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Queer Family Relations

April 9, 2012


 What to do about tensions that have been caused by automatically assuming that your Nigerian extended family will be hostile to you for being queer?    A lot of people talk about the terrible things that they have suffered at the hands of family members for being queer or same-sex loving. This article is not […]

Adrienne Rich Is Dead

March 29, 2012


I read the news this morning via Twitter.  I discovered Rich during one of my school’s reading weeks. Her writing was very unrelated to the reading list I should have been tackling but I had decided to spend my time reading Lesbian Feminist authors. I have probably read “Compulsory Heterosexuality and the Lesbian Existence”  about 7 […]

Is “Coming Out” Necessary?

February 7, 2012


How did you come out? And why did you decide to do it when you did? In this post I share 2 coming out stories before addressing the question ‘is coming out necessary?’ The first coming out story is Shannon’s and the second is mine. Shannon writes a really cool blog called “So You Want […]

2011 in LesBian (May to August)

December 24, 2011


Welcome to part deux of 2011 in LesBian. This quarter had a good level of excitement. Common highlights of the season were the gay pride festivals-a.k.a fantastic excuse to have NSA sex- all over the world. Personal highlight: dreams of getting me and Ellen Page getting it on began to hold water. May SlutWalk The […]