Posts Tagged ‘ identity ’



What’s life like for butches in love?

Aug 21st, 2014 | By | Category: This and That

  From what I’ve observed throughout the years I have realised that the most common lesbian relationships are the ones that involve a femme dating a butch. It’s not a bad combination, of course, but it’s also not the only one. I’m a butch lesbian in a civil partnership with another butch, and guess what? […]




Tomboy Femme

Feb 26th, 2013 | By | Category: Out on the Town

A gay male friend of mine told me a couple of months ago that I was a real femme. I was shocked. I told my straight friends and they thought it was hilarious.




Who are your friends?

Mar 22nd, 2012 | By | Category: This and That

Yesterday, my dad added me on Google +. I found this upsetting in two different ways. First, I was unduly impressed that, at 72, he was aware that Facebook is passé. Second, I needed to immediately re-examine what there was in my profile and what on earth I’d +1′d recently.




There’s something Queer around here

Jan 20th, 2012 | By | Category: This and That

For a growing number of people, “queer” is the way they express their identity. It’s an umbrella term which can be used to cover a whole host of sexualities and gender expressions.




Malawi couple in jail for homosexuality, but are they gay?

May 26th, 2010 | By | Category: Current Affairs

It would be nearly impossible for a person following gay issues to have not read something about the plight of Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga in Malawi. The two have been convicted of the crime of gross indecency and unnatural acts and sentenced to the maximum sentence of 14 years hard labour. “I sentence you to 14 […]

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