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The Lesbian and Gay Miners’ Support Group

The Lesbian and Gay Miners’ Support Group

The Lesbian and Gay Miners’ Support Group were set up during the 1984-85 miners’ strike and challenged prejudices held by many in the labour movement. by February 1985 there were eleven lesbians’ and gay men’s miners’ support groups all over the country. By December 1984 the London group alone had collected over £11,000 through pub, club and street collections, benefits, …

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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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Health & Healthcare

Cervical Cancer Risk for Lesbians

The risk factors for developing cervical cancer are the same for all women regardless of gender identity and sexual orientation (LGBT Health Education .org). That said, bisexual women and lesbians are ten times less likely to get tested for cervical cancer. Regular screenings, however, have been shown to be the best way to catch it early when treatment options and outcomes are the best. …

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Maureen Colquhoun

UK’s First Openly Lesbian MP Maureen Colquhoun Has Died

Maureen Colquhoun passed away on February 2 at the age of 92. She was a member of the Labor Party, the first openly lesbian MP and a radical feminist far ahead of her time. Calquhoun was born on August 12, 1928 in London, England.  She graduated from the London School of Economics.  She entered politics in the British Labor Party. …

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Lesbians, women of genius

Lesbians, women of genius: Hong Kong star Denise Ho, who is mobilizing for democracy, iconic football player Megan Rapinoe who refuses to meet Trump, Adèle Haenel who broke Caesar: lesbians are making history, says activist Alice Coffin popularizing the concept of “lesbian genius.” This article is from Libé’s feminism and sexuality newsletter L. Lesbians have genius and we don’t know …

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Lesbian Author Patricia Highsmith

Patricia Highsmith (1921-1995) is credited with writing many novels. Her novels are psychological thrillers. Here are just a few of them The Price of Salt (as Claire Morgan, 1952) The Blunderer (1954) The Talented Mr. Ripley (1955) Deep Water (1957) – This Sweet Sickness (1960) The Cry of the Owl (1962) The Tremor of Forgery (1969) – Ripley Under Ground …

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American First Lesbian Attorney General

If you are confused about American politics (which I as a Canadian am often), there are two major parties in the USA – the Democrats and the Republicans. President Obama is a Democrat. If you are a lesbian, then the Democratic party is kinder to you. Under President Obama and with pressure on the Supreme Court by the LGBT community …

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Lesbian Kiss in Protest at British Supermarket

A naive and rather uninformed security guard tried to stop two lesbians sharing a kiss at a British seaside town of Brighton, England. Brighton is a Mecca for gays and lesbians and it is just about an hour’s drive by car from London. The incident that sparked the protest happened last week when a customer complained about Annabelle Paige, a …

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Lesbian International Community: Is This For You?

I am one urban dyke transplanted to the wilds of Kentucky who has received the honor of writing about the movement of which I am a part. There is no “typical” representative of us, so I write from my experience and knowledge, having lived in a rural lesbian community for over ten years. In this article you will see the …

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