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Wednesday 30 December 2009

Top Lesbian News of 2009.

Yep, we're back for a second year with the top lesbian news of the year. With one difference: this year we'll be talking about 2009. Duh.

So what makes your top 5?

As it often features in the blog, I'd like to point out the arrival of Jessica Capshaw as the only lesbian character on television.

Grey's Anatomy got rid of one lesbian character last year and faced a lot of backlash from the gay community. But when Arizona came along, no one was complaining. Will we see the arrival of any more lesbians on TV in 2010?

In other television news, it seems that beloved(?) cable network show The L Word went off air this year.

The L Word paved the way for lesbian visibility way back in 2004, being the first show star an all female, mostly lesbian cast. However this year, the L Word showcased its final season. And boy, did it go out with a bang. For all the wrong reasons, of course.

We all saw a whole host of celebrities come out this year, too. From Brandi Carlile to Kelly McGillis, Clementine Ford to Megan Fox, 2009 was very good for the visibility of out, famous females.

Teens will obviously be very grateful for the lesbian romance portrayed on TV drama Skins between Naomi (Lily Loveless) and Emily (Kathryn Prescott).

Good news for 2010 too: they're back! And it looks all very dramatic too. Check out the E4 Website if you want to know more.

Of course, we also saw the re-administration of Proposition 8 in California this year. Bad news for all the gay and lesbian couples who were hoping to get married. Good news for the ones who took advantage of the law being overturned previously - they were allowed to stay married legally.

So what was the best (or worst) lesbian news for you this year? And what are you hoping happens next year?

Monday 28 December 2009

Bars to Visit: The Loft Lounge, Birmingham, UK

I was recently asked to recommend some good gay bars, so here's my first recommendation.

The Loft Lounge in Birmingham, UK, is a classy, modern bar, ideal for any sophisticated gays wanting a peaceful night out.

Service-wise, staff are very friendly and are willing to wait on your every need. The decor of the place makes you feel instantly very at home and comfortable.

The fact that the Lounge also serves food gives the place an L Word feel, as in, it's pretty much like The Planet. (If you don't know what I mean, brush up on your L Word.) I didn't have any of the food myself, but it smelled damn good.

The versatility of the people in there is also amazing. There was no drama, no fighting - even the straight people there just got on with what they were doing. That's my idea of a night out.

Of course, if you're up for a bit dancing, there are other bars in Birmingham that cater perfectly. (I've been told the best is The Nightingale on Kent Street.)

But if you want a nice night out - or even a date - I recommend The Loft Lounge with full approval.

Sunday 13 December 2009

Lily... Marry Me?

You might remember a while ago that Brit popstar Lily Allen announced that she once 'snogged lesbian twins'.

Well the reason I didn't pick up on this before was because I didn't really like Allen that much. But after seeing her in concert this week, I'm actually in love with the woman.

She slated world leaders in true Brit fashion, sang like a true star and danced like no one was watching. All this is 3 sexy outfits. Brilliant.

So I'm just saying, Lily, if you ever want to 'snog' me, I'm totally in acceptance.

Marriage is on the cards, it seems.

Friday 4 December 2009

Make way for SuperBeals!

I'd like to take a time out, just to worship this lady.

That's right, I want to worship Jennifer Beals. Also known as SuperBeals, 'The Beals', JJB and Bette Porter. Or, if you're straight, 'that chick from Flashdance.'

So why am I worshipping her? Well, can you think of a reason I shouldn't? Other than the fact that she's not gay, of course.

The main reason I'm writing this is because I've recently been re-watching The L Word from the beginning, and I realized that it is actually Beals who keeps everything together. The first season (clearly the best season) has so much dramatic content because of this lady. Keeps me on my toes she does.

In real life, Jennifer has done a lot to campaign for the rights of homosexuals. She frequently makes speeches about her life growing up as a bi-racial child that move people to tears. Her acting ability is second to none; go on, admit that you were stumped when you found out she was straight after watching L for the first time. No other straight actress makes lesbian sex scenes look so seamless.

So there we have it. This is why I love Superbeals.

Why do you love her?

Wednesday 25 November 2009

Ming Ahh!

When you're the first person to do anything, you know you're special. For example, Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone, and I'm guessing he felt pretty great about being the first person to do that.

So who else has done something first? Meet this lady.

That right there is Ming Na, the first regular lesbian character to star in all 16 seasons and 3 movies of the Stargate franchise. Wait, I missed out the first Asian lesbian regular to star on television. EVER! That's right, I don't just mean in Stargate. She is the first regular Asian lesbian character to star on any show that has ever been created.

