More age's represented please

Discussion in 'AE & Site-Related Specific' started by BlueberryBagels, Nov 27, 2014.

  1. BlueberryBagels

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    Hi.

    When I was a young 22 year old baby dyke I was really lonely as at the time most lesbians around - most news, dating sites etc, focused on 40+ year old lesbians.

    Now I'm a 44 year old lesbian, everything is teenage and 20's focused based.

    So, with the understanding everyone gets older regardless, could we please have a little more focus on more age groups represented here and on it's associated media e.g. blogs, articles, movies, tv, etc...

    Thanks
     
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    Seconded. Also, extra points for using the phrase "baby dyke."
     
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  3. Just Me

    Just Me Well-Known Member

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    There used to be the sub divided "20's forum, 30's forum, ect..." so members could collect in their age groups if they wanted.
     
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  4. BlueberryBagels

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    Hi...

    That's the thing, I don't think segregation is the right thing. We're already a minority, and with the current focus on teenage to 20's that everyone of all ages is automatically presented with, then I feel strongly that EVERYONE should also be presented with a focus that covers ALL ages, including retirement and old age.

    Lesbians from 16 to 100 are out there, and with a site as prominent and well known as this, we should have representation for everyone.
     
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    Bluenote Well-Known Member

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    I read what @BlueberryBagels meant in her OPost as 'hey, AE, give us news content for different ages.'
    So what would you like to see AE cover? (all AEers please respond).

    I'd like to see follow up on women actresses / musicians, etc... who aren't as famous as they once were, but still are active in some way. What's kd lang up to? How is Brandi Carlile balancing marriage and a baby with her busy touring? How has Jennifer Knapp's new book been received?

