Posts Tagged ‘ relationships ’

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? […]

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.

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.

Let’s talk about sex

Feb 3rd, 2014 | By | Category: Sex Talk

Apparently there are certain things that you aren’t meant to tell your significant other about. I was told that sex is one of these things. Is this right? Can I talk abut sex with my girlfriend?

Stone wall of silence

Nov 29th, 2013 | By | Category: This and That

I was 18 and in my first lesbian relationship when I was subjected to regular verbal and occasional physical abuse, at the hands of my partner. I don’t know if it is the same for everyone but I was desperately embarrassed by the whole affair. I couldn’t believe that I was allowing it to happen, but something about it just seemed so ludicrous.

The lesbian excuse

Feb 1st, 2013 | By | Category: Out on the Town

When I was younger, in a club, and one of the group would become the subject of some unwanted male attention, the lesbian excuse was our get out of jail free card. At the age of seventeen, telling a guy you were into girls and grinding up against your friend really does make their advances disappear into the night.

Putting my heart online

Dec 7th, 2012 | By | Category: Featured, This and That

Online dating is either a great way to meet people, or the perfect way to kill what ever self esteem you have left. Kris spent a couple of weeks online and found herself becoming obsessive about messages, and constantly disappointed by reality.

How To Be An Early Morning Person

Nov 6th, 2012 | By | Category: This and That

  My alarm goes off at 6am most mornings. I am out of the bed by quarter past, clothes, hair and makeup intact by half past, breakfast eaten, food (including lunch, dinner and snacks) ready for the day by 7 and out the door soon after to get into work on time for my 8:45 […]

Lip Service

Oct 17th, 2012 | By | Category: This and That

How many times have we heard both straight and lesbian women complain about men who speak about women in an immature/objectifying/degrading manner? How often do you hear lesbians repeating such sexist comments?

Lasting the Distance

Oct 10th, 2012 | By | Category: This and That

As I write this, I am currently on a five hour bus journey home. This is the second time in three days that I am doing this. Even though I clearly get my kicks from country roads, no bathroom breaks and sitting next to strangers for long periods of time, there is another reason for my travels.

Rebound ricochet

Apr 12th, 2012 | By | Category: This and That

The best way to get over someone is to get under someone else, but is this healthy? Plus, how can a relationship be high quality when one person is still pining after an ex? Yet we still do it.

Breaking Up

Sep 12th, 2011 | By | Category: This and That

How many of us in 2011 are getting dumped via spineless media? Is anybody doing the ‘honourable’ thing anymore and breaking up with someone in person? And is virtually breaking up with somebody well…virtually the cleanest and most sensible way to end a relationship?

Why “Team Tammy” is wrong

Jul 14th, 2010 | By | Category: People we Love

…I’m not saying Melissa didn’t withdraw from family life. I’m not saying her cheating is a total impossibility. But what I’m saying is that Tammy is already making clear her lack of a deep, abiding relationship with reality. She’s lying. She’s trying to permanently separate her children from their mother.

Marriage equality and “undermining” straight relationships

Oct 16th, 2009 | By | Category: Current Affairs, Featured

On Wednesday, a chief justice of a federal court in the U.S. demanded to know precisely what is meant when opponents of marriage equality say that such recognition would undermine marriage. The case goes to trial in January 2010, and could have an impact on other jurisdictions, including Ireland.

Bill “not a stepping stone to marriage” – Minister

Jun 26th, 2009 | By | Category: Current Affairs

LGBT groups all over Ireland are up in arms over The Civil Partnership Bill, which was published yesterday. Read all about it here. The biggest indictment of the Bill? The Iona Institute congratulating the Government on “protecting the family”. On this day of celebration, prepare to get angry.

EQUALS demonstrate against Government proposal to create a “two-tier society”

Jun 25th, 2009 | By | Category: Current Affairs, Featured

The newsdesk has been a-flutter with reports that members of direct-action community group for fair treatment of lgbtq people, EQUALS, are demonstrating their discontent with what they see as the codification of inequality in the Civil Partnerships Bill 2009 at Leinster House this Thursday lunchtime.

California Supreme Court decision on Prop 8: The dangers therein

Jun 3rd, 2009 | By | Category: Current Affairs

For those of us living under a rock, or out in that unseasonable sunny summer weather here in Ireland (myself included), last week’s ruling by the California Supreme Court may have slipped by unnoticed. The court’s decision effectively means that the vote by the simple majority to pass Proposition 8 still stands. Here, I briefly try to break down the ruling to its main points, including its potentially dangerous effects.

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