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|Sunday, May 15th, 2011|
|Friday, February 11th, 2011|
born to love
The sun almost sets and I get this weird feeling like I was losing my mind,
I just cant stop thinking about Marie. She's at another place and I miss
her terribly. I keep telling her how much I love her and she said the same,
but I cant figure out if its just friendship or she too is falling for me.
But sometimes I think or I just want to think that she's sending me
signals; you know body languages and stuff. I still remember when I was 13
and she was 14 and we are young and still in high school where uncertainty
becomes everyone's issue, it was a very hot sunny afternoon of august when
I first heard the words other people say to the people they really care
about, I love you was being shouted at the whole school in front of many
people and that really makes me think twice.
After 8 years of being courted by men, we are still single and some kind of
don't want to be in a commitment. Sometimes we cant help ourselves well
even in public, we are still close, I mean really close like holding each
other while ordering food, make sweet gestures when every eye is looking,
well I don't care as long as I'm happy. Since then there has been an
unanswered question between us, we don't need to say it coz we can feel it,
but there is still a problem.
Read the rest of the article at kategrace.com the free lesbian dating love community
|Tuesday, December 7th, 2010|
|Friday, November 19th, 2010|
I Am a Lesbian Married to a Straight Man
Where do I begin?
Well, I will just start from where I think I had my first inclination.
When I was about 11 years old, I felt an attraction to girls when most of my friends were feeling an attraction to boys...you know 11 year old girls, all about the "boy bands" and pop music...while my friends were into NSYNC, I was more "attracted" I guess you could say to singers like Christina Aguillera.
I never got vocal about my feelings but to one friend of mine whom I have known since I was 4. She said she had felt the same things too, and whereas young people are curious, we were curious together.
read the rest of her story here
also visit kategrace a free lesbian dating community
thanks to you all and god bless
|Thursday, October 28th, 2010|
bars in Boston
looking for some local bars in Boston mas, well lesbian bars or gay bars, less threatening bars lol thanks for any help
__________________________________my Lesbian dating blog
|Wednesday, August 11th, 2010|
The Skewed & Screwed Revue: August 25th
Duæling Scorpio Studios presents
the Skewed & Screwed Revue II
Live & silent auctions!
Rob Crean [stand-up comedy courtesy of an aging hipster]
Ben Reynolds [contact juggling and possibly other circus-y goodness]
Melsen Carlsen [classical piano ala keyboard]
Christina "Cricket" Barretti-Sigal [guitar & vocals]
Bri Broken [often-sexy spoken word]
Th' Bones and Roses Circus Sideshow [freaky awesomeness]
From Rogue Burlesque:
Emceed by Johnny Blazes [gender-blendin' fabulousness!], who will also be wearing hir auctioneer hat this evening!
Wednesday, August 25th | 6:30-9:00 PM
at All Asia
332 Massachusetts Avenue | Central Square | Cambridge, MA
If you'd like to read more about the situation that prompted the start of Skewed & Screwed, you may check out our personal website, located here. We also need lots of help, from spreading the word about shows to raffle prize/auction donations and more.
Click on the flier to visit the Skewed & Screwed website.( Flier behind the cut.Collapse )
This is going to get cross-posted, but I'm not going to be obnoxious and post to all of my local groups all at once. Current Mood: sleepy
|Saturday, July 17th, 2010|
roommate sought, porter square, 9/1
Four-member household seeks one more for 9/1 move-in. Three-story duplex with five bedrooms, big living room, dining room. All mod cons. Good-sized bedrooms. Coin-op washer in basement. Bike storage. Porter Square, just a few feet from Shaw's supermarket. Rent: 750 a month.
About the household: current roommates are women & genderqueer, queer, ages 25 to 45. Sex-positive household. We don't smoke. No cats (allergies). Current magazine subscriptions: Artforum and London Review of Books. You can participate in food sharing, or not. Plans for fall include the "vo-ku," a German anarchist tradition of casual, drop-in dinners; also planned for the big new living room are parties, classes, art-making...
|Wednesday, June 16th, 2010|
Join our party tomorrow night at Club Oberon!
Summer Saturnalia at Club Oberon
Thurs. June 17 Doors 8 PM
2 Arrow St Harvard Sq. Cambridge
18+ Tickets available online $15 Day of show at the door $20
Celebrate summer in style with
An evening of dance, debauchery and delight
A gathering of spirits, sprites, libertines and revelers
Tempting, enticing, mysterious and arcane
Summer is here and with it a spirit of fun & frolic! The Boston Circus Guild invites you to celebrate the season with an astounding evening of music, dance, burlesque and circus artists galore! This is no ordinary variety show, this is a Summer Saturnalia!!!
