Category: Lesbian

The Fight for Civil Rights

Governor Patterson opened a phone line to determine how much support there is for his directive to recognize all legal same-sex marriages from other states and countries. I just called and it’s really easy and it took under 5 seconds. You call 518.474.8390 and say you support the governor’s directive. The lady who answers the…

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Are You a Lesbian?

Lesbos islanders dispute gay name Campaigners on the Greek island of Lesbos are to go to court in an attempt to stop a gay rights organisation from using the term “lesbian”. The islanders say that if they are successful they may then start to fight the word lesbian internationally. The issue boils down to who…

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Between Classes

On my way to the next one to give an exam, but thought it fun to note here that my basic writing students informed me this very morning that Condoleezza Rice is a lesbian. She owned a house with Randy Bean! This kind of evidence is akin to that citing weapons in Iraq: proof positive!@!…

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The Great American Love Story

After Thirty Years … As the day of Independence draws near, I realize it’s high time to look closely at a truly egalitarian relationship that is symbiotic, nurturing, and successful in the face of the great American obstacles regularly and historically hurdled by Ernest & Louie Clay-Crew. The story these two share touches on the…

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Bouts-Rimés

If you are my student, then you now know the weekend assignment will be to write a poem in the Bouts-Rimés form. You will also know that this idea struck me when I was flipping through the aforementioned Court Green donated issues. If you are not my student, you may want to explore the form…

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The Ballad of the Sad Cafe

First of all, love is a joint experience between two persons—but the fact that it is a joint experience does not mean that it is a similar experience to the two people involved. There are the lover and the beloved, but these two come from different countries. Often the beloved is only a stimulus for…

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On the Issues

~~~~~~ “Homosexuals should relinquish their right to protect our country along with their right to earn a living wage for the able completion of such service. I mean, whenever I think of them doing the ‘do’, I get a funny feeling down deep, below the waist, and then my morals start to burn and ache.”…

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Remember That Time?

Hey Michael Lauran, Remember the time all five of us went to Vieques, Puerto Rico, and Jen Demartino and I narrated every move you made as you made it? Remember how our narration took the form of nostalgic questions? Remember how we drove you crazy? Remember when we all went rafting and swimming in the…

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Weekend Appreciations, In Brief

** The BBC production of Sarah Waters’ novel, Fingersmith. Suspenseful, Victorian constraint with a well-executed Sapphic theme and good acting all around, especially by Elaine Cassidy. ** A gorgeous American Masters’ production on Gregory Peck, an actor I’ve admired, and yes, loved for a long time. ** And all flarfing aside, from the inimitable Rodney…

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Sex: The Defining Line?

First, a note on the bedroom pictured – it’s from Philip Johnson’s “Glass House.” Johnson was a brilliant architect (think “Lipstick Building”) and a closeted homosexual for much of his life. Speaking of homosexuality, how is it possible this week we went back in time? Georgia and New York courts did, at least. We’re still…

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Vita is Life in Latin

It is a well known fact that Virginia Woolf wrote her gender-bending novel, Orlando, as a study of Vita Sackville-West in the waning part of their romantic relationship (they remained steadfast friends until Woolf’s death). Woolf was probably better able to scrutinize Sackville-West as a character and bring Orlando to life as West began to…

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