Screw you Bell, that's an achievement.

In Stargate, we see Na's character Camile and her partner Sharon together. I've been told that the episode titled 'Life' is a great example of fabulous acting and a realistic depiction of lesbians in the real world.

Come to think of it, it sort of sucks that there aren't more gay women of colour or ethnicity on our screens.

We have Latino diva Sara Ramirez on Grey's Anatomy, we previously had bi-racial Jennifer Beals and African American lovely Rose Rollins on lesbian smash The L Word and now we have this Asian beauty.

But that's about it on British and American television. I'm sure there are more, but in comparison to straight women of different ethnic origins, there are hardly any.

The moral of the story is that lesbians are better than telephones.

Ming Na - 1.

Alexander Graham - 0.

- Thanks to tweetbian TheMiR43 for the tip!

Sunday 8 November 2009

Lesbian Love On Grey's!

Pretty much all lesbians only watch Grey's Anatomy for the resident gay couple, Arizona (Jessica Capshaw) and Callie (Sara Ramirez).

I know, adorable.

So you won't be surprised that I cried this week after Arizona told Callie that she loved her. Finally, we have a lesbian couple who don't tell each other they're in love within the first week. We finally have a lesbian couple who haven't moved in together within three months. And we definitely don't have a lesbian couple who are going to 'make a baby' any time soon.

But the 'I love yous' were perfectly timed this week. Facial expression and timing was just astonishing between the two actresses: it was like you could tell what they were thinking.

Again, I can't do it justice with my words, the only way to really understand is watching the episode for yourself.

Keep it up, Shonda Rhimes.

Friday 30 October 2009


If you live in the UK, you'll have definitely seen this SEXY face before:

If you live in America or elsewhere, it is probably less likely.

This hunk of a guy is the leader of the British National Party in Britain. The BNP aim to work the British Empire into a white, heterosexual community. Of course, most of the British public aren't stupid enough to vote for him and his joke of a parliamentary party, and the chances of Mr. Nick Griffin becoming Prime Minister are even smaller now.

Last week, Griffin appeared on the BBC's Question Time: a show that talks of politics and other pressing issues live on television in front of a live audience.

The reason I am writing about Nick the Dick, as he has been appropriately nicknamed, is because of a certain lesbian that stood up during the show to voice her opinion. Dick had just expressed that he thought homosexual conduct in public was 'vile' and 'stomach-churning', causing a gay lady to speak up in protest.

I mean, what did he expect? Who ever thought of a lesbian as someone to keep her mouth shut?! Anyway, the dyke replied something along the lines of 'as for being stomach-churning? Well, the feelings mutual.' She actually implied that she found heterosexual PDAs vile also, turning Griffin's own argument upside-down.

Clever lesbian.

This post was basically to congratulate this anonymous lady in her courage of speaking out in the crowded room and giving us some good publicity for once!

Monday 19 October 2009

Is intelligence really attractive?

I suppose the main topic for this post is 'What do you look for most in a partner: beauty or brains?

I was thinking of this today in the library. How many times have you heard someone say 'OHEMGEE, geeks are totally hot because of the amount of useless crap in their brains'?

Okay, you've probably never heard anyone say that. But I bet you've heard at least one person say 'smart people are so sexy.' Well, I have anyway. And I can say that I totally agree.

To be honest, everyone thinks looks are important (if you say you don't, you know you're lying). But I have to say, when looking for a partner, I can't stand being with someone unintelligent.

For instance, I was once with someone for about five months, but her idiocy just annoyed me too much to stay with her. Like, I couldn't stand not being able to have an intelligent, serious conversation with someone I was romantically involved with.

Sure, most people like Megan Fox for her stunning looks and body, but could you really date her (and by date, I don't just mean 'have sex with') if she was as thick as two short planks?

Views? Do you prefer someone gorgeous or someone overwhelmingly clever? Both would be nice, but we all know that rarely happens.

Friday 16 October 2009

If I could visit any state, it'd have to be Arizona...

Can I just take a moment out to appreciate the genius behinds Grey's Anatomy newcomer Jessica Capshaw?

You eagle-eyed L Word fans might have noticed that Capshaw also played schoolgirl Nadia in season five of the show. (She was also awesome in that role too, by the way.)

Anyway yeah, Capshaw equals pure genius. And I'm not just talking about her looks!

