Kentucky and the Great Gay Debate

Living in today's day and age, you would think that something as simple as marriage equality would be the norm.  It's not. I live in Kentucky and we are late to the "marriage equality" party....more

Death of a Reluctant Lesbian - Ode to my mother

I said goodbye to my motherʼs physical form five months ago exactly - ironically today is also Gay Pride Parade day in NYC.   It's a double anniversary of sorts, as Mama passed on another very auspicious occasion, my sonʼs 11th birthday.   Despite not having parade kind of energy today, I still wanted to do something to honor my mother, and our family....more
Lisa Stone Thank you for the kind support. This am I did some edits (writing is rewriting, ...more

3 Ways Vendors Can Make Shopping for Wedding Dresses Less Ridiculous

Editor's Note: This post is part two of a series, "Love & Marriage, LLP", on the wedding planning process of two lesbian women. - Feminista Jones...more
I was going to say the same thing as Jennifer Schmidt but she beat me to it! Sewing patterns are ...more

Why The Pittsburgh Dyke Trans March is Necessary For Survival

For 8 years, I have watched and participated in the growth of Pittsburgh's Dyke and Trans March (formerly known as the Dyke March), an effort led by the steady and dedicated investment of Eli Kuti, a local feminist trans man....more

One Heart, One Mind: Trimming Zion

“And the Lord called his people Zion, because they were of one heart and one mind. And dwelt in righteousness and there was no poor among them.” Moses 7:18...more

Don't Take Away Domestic Partner Benefits in Pennsylvania

Allegheny County in Southwestern Pennsylvania has announced plans to eliminate domestic partner benefits for employees, effective July 31, 2014. Same sex couples who receive benefits have until that date to legally marry or lose their benefits. Pennsylvania is the only marriage equality state that does not have statewide non-discrimination protections for sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression....more

What I Learned at My 25th High School Reunion

If there had been a geek squad at my suburban Philadelphia high school in the late 1970s, I would have lettered varsity: editor of the school newspaper; president of the drama club; consistent earner of A's that marched in orderly columns down four years’ worth of report cards. Image Credit: danxoneil...more
Such a beautiful post, PurpleClover, thank you for sharing your story.  It resonates with ...more

Pittsburgh Mayor Records PSA to Promote HIV Testing

Pittsburgh’s LGBTQ Community Center (GLCC) unveiled a 30 second PSA featuring Mayor Bill Peduto discussing the importance of HIV testing. The Mayor came to the GLCC during regular testing hours to be tested ahead of the National HIV Testing Day on June 27, 2014. ...more

Relationships are not easy, but if we are lucky they are worth the struggle!

My journey through life has been complicated.  Much of the complication I have brought on myself by making less than stellar choices.  However, some of it just is. I have been blessed with many great relationships, and some not so great.  I was blessed with two children from my marriage to my ex-husband, and for that I will be forever grateful for the relationship and grateful to him....more
jvalgean2010 I am so sorry you are going through this struggle.  What I can say is that you have ...more

Can Fashion Be Feminist?

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