Welcome to the Sapphic Salon, Bitch's new blog about queer women's representation in pop culture. This includes the good and the bad, truths and myths, and about and of interest to women who love women.
Basically, we're right at home with Bitch.
Right now, lesbian visibility feels like it's at an all-time high, with Beth Ditto being embraced as an out and proud diva (and fashionista), primetime shows like Grey's Anatomy and Flashforward featuring regular gay female characters, and Ellen Degeneres, Wanda Sykes and Rachel Maddow all appearing regular on their own talk shows. What has the world come to? It's so Sapphically awesome - in theory.
Where there's acceptance and Oprah interviews, there's still homophobia and an overall lack of understanding. We're still a minority, even among women, and it's more important now, than ever, to make sure we're all heard. I'm hoping to be a catalyst for a conversation on queer women, their ideas, their thoughts and their general being. So won't you help me out, Gay Bitches?