Lesbian Bed Death: Fact or Fiction?

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By Carol Rood I first heard the term “Lesbian Bed Death” aka LBD when I was 18. Women would mention it and say that is was real, and it happened to women after they had been in monogamous relationships for many years.  I was never worried because I was quite young and was not in […]

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“I Don’t Have a Birthmark Because I Don’t Have a Dad”

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By Brandy Black “Do you and Mom have birthmarks? “Yes, we both do!” “Do my brother or sister have one?” “No, I don’t think any of you have one actually.” “I know why, because we don’t have a dad.”, my six-year-old daughter says calmly, “all my friends with dads have birthmarks.” “That’s not actually how […]

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An Open Letter Of Lament On Age And Fashion

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By Amber Leventry Dear Confidently Open Queer Female Sales Clerks at the Mall, I see the way you look at me. Not with the confusion of a less aware straight sales clerk, but with a look of pity. With my baseball cap on, short hair sticking out around my ears, you do not think I […]

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Proud of Pride

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By: K. Pearson Brown The 2014 PRIDE LA Music & Arts Festival held June 6-9 in West Hollywood Park delivered on the promise of its promoters, Christopher Street West, that the event would feature “something for everyone.”  A centerpiece of the festival was Thunderground, an outdoor rollerskating rink complete with a light show and mirror […]

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How Honest Are We On Social Media?

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By Carol Rood I am blessed with a few very good friends.  I also have lots of friends I interact with every day thanks to Social Media.  Of course, just like everyone else, I interact with some more than others. I think Facebook is interesting.  Everyone always wants to brag about their kids’ accomplishments, and […]

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New Children’s Book Depicts Two Gay Princes Marrying

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A new children’s book featuring same-sex marriage has been written by business professor Jeffrey Miles at the University of the Pacific. The Princess and the Treasure is a story of two princes out to save a princess, but end up falling in love with each other. They get married and live happily ever after. “With the […]

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Surviving the Struggle: A Personal Perspective on LGBT Youth Suicide

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By Stephen & Adam Podowitz-Thomas Though Stephen and I have addressed serious topics here before, we’ve avoided confronting an issue that is not something I talk about often and it’s a bit dark – so this is your forewarning. Like a lot of gay individuals, my teenage years were tough. Coming out at thirteen didn’t go well. […]

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Autism Awareness Part 2–Joni and Maria

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  This is part 2 of the interview we ran yesterday with mom Joni Hill who talks about finding out that her twins are autistic.  If you missed Part one, you can read it here.  TNF: You once wrote that many people have a cocktail party understanding of autism, that struck me, tell me about […]

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