The Same Difference takes the lid off of the many boxes that we as a community put ourselves into in respect to gender.
An article titled “Brew Tang Clan”, bees, headbanging, vegetarian fast food, sciency women on the $10, OITNB IRL, two separate pieces on menstruation (you’re welcome), yogurt and lesbians pissing off conservative moms, Gabby Rivera being brilliant, LGBT teachers dealing with bullshit, and so much more!
Mallory Ortberg fixed The L Word for you, Kim Katrin Milan on getting pregnant, Barnard will accept trans women, cat eyes, the Handsome Revolution project, Caitlyn Jenner, tomatoes, and so much more!
Their philosophy is one of the best I’ve ever heard: “Don’t change just because your body does.”
“I could feel the power that came from being butch, the paradox of growing up a girl and then becoming the suited partner of a beautiful woman, the torture of being such a social outcast, and the deep craving hunger for being accepted.”
Leslie Feinberg died at home in Syracuse, NY, with hir partner and spouse of 22 years, Minnie Bruce Pratt, at hir side. Hir last words were: “Remember me as a revolutionary communist.”
dapperQ just came out with their second list of 100 most stylish individuals, and boy, does it deliver on the dapper!
There are moments when if we can, we want to wear the articles of clothing that bring us close to joy. My suit isn’t that thing, not yet, but it did bring me closer to feeling sane and on top of this thing called adulthood.
People all over the world are mobilizing to end street harassment, fight for sustainable food, address discrimination, and secure better representation in media.
4. You were so much prettier with long hair.
Make a note on the back of your hand or the back of your girlfriend’s hand or write this on your cat for all I care: Jogger pants. Jogger pants are the future.
“When the doctor said that such and such a treatment was linked to health problems later in life, I didn’t even blink. I’ll hit 50 and keel over? Fine, I don’t care, get rid of these fucking pimples.”
When you’re gettin’ married / To another chick / Who you gonna call?
“Form-fitting feels different than tailored and my form is something I’m super protective of — so why the fuck did I decide to wear leggings today?”
I am not crazy; I am simply black, and queer, and butch, and transcultural, and therefore alone.
Every two years the butches of the world convene to absorb each other’s butch powers.
“Being butch is something I have both been my entire life and something that I have chosen.”
Butch Builds Community.
I’m a hairy short-haired sonuffabitch in plaid and denim that by that boy’s definition, and so many other definitions I’ve heard, is considered by society to be one of “those ugly lesbians”. And honestly, I ain’t even mad.
Okay, I’ll say it: I have trouble making butch friends. Actually, I have trouble feeling like I am a part of the butch community, period.