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Four Ways To Stay Sober Through The Summer Holiday Drinking Season

Staying Sober

Here comes the summer drinking season—June graduations and weddings, Fourth of July, the beach, and barbecues! What could go wrong? Plenty, if you don’t have a plan for getting through the summer sober. In Alcoholics Anonymous, we call the period from Thanksgiving through Christmas and New Year the “Bermuda Triangle” of sobriety—many alkies come in, but not all make it through. If anything, summer is more dangerous for people in recovery, because there are so many social cues to drink. What’s a recovering alkie or addict to do? Here’s some kitchen-tested advice that gets passed along the Twelve Step meetings …

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Things That Happen In A Lesbian Relationship

Lesbian Relationships

If you’re a veteran lesbian, chances are you’ve been in at least one long term relationship with a girl. You may have noticed that it was scary and difficult. However, if you are new to the scene and curious about the future, here is a list of things you can expect to find yourself experiencing once you trap the lady love of your life. Olympic drinking Prepare to be constantly tipsy. In your new relationship, you will feel joyously carefree and adopt a devil-may-care attitude, which will make every day with your girlfriend seem like a mini celebration. Going on …

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How Subarus Came to Be Seen as Cars for Lesbians

Subaru

The reputation isn’t just a stereotype—it’s the result of a calculated, highly progressive ad campaign launched 20 years ago. How do you advertise a car that journalists describe as “sturdy, if drab”? That was the question faced by Subaru of America executives in the 1990s. After the company’s attempts to reinvigorate sales—by releasing its first luxury car and hiring a hip ad agency to introduce it to the public—failed, it changed its approach. Rather than fight larger car companies over the same demographic of white, 18- to 35-year-olds living in the suburbs, executives decided to market their cars to niche …

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Pride Fort Lauderdale New Venue Is HUGE Success!

Pride Fort Lauderdale regroups and puts together a fantastic event on the beach. Blue skies for miles and a cool ocean breeze, that’s Fort Lauderdale in February. This year Fort Lauderdale Pride was held at Fort Lauderdale Beach Park South and everyone we talked to seemed pretty excited about the change in venue and philosophy. Fort Lauderdale Pride has always been a “pay to play” event where attendees paid $10 to come in and celebrate with their fellow cohorts. Some have maintained that Pride is a celebration of who we are and celebrating should be a free experience. Well, those …

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OITNB’s Samira Wiley and Lauren Morelli reveal how they came out & fell in love

Samira Wiley and Lauren Morell

Theirs is a love story made in Hollywood — and Astoria, Queens, where “Orange Is the New Black” is made. Writer/producer Lauren Morelli came out in 2014 after falling in love with Samira Wiley, who played Poussey on Netflix’s hit show. They met on the New York City soundstage in 2012, and for the first time are revealing how the magic happened. “We spent four days in a row working together,” Wiley told Out. “Honestly, I thought she was gay the first time I met her.” Wiley has been out for several years, a proud lesbian in a religious family. …

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Gun World is A Comfortable World for Women

Gun World

Being a woman in a man’s world has never been easy, especially when it comes to gun ownership. When I was buying my first gun, I did all my research online because I was too intimidated to go into a gun shop or attend a gun show to get more information. Is it surprising to do online research? No, not in this day and age but the reason in this case is all too common. A typical gun shop is generally a very male dominated space and let’s face it, ladies, men very rarely understand the emotional viewpoint of a …

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Lesbian college coaches still face difficult atmosphere to come out

Stephanie White Vanderbilt Coach

Courtney Graham said everything was going smoothly with her assistant coaching job with Drake University’s women’s basketball team. The Bulldogs were building the program, and Graham said she was handling her recruiting and scouting responsibilities well, resulting in bonuses and positive performance reviews. That changed, she said, when she brought her now-wife to a game to sit in the family section in November 2014. In a federal lawsuit filed in late December, Graham alleges that as a result, head coach Jennie Baranczyk ostracized her from the team, told her she was not acting like herself, diminished her duties and asked …

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Kids With Lesbian or Gay Parents Do Just Fine

Lesbian Parents

Study finds no differences between children of gay, lesbian or heterosexual couples A long-term study of children adopted by gay and lesbian parents has found that the kids are well-adjusted through middle childhood, researchers say. Nearly 100 two-parent families were included in the study, half had gay or lesbian parents. All had adopted children. The kids were assessed at two points: at preschool age, then five years later. The researchers found no differences between those with same-sex or heterosexual parents. The study focused on behavior problems, stress levels, couple relationships, family function and relationship adjustments over time. “To the best …

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Staycay the Florida Way

Blue Springs State Park

It’s summer time in South Florida and there’s no better time to see the sights. Here’s a few ideas for the annual staycay.  Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park Cape Florida State Park is currently ranked 10th Best Beach in Dr. Beach’s annual “Top Ten Beaches in America”. Home of a historic lighthouse built in 1825 and reconstructed in 1846, it is the oldest standing structure in Miami-Dade County. For more information visit: www.floridastateparks.org/capeflorida/     Hutchinson Island in Fort Pierce The beaches of Hutchinson Island in Fort Pierce are proud to be one of the only places within the …

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She Sheds, the NEW Man Caves

Well, there’s a new trend to help ladies everywhere shed the stresses of the everyday: meet the “She Shed.” Typically constructed in a backyard nook, these tiny cottages are perfect for women who want alone time for reading, creating, gardening, or even napping. There are no rules to building a She Shed; they’re anything you want them to be (and then some). See our favs below! Red doors give this she shed a “barnish” feel         The rustic she shed looks inviting for an afternoon nap  Purple doors and an elegant inside make this the perfect girl’s getaway   And for the artsy side…  The she shed for …

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