For one magical evening see some of the most talented artists in New England transform Club Oberon into a bohemian bacchanalia! Enter a world that conjures forth old time carnivals, mysterious vagabonds, beguiling pageants & profane revelries. Come for the carousing and merrymaking and be entranced by the full coterie of artists.
BE A PART OF THE REVELRY!
Creative attire encouraged or come as you are!
Wear your formal, fantastical or flamboyant finery
Cabaret, Circus, Steampunk, Goth, Gypsy,
Faerie, Fetish, Disco, Pirate, Ninja
Anything goes, just come dressed to party!
( You can expect performers bursting from every nook and cranny of Oberon all night long in a nonstop roller coaster of entertainment!Collapse )
|Friday, April 23rd, 2010|
Call Your State Rep TODAY About Transgender Rights!
Please call your state representative TODAY, RIGHT NOW and ask them to support Budget Amendment #764
(that's the trans rights bill
!). Even if you've never called your rep about trans rights, even if you've never called your rep about anything else, please do this! Your representative needs to hear from you, your family, your friends, your pets (if they're registered to vote), everyone!
Co-sponsors for the trans rights bill compose a majority in both chambers of the Legislature, Governor Patrick has stood firm
on his support of this bill, and polls show
that a whopping 76% of voters in Massachusetts support trans rights. Now is the time to get this passed!
You can find your rep's contact information on wheredoivotema.com
And if you don't know what to say, here's a calling script:
My name is _____ and I am a proud resident of (your town/city) and I am calling to ask Representative_____ to support Budget Amendment # 764 Transgender Rights. Will the Representative support this Budget Amendment for Transgender Rights?
I can be reached at ____ (give your phone number) for a call back on this important amendment.
Then let us know how it went! Fill out our web form
or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for being awesome!
|Saturday, April 10th, 2010|
Looking for two chill, cat-friendly JP roommates - 9/1 - ASAP!
So here's the deal: I just moved into an awesome 3-bedroom apartment in Jamaica Plain, subletting from April 1-Aug 31. My roommates are fantastic, but already have plans to move out in Sept. I want to renew the lease from Sept 2010-Sept 2011, but I need two people to share it with! And I need to find these two fine folks ASAP, because they've already started showing the place. About the apartment:
($650) is big enough for a queen bed and plenty of furniture, with a roomy closet.
($550) is small but also has a big closet. It's big enough for a twin bed (my roommate has hers lofted to fit more furniture) and desk.( moreCollapse )
|Tuesday, April 6th, 2010|
Also This Thursday: Lecture on Warhol
Douglas Crimp lecture: "Andy Warhol Films the Most Beautiful Man in the World"
Art History professor and author Douglas Crimp speaks on Andy Warhol's film "Paul Swan" (dir. Andy Warhol, US, 1965, 66 minutes).
Once hailed as “the most beautiful man in the world,” dancer, poet, and artist Paul Swan was in his eighties when Andy Warhol filmed him performing his “aesthetic” dances, first created in the teens and twenties. Warhol keeps the camera running as the elderly dancer changes his skimpy costumes on-screen or spends long periods behind a curtain looking for the right slippers. The two-reel color film reflects Warhol’s life-long interest in dance and an atypical fascination with aging beauty.
April 8, at 5 pm
Where: Boston University, Photonics Center, 8 St. Mary's Street, 9th floor (PHO 906)
Who: Open to General Public Admission is free
Wine and cheese reception to follow.
|Monday, April 5th, 2010|
This Thursday: TranScriptions open mic featuring Arden Eli Hill! (x-posted)
TranScriptions Open Mic
Featuring Arden Eli Hill
Thursday, April 8, 7:30 p.m.
@ Spontaneous Celebrations, 45 Danforth Street, Jamaica Plain
$5-10 sliding scale, all ages
Arden Eli Hill recently placed second in the Inglis House Disability Poetry contest. Ze holds a MFA in Creative Writing from Hollins University and is currently a poetry editor for Breath and Shadow, an online journal of disability culture and literature. In 2008, Arden was a poetry fellow at the Lambda Literary Retreat for Emerging Writers. Hir work has been published or accepted by Women’s Work Anthology, Kalidiscope, Cripping Femme, Ghoti Magazine, Transgender Tapestry, The Windy City Times Pride Literary Supplement, The Inglis House Poetry Chapbook, Wordgathering, the Lambda Literary award winning anthology First Person Queer and its sequel, Second Person Queer, and more. Arden also writes erotica under the alias “Arden Hill.”
