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This Is What Femme Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Noah Michelson | Posted 09.30.2014 | 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...

The Problem With the '75 Percent of Lesbians Are Fat' Statistic

Jodi Savitz | Posted 11.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Jodi Savitz

As long as this statistic is being touted as a scientifically proven fact, we have a problem. It is daily espousing a condescending correlation between lesbian identity and unhealthy weight. This notion is and will continue to affect the physical and emotional well-being of many a queer girl, both young and old.

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.

Why I Will Vote for Marianne Williamson for Any Office For Which She Runs

Ira Israel | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics
Ira Israel

Our young country is in dire need of a massive paradigm shift. Until we remove the corporations from the electoral system and the political process we will remain their unwitting slaves as they continue to cash in on mother earth and all of her resources.

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.

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!

Why I Hate Being Called A 'Lipstick Lesbian'

Jincey Lumpkin | Posted 12.19.2012 | Gay Voices
Jincey Lumpkin

Revealing that I am a lesbian often causes even more trouble, because straight people (men in particular) can't seem to grasp the concept that a lesbian can be girlie-looking.

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?

Tackling Femme Invisibility

Megan Evans | Posted 03.29.2012 | Gay Voices
Megan Evans

If asked to think of a lesbian, most people's thoughts drift to the stereotypical image of a butch lesbian. It may come as a surprise to some that this is not the only type of lesbian that exists, oh no -- there are some who are "femmes."