Lesbian elders learn modern-day lesbian slang

In this video by INTO, three lesbian elders -- Belita, Phyllis, and Sabel -- learn some new lesbian slang. They also relate to slang still being used today, like scissoring and uhauling, that they say dates back to the 1970s. Read the rest

Jennifer Aniston and Tig Notaro will play POTUS and FLOTUS, respectively, in new political comedy

We'll find out soon what might happen when if lesbians run the country.

Deadline is reporting that Jennifer Aniston and Tig Notaro will star as the first same-sex couple in the White House in an upcoming political comedy film on Netflix:

Netflix has set Jennifer Aniston to play the U.S. president, and Tig Notaro her first lady in First Ladies, a political comedy being written by Notaro and Stephanie Allynne, based on their original pitch. This one’s not your usual White House comedy. First Ladies is a political comedy about America’s first female President and her wife, The First Lady. When Beverly and Kasey Nicholson move into the White House, they’ll prove that behind every great woman… is another great woman.

Jennifer Aniston, Tig Notaro First Same Sex White House Couple In Netflix Film Comedy ‘First Ladies’

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There's lesbian subtext on this Girl Scout cookie box

Lesbian Girl Scout cookie box of Tagalongs: from the collection of Rusty Blazenhoff

It's Girl Scout cookie season again which made me think of this box I've been hanging onto since the year 2000 or so. Just an innocent box of Tagalongs, right? Well, not so fast. Look a little closer and I think you'll agree something else is going on: lesbian subtext!

Years ago, LGBT activist and sex advice columnist Dan Savage wrote about the questionable box in Savage Love:

Hey, Everybody: If you haven't bought a box of Girl Scout cookies this year, I suggest you pick up a few boxes of Tagalongs Peanut Butter Patties pronto -- these boxes are sure to be collectors' items one day. Pictured on the front of the box are two Girl Scouts up to their chins in water, nose to nose, looking deep into each other's eyes. "Go for it!" is written above their heads. I [heart] subtle and subversive homoeroticism, and despite the braces one of the girls has in her mouth -- sure to get in the way of any late-night "going for it" back at the cabin -- this photo qualifies as teenage lesbian erotica in my book.

If unsubtle homoeroticism is more to your liking, you need only flip over the box, where the text reads: "I just love water sports! Our teachers are complete pros! Jamilia and I actually synchronized our strokes ..." [My italics.] Okay, let's stop and examine the first three lines: The Girl Scouts pictured on the box are only shown swimming -- no one is shown on water-skis, playing water polo or snorkeling.

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Dating Sims Get Real

The Escapist's Leigh Alexander interviews Anna Anthropy, author of a dating sim that breaks out of the "nerd harem fantasy" conventions of the genre. Read the rest