Spontaneous Celebrations is now wheelchair accessible! The event is on the first floor. For details, contact Ed, facilities manager, at 524-6373.
TranScriptions is for queer and trans folks -- and for YOU. Always ally-friendly!
Keep up with us on
|Monday, February 8th, 2010|
Come out to TranScriptions one-year anniversary show! (x-posted)
TranScriptions: featuring Good Asian DriversThursday, February 11 @ 7:30pm
Spontaneous Celebrations // 45 Danforth St, Jamaica Plain
$5-10 sliding scale // all ages
Join us for our one-year Valentine's anniversary special, with the return of Cupid's candygrams! Don't forget to bring some extra cash with you to buy some goodies - the Dyke March Committee is baking for us again this month (and we've heard there may be heart-shaped cupcakes).
Our anniversary feature is: Good Asian Drivers!
The Good Asian Drivers, a performance powerhouse nationally-renowned as one of the most electrifying artists of their generation, recently completed their second national tour including appearances on the San Francisco Pride Mainstage, Toronto Pride, Phasefest, and the Decibelle Music Festival. Their newly released debut album, "Drive Away Home" has been receiving non-stop media attention including an Editor's Pick in the latest issue of Curve Magazine.
|Saturday, January 16th, 2010|
2 bedrooms available in queer, creative N. Quincy household for 02/01.
We are a queer couple looking to fill 2 bedrooms for February 1st.
About us: We're a queer woman and FTM, 29 and 30. We are creative, easy to please and to get along with. While not looking for new best friends, we would really like to fill the emptying bedrooms with folks who are similarly-minded and would mesh well with our mellow vibe. We have 6 pet rats, who live in our bedroom. We've never had a housemate complain about noise, odors or anything else having to do with our li'l fuzzybutts. We are outdoor smokers.
About you: Please be queer-friendly, reasonable and communicative. Creativity and dorkiness get bonus points! As far as pets, anything small, furry and caged is fine. We may consider a cat or two. (Our only hesitation is due to allergies, but there are 2 cats currently in the apartment and we manage ok.) Most of what is in the apartment is leaving with the current housemates. If you have furniture, there will be plenty of room for it. If not, we can fill the space together!
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Current Mood: tired
|Monday, January 11th, 2010|
TranScriptions: featuring the Tranny Roadshow! (x-posted)
featuring: The Tranny Roadshow
Thursday, January 14 @ 7:30pm
Spontaneous Celebrations, 45 Danforth St, Jamaica Plain
$5-10 sliding scale at the door
TranScriptions, Boston's all-ages queer open mic, is kicking off 2010 with a bang and a bunch of traveling trans folks!
The Tranny Roadshow is a multimedia performance art extravaganza. It is composed of an eclectic group of artists, each one self-identified as transgender, and includes poets, rappers, filmmakers, storytellers, breakdancers, rock bands, comedians, actors, folk singers, photographers, zinesters, and more. The show is a fluid entity, changing to suit the artists and the crowd, but always it is full of intelligence, fun and humor.
We'll also have a delicious vegan bake sale - proceeds to benefit Massachusetts Trans Legal Advocates!
P.S. TranScriptions happens on the second Thursday of every month. Don't miss our one-year anniversary show on February 11! Keep up with us on facebook: http://groups.to/transcriptions
|Monday, December 28th, 2009|
"HEROES" New Year's Eve
THURSDAY DECEMBER 31:
A "HEROES" NEW YEAR'S EVE
Party Favors: Hats, Noisemakers! Champagne Toast at Midnight! White Trash Buffet (...yum!)! Party like it's 1989!
OPEN TIL 3AM!
DJ CHRIS EWEN mixes the music - NEW WAVE, RETRO, ELECTRO, PUNK and some Old School Goth + Industrial.
TERRI mixes the cocktails and helps you ring in the New Year in the Lounge.
**This Once A Year Event is 21 PLUS.**
ADVANCE TICKETS are ONLY $15 through TicketWeb.com.
Tickets are a also available at the T.T.'s Box Office (with no service fee!)
