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Julie R. Enszer | Posted 11.24.2013 | Gay Voices
Julie R. Enszer

davenport's work has been neglected in contemporary literary criticism and retrospectives of poetry from the black arts and women's liberation movements, but it is ripe for a revisiting and a reappraisal. Now readers can have an electronic copy of davenport's iconic it's like this.

Knowing A Woman Likes 'D**k Is A Turn Off'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 09.20.2013 | Gay Voices

A video entitled "What Lesbians Think About Bisexuals" went viral earlier this week and the immediate outraged response amongst many people highlighte...

Should I Pay for a Date Simply Because I Am the Stud?

Nicole Breedlove | Posted 11.06.2013 | Gay Voices
Nicole Breedlove

When I go out on a date, I always have the same dilemma: pay for the dinner or go dutch? Because I am a masculine-identified woman, I usually end up p...

The Worst (And Most Hilarious) Lesbian Stereotypes That Just Won't Die

Posted 08.25.2013 | Gay Voices

By Mary Malia for YourTango.com Lesbians stereotypes: you use them, lesbians use them, we all use them. Stereotypes simplify our thinking about lo...

Being a Part of The Next Generation of Equality Activists

Daniel Raphael | Posted 10.22.2013 | Gay Voices
Daniel Raphael

All my life, I have been raised by lesbians who have been together for 32 years and I assumed most people accepted it. It was not until I got older that I witnessed the kinds of discrimination that gay Americans are subjected to.

Why I Don't Do Pride Anymore

Eden Walker | Posted 10.15.2013 | Gay Voices
Eden Walker

It wasn't neo-Nazis and threats of violence that stopped me from going to Pride. It wasn't the commercialization of Pride that deterred me from staking my claim to my part of the LGBTQI space. It was a butch lesbian with a bouncer's badge.

Labled From the Outside, Finding an Identity on the Inside

Katy Butler | Posted 10.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Katy Butler

When I recently started falling for a guy, it shattered my world. I had always liked girls. I was a lesbian. But I knew that the feelings I had for this man were real when I felt my heart leap every time I walked into class and saw him. I had felt the same way about women in the past.

Why Do Straight Feminists Hate Lesbians?

Victoria A. Brownworth | Posted 10.02.2013 | Gay Voices
Victoria A. Brownworth

The culture of lesbian erasure that has flourished in the past few years has become deeply and disturbingly entrenched in straight, liberal feminism. Lesbians have become politically anathema. We're expected to support the abortion-rights movement, but there's no reciprocity.

Lesbians and Rape: Another Coming-Out Story

Victoria A. Brownworth | Posted 09.22.2013 | Gay Voices
Victoria A. Brownworth

We don't have corrective rape in America. But lesbians get raped; I'm not the only one. We have to speak out, break that awful silence. It's yet another coming-out process. It is also the first step toward reclaiming our lives.

Praise for Annie Rachele Lanzillotto's Writing

Michael Carosone | Posted 09.17.2013 | Gay Voices
Michael Carosone

I had the privilege of attending one of Annie Rachele Lanzillotto's events for her two new books: her memoir, L Is for Lion: An Italian Bronx Butch Fr...

Mastering in Love: LGBT Dating and the Journey to the Ring

Nicholas Marlin | Posted 09.16.2013 | Gay Voices
Nicholas Marlin

Instead of dating to find Mr. or Mrs. Right, date to learn more about yourself and what makes you happy. Make it less about getting the ring and more about discovering what makes you want to give someone a ring. And use each relationship to hone in on what your ideal life will be like.

7 Signs of a Gay-Friendly Congregation

David Briggs | Posted 09.07.2013 | Religion
David Briggs

It is difficult to stereotype. Individual congregations, not denominations, ultimately decide how they will respond to gay and lesbian worshippers.

Is This The Most Surprising Issue For Lesbian Couples?

Posted 07.05.2013 | Gay Voices

By Christine Dunn-Cunningham for YourTango.com Beth thought her girlfriend Sue had been acting differently. Ever since Sue started spending more t...

First Comes Love, Then Comes Marriage Equality

Nicholas Marlin | Posted 09.02.2013 | Gay Voices
Nicholas Marlin

"Frank and Nikki sitting in a tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G." Almost everyone knows the rest of this song: "First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes th...

10 Things Lesbians Hate to Hear

Marissa Higgins | Posted 08.31.2013 | Gay Voices
Marissa Higgins

4. "Who's the guy in your relationship?" Ouch. Some aspects of the patriarchy simply don't apply in same-sex relationships, and someone having to be "the guy" in a lesbian relationship is one of them.

4 Kids, a Minivan, a Dog and... Two Moms. Yawn.

Tanya Wexler | Posted 08.25.2013 | Gay Voices
Tanya Wexler

Maybe opponents to equal marriage are simply worried about making lesbians boring. Lesbians... the sexy, alluring creatures of desire and mystery. Exotic and unattainable, like frankincense... myrrh... white truffles.

WATCH: Lesbian Couple Who Met In High School And Joined Military Together Tell Their Story

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 06.25.2013 | Gay Voices

Engaged lesbian couple Amanda Ortiz and Rachel Murphy recently joined HuffPost Live to talk about their relationship. The two met in high school an...

Monifah Receives Shocking Surprise On 'R&B Divas'

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 06.21.2013 | Gay Voices

During the season two finale of TV One's "R&B Divas", Monifah received the surprise of her life. Her girlfriend Terez came to visit her and suggested ...

Glennisha Morgan

Women's Football Team Highlights Acceptance, Camaraderie And Love In Sports

HuffingtonPost.com | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 06.19.2013 | Gay Voices

Sharing a field with youth soccer players at the Bushwick Inlet Park in Brooklyn's Williamsburg neighborhood, the New York Sharks, women's professiona...

Are Gays Really More Affluent And Fashionable Than Straights?

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 06.11.2013 | Gay Voices

The Williams Institute recently released an update on their 2009 report on poverty within the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community....

'The Fosters' Star Discusses Playing A Lesbian And How Real Lesbians Have Reacted

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 06.12.2013 | Gay Voices

Sherri Saum of ABC Family's new sitcom, "The Fosters," which boasts Jennifer Lopez as executive producer, recently chatted with Elixher.com. Durin...

Ellen DeGeneres' Shocking Surprise For Lesbian Military Couple

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 06.12.2013 | Gay Voices

Ellen DeGeneres recently gave a lesbian military couple the surprise of their lives on the June 10 edition of her talk show. The television host g...

WATCH: Controversial New Ad Shows Parents Learning Their Unborn Baby Will Be A Lesbian

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 06.07.2013 | Gay Voices

Imagine getting an ultrasound for your soon-to-be born child and instead of being told his or her gender, you're told your child's sexuality. In a ...

Is Lesbian Sex Ever Realistic In The Movies?

Posted 06.07.2013 | Gay Voices

By Mary Malia for YourTango.com A lesbian-themed film won at Cannes. Wow! How is that possible? Why did it happen? Is it a film that shows the rea...

Haulin' the Fridge: This Is What Happens When You Try to Fake Love

Cindy Zelman | Posted 08.06.2013 | Gay Voices
Cindy Zelman

I'm sitting in an old truck, hauling a refrigerator -- olive-green, a throwaway from someone's basement, a 30-year-old refrigerator in the back of a 20-year-old truck. I'm sitting next to Jan, who's driving; we've been dating for three months, and already we're moving appliances together.