Opinion

  • All's Fair

    Over the weekend, our friend Linda boarded a plane en route to Iraq, decked out in her Army gear and ready to serve her country....

  • Night of Kings

    On March 5th, D.C.'s monthly Drag King Night at Chaos celebrated its three-year anniversary. ''This is the world's longest-running drag king show, '' organizer and...

  • Fishing for Answers

    In college, my friend Monica looked after my pets one weekend when I was away. I returned to my dorm room to find a note...

  • Duct and Cover

    Sometimes I feel like I'm in between Iraq and a hard place. But seriously, folks -- for lesbian feminists, the question of women in the...

  • Rites of Passage

    A few weeks ago, Olivia told me in no uncertain terms that girls can't marry girls. Tempted though I was to pat her down for...

  • Unfriendly Skies

    With all the drama over terrorism and airport security since September 2001, it's easy to forget that plain old-fashioned homophobia can also ruin a good...

  • Where the Heart Is

    A few months ago, I had occasion to take issue on these pages with an action of my hometown city council, which voted against a...

  • Lesbian Sex Stats

    Have you ever been rudely jolted out of a dreamy Sunday morning sleep-in by a phone survey from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)? Last...

  • Missed Connections

    News last week of the death of lesbian journalist Sarah Pettit did not come as a surprise to me, because I had heard that she...

  • Speaking in Mothertongues

    Last night I went to Mothertongue, which packed the Black Cat with over two hundred wild women, poets, and writers of every sexuality our fair...