Posts tagged "girl on girl"

Girl On Girl: Casual Dating Sucks No Matter What Gender You’re Into

There’s a thought process that being a lesbian is easier. Because women understand other women, they communicate better, and they’re exempt from the patriarchy. Yeah, right.
By: Morgan Cohn / March 24, 2015

Girl On Girl: The Social Stigma Of Bisexuality

It’s hard out there for a bisexual.
By: Morgan Cohn / March 18, 2015

Girl On Girl: On The Death Of Lesbian Bars

I had to say goodbye to one of the most intrinsic parts of my life this last year. It was something that was there on my darkest days, my most celebrated moments and during nearly every major life event. It was there when I took repeated shots of courage and came out to my dad,…
By: Erika Star / August 19, 2013

Girl On Girl: Dinner Table Talk For Lesbians & Their Possible Sperm Donors

When you’re in a committed relationship, it’s inevitable you will be asked by friends, among other people, if you plan on having children. When you’re in a committed lesbian relationship, it’s inevitable you’ll be offered your friends’ sperm. My wife and I have been married six months and I’m not sure if it’s that fact…
By: Trish Bendix / November 25, 2011

Girl On Girl: Finally, Lesbian Relationships Make For Juicy Tabloid Fodder!

It makes me really happy that people are speculating about Rosie O'Donnell's love life, that she's in People magazine talking about how she met her girlfriend at a Starbucks. And The National Enquirer, that trashy rag, wrote an entire story recently about how Portia and Ellen don't want kids. They literally took one idea from…
By: Trish Bendix / October 20, 2011

Girl On Girl: The Joke’s On You

I feel so bad for "Entourage" star Kevin Dillon right now. He's hurt because of a joke Jane Lynch made while hosting the Emmy Awards last weekend. He said what Jane did was "unfair," because it is just not true! What Jane said: "A lot people are very curious as to why I'm a lesbia…
By: Trish Bendix / September 22, 2011

Girl On Girl: What Goes Down At A Lesbian Bachelorette Party

I feel like I've been writing about weddings a lot, but I guess it's just that time of year. I had my first experience buying bachelorette accessories for a lesbian wedding this month, as the first one I attended was my own, so I didn't buy anything for myself. But for my best friend, I…
By: Trish Bendix / August 22, 2011

Girl On Girl: 5 Things I’m Not Allowed To Do Because I’m A Lesbian

This week I've had a few reminders of the rules that exist for gay girls like me in American society. But because I'm an optimist, I'd like to look the bright side of things I can't do in public.
By: Trish Bendix / July 22, 2011

Girl On Girl: Things To Know About Having A Gay Wedding

Congratulations New York! You're now the newest state to celebrate marriage equality. And since studies show lesbians are the bulk of the married gay population, there's a lot of things you'll want to know before your big day. I got married in May, so I'm going to share a few of my own personal stories.
By: Trish Bendix / July 11, 2011

Girl On Girl: Being A Lesbian Isn’t “Easier”

I know I’m lucky to have it as easy as I do. I’m a lesbian, which means I don’t have to put up with any crap from men. In fact, I’m exempt from patriarchy, and women are just so easy! I don’t have a care in the world, being gay. I don’t have to worry…
By: Trish Bendix / June 24, 2011

Girl On Girl: What’s Real About “The Real L Word”?

Reality TV is a tricky medium. It claims to be a realistic portrayal of the people (“characters”) and themes (“storylines”) it pieces together in each episode, but viewers are often left wondering how much of it was all for the cameras. So when a show is supposed to be a “real” portrait of a subset…
By: Trish Bendix / June 10, 2011

Girl On Girl: My Very Lesbian Wish List

I don't hide the fact that the holidays are not my favorite time of year. Christmas does not make me think of tinsel-covered trees and red and green wrapping paper. It makes me think of crowded stores, overpriced gifts and too much family time. Plus, it falls right around the coldest and darkest day…
By: Nikki Dowling / December 23, 2010

Girl On Girl: 8 Things I Miss About Being Straight

A few weeks ago, I wrote about all the things I love about loving women. A lot of commenters wrote that some of the things I listed can be found in straight relationships, too. This got me to thinking about what—if anything—I miss about being with dudes. Don't get me wrong, it was a…
By: Nikki Dowling / December 9, 2010

Girl On Girl: How To Avoid Difficult Topics At Thanksgiving And Stuff Your Face In Peace

I spend most of Thanksgiving milling around an overheated room holding a glass of wine and making conversation with aunts, great aunts, second cousins, third cousins, fourth cousins twice removed and the great uncle of the neighbor down the street. At this year's turkey-chomping fiesta, only about one in 10 of the people i…
By: Nikki Dowling / November 25, 2010

Girl On Girl: 8 Reasons I Love Being A Lesbian

I know that too often I write about homophobia, harassment and my own experiences with catcalling jerkfaces. But the truth is, I love being a lesbian and I wouldn't change my sexuality for anything. If you don't believe me—or even if you do—check out my list of reasons why being into chicks rocks.
By: Nikki Dowling / November 11, 2010

Girl On Girl: “Thintervention” Is Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

I don't usually watch TV because I get less than 15 channels and half of them are in Spanish. But lately my girlfriend and I have been watching "Thintervention" on demand at her apartment. In case you don't know, "Thintervention" is about a group of overweight people being whipped into shape by Jackie…
By: Nikki Dowling / October 28, 2010

Girl On Girl: I Remembered That Some People Still Hate Us

This month, the world went crazy. I don't know if you noticed it where you live, but in my corner of the world—New York City—gay bashing and hate crime violence seemed to skyrocket. A few weeks ago, I was working at my newspaper job in the Bronx when we got a call about a body…
By: Nikki Dowling / October 14, 2010

Girl On Girl: Is Being Out In The Workplace A Bad Idea?

Since I work out in a boxing gym and am one of the only girls there, I always try to keep my head down, work hard and not engage too much with the guys, some of whom have serious boundary problems. So, a few weeks ago, when one of the trainers said, "So, what'…
By: Nikki Dowling / September 30, 2010

Girl On Girl: Can Someone Tell GLAAD 50 Cent Isn’t Worth It?

Someone needs to tell the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) that 50 Cent isn't worth the time it takes to call out his bigotry. And he certainly doesn't deserve the effort required to launch a full-fledged campaign against him. In case you don't know what I'm talking about, 50 Cent took to…
By: Nikki Dowling / September 16, 2010

Girl On Girl: What I’ve Learned About Dating Women

My girlfriend and I recently celebrated our one-year anniversary by, well, not doing anything. We acknowledged that we've been together for a while, discussed our first date a bit and moved on. But just because we didn't bust out chocolate mousse and champagne and light-scented candles doesn't mean I haven't been thinking a lot about…
By: Nikki Dowling / September 2, 2010
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