Joe LeBlanc: Mini-Interview

January 10, 2011  |  on butches  |  2 Comments

"Butch is what you make of it, and there is no one way to be butch."

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S. Bear Bergman: Mini-Interview

January 7, 2011  |  on butches  |  1 Comment

Butch was the first way I ever really felt seen, or desired. Butch is how I was recognized, and it's how I was made. I love many of the ways of butchness, and even the ones I really do not love I can at least understand. The part of me that is a butch - not a butch lesbian or a butch woman but a butch as its own whole and true thing - is both the toughest and the tenderest part.

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So Brown: Mini-Interview

January 4, 2011  |  on butches  |  No Comments

"Try to be kind to yourself, try not to self-destruct. One day you will have a really beautiful life, and you'll be able to write awesome songs about all the hard years along the way, and you will have an important place in the world surrounded by lots of people who love you."

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Kelli Dunham: Mini-Interview

December 21, 2010  |  on butches  |  2 Comments

"I don't have to fix cars or even be tough. I'm not tough, I cry at dog food commercials, I cry on the subway. I like that part of myself, and I'm glad as I've gotten older that I've been able to move away from needing to pretend to be the strong and silent type (which I ain't) in order to be butch."

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Elisha Lim: Mini-Interview

December 20, 2010  |  on butches  |  2 Comments

"I'm a gay butch, I'm attracted to other butches. That seems to immediately abandon a lot of butch stereotypes. Domineering, possessing or even providing for a feminine person doesn't profit me, and I hope I can always confront any accompanying butch sexism, in myself and my surroundings. I'm a proudly feminist butch."

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John Gagon: Butch Mini-Interview

December 18, 2010  |  on butches  |  No Comments

"Butch also has a ballsy feel and while not necessarily rough and tough, it can be and it can be prone to a little anger. It's adventurous and playful, not overly ticklish. Can be emotionally sensitive but not too physically sensitve."

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Kestryl Cael Lowery: Butch Mini-Interview

December 17, 2010  |  on butches  |  1 Comment

"I didn't learn what 'butch' was until I had been out for several years. It was the same summer I got my first motorcycle jacket, and a lover asked if I had read 'Stone Butch Blues.' "

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Ellis: Butch Mini-Interview

December 17, 2010  |  on butches  |  2 Comments

"I think of "butch" as being a synonym for being a more masculine woman. When I was younger, I thought that butch meant tough, and I worried I wasn't tough enough. I love pretty ladies and I used to think the only way to have a pretty lady love me back was to be more tough."

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Vittoria repetto: Butch Mini-Interview

December 16, 2010  |  on butches  |  2 Comments

"I would tell my younger self that you didn't have to be freaked out as a feminist because you wanted a "penis" to make love to your girlfriend."

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Emma Crandall: Butch Mini-Interview

December 16, 2010  |  on butches  |  2 Comments

"I haven't always identified as "butch," but it was definitely my first queer identity. There have been people who have told me I'm not butch, and people who have laughed in my face if I said I wasn't."

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