Monthly Archives: January 2014

Hanky Code: Folklore, Language, and Leather

This is the first in a series of posts looking at history and usage of terminology relevant to sexual and gender minorities. I first encountered hanky code (or hankie code, or handkerchief code, or bandana code) at a gay sex … Continue reading

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Heather Has Two Mommies

Newman, Lesléa (Author) and Souza, Diana (Illustrator). (2000). Heather Has Two Mommies (Tenth Anniversary Edition). Los Angeles, CA: Alyson Publications. This classic children’s book was published in 1990 by Alyson Wonderland, a line of children’s books for queer families, after … Continue reading

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Persistence: All Ways Butch and Femme

Coyote, Ivan E. & Sharman, Zena (Editors). (2011). Persistence: All Ways Butch and Femme. Vancouver, BC: Arsenal Pulp Press. This remarkable anthology brings together diverse voices from the butch/femme landscape.  Although each essay unquestionably stands up on its own as … Continue reading

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