1. Not liking sports.
2. Not having the perfect physique.
3. Not wanting to have sex.
*although how could you resist this??!!!
4. Or wanting to have lots of sex.
5. Speaking your mind.
6. Being a feminist.
7. Falling in love.
8. Being emotional.
9. Treating your self every once in a while.
10. The amount of people you have or have not slept with.
11. Having confidence and feeling desired.
12. Letting a fem take the lead.
13. Accepting a cuddle.
14. Watching a television show like the Real Housewives of Atlanta.
15. Showing affection to others
16. Admitting you’re wrong.
17. And lastly, don’t be afraid to embrace your feminine side.
Channel 4’s 4oD, is currently showcasing a new series – The Black Lesbian Handbook, which is has been pitched as ‘a lively guide to the underground Black Lesbian scene in Britain’.
The show is focusing on different aspects the black lesbian community – from studs, to the underground black LGBT scene, tokens (the minority white women who hang about on the scene), fems, and Stems (a lesbian who plays both masculine and feminine roles).
All the women featured speak openly and honestly about the social pressures they face not only as queer women, but as black queer women.
Black LGBT community faces a number of problems in society and within the LGBT scene. These included the overwhelmingly white nature of the ‘mainstream’ LGBT scene, racism both inside and outside the scene, and the difficulties of coming out to families, who generally perceived homosexuality as a ‘white’ issue.
To watch the show click here
A.K. Summers began working on Pregnant Butch in 2005, following the birth of her son, and, in 2012, serialised it on webcomics site Activate Comix. Now a book has been published – a graphic memoir, which chronicles a ‘neurotic bull-dagger’s’ unique perspective on pregnancy.
First pregnancy can be a fraught, uncomfortable experience for any woman, but for resolutely butch lesbian Teek Thomasson, it is exceptionally challenging: Teek identifies as a masculine woman in a world bent on associating pregnancy with a cult of über-femininity. Teek wonders,
“Can butches even get pregnant?”
Of course, as she and her pragmatic femme girlfriend Vee discover, they can – but what happens when they do?
Written and illustrated by Summers, Pregnant Butch strives to depict the increasingly common, but still underrepresented experience of queer pregnancy humour and complexity. Offering smart, ambitious art, this graphic memoir is a must-read for would-be pregnant butches and anyone interested in the intersection of birth and gender, as well as a perfect queer baby shower gift and a conversation starter for those who always assumed they “got” what it’s like to be pregnant.
See excerpts of the book below: