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Blog: A Transgender Woman’s Open Letter To Our Partners And Mamma Bears


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Simply thank you for loving us, for not giving up on us. For inspiring others.

Laverne Cox said once that loving a transgender woman was a rebellious act.

As a transgender woman myself, it’s heartwarming to see your rebelliousness, your courage; your selfless and unconditional love.

I know that it has not been easy for you. I know that a lot of communities turn you away; I have confronted those transgender people myself. Those transgender people who fear you for being comfortable with your own sex and gender you were born with. Those who think there is nothing to gain in extending themselves to another person outside of their experiences. Those who dare call you scum without knowing anything about you, your mission or your selfless love for your trans partner, or the love you have for your transgender child.

I know it has not been easy for you to let our old selves go, and I know that it’s not easy for a straight woman to fall in love with another woman’s soul.

Yet, here you are. Loving, listening, supporting, Feeling proud.

Thank you for inspiring others, for doing more when everyone else is just talking. Thank you for the things that you taught me, the tips that you’ve given me, and for holding me in your loving arms every time you’ve heard me weeping unconsolably.

Thank you for comforting us, for confronting the bullies and the haters, those who want to inspect our chromosomes before letting us into a public bathroom. Those who think that our future is theirs to choose.

I did not choose to be trans, but you did have the choice. You had the opportunity to ignore me and walk out on me, and you didn’t.

– Ellie

7 Awkward Situations Every Lipstick Can Relate To

To people outside the LGBT community, when we talk about lipstick we usually refer to makeup, but to us it means something a little bit different!

You are a lipstick when you are a super girly girl who is attracted to femininity and other super girly girls like you. I get you. I’m the same way. If there was a stereotypical lesbian out there, we are definitely not it.

These are seven awkward situations that we love to hate. Can you relate?


1: Guys say: “But You are too pretty to be a lesbian”

Oh crap, I must have forgotten my rainbow at home again.
Seriously, though, I know you mean well, and thank you for calling me pretty, by the way, but that is just all kinds of wrong.


2: Guys keep hitting on you because they think you’re straight. They look confused when you tell them you’re not into guys.

That’s because we rock our feminine style, we smile at guys and girls alike, you know how to appreciate a compliment and you know more about fashion and glamour than a hollywood celeb! It confuses the hell out of most guys you come across. Sorry not sorry guys! eek!


3: Some ‘curious’, straight girls kinda dig you (typical) and want to have a fling with you

It works for some, but they usually move on and you end up with a broken heart.
Rule #1 of lesbian dating: don’t fall in love with a straight girl.

I’ll say it again, just in case: don’t fall in love with a straight girl…..Don’t fall in love with a straight girl……Don’t fall in love with a straight girl….

4: When you are asked (mostly by men) if you and your partner are up for a threesome.

– Excuse me, but are you out of your f***ng mind?


5: When another super femme lesbian girl pings your gaydar badly in a random public place.

omg!! *rainbow signal* me too!



6: Having to come out to everyone, almost every day.

It often takes people a good while to put things together. They don’t seem to get why are you so into LGBT issues, when you don’t look like the stereotypical advocate.

At this point I’m considering to go out shouting: Hi, my name is gay.


7: Dudes try so hard to impress you, all the time.

Sorry bro, that just doesn’t happen. Don’t get me wrong, some men are super creative in their approach, but still, no can do. Not my thing :p