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Gender Reassignment Surgery

Gender Reassignment Surgery

Gender reassignment surgery is no longer the novelty it once was. Thousands of transsexuals, both male-to-female and female-to-male, worldwide have now undergone this procedure. But it is still true that only a small fraction of those people who consider themselves to be transgendered actually go this far. The cost is a major barrier for many people. Others find ways to …

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Popular Contemporary Lesbian & Bisexual Poets

Popular Contemporary Lesbian & Bisexual Poets

This page offers an biographies and references for a selection of notable lesbian and bisexual women poets publishing today. Paula Gunn Allen – 1939 – 2008 Paula, a novelist and poet, was born to Laguna-Sioux-Lebanese parents in New Mexico. She is an activist for Native American and women’s rights, and her political concerns transmit strongly through her poetry. Her work …

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Family

Protecting Gay & Lesbian Families

No issue generates more controversy or passionate debate than the battle over whether gay and lesbian families should have the same protections as other families. It’s important to look beyond the rhetoric to examine reality. Gay and lesbian families deserve and need the same rights, benefits, and responsibilities as all other families. It is important to differentiate between a civil …

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Adolf Hitler

Nazi Persecution of Gay Men and Lesbians

Thriving gay and lesbian communities had developed in Germany from 1900 to the early 1930s. This changed when the Nazis came into power in 1933. The Nazis declared aim was the eradication of homosexuality. During 12 years in power they implemented a broad range of persecutory measures. An estimated 50,000 gay men were sentenced and imprisoned, some of whom faced …

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Lesbian Fiction Books

Lesbian Fiction Books to Read!

A small selection from stock which includes a huge range of lesbian fiction of all types. The Others – Siba Al-Harez A best-seller in Arabic. The Others is a literary tour de force, offering a glimpse into one of the most repressive societies in the world. Siba al-Harez tells the story of a nameless teenager at a girls’ school in …

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Gay Fiction Books

Gay Fiction Books to Read!

A small selection from stock which includes a huge range of gay fiction of all types. Man’s World – Rupert Smith London today: a world of sex and drugs and designer clothes, where Robert searches for fulfillment in gay clubs. London 50 years ago: Michael enters a secret queer underworld, negotiating the dangers of the law and the closet. Past …

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Lesbian Couple

Butch, Dyke, Femme or Lipstick Lesbian?

What Do They Mean and Where Do they Come From? I’ve been caught out myself quite a few times. I’ve been hanging out with a group of lesbian friends in a bar, catching up on gossip and the latest on off relationships (much like the L Word), when someone surprises me with a term where I just haven’t got a …

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You're Not the Only Lesbian in Town!

You’re Not the Only Lesbian in Town!

Whether you’ve grown up all your life in a quiet, sleepy little town and just “Came Out”, or you’ve moved to the back of beyond with your partner, there’s no need to feel that you are the only lesbian – or lesbians – in town! It may seem like a sleepy, little place full of retired citizens and schoolteachers, but …

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Lesbian Couple

What Types of Discrimination do Lesbian and Gay Partners Face?

Because of the lack of legal recognition of same sex partnerships, lesbians and gay men face a wide variety of discrimination on many fronts. Pensions Many pension schemes, including all public sector superannuation schemes, provide for a widow’s or widower’s pension if the pensioner dies before his or her spouse. In these schemes a gay or lesbian partner can never …

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Relationships

Learning How to Communicate Effectively with Your Partner

All of us want attention from our partner and to know we are loved and cared about. However, we can also fall into the trap of thinking our partner should miraculously “know” what we want. The bottom line is, when we don’t say things out loud, there is a good chance we won’t get what we are looking for. When …

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