Biweekly question: LGBT friendly books?

buy Lyrica uk I have to fess up that I have been miserable at trying to contribute to this site. Perhaps I could blame stressful job and stressful change of job and, most recently, unemployment (okay, admittedly, I do not have the stresses that many of you do while unemployed, so I will […]

Some queerspawn reading lists

Some queerspawn reading lists

[Crross-posted over at LesbianDad.] During Banned Books Week, we all get to reflect on the life-saving quality of the books in our lives (Liza did here earlier in the week, and so did I). Continuing the celebration, I wanted to collect in one post a bunch of useful book-ish resources […]

Books / News from the community

Weekend Reading: Four the Pleasure of It *Edited AGAIN*

I have been sadly and inexcusably absent from here for too long.  And while I’d like to make this my big comeback, the post to make all the silences worth it… this isn’t it.  I have no achingly beautiful or deeply thoughtful words for you. What I do want to […]

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Weekend Reading: More on Non-Bio Momhood

Following up on Lesbian Dad’s post Friday, I wanted to point out some other bloggers who have been talking about how it feels when you consider yourself a mother, but it’s your partner that’s pregnant or the one who gave birth. Sarah at Journey of a Co-Mom de-briefs us on […]

Books / Culture / News & Politics

Children of the Future

This is a tag-team post by j (her “voice” in italics) and Trista. When I was a teenager, just beginning to come out to myself, I bought a book of lesbian short stories.  In the collection was the story “When it Changed” by Joanna Russ.  This story blew me away.  It encapsulated […]


Question: Am I Just Stingy?

While I would have liked to herald my return to writing for Lesbian with a deeply heartfelt, moving piece, I’m still just too tired for that.  So instead I’ll ask a question. Would you use a coupon on a first date? This question was asked on queercents this week […]


Weekend Reading: That One Time I Committed Suicide

Buying a house was one of the first things Kristin and I did when we decided that we were almost ready to start a family. However, trust me, when I say this, it was quite an arduous task to do! Let me tell all my readers beforehand that if you […]

Books / Culture / Family / Kids / Parenting

A Starry Coverlet of Velvet Possibility

Someone suggested to me that I write this week on trying to have a sex life with my partner while raising a toddler. I think she thought this would be a hard thing to do. Not the writing about it, goodness knows I can write about sex as long as […]

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I’m Curious

How do those of you who have two careers and babies/small children manage it? This has been the subject of some recent heated discussion in the art-sweet/pili household and after trying to organize my thoughts on the issue into a coherent post far too many times, I’ve decided to wimp […]

Books / News & Politics

A few news stories for your reading pleasure (or perhaps displeasure)

I’ve decided to add a news ticker to my life, using keywords like “lesbian” and “parenting”. This week, I received 85 notices that Jen*ifer Anist*n and C*urtney C*x were going to kiss onscreen. How exciting! *rolls eyes* Yet I did come across some interesting news links and offer them up […]