Hillary Is Here For Women

ai???There cannot be true democracy unless women's voices are heard. There cannot be true democracy unless women are given the opportunity to take responsibility for their own lives. There cannot be true democracy unless all citizens are able to participate fully in the lives of their country. We all owe so much to those who came before and tonight belongs to all of you.ai???

Secrets

We sit across from each other at the table. The restaurant hustle and bustle has faded as we look at each other with saddened, tired eyes. I wonder where the love has gone, we used to be so full of it. Was it the kids, the bills, the routine? What killed our affection, our intimacy? I think I know, though I donai??i??t feel safe to speak of it. Secrets. We have them. Maybe my secret is the destructive one, in fact I know it is. Iai??i??m sure you have secrets too, but if you do, youai??i??ve hid them well. I donai??i??t blame you, my secret has been killing me and also keeping me alive for a long time. Decades in fact.

Hating Men?

As a lesbian I have been called a man hater over and over and over. It's becoming a soft spot with me. I don't particularly like men, but that's not due to my sexuality (I don't think). But the stigma of lesbians hating men is something I wasn't aware of until it happened to me. I don't know how to argue my point. I don't know how to stand up for myself. No, I don't like men, I don't find them attractive or appealing or good friends. But I am not a man hater. Help!

A Letter to the Editor: Dear Chrystal

The Laughing Lesbian has hit a milestone! We have hit one year and what a year it has been. When I first launched our small online magazine I had no idea what I was doing. And if we are being honest, I still donai??i??t. I had a good idea of what I wanted and I had some big dreams, but in reality I threw myself into the ocean without learning how to swim.

Interview with Model Madeline Stuart

Chrystal and Emily from The Laughing Lesbian got an opportunity to have a chat with Madeline Stuart, the beautiful young girl from Australia who is taking the world by storm. Madeline has Downs Syndrome, but it hasnai??i??t held her back from reaching her goals. Madeline wanted to be a model, and with determination, hard work and support from her wonderful mother, she became just that and more! She has become an inspiration to people all around the world and believes that everyone is beautiful and everyone has the ability to make their dreams a reality.

No Ladies on the Ladders Please

No Ladies on the Ladders Please
By Denise Abney

Gender equality in the workplace. All women want it. We blog about it, rant and fight for it every working day of our lives. From the boardroom to the operating table, collegiate lecture halls, Hollywood and everywhere in between. As a woman working in a male-dominated occupation, Iai??i??ve had my fair share of conflictai??i??but not from whom you probably had in mind.

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Interview With Harnaam Kaur: The Bearded Dame

The Laughing Lesbian has a pretty simple motto: "Empowered Women Empowering Women." We are always on the look out for diverse and brave women who are willing to share their story with us. When I found Harnaam though Instagram I knew we had to interview her. This young woman is everything we hold sacred. She is beautiful, brave, inspiring and most of all she is empowering of others. Harnaam struggled throughout her life, dealing with bulling about her facial hair and self harm due to horrible depression. But like a Phoenix (check out her gorgeous phoenix tattoo!) she rose from the ashes and has become a woman we can all admire. Chrystal and I are so honored to get to speak with Harnaam and we are so excited to share her with you! Recently Harnaam did a photo shoot (just for fun, Harnaam isn't getting married just yet!) with Urban Bridesmaid Photography to show the world just how beautiful she really is. We hope you enjoy this interview as much as we enjoyed speaking with Harnaam.