As Dr. Arizona Robbins in Grey's, the lovely Jessica brings a level head to the surgery: every week without fail she seems to deliver a speech to a troubled patient or Doctor or some other poor soul, making you instantly fall in love with her.

Last night's episode (October 15th, 2009) saw Capshaw convincing her girlfriend's worried Father that being gay really is okay. Of course I know that the show's chief writer Shonda Rhimes has something to do with the perfection of Arizona, but the way in which Jessica plays her with such conviction brings a tear to my drama-loving eye.

Speaking of conviction, major kudos to Sara Ramirez (who plays Calliope Torres) this week.

Ramirez plays Arizona's girlfriend, who's Father (previously mentioned) is particularly hostile to his daughter's lifestyle choice. What I'm mentioning her for though is that she fought back at her Dad in the most kick ass way this week, it made me actually believe her.

My point is, these two straight (as far as I know!) women are absolutely flawless in their acting, and really do us gay ladies some justice.

What a pair of amazing women.

Monday 12 October 2009

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Oh my goddess.

In regards to my ‘top 20 women’ blog, I have to say I have recently realized that I missed out a very important lady! (Who I’m pretty much certain is an actual goddess.)

Yeah I know, it’s not like me to make mistakes, but I haven’t realized the beauty of this woman until just recently. That woman is… Cheryl Cole.

I’d say it was quite probable that if you live in the States, you’ve never heard of Ms. Cole. She is, for your information, in a relatively new girl band from England named Girls Aloud.

Cheryl and her other four bandmates have been extremely successful in the UK – they have had 19 consecutive top 10 singles, with 4 of them topping the charts at number 1. Their single ‘The Promise’ (which is, by the way, one of my favorites) sold 77,100 copies in its first week, making it the fastest selling single in UK chart history.

Now, Ms. Cole is on the judging panel in the UK’s parallel to American Idol: a show called The X Factor. Aside from being the only reason I watch the show, I also approve of her accent (which is what Brits call ‘Geordie’ – Cheryl comes from the North-East city of Newcastle) and the fashion and glamour she brings to Saturday night television makes me love her even more.

So yeah, I suppose I’d just like to say that on my top 20 list now, my top three would be Eliza Dushku, Sara Ramirez and then Cheryl. (With just a little pinch of Jessica Capshaw, if you will.)
Do you approve? Or do you think Cheryl doesn't deserve a place on my list? (Say no, and you die.)

Wednesday 7 October 2009

You Gay Men Have It So Easy!

You heard. You know very well that every gay male ever is 100% physically gorgeous and 85% of our gay ladies aren't a pretty sight.

Of course, beauty is in the eye of beholder, but you know what I mean by 'physically attractive'. I'm talking about the pretty face, cute smile, perfect ass and pert breasts kind of attractive. (Although, clearly when I say breasts, I'm not talking about the guys. Substitute 'breasts' for 'abs'. Or...'penis'? I wouldn't know.)

Alright, alright, I understand that not all of you guys are exactly like the Armani models above, but to be honest, you're not far off.

Now if you compare your stereotypical gay man to your stereotypical lesbian, you know perfectly well which one is more attractive. Not saying that there aren't both butch and femme lesbians who are beautiful inside and out, I'm just suggesting that flawless gay men are so much easier to find!

I for one have never found an ugly gay man. Of course, I know a couple who are ugly personality-wise, but never have I found one otherwise.

So please, if there really is a God, Buddha, Allah or Vishnu up there, send some beautiful lesbians to me! I need the cuddles.

P.s. This is not a personal dig at anyone in particular, it's just an opinion! And besides, inner beauty is always the most attractive quality of all.

Wednesday 9 September 2009

Let's fight this together!

So I'm pretty sure all (or most!) of you have heard of the 'No on Prop 8' campaign. Yeah? Well, photographer Adam Bouska has teamed up with a string of celebs who are also against prop 8, in a bid to start a silent protest against gay marriage discrimination.

Above is one of hundreds of photos taken by Bouska. And yes, your eyes did see correctly. The picture is of senator John McCain's daughter Meghan! Republicans aren't all so bad after all. (Did I really say that?...)

Anyway, I'd just like to point out what an amazing job Bouska and his team are doing. A lot of work obviously goes into capturing, editing and publishing the photographs, not to mention the videos they make and send out on YouTube!

As you can see, there are a lot of famous people supporting the cause - from actors to politicians - so here are just a few to get started. Go to for the full collection!

Thursday 3 September 2009

Skins US? No thanks.

