Sapphic Salon

Sapphic Salon: Why Lady Gaga is important for gay women

When Lady Gaga first told a gay magazine she was bisexual at the end of 2008, she was still a rising star. "Just Dance" had just begun switching over from gay club anthem to mainstream radio hit, and sure, she could probably benefit from using her sexuality as a point of interest... Read more »

Sapphic Salon: Nicki Minaj and the lesbian problem in hip-hop

Yesterday, one of hip-hop's rising stars, Nicki Minaj Tweeted something that caught my eye: A rumored lesbian (or bisexual, depending on who you ask), Nicki is not "out," but took to Twitter for this random piece of knowledge, which only furthered my curiosity about her and how it... Read more »

Sapphic Salon: Sarah Schulman's foray into the straight press

I often wonder if fans of Michelle Tea are familiar with the work of Sarah Schulman. The lesbian novelist, playwright, journalist and professor has written several works since the 1980s, including Rat Bohemia, Empathy and Girls, Visions and... Read more »

Sapphic Salon: Coming out is political, personal and, apparently, a "shocker"

After actress Meredith Baxter came out to Matt Lauer on The Today Show this morning, the headlines began: "Family Times" Shocker:... Read more »

Sapphic Salon: We're Here, We're Queer, But Our Successors Think We're Incapable of Change

I think I'd have a love/hate relationship with Karla Jay, were she my professor. As a Distinguished Professor of English and Women's and Gender Studies at Pace University, and the author of books like The Gay Report: Lesbians and Gay Men Speak Out about Sexual Experiences and... Read more »

Sapphic Salon: The Adam Lambert Double Standard

Last night, Adam Lambert kissed another guy on live television — network television. He also pushed a dancer's face into his crotch, which makes this is his most daring performance ever. Having only come out as gay post-American Idol, he has maintained a fairly straight-acting demeanor until now,... Read more »

Sapphic Salon: Sirs and Madames

My girlfriend gets called sir a lot. Every time a stranger refers to her as a guy (sir, buddy, "him"), we give each other a smirky look, and can't help but feel bad for the person once they realize their mistake, as they most often do once she opens her mouth. There are still times, however, they... Read more »

Sapphic Salon: Megan Fox and the women she loves to hate

Megan Fox thinks I hate her. It's simply not true. I didn't realize she'd take it personal that I never saw Transformers (or its sequel) and I was one of the few that bought tickets to see Jennifer's Body opening... Read more »