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17 Things Studs Should Never Be Ashamed Of

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.

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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.


The Black Lesbian Handbook

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.

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To watch the show click here

What’s In a Name? A Quick Glossary of Lesbian Labels

What’s In a Name? A Quick Glossary of Lesbian Labels – It’s a bit of a conundrum: nobody likes to be labelled in a specific way, but at the same time people do have distinctive traits and find themselves belonging to different tribes and subcultures. This is especially true of lesbians, as our guide below reveals:

Dyke: A term that is typically only used by LGBT people. Some may be offended by a straight person using this term.

Power Dyke: A lesbian who has attained social status, either within the gay community, or in the wider world. AKA Suit or Power Lesbian.

Diesel Dyke: An aggressive butch. AKA Bulldagger.

Sport Dyke: A sport-loving lesbian who might wear baseball caps and running kit.

Baby Dyke: A young lesbian who might just be coming out of the closet. AKA Dyke-in-Training.

Blue Jeans Femme: She identifies as femme, or feminine, but tends to put on jeans and casual wear.

Chapstick Lesbian: She dresses down and eschews make-up. Coined by lesbian TV star Ellen DeGeneres. AKA soft butch or androgynous.

Lone Star Lesbian: She’s only slept with one person in their life.

Gold Star Lesbian: She’s never had nor ever will have sex with a man.

Lipstick Lesbian: She loves “girly” stuff like make-up and fashion, but fancies women as much as the next lesbian. AKA Femme or Fem.

Butch: She adopts traditionally masculine traits.

Stone Butch: She gets her kicks from really pleasing her partner, even though she doesn’t want to be touched or fondled. She does not like to be touched sexually.

Soft Butch: She’s butch in manner and style but softer and more feminine at the same time.

Pillow Queen: She tends to prefer receiving rather than giving sexual favours.

Boi: She’s biologically female, though boyish in mien and appearance.

Stem: Somewhere between “stud” and “femme”.

Kiki: Neither butch nor femme, this girl defines herself as something else. Originated from 1950s US bar culture. AKA Futch.

Stud: She’s dominant and often Afro-American.

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Gotta Love a Well-dressed Stud | Butch Fashion Styles From Tumblr This Week

Butch Fashion styles grasp the masculinity of fashion with a sturdy leather shoes mixed with a well placed belt and a variety hair styles.

Although butch styles vary from person to person it is the overall masculinity that we love. From Techie chic, to Summer Whites, Jeans & Blazer, to the Dandy – this week Tumblr has presented the best of the best of STUD style.

Compelling Documentary – The Butch Mystique

The Butch Mystique (2003) is a documentary chronicling of butch african american lesbians living in the Oakland and San Francisco Bay Area. It is powerful as it is beautiful.

Directed by Debra A. Wilson, this award-winning short documentary discusses the issue butch black women face day-to-day. From what defines a “butch,” to childhood and family, coming out, relationships, sexuality, stereotypes, and society’s perceptions of them as individuals. In addition, because these are all African American butch lesbians, the common thread of race links these women together. As “butches,” they are often perceived as black men, which proves problematic when living in a mostly white society which fears black men.

 “…this film goes beneath the surface, beyond the stereotypes, to reveal the heart of what it means to be an African American butch-identified lesbian.”

Debra A. Wilson,

Butch Mystique is here to challenge those stereotypes by showing that butch lesbians may not fit within culturally proscribed boundaries of femininity, but they are certainly women.


Nine African American butch (masculine) lesbians individually talk to an unseen and unheard interviewer about various aspects of the butch lifestyle and their own personal lives. Topics include their look (clothing, hairstyles, lack of makeup, etc.), their realisations that they were “different” and their eventual coming out, their relationships with various family members, their partners, and other societal groups, the perceptions of society, and what it means to be “butch”.

You can watch this documentary on YouTube in parts. (The video quality is little jumpy in some areas but worth watching).


Taking a Closer Look at Rainbow Noise – Lesbian ‘Stud’ Rappers

Rainbow Noise Entertainment is an independent record label that specialises in marketing lesbian and gay talent to commercial audiences.

Without compromising individual style or gender presentation, RainbowNoise is committed to offering artists, dancers, models, comedians, and entertainers a place for expression.

Here’s Rainbow Noise with their music video “Fuxk The World“. Let’s help Rainbow Noise achieve worldwide fame.


Butch Women Of San Francisco

Photographer Meg Allen celebrates “those who choose to exist and identify outside the gender binary” through a series of stunning portraits of Butch Women of San Francisco

“It is an homage to the bull-daggers and female husbands before me, and to the young studs, gender queers, and bois who continue to bloom into the present.”

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BUTCH is a documentary portrait project and exploration of the butch aesthetic, identity and presentation of female masculinity as it stands in 2013-14. It is a celebration of those who choose to exist and identify outside of the binary; who still get he’d and she’d differently throughout the day; who get called-out in bathrooms and eyed suspiciously at the airport; who have invented names for themselves as parents because “Mom” nor “Dad” feels quite right; and who will generally expect that stare from the gender police trying to figure out if they are “a boy or a girl”. It is an homage to the bull-daggers and female husbands before me, and to the young studs, gender queers, and bois who continue to bloom into the present.

Gay Female Stud Rapper Pulls Out a Strap-on in Rap Battle

Queer Female MC STUD PHaMOUS, an openly gay (lesbian) female MC from Las Vegas Nevada, shocked crowed when she pulled out a strap-on dick (dildo) in the very heated rap battle.

The notorious MC was battling with female rapper Zan from Philadelphia. 

The battle took place at AHAT’s East Coast vs West Coast event in Las Vegas, hosted by OD, Artisan, and JC. 

MC STUD PHaMOUS is part of the group Rainbow Noise, performing with other Stud Rappers Cee Smith and Jay Squared.


Out of the archive – STUDS by Nick Knight

While surfing the internet this weekend I came across these beautiful STUDS and just had to share.

This series of shots featured in V Magazine and were taken by Nick Knight. Nodding to fashion’s ongoing preoccupation with pushing gender boundaries, ‘Studs’ was a series of nine unique photo studies.

Each explored the idea of a third gender, Simon Foxton and Bea Sweet recruit a range of subjects who refuse to comply with traditional notions of the sexes.

The portraits – each a study of unconventional beauty – are captured by Nick Knight in stills and fashion film.

This project is a celebration of femininity, even though it’s not what we understand to be female.


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Photography – Nick Knight
Styling – Simon Foxton
Makeup – Bea Sweet
Hair – Lok Lau @ CLM
Nails – Mike Pocock @ Streeters
Makeup Assistance – Stephanie McLean
Models – Beau, Keedz, Rae, Chulo, Sirena, Teanna, Naechane, Jah, Chified