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Anna Paquin Reminds Us That Bisexuality And Monogamy Are Not “Mutually Exclusive”

Jul 24th, 2014 | By | Category: This and That

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After famously tweeting “Proud to be a happily married bisexual mother. Marriage is about love not gender” last month, Anna Paquin echoes the sentiment in a recent interview with HuffPost Live.




You can beat depression

Jul 9th, 2014 | By | Category: This and That

I’ve been there. I thought the darkest thoughts and felt the worst pain. I did self harm and I cried a lot. I learnt many things from that whole experience but one thing I can tell you is that self harm did not help. Self harming was like putting a plaster on something. I convinced myself at the time that it was helping but I knew it was a temporary good feeling. Afterwards I felt so much worse because I now had both physical and emotional pain to deal with. In hindsight it was a very bad idea to ever self harm at all and I want you, the reader, to benefit from my hindsight.




A case of changing room mistaken identity

Jun 30th, 2014 | By | Category: This and That

The shop assistant got a token and then then waved me towards the men’s changing room.




Men will try to sleep with lesbians and will fail!

Jun 16th, 2014 | By | Category: This and That

Recently, a man actually thought that he could change me and my wife. He believed that he was so great in bed that if we slept with him we would know that we weren’t really into women as much as we thought.




Looking into the distance

Jun 10th, 2014 | By | Category: This and That

In the four years my girlfriend and I have been together she has lived in three countries, and I in just one. By next autumn she will have upped her tally to four and I will be moving abroad for the first time, though not to the same country she is moving to.




Review: Supercakes

May 15th, 2014 | By | Category: Books, This and That

Supercakes is a cute little web comic about two of our favourite things – lesbian superheroes. What’s not to love?




Double Mother’s Day

May 10th, 2014 | By | Category: This and That

Hallmark are always on the ball when it comes to opening up the market, this time they are producing a mother’s day card for children with two mums but let’s hold off on the cynicism for now, it is so cute.




Bring on the Butches!

May 2nd, 2014 | By | Category: This and That

Casting my mind back to a few years ago I find it difficult to recall a prominent lesbian presence on television however now I’m struggling to find any representatives for us butch lesbians. We are seriously being neglected. Perhaps it’s an attempt to portray lesbians as average looking women that don’t look particularly manly or don’t appear to be rejecting their feminine side.




Kristen Stewart gay?

May 1st, 2014 | By | Category: People we Love, This and That

So further rumours have been sparked surrounding Kstew and the possibility that she may/may not be a lesbian. In an Entertainmentwise report it is alleged that Kristen Stewart is in a relationship with ‘BFF’ Alicia Cargile and yes, they’re both women. Gasp.




Do you believe in lesbian love?

Apr 30th, 2014 | By | Category: Featured, This and That

I recently heard someone remarking that lesbians are less likely to have a long-term relationship than heterosexuals. It really surprised me that we are still viewed as promiscuous people who are practically allergic to commitment.




Scarleteen needs your help

Apr 18th, 2014 | By | Category: This and That

The sex education that my generation received in school, while a lot better than my parents’ generation, still left some pretty big gaps. Even now, it’s safe to assume a majority of teenagers aren’t given enough of the facts about sex and relationships in school; and that’s just thinking about Ireland, where fortunately abstinence-only education hasn’t been brought in the way that it has been elsewhere.




Against feminist orthodoxy: why sex positivity is sex critical

Apr 16th, 2014 | By | Category: Sex Talk, This and That

After the many fragmentations and horrid situations that happened due to the so-called sex wars of the 1980s, the internet has made it so many of us share spaces again. Nowadays, we are more likely to see it phrased as ‘sex positive’ feminism versus ‘sex negative/critical’ feminism.




Rainbow Crosswalks for WorldPride

Apr 11th, 2014 | By | Category: This and That

WorldPride 2014 will no doubt be a wonderful occasion that host city Toronto will be proud of. It seems they are pulling out all the stops to make LGBTQ’s feel welcome.




Dingle: Home to friendly dolphins and lesbian penguins

Apr 10th, 2014 | By | Category: This and That

Penguins are regularly cited as evidence of homosexuality or bisexuality present in the ‘natural world’ (which humans aren’t part of?) and you may even be familiar with some more famous couplings such as Silo and Roy, two chinstrap penguins in New York.




Review: The Yawhg or Co-Operative Gaming FTW

Apr 2nd, 2014 | By | Category: Books, This and That

I found a review there for a new independent game that had just been released, The Yawhg. I’m hooked.




What not to ask

Apr 1st, 2014 | By | Category: This and That

Persons who are transgender seem to always be the recipient of unwarranted questions and conversations. It is my belief that the lack of training or discussion in workplaces, in communities and in churches has left many persons (cis) wondering about the transgender community and those who have transitioned.




Dattch

Mar 31st, 2014 | By | Category: This and That

Dating isn’t easy and finding someone to date is no joke either – trust me. the UK lesbian/bi women dating site Dattch has launched in the US, lets hope we get a version in Ireland soon

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