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.
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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.
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.
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 [...]
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?
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.
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.
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?
…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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hot on the heels of the momentum created by LGBT Noise’s rally on Sunday, a symposium on extending marriage rights for same-sex couples is taking place in a couple of weeks, on Thursday, 7th May 2009 in the Westbury Hotel, Grafton St, Dublin 2, from 10am-4pm.
Greetings, campers! Unless you’ve been living under a rock somewhere, you should be aware of the rally taking place on Sunday, 19th April 2009, calling for equality for same-sex relationships, i.e. marriage equality. We thought it might be a good idea to try to collate as many photos of the rally as possible from anyone and everyone who’s there. Here’s how to upload your pics!
Hold the phone, now, equality fans! What if – just what IF – our politicians were brave enough to legislate tomorrow for equality in marriage? Why can’t it be done so simply, and what private individual could stop it by taking a case to court? Well I say, “It can be done!” and, “No-one!” Read on..
Give Inequality the Red Card: Civil Marriage Rally – Sunday, 19th April 2009, 2pm @ Central Bank, Dublin
Your schedule for the week, should you choose to accept it: Monday, 13th April
Make-And-Do-Monday at PantiBar; Sunday, 19th April 12pm: Tea and Cake at PantiBar, 2pm: Central Bank, afterwards: BBQ @ The Sycamore Club over Purty Kitchen. Why? Read on..