By Eboné F. Bell
In November 2012, 52.4% of Maryland voters passed the marriage equality bill. Sara Kulow and Marie Malavé are one of the many LGBT couples that took advantage of this new law. They also happen to be the first lesbian couple to get married in Montgomery County, Maryland. They currently reside in Rockville, Maryland.
On Thursday, December 6, TLC will air its weekly program "Four Weddings". The premise remains the same. Four brides attend and score one another's weddings. There is only one winner, and that winner receives an all expenses paid honeymoon.
Jeanette Paroly discusses a need for a new Gay Women’s Alternative (GWA)
Interview by Kelsey Brannan
Since the early 2000s lesbian D.C. leaders have created both online and offline community spaces for LGBT people to gather and socialize in the city, such as PhatGirlChic.com, WhereTheGirlsGo.com, LezGetTogether.com. The creators of these sites sought to conquer existing disparities between various female identified lesbian and queer groups to create a "common ground" for socialization. Despite the efforts, many new city transplants still find it hard to connect with others in the LGBT community. The Gay Women's Alternative (GWA), a defunct non-profit lesbian community organization that existed in DC between 1980 – 1993, was able to create this common ground. The GWA was designed to bring women of all ages and backgrounds together in a safe space to educate and enrich the cultural, intellectual, and social lives of lesbians of the Washington D.C. Metro area.
Interview by Eboné Bell
You know the story. A small town girl makes it in the big city. Alicia Hardesty is currently living this dream story in the name of fashion. Growing up in Brandenburg, Kentucky, her love for designing clothes started when she plastered her walls with pictures from Vogue Magazine.