I briefly mentioned Skins in my last blog. And I feel like I need to mention it again.

I wasn't actually a fan of the show until series 3, which saw the romance between Naomi (Lily Loveless, below right) and Emily (Kathryn Prescott, below left) blossom. (I won't give anything away, so there's no need to beware of spoilers!)

As you can see, they're impossibly adorable. My personal favorite being Naomi. YUM.

The way in which the relationship is portrayed by the writers is enough to draw anyone in. The reason I say this is because of the realism of both the storyline and the acting. Any teen living in the UK can recognize that the whole of the Skins franchise is exactly the same as real life.

Obviously, lesbian relationships on TV are often done in the wrong way (think Lesbian Vampire Killers and shudder as much as you like.) But Skins is different. It shows all of the things that would really happen - resistance, being frightened, giving in - showing viewers an overall realistic look into teen lesbian romance.

The fact that producers in America are proposing to create a 'Skins USA' however disappoints me.

British television, for whatever reason, is always allowed to be that bit more racy and explicit than American television. In fact, I'm surprised that The L Word got away with all the stuff they did. Take Sugar Rush as an example.

When it took to US screens, the public were shocked. Usually, they are confined to the 'peck-on-the-lips' sort of lesbian relationship. *cough* Spashley. But Sugar Rush displayed full on girl-on-girl sex scenes, leaving nothing to the imagination.

Say 'I' if you too don't want to ruin Skins by 'americanizing' it!

Friday 7 August 2009

Top 20 Gorgeous Ladies

I totally decided to copy my friend's blog. But it was just so tempting! I've actually been thinking of doing this for a while too, so I don't feel THAT bad.

So here goes, from 20 down to 1!

20. Mandy Musgrave.

If you've never heard of South of Nowhere, I don't blame you. Not because the show sucked or anything, it was actually quite good. But you've probably never heard of it because it was stupidly cancelled after 3 seasons! Anyway, here we have Mandy Musgrave, who played bad girl Ashley Davies in the teen drama. With her sexy voice and even sexier body, how could you go wrong?!

19. Kathryn Prescott.

Chances are, if you're not from the UK, you've never witnessed the greatness of the Naomi-Emily relationship on Skins. But it is the show that has forced me, along with many other lesbians, to fall in love with cutesy Miss Prescott. Seriously, she is so adorable!

18. Laurel Holloman.

Unlike Mandy and Kathryn, the lovely Laurel Holloman seems to be a classic lesbian favorite. Debuting in lesbian flick The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls In Love, Laurel later went on to play the charming Tina Kennard in The L Word.

17. Rachel Shelley.

From looking at the picture above, you instinctively realize the sheer sex appeal of Rachel Shelley. Another L Word veteran, she also starred in horror The Children and TV Series Ghost Whisperer last year.

16. Mia Kirshner.

Again, another L Word alumni, but you must understand that creator Ilene Chaiken just cast so many beautiful women, I couldn't refuse them a place in my list! Kirshner is one of the few who is a well known figure who is also out in the public eye. She used her looks to captivate us all in movies such as The Black Dahlia and Not Another Teen Movie.

15. Melinda Clarke.

Now this O.C. beauty is what I call the definition of 'M.I.L.F'! Nothing more to it.

14. Clementine Ford.

She was hot when she was in the closet, and she's even hotter now she's out. Daughter of Cybill Shepherd and actress in her own right, pictures like the one above helped us realize that Ford has an androgynous side too. And we like it!

13. Kate Hudson.

Sparkly and bubbly on the outside, Kate Hudson has an air of classiness about her. Whatever it is that makes her so sexy, we can't resist the nice, girl-next-door type in the end.

12. Jessica Capshaw.

Starring as Dean Porter's fling Nadia on The L Word and now as half of 'Calzona' (a delectably cute lesbian couple on ABC's Grey's Anatomy,) there's no doubt that Capshaw is a favorite amongst the sapphic kind.

11. Lily Loveless.

The other half of the Naomi-Emily couple on UK drama Skins, there's something about Lily that makes us want to buy her a drink. She seems fun, intelligent and undeniably HOT!

10. Bridget McManus.

I'm a strong believer that someone can 'laugh you into bed', and this is a perfect example. Comedienne Bridget is sexy, sassy and downright hilarious! With an awesome personality and looks to match, what's not to like?

9. Charlize Theron.

The picture says it all, doesn't it? One of the most well-paid actresses in Hollywood right now, Ms. Theron is utterly beautiful. And with all that talent added to the most stunning body, I wouldn't say no!

