I want to make a point on the “lesbians sleeping with men” trope

There is an over abundance of stories about lesbians falling in love with or sleeping with men.

There are a ton of shitty examples (Chasing Amy, Kissing Jessica Stein, The Kids are Alright) in mainstream media.  For some reason filmmakers in particular love to tell this story (though literary adult fiction does it a lot too).  It always ends with the lesbian either staying a lesbian, turning straight, or adopting some vague no labels bs so she can be with the dude.

I know no lesbians who like these stories.  They are sick to death of seeing them.

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A new chapter up for Lacunae!

Major Aula Reed is a Canadian fighter pilot, veteran astronaut, closeted bisexual, and survivor of the worst accident in space exploration since Space Shuttle Columbia. The first permanent outpost on the Moon should’ve been cause for celebration, but its destruction gutted a generation of moonwalkers.

By the spring of 2046, the accident approaches its tenth anniversary. Aula is stationed on a new lunar base where her second mission is constantly overshadowed by her first. To live separate from Earth means facing radiation, meteorites, and equipment failure while under constant public scrutiny. Despite the demands of her job, Aula struggles to find meaning in what happened. Even if it challenges the lies she told herself, the people she loves, and the rest of the world.

This is a story of the near future informed by the lives of today’s astronauts, whose triumphs and tragedies are immortalized in the public eye.

Read here!

The Community Of LGBTQ Astronomers, Astrophysicists And Cosmologists

Whereas astronomy is the study of the existence and motion of planetary objects, cosmology examines the properties of these objects (e.g.origin and composition), while astrophysics uses the laws of physics and chemistry to understand their nature. There are many LGBTQ scientists studying these subjects, and they are part of a wider community of students, faculty, […]

via The Community Of LGBTQ Astronomers, Astrophysicists And Cosmologists — EILE Magazine