Episode 5: Can I Be Queer Here?

New Lesbian Podcast Episode 5 is here! “Can I Be Queer Here?” in which we talk about what the word “queer” ACTUALLY means. Listen up! xx

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In this very special episode of the New Lesbian Podcast, we discuss the meaning of the word “queer”, inspired by some fairly upsetting things we’ve read on twitter lately. Then, it’s Who Would You Do: Mighty Ducks edition. (Yes, you read that right, just go with it.) newlesbianpodcast.wordpress.com

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…with another supposedly gay-affirming account. They said that “queer” means “nothing” because it’s “vague” and that if someone said they were queer you couldn’t trust them (?????)

I said that someone can identify as queer and that doesn’t necessarily mean any one thing. They might only like…

So last week I got into a bit of a twitter war about the meaning of “queer”

…with another supposedly gay-affirming account.  They said that “queer” means “nothing” because it’s “vague” and that if someone said they were queer you couldn’t trust them (?????)

I said  that someone can identify as queer and that doesn’t necessarily mean any one thing. They might only like women, or only like men, or like cis men, or trans women, or whatever, but the point is that identifying as queer is really a refusal to be hemmed in to one narrow box just for the comfort of others.

And I was accused of being a “screaming hyena” for saying this. Not cool.

So of course I’m gonna podcast about this next week, but I want to hear from you—what does queer mean to you? Does it mean “nothing” because it can mean anything (which is what this other account was claiming), or does it mean something really important BECAUSE it can mean whatever you want it to mean?

Episode 4 of the New Lesbian Podcast is here y’all!

In this episode we talk about Elle meeting ALL of Edie’s family on a visit to the South, during which Edie dissociated slightly, and why you shouldn’t start a detox when you’re introducing your girlfriend to your family. We also answer a listener question about what to do when you’re feeling scared about dating. Then it’s Who Would You Do: Orphan Black edition! (Watch that show, guys, it’s excellent.) newlesbianpodcast.wordpress.com

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New Lesbian Blog post about Edie’s experiences at her parents’ house

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Edie’s XOJane.com piece on bankruptcy

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