins

We have lesbian drama, car chases, violence and hot girls -- all set to music.

What Does an Engaged Butch Call Herself, Bride? Umm..

Tristan Higgins | Posted 02.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Tristan Higgins

We had talked about language not long after we got engaged, but hadn't come to any conclusions. I didn't like referring to myself as the "bride" because that has very girly/feminine connotations to it for me.

LOOK: Photo Book Asks You To 'Never Judge A Butch By Her Cover'

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 12.14.2013 | Gay Voices

As the queer community continues to push boundaries outside of narrow definitions of what it means to be lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT)...

Butch Voices

Tristan Higgins | Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Tristan Higgins

I didn't really realize how amazing it would be to be in a room full of butches -- let me repeat: a whole room full of butches -- to look around and see butches everywhere. I was giddy with excitement to... belong. To be a part of the crowd. To fit in. I'd never really fit it before.

WATCH: What's A 'Chapstick Lesbian,' Exactly?

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 08.23.2013 | Gay Voices

Don't know what a chapstick lesbian is? A stem? Gender Queer? You're not alone. Terms to identify how "butch" or "femme" someone is within the gay com...

Happy Mother's Day! How My 9-Year Old Daughter Is More Butch Than I Am

Tristan Higgins | Posted 07.09.2013 | Gay Voices
Tristan Higgins

On this Mother's day, I thought it appropriate to share a story about me and my daughter. Here goes!

12 Steps To Being Butch

Tristan Higgins | Posted 07.06.2013 | Gay Voices
Tristan Higgins

I know that you may be so delighted, so intrigued with my life experiences that you want to know how you, too, can be butch. If only there were an instruction manual. Wait just a tick! I have found such a manual -- which I have written! Read on for a step-by-step guide to being a proper butch.

'Butch/Femme' Photo Project Challenges Identity Norms

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 02.12.2013 | Gay Voices

Photographer Wendi Kali shot almost 100 people in 35 cities as part of her new "Butch/Femme Photo Project," which she's deemed an exploration of lesbi...

When You Realize You're a Lesbian

Sasha Lotrian | Posted 08.03.2012 | Gay Voices
Sasha Lotrian

The coming-out process can be an overwhelming experience. It is most definitely an emotional rollercoaster as one goes through the self-realization that they are gay all the way to admitting it to the world. But how much of the 'when you come out' affects how you identify within the gay community?

This Ain't No Paris Runway -- L.A.'s Butch Fashion Show

Pandora Young | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Pandora Young

Bull daggers, tomboys, drag kings, butches, gender queers, and dapper dykes ruled the runway in West Hollywood on Friday night at the Invincible fashion show. Never has so much swagger been seen on the catwalk.

On Being Butch Jaxon... And Tristan

Tristan Higgins | Posted 06.02.2013 | Gay Voices
Tristan Higgins

I usually don't have to come out. When I walk into a room, people know I'm a dyke -- unless they mistake me for a dude. Whatev. But recently I had to decide whether to come out. Again. This happened when a reader of my anonymous blog was kind enough to send a post of mine to HuffPost.