I want to talk about a subject that is, very literally, close to my heart. My name is Esmé and I’ve been wearing bras for about 7 or 8 years now. This means that I’ve put on and taken off my own bra upwards of 2000 times, plus other people’s a good few more.
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Man and men are at the centre of the English language. Can we change it? Of course we can! Toodlepip is leading the way.
With the recent flurry of romance on Valentine’s Day I couldn’t help but wonder why every day can’t be just as full of love. Suddenly I had “I wish it could be Valentine’s every day” running through my mind with an idea that even Cupid would be proud of!
RTÉ have been in the LGBT spotlight for all of the wrong reasons recently but now they are catching our attention in a totally different way with the launch of a new podcast for audiences in Ireland, the UK and much further afield.The Cosmo on RTÉ Pulse has teamed up with LGBTI news site Gay Star News to present a show which will feature LGBT news, interviews and discussions.
“Congratulations! I’m So happy for you! Which one of you will wear the dress?” those cringe-worthy words many butches will be met with upon announcing their engagement.
The debate about Barbie’s influence on children’s body image is one that goes back years, but the most recent argument in favour of the doll seems like one of the weakest ones yet; Kim Culmone, vice president of design for Barbie at Mattel, has stated that the proportions of the doll’s body are the way they are to make her easier to dress.
If the title of this post puzzled you, it’s possible you haven’t been treated to The Hairpin’s famous Women Laughing Alone With Salad post from 2011. Others in the genre include Women Struggling To Drink Water (also The Hairpin) and Ladies Lounging (Uncomfortably) With Laptops.
Dundalk Outcomers in association with TENI are hosting a conference to discuss Transgender Health in the Fairways Hotel Dundalk on Friday 28 February 2014. 10.30am-2pm.
Back when Sex and the City was on, the G.B.F. became an absolute fashion must. But now, wove over G.B.F, because apparently, the L.B.F. (lesbian best friend) has been born.
Does a well-cut shirt do it for you? Are “women’s” magazines boring? Can you go from pjs to ready to go out in 10 minutes? Lady, you might have a case of the butch.
We’ve all been asked some pretty stupid questions by some pretty stupid people. Then there are the people who are just so rude that they think it’s fine to ask something they’d never ask a straight person.
Hands up if, in the course of your life, one of the following has been yelled at you: gay, faggot, tranny, queer, dyke. The list goes on. It would almost be a right of passage if the outcome wasn’t so horrifying and the behaviour so acceptable.
Insolence Clothing is a tomboy apparel company from Belfast, Northern Ireland. Crafted by Sam, and Kerilee. Tomboys themselves, with the aim of making badass clothes for ladies, by ladies.
You might think that the easiest thing for me to do would be to grow my hair and dress more “normal”, more feminine but that would just be sacrificing my own happiness in an attempt to keep strangers happy.
It wasn’t long after I came out that I began to realise just how important this community was going to be in my life. Even when I was completely alone I held onto a sense of acceptance. I found the best friends I ever had in our awesome community.
They have new fully trained volunteers, a new website, new types of events and the same completely confidential support that they have been providing for decades. Set up in 1979 the volunteer-run helpline has come a long way; they’re even getting the hang of the internet now!
Amy McDonald is on a mission to inspire queer women. Starting on January 20, the Happy Healthy Lesbian will be running her free, fabulous, five day telesummit from her favourite wellness experts.