"It's really restricting to me to say I'm a lesbian. This past summer, semi-regular parties for lesbians, like Lesbian Night at Old Town's CC Slaughters, changed their names and focus to avoid controversy and be more inclusive.
And lesbian-owned bars that draw lesbian customers, like Escape, shun the label so as not to offend.
Editor’s Note: These 5 apps were Chloe’s choices in 2015 when this article was first featured, as a follow-up to her 2013 review.
Over the last two years, we’ve seen a few new additions, most notably Find Femmes and Compatible Partners.
The fights over language may seem academic and obscure if you're not part of them.
But they are increasingly the battlegrounds over how people see themselves and how the world sees and treats them—and those views strain friendships, shutter events and start internet flame wars.
then emails each attendee a list of the participants who would like to hear from you again!
Odds are you'll have one or more matches (more than two-thirds of Pre Daters match at least one person).
Trish Bendix, former editor of After Ellen, an online publication about lesbian, queer and bisexual women in the media, lived in Portland from 2011 to 2014.
She says she has never been around so many queer people in her life, but she was often among a minority who identified as lesbian.
Or did it vanish because mainstream culture has evolved, turning every bar in Portland—from Sloan's Tavern to the Florida Room—into an unofficial lesbian bar? No." DEFYING CATEGORIES: Llondyn Elliott, 19, identifies as non-binary.