Tag: lesbian visibility

Become a lesbian novelist

I’m taking part in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) again this year and invite you to join me. Participants write a 50,000 word novel during the month of November, with support from the NaNoWriMo organization. Check it out at www.nanowrimo.org You can follow my progress (or lack thereof) and be one of my ‘writing buddies’ and compete against me by visiting my profile at: http://www.nanowrimo.org/eng/user/563340

You can do it! The world needs more lesbian novelists, don’t you think? Click on the link above to see the whole post.

NaNoWriMo Winner

Some of you may have read the post I made during November when I was in the middle of writing a 50,000 word novel.. I completed that task, with a day to spare, which qualified me as a National Novel Writing Month winner. www.nanowrimo.org The Read more

Pride Parade Basics for Straight-Run Companies and Organizations

Rainbows for Beginners Pride season is in the air. Last year I wrote a post-pride advice guide for straight people hosting floats in the parade. It seems like time to bring it to the surface again, in the hopes that companies wishing to market to Read more

Lesbian Book Review – Angel Food and Devil Dog: A Maggy Gale Mystery – Liz Bradbury

Review by Jeanette Nelson I was intrigued by our lesbian heroine, Maggy Gale, and her qualifications. At the age of 37 she has acquired and accomplished so much. She has an arts degree and then rose to the rank of leiutenant in the police department. Read more

Local Lesbian Duo Writes Pride Song for Vancouver and 7 other Cities

[Editor Note: I received this email from Marlee and Tully of Sugarbeach, who have some great news to announce. Congratulations! – Editor] Hey Sophia! Hope you gals are doing well! We thought we’d send you this as it might interesting to you. We have just Read more

Lesbian Politicians

Canada: Ellen Woodsworth – Municipal, Vancouver City Council www.ellenwoodsworth.com Libby Davies – Federal Member of Parliament www.libbydavies.ca Japan: Kanako Otsuji – Elected Osaka Assembly member, National Diet candidate. http://gayjapannews.com/news_english/news3.htm US: Barbara Jordan: Texas Senator. First African American to preside over a legislative body in the United Read more

Xtra Stories with the word ‘lesbian’, ‘woman’ or ‘dyke’ in them this week.

Original 2008 post: Xtra west is a good newspaper. Robin Perelle, editor of Xtra west and a lesbian herself, does her best, I know, but has to conform to some advertizing realities by publishing mostly content about the guys. However, if you’re like me, if Read more

Why young queer women artists are passing for straight

This weeks’ Xtra west did an excellent cover story about queer women in music, and why so many of them aren’t publicly self identifying as queer or lesbian or putting queer/lesbian content in their music. Young lesbian and queer women artists are quoted as saying they Read more

Herstory: the Gazebo Connection

The Gazebo Connection organizes social and cultural events of particular interest to lesbians over the age of 40 (in Vancouver). Visiting their site recently, they have a relatively new piece up on how the organization got formed.  For the remainder of the story, or a Read more

CBC Program about Lesbian Couple Adoption – Mommy Mommy

“Parenthood does not have a cookie-cutter definition.” The documentary film Mommy, Mommy is scheduled to air this December on CBC Newsworld on “The Lens”: – Tuesday, December 4th at 7pm and 10pm Pacific Standard Time (PST) – Saturday, December 8th at 8pm PST and 11pmPST This Read more