8. Jennifer Beals.

From her 80s debut in Flashdance to her 6 year stint as Bette Porter in The L Word, Jennifer has always been a lesbian favorite. Well who can blame us? As one of the older women on the list, she's still one of the most naturally beautiful!

7. Leisha Hailey.

Musicians are hot. Musicians who are out are even hotter. Out musicians who are painfully funny are smokin' hot! All that, and she has the cutest laugh ever. No wonder all the lesbians want Leish.

6. Olivia Wilde.

Any hot blooded female (or male, for that matter) wouldn't say no to Olivia. The fact that she has now played bisexual characters in both The O.C. and House, do you think she's trying to tell us something? We surely hope so!

5. Jill Bennett.

One of the lesser known ladies on our list as a whole, Jill Bennett is everything a lesbian should be: quick-witted and beautiful with a 'don't give a f*ck' attitude. Part of Jill's sex appeal is that she's not afraid to be herself. She's loud and she's proud and we love it.

4. Angelina Jolie.

I'm pretty sure that no 'hot women' list is complete without Angelina Jolie somewhere in it. She's frequently described as the most beautiful woman in the world, and I can see where they're coming from. The fact that she's openly bisexual doesn't hurt, either...

3. Megan Fox.

Some would say Megan is just the next generation Angelina Jolie. But with the Transformers movie already scooping bigger bucks than any of Jolie's flicks, who knows where we'll see Megan next. She's been known to say some god damn stupid things, but she still makes me drool.

2. Sara Ramirez.

One look at Sara and you'll know it's true: curves are so sexy. Spanish accents? Also super sexy. The fact that Ramirez and a fantastic voice too makes me fall in love with her that little bit more. And I'm not complaining that she's currently playing gay on ABC's Grey's Anatomy with our number 12!

So who will it be? You're probably thinking 'but any one of those ladies could be number 1!' That may be true, but it's down to personal choice here. So here goes...

1. Eliza Dushku.
Since Buffy ended, we saw very little of Dushku. But now her new show Dollhouse has started, we're seeing a little of Eliza every week, which should actually be part of the law. Everything about her is sexy: from her body, to her talent, to her voice. And if you don't agree... Are you sure you're gay?

So that's all! Who are your favorite ladies that I missed? Which of the ones I have mentioned stand out to you? Comment below!

Wednesday 15 July 2009

Gay pride? Gay FAIL!

It's not often I say that gays fail at life, but in this case, they do.

Think of a gay pride parade: fun, energetic, colourful and, of course, super-duper GAY! So then why on earth did the organizers come up with the stupid idea to put every bloody pride celebration on a SATURDAY?!!?

Now I understand that many are only free on Saturdays because of work or study committments etc, but this is not the case for me. For me, Saturday is my most hectic day, as I have to work from 9.30am until 8.45pm. You may be thinking 'Just get the day off!' But in my profession, that is easier said than done. You see I'm the head of tap at a large dance school where I live, and I can't full well adjust the whole timetable just to suit my needs.

I'm not actually a fan of my job - it's inflexible and means I have to deal with children all the time (which I am not a fan of, by the way) - so maybe just this once the organizers of pride could put their festivities on a weekday. Just maybe?

I'm guessing this will never happen, but it makes me sad because I've only ever been to pride once, and that was on holiday in London. It was amazing, needless to say, which just makes it worse that I've never had the opportunity to go again.

NOTE: Changed my mind, gays don't fail at life. I've decided there are probably some heterosexual organizers who are out to get me putting a spanner in the works. HETEROSEXUALS, YOU FAIL AT LIFE!!

Friday 10 July 2009

I'll give you a REAL playlist, iTunes.

When I realized what a crappy 'Gay Pride: Girls' playlist iTunes had included in their store, I was super confused: no gay lady would consider the majority of these songs worth listening to, or in fact, gay related at all. ( recently blogged about this, but I thought I'd create my own.)
Some songs on the iTunes list include:

'I Kissed a Girl' by Katy Perry - of course! All lesbians 'hope their boyfriend won't mind it'.
'All The Things She Said' by t.A.T.u - yet another fake couple who pretend to be gay for publicity.
'2 Become 1' by Spice Girls - What this song has to do with lesbians I don't know.

Some songs I can forgive them for are 'Angel' by Sarah McLachlan, 'Constant Craving' by k.d. Lang and 'Help Me' by Joni Mitchell. There are others, however, that just don't tickle my fancy.

