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Girl On Girl: In Defense Of Lesbian Bars

It took me months to convince my girlfriend to go to a lesbian bar with me, and only five minutes to ensure she’d never go again. In her mind, there…

Nikki Dowling | June 24, 2010 - 3:30 pm

Girl On Girl: I Don’t Get The Same-Sex Celebrity Kissing Thing

Over the past few weeks, there have been numerous celebrity girl-on-girl kisses that were very, very public and got a lot of attention. Miley Cyrus got up close and personal

Nikki Dowling | June 10, 2010 - 3:00 pm

Girl On Girl: The “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Repeal Has A Long Way To Go

Last week, the House voted 229 to 186 to repeal the controversial “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” military policy, which essentially bans gays and lesbians from coming out while in the…

Nikki Dowling | June 3, 2010 - 6:00 pm

Girl On Girl: There Is No Gay Community

First it was gay and lesbian, then it was gay, lesbian and bisexual. Then someone threw transgender in the mix. Somewhere along the line, it became OK to refer to…

Nikki Dowling | May 20, 2010 - 2:00 pm

Girl On Girl: Should I Care If My Sexuality Embarrasses Friends And Family?

Last weekend, my girlfriend and I went to a pub full of guys shooting pool and drinking beer. We were there to see her friend, Mike, a DJ. He’s got…

Nikki Dowling | May 6, 2010 - 4:59 pm

Girl On Girl: My Girlfriend’s Family Is Homophobic

A few weeks ago, my girlfriend’s father told her the family is taking a vacation to Maryland this summer. Her immediate response was, “I’m not going.” Desperate to get his…

Nikki Dowling | April 22, 2010 - 4:30 pm

Girl On Girl: Have I Become A Stereotypical “Angry Lesbian”?

A few weeks ago, my girlfriend and I were in a pizza place and a group of big, drunk guys wearing sports jerseys and smelling of beer walked in. We…

Nikki Dowling | April 8, 2010 - 4:30 pm

Girl On Girl: 7 Hot Travel Destinations That Are Not Cool With The LGBT Crowd

Spring may have sprung last week, but here in New York City, things are still not heating up as much as I’d like. I don’t know about you but I’m…

Nikki Dowling | March 25, 2010 - 5:00 pm

Girl On Girl: If Only My Parents Had Talked To Me About Sexuality When I Was Little

The first time I questioned my sexuality was when I was 12 years old. My family and I were in Las Vegas for my uncle’s wedding. Twelve was an awkward…

Nikki Dowling | March 11, 2010 - 6:00 pm

Girl On Girl: Lesbian Bed Death Is A Big, Fat Myth

A few weeks ago, a man attempted to insult me by telling me I suffer from “lesbian bed death.” Rather than get upset, I just laughed. Hard. The dude about…

Nikki Dowling | February 25, 2010 - 6:30 pm

Girl On Girl: Dating Women Makes Me Sympathize With Men

Dear men everywhere,

I know in the past we’ve had our fair share of arguments, disagreements and maybe even a few bloody battles. I’ve probably called you all misogynists…

Nikki Dowling | February 11, 2010 - 5:00 pm

Girl On Girl: 6 Secrets Lesbians Don’t Want You To Know

I’ve been thinking about writing this essay for a while, but I’ve been putting it off because I feel like a traitor. Since coming out, I’ve struggled with feeling like…

Nikki Dowling | January 29, 2010 - 3:00 pm

Girl On Girl: Gasp! Sexual Orientation Can Change

This month, Details totally lost me as a reader with an article called “The Lure of Dating an Ex-Lesbian.” The author, Ian Daly, talks about women who date women and…

Nikki Dowling | January 14, 2010 - 6:00 pm

Girl On Girl: No One Believes Me When I Tell Them I’m A Lesbian

The other night my girlfriend and I were lying in bed and she said, “You know, sometimes I forget you’re gay. I mean, you just look so straight.”

“Crap,”

Nikki Dowling | December 28, 2009 - 3:00 pm

Girl On Girl: Coming Out During The Holidays

Me and the holidays—we don’t really get along. During Christmas, New Year’s and Hanukkah (yeah, I celebrate that, too), I eat too much, drink too much and become way too…

Nikki Dowling | December 18, 2009 - 2:00 pm

Girl On Girl: 11 Misconceptions About Lesbians

There are a lot of misconceptions about lesbians. I’m confronted with them daily and, frankly, hearing this stuff is like getting smacked in the face with a wet rag. Usually,…

Nikki Dowling | December 4, 2009 - 2:00 pm

Girl On Girl: Being Gay In A Major Metropolis Isn’t A Walk In The Park

There’s this stereotype that if you are gay, the answer to all your problems is skipping off to a big city where you can live an open and free life…

Nikki Dowling | November 19, 2009 - 6:00 pm

Girl On Girl: Why Gay Marriage Matters To Me

I am currently seeing this really great girl. She’s smart, sweet and really fun to be around. We agree on a lot of things. We both hate the death penalty,…

Nikki Dowling | November 6, 2009 - 4:00 pm

Girl On Girl: Lesbians Can Have Sex, Trust Me

I was recently in the car with a friend of mine, discussing my girlfriend and, I’ll admit, I was talking about my sex life. I don’t remember exactly what I…

Nikki Dowling | October 23, 2009 - 2:00 pm
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