Posts Tagged ‘lesbian’

Ladies First: Does D.C. Have a GLBT Community or an LGBT One?

Metro Weekly co-publishers Randy Shulman and Sean Bugg
This year, the DC Center—the sole community center serving the District’s gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender residents—will no longer be known as a “GLBT” community center. It will be known as a center for the “LGBT” community. It’s a simple transposition of two letters, but it offers [...]

The Morning After: Racist Cunnilingus Party Edition

* Via SAFER Campus, Iowa's Grinnell College has responded to concerns about racist and misogynistic views expressed by students at a jello-heavy, cunnilingus-themed party. The upside: This is not the last time "cunnilingus" will appear on this blog today!

Who Did Elena Kagan Take To Prom, and Other Exercises in Heterosexism

Andrew Sullivan wants to know, once and for all, if Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan is gay. He writes:

Sexist Comments of the Week: “Where Grody Dudes Leave Women Alone”

Last week, I asked you whether there are any cities where street harassment dare not rear its ugly head. As many commenters made clear, street harassment isn't about where you are—it's about who you are:

Lesbian Pulp Satirist Talks ’50s Self-Loathing and Modern Self-Deprecation

In a rare moment of synergy, City Paper's Arts Desk has written a post of particular interest to Sexist readers: An interview with Monica Nolan, the pulp satirist behind such sapphic titles as Bobby Blanchard, Lesbian Gym Teacher. In Nolan's future is a book dedicated to lesbian journos. The tentative title:  Maxie Mainwaring, Lesbian Reporter.

Man Sentenced to 120 Days for Assaulting Gay Women

Last week, 27-year-old Christopher McDonald was sentenced to 120 days in jail for his "unprovoked assault on a group of gay women" in Adams Morgan last year. McDonald approached the women while they ate pizza on the 18th street sidewalk. Then, he made derogatory remarks about their sexual orientation and then threatened them with [...]

In Which a 12-Year-Old Constructs A Fort In Her Closet, And Her Mom Assumes She Is A Lesbian

Today's Dear Abby is a keeper. The letter, from "CONCERNED IN HOUSTON":
DEAR ABBY: My 12-year-old daughter, "Jenna," is in the closet—literally. About a week ago, she moved into her closet. She put her dresser in there, threw some blankets on the floor and that's where she hangs out now. When asked why she doesn't hang [...]

Deconstructing Rape Myths: On Short Skirts (On Lesbians)

A couple weeks ago on the Sexist, we discussed why wearing a short skirt is not an invitation to be raped. Still, doubts lingered. The two main arguments for why women must still protect themselves from rape by ditching the short skirt:
a) Rape is just one big misunderstanding. The proponents of this argument believe that [...]

Nicki Minaj and Hip-Hop’s Lesbian Quarantine: The Threesome

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Usher's latest single, "Lil' Freak," is an ode to arranging a ménage à trois. Helping to schedule the girl-on-boy-on-girl arrangement is hip-hop artist Nicki Minaj. In the song, Usher informs Minaj of a prerequisite to sleeping with him: "You go get some girls, bring them to me." She does.
This is not the first track [...]

The Metro Weekly Man V. The Blade Man

In this week's cover story, I examine the cultural relevance of D.C.'s competing LGBT publications, Metro Weekly and the Washington Blade (now the D.C. Agenda). Are you a Metro Weekly man? Or are you a Blade man? Or are you not an upper-middle-class middle-aged gay man who lives in Northwest Washington D.C., and therefore largely [...]

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