A legislation ensuring that in many cases COBRA benefits would be available for LGBT Americans if their partner quits or loses its job has been introduced in the House and in the Senate.
In Sioux Falls, two women, legally married in Iowa, received their driver's licenses but with their maiden names and not their married names written.
We recently discovered the author of the blog "A Gay Girl In Damascus" 'Amina Arraf' was actually Tom MacMaster.
Today, we are discovering the editor and the creator of LezGetReal.com, a lesbian online magazine, used a fake identity.
'Paula Brooke' is actually a straight man.
Behind the name of 'Paula Brooke' hid actually Bill Graber, 58, a retired Ohio military man and construction worker.
Sometimes we believe that our role as a partner in a relationship doesn’t involve being the support, back-bone, or even lecturer to the better half. Quite the contrary… Who better to lovingly nag you into doing something you refuse to do but should do but your girlfriend?
Relationships are a fickle thing. It requires a lot of give and take, the issue arises when it must be decided who gives and who takes. In a perfect world a relationship would run like a well-oiled machine; each piece knowing its place and being content with its role no matter how small. But when dealing with people egos get involved, personal self-worth is questioned, and sometimes being in the background can wreak havoc on a relationship.
No one holds all the answers but I hope that my bits of advice can aid in figuring out the complex inner workings of this great beast we call love. If you have any questions that you would like answered, no matter how big or small, do not hesitate to contact me.
Sometimes people need a “Come to Jesus meeting”. For those who don’t know what that means it is just simply saying that a person needs a serious no holds bar reality check. These are those last resort intervention type meetings. Although I write this column offering my advice it is ultimately up to the person posing the question to decide whether or not they want to take the advice I have given.
So why do I do it? Why do I post every week on the slim chance of someone actually listening? I do it because it is our responsibility as part of the lesbian movement to engage in the idea of community and help each other. Some paint, some lobby, some start organizations, and some preach on soapboxes on street corners. I write.
What do you do for the “cause”? Think about that as you enjoy another installment of, Just Ask Me…Spoken and remember that if you have a burning question that you need answered, contact me.
Lesbian relationships can be fraught with all kinds of angst. Some of it is unearned and a lot of it is self-induced. Being friends with exes. How many of you just had your blood boil at the very thought of that? When someone is good friends with an ex, where there is that unbreakable bond, then that should be respected. I always wonder about the self-esteem of people who worry about their partner being friends with an ex. If the ex is an unhealthy person and causes your partner grief and sorrow then by all means step in with some advice. Advice being the key word.
Just because more states are starting to allow Gay marriage, it doesn't mean you should just rush right into things. There are more things to consider than just whether or not your new spouse will love you 'til death do us part.
Now instead of just tossing your crap out on the front lawn, you have to worry about your new spouse getting mad and chopping off your jewels.
Better start sleeping with a steel chastity belt...and make sure it's locked tight.
Linda Perry and Sara Gilbert are in couple! They were seen in Hollywood holding hands.
What do you think is the most important quality in a long-term lesbian relationship?
Love, sex, acceptance, mutual goals & visions and compatibly are very important but so is reliability, and trust. First I followed my heart then my head and now my gut. Lesbian relationships are different from straight relationships. I’m asking you as the High Priestess Lesbian, what is the best requirement for long-term happiness?
I am a monogamous lesbian who has had a series of long-term serial relationships but I have always felt that marriage was not for me - even in a lesbian relationship. Committing a vow or a promise to love just one woman indefinitely, or as some prefer, through-out infinity makes me uneasy. In fact it makes me feel like I could possibly be called a liar in the future. How can anyone possibly promise something that far in advance without knowing all the possible outcomes?
At any rate, since I was young and had three girlfriends at the same time I have always felt that all lesbians should be free to love any one by mutual choice with the full consent and knowledge of all parties involved. Isn’t that what emotionally mature lesbians did on Lesbos? Marriage has never been the final goal of any of my relationships.
Do you understand what I am advocating and if so can you give some positive examples of how to socially navigate such an ideology? It’s a step further than freeing love from oppression and I’m curious as to whether do you think it is a step in the right direction?
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