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She has came to the Clam House on 133rd street in New York City. It was in one of the most notorious gay neighborhoods in New York. Gladys was also headlined at Harlem’s Ubangi Club. There she was backed up by a line of drag queens. She was a heavyset woman who only dressed in men’s clothing. Bentley also played piano and sang her own lyrics to popular songs of her day. She was an open lesbian during her early career.
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Radclyffe Hall et Una Troubridge sont également un modèle pour les relations butch-femme, où dans une relation lesbienne il existe une disctinction claire entre le rôle masculin et féminin, un modèle qui était inacceptable surtout dans les années 1970, lorsqu'il y avain un fort accent sur les relations égalitaires.
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“Columnist Louis Sobol remembered Bentley coming over to his table one night and whispering, ‘I’m getting married tomorrow and you’re invited.’ When Sobol asked who the lucky man was to be, she giggled and replied, ‘Man? Why boy you’re crazy. I’m marryin’ ——’ and she named another woman singer.” - Eric Garber, “Gladys Bentley: The Bulldagger Who Sang the Blues,” Out/Look, Vol. 1, No. 1, Spring 1988, pp. 52-61.
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Megan "Emotions" Benton is an advocate and voice for the LGBTQ community in every way possible. Professionally, Megan works in the mental field with at risk GLBTQ youth however aside from that is one of the founders of the lesbian Greek organization, Theta Xi Theta Fraternity, Inc and the host/co-developer of the rising webseries "Me". Finally, Megan is an amazing poet, mentor, and liason for everything that represents a "Sophisticated Boi".
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I hear you’re craving some stud lesbian fashion realness. Never fear, dapperQ is here with some swag images from Gladiator: The Etymology of the Female Muscle, a runway event that showcased the fashion and lifestyles of butch lesbians. Held on Sunday, April 15th, 2012 at the LAB in historic downtown Brooklyn, New York
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“As a baby butch growing up in rural southwest Texas, I spent a lot of time thinking ‘bout what I’d do if I got sent to prison.” That’s the first line of “The Butches Conceit” in which I answer the age-old question: Why do genderbenders like us always have such hot girlfriends? Sad to remember(…)
Elizabeth Ohlson Wallin is most famous for her exhibition Ecce Homo (currently on show in Belgrade, Serbia) which is based on a series of photographs recreating Christian motifs with persons and contexts of the LGBTIQ community. This series is called Könskrigare or, in English, Gender Warriors.
"My friend Ido used to talk about his crowd of Berlin friends as a 'bunch of handsome butches,' and it made me proud," Lim said of the inspiration for the series. "Then, when I lived in London, and I was feeling totally broke and hopeless, I noticed that Diva Magazine was looking for lesbian comic artists. So one day on the bus to my Spitalfields waitress job, I took out my notepad and started sketching ideas for a butch catalogue." Elisha Lim
According to illustrator Elisha Lim’s series 100 Butches, butches can look any way they please. An exciting thought for the many gender queers who identify as butch but want to shake up expectations of what that means. Elisha hopes this 100 Butches series can help revive and expand the butch category and offer some middle ground for folks to call their own.