By Audi What’s in a dress? In our case as queer womxn and non-binary folx a lot. Whether intentional or not, it is inherently political. Its very existence in a patriarchal and heteronormative society is political. “Lipstick and beards shouldn’t exist together. Boobs and bespoke suits together are an atrocity,” , and so forth…” Even […]
By Dolly I don’t go to bars anymore. Technically, I don’t go to straight bars anymore but there’s really no other alternative in my country of residence so I just don’t go anywhere where pick-up lines and the invasion of personal space is commonplace. Instead I use the internet. Why? Because I’m tired. Why do […]
By Thamsanqa Scaps Zulu People who don’t understand the word ‘Lesbian’ will assume I’m a man trapped in a woman’s body, which is not true. A lesbian is a woman who is emotionally, physically and sexually attracted to other women, it’s all about feelings and it can be a choice. Well I say it doesn’t matter […]
By Mammu / @mammumay Who is this fucktard? This naïve newbie. I know, I know. It sounds so wild for me to call someone that but that is my reaction every time I bump into a comment that shows ignorance when it comes to other people’s identities. And most of the time I jump into […]
By Anonymous ‘Studs for studs’ and ‘femmes for femmes’. It would seem that the LGBTI labels we have taken on in the continent are not enough and we have taken it a step further and found further divisions. As African ‘lesbians’ we are now split according to studs and femmes. Although this is sometimes helpful […]
By ‘Aimee’ *Trigger Warning: Rape, Sexual Assault, Abuse Part I Toni Johnson is a woman who makes no apologies for her lesbian identity. As a 25-year old woman, Toni’s tenacious work ethic in college has landed her in the corporate business world in New York City. She likes her career as a business consultant because […]
By Tatenda Not Lesbian: I’m attracted to and desire women, but not exclusively. Not Heterosexual: I date men, but not exclusively. Not Bisexual: I don’t subscribe to the gender binary. Not Pansexual: I can’t say that I am something that I do not fully understand or practise. ——————— Me: So what am I? Bigot: A slut! Me: Queer isn’t it?
By Lame I love the word Lesbian. It rolls of my tongue so smoothly and lands gently into the ear of the next person. ‘Lesssbian.’ It sounds like a whisper. A sexy secret that makes you blush and giggle. I love the word lesbian! From the moment I knew I was a lesbian, I told […]