[Ticket Sale Times: 6:30pm-1am (on band nights) or 7:30pm-2am (on dance nights)]
T.T. THE BEAR'S PLACE
10 Brookline Street, Cambridge MA
(in Central Square)
|Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009|
43 Somewhat Butch for sharing 2 bedroom apt, Somerville, Jan 1
Know anyone looking for a roomate? I have a place in Somerville for Jan 1.
the apt: Sunny, hardwood floors, and recently renovated. Granite countertop, gas stove, and back deck. Rent is $550 per month, plus around $100 in utilities. Security deposit, but no last month's. Landlord is attentive and ethical, but not nosey. Plenty of street parking, no permits. Near Broadway, and therefore MBTA. Near park.http://www.redpm.com/homes/walnut/jay.htm#
me: 43 queer, fat, and an all around great person with an infectious laugh. I have a chill cat who hates other animals but LOVES people. Seeking someone who is also quiet, resonsible, respectful, and a good communicator. Who is also a non-smoker, non-heavy drug or alcohol user. I like things neat so that I can jump right into projects - whether it is making dinner, painting, or doing homework. I will be driving to the Back Bay almost every weekday, and am open to negotiating rides. I enjoy chilling with roomie and movie at night, or talking over coffee in the morning.
Excited to hear from you! Please respond with Boston Roommate in the subject line.
|Wednesday, October 28th, 2009|
US, MA: MTPC Praises Federal Hate Crimes Law Signing
Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition Praises Federal Hate Crimes Law Signing
For Immediate Release
Boston MA - The Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition (MTPC), the region's leading transgender advocacy organization, praises President Obama today for signing the FY2010 Defense Authorization Bill, which includes the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act. This historic legislation is the first major federal law to recognize the existence of, and provide civil rights protections for, transgender people. It provides for the tracking of hate crimes based on sexual orientation, gender identity, gender and disability, providing assistance to local authorities and gathering information about these crimes.
"This is a great thing for our transgender community, and we're grateful to our elected representatives for their good work on this," said MTPC executive director Gunner Scott. "But it doesn't change the need for statewide legislation. We're still waiting for action on our civil rights from the state legislature." HB1728, "An Act Relative to Gender-Based Discrimination and Hate Crimes," has 105 co-sponsors, enough to guarantee passage in both the House and Senate, but it is still pending a report out from the Joint Committee on the Judiciary.
"This comes at a time of special significance for the transgender community," said MTPC director Gunner Scott. "Each November 20th transgender community worldwide observes Transgender Day of Remembrance, a day to honor transgender victims of hate motivated murder. To this day, transgender people suffer widespread discrimination, harassment and violence simply for being who they are. The passage of this federal level hate crimes law is the first step towards changing this shameful situation."
The week of Nov 15-20th, leading up to Transgender Day of Remembrance, has been declared by MTPC as Transgender Awareness Week, a time for outreach and education about transgender issues. More information about events this week is available at http://www.masstpc.org
"The Transgender Day of Remembrance is a moving and vital event for our community," says Nancy Nangeroni, ad hoc chair of Boston Transgender Day of Remembrance Organizing Committee. "Too many of our sisters and brothers are suffering because of the systemic marginalization of all gender non-conforming people, and this event draws our attention to the most heinous effects of what more and more people are recognizing as unjust oppression."About MTPC
The Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition (MTPC) is dedicated to ending discrimination on the basis of gender identity and gender expression. We envision a world where persons of all genders are treated with respect and fully participate in all areas of society, free from fear of prohibition, harassment or violence based on their gender identity and/or expression.
|Tuesday, October 13th, 2009|
Please take this survey to help other lesbian moms!
My name is Sequoia and I am a graduate student in Counseling Psych and a lesbian. As part of a GLBT course I am researching lesbian parenting; both so that I can help lesbian couples as a counselor, and in preparation of my own parenting goals eventually. I want to include some women’s voices as part of my paper so that it is not just about dry research. I am collecting these perspectives through an online survey, and then I will include snippets in my paper. Everything will be anonymous and only used in this paper.
Here is the link to the survey: http://tinyurl.com/yfz4e3h
This survey is to get personalized, subjective opinions and experiences about the decision-making and interpersonal process of lesbian couples who became planned parents through donor insemination.
To complete this survey, please make sure that you match the following criteria:
- you identify as a woman-who-loves-exclusively-women, regardless of the term you choose to use.
- you and another woman decided to become parents through using donor insemination (not adoption, not from previous relationship, etc) such that either you or your partner became pregnant and the intention is to raise the child together as co-mothers.
Feel free to answer as many or as few questions as you feel comfortable, with as much or little detail as you like.
This survey will be used in a graduate counseling paper, not in formal research. The results will all be anonymous.
Thank you so much for your participation and your inspiration!