I'm sure all you lesbians are shuddering at the iTunes list right now too, and all this raises a simple solution: GET SOME DAMN LESBIAN EMPLOYEES! Maybe then, we'd have a decent playlist listen to.

Here are the top 10 songs that would appear on my playlist (in no order):

1) Edge of Seventeen - Stevie Nicks. (Who, by the way, didn't appear anywhere on iTunes' version!)
2) Beeline - Sky Larkin.
3) Kiss with a Fist - Florence and the Machine.
4) Poker Face - Lady GaGa. (Because yes, lesbians do like mainstream too, just not when it demotes homosexuality.)
5) Not Listening - Sick of Sarah.
6) Scared as F**k - An Horse.
7) Bad Education - Tilly and the Wall.
8) I U She - Peaches.
9) Back In Your Head - Tegan & Sara. (I agree with AfterEllen on this one!)
10) These Dreams - Heart.

Granted, you may not have heard some of these songs, but if you've been to gay pride recently, these are the sorts of songs being played. And I love it!

If you haven't heard them, download them! They're better songs than iTunes' drivel!

Tuesday 9 June 2009

That's What She Said

If you're a fan of, you'll almost certainly have heard of lezzie comedy duo 'That's What She Said.'

Made up of this gorgeous pair, (Kathryn Lounsbery, left, and Amy Turner), TWSS sing about all things dyke-related, from U-Haul to Fanny Packs.

So why am I blogging about them? Because they're hilarious, gorgeous, entertaining and I'm dying for you all to check them out of you haven't already done so!

Go to their MySpace to listen to some of their songs or check them out on AfterEllen! The MySpace also informs you lucky ladies of their upcoming shows, so get your asses on down and show them some sapphic support!

Watch TWSS's guest appearance on Brunch With Bridget right here!

Tuesday 2 June 2009

Lesbian Clichés (Part 2)

It's back! After popular demand, I've gone ahead and written 'Lesbian Clichés (Part 2)' a week early. Let's get cracking, shall we?

Cliché numero Seis: Tank Tops.

That's right, if you're thinking "well straight people wear them too!" - I know! I FREAKIN' KNOW! But what is a tell-tale sign when recognizing a dyke on the prowl? A tank top. a.k.a. 

Yeah, yeah, the woman above is not a lesbo. But she is so hot. ;)

You will, however, find many famous lesbians including Cathy DeBuono and Jenny Shimizu wearing them. Chances are, if you're out in a bar or a nightclub, the girls in the tank tops are the gay ones! You can even get awesome lesbian themed versions for yourself at CafePress. (Like the one below!)

Cliché numero siete: U-Haul.

U-Haul? If you're a lesbian and reading this, I'm guessing you know what I'm talking about. For you non-lesbians, I'll explain...

U-Haul (also known as 'the lesbian urge to merge') is when a lesbian couple decide they are going to move in together after knowing each other for only a short time - sometimes even only a couple of weeks!

For example, my girlfriend and I have been seeing each other for 5 months now, and we have already decided we're going to buy an apartment together in London, have at least one child (that she will be carrying) and maybe get a pet cat/dog. All this in five months? Not that I'd know, but I'm sure most straight couples would be totally freaked out by this notion at only 5 months...

On that note, does anyone know why this is? How come lesbians decide this stuff so quickly?

Cliché numero ocho: Ties.

Perhaps made more mainstream by The L Word's Shane (Kate Moennig), ties are a dead give away when spotting a lesbian.

Again, no idea why this is, but dykes (especially soft butches) tend to wear ties a lot. Not to look smart or presentable, perhaps just to look cool? Whatever, it works!

Cliché numero nueve: Being Butch.

Now I'm not saying all lesbians are butch, I'm saying that straight people think all lesbians are butch.

Now I know this is factually inaccurate - I myself am a HUGE femme. Right now, I'm wearing Barbie pink nail polish and girly eyeliner, so why is this a preconceived notion among straight people? Maybe we should show them some real femmes. Or haven't they heard of Portia De Rossi?

Cliché numero diez: Gay Bumper Stickers!

So they're not exclusive to lesbians, but to gays in general. I guess they're just our little way of letting other gays know!

Aww, doesn't it look pretty? You know you want a gay bumper sticker... Unless you already have one... And if you do, get more! MOAR!

And that's it! I'm sure there are hundreds more. If you think of any, let me know and I'll think about put a 'part 3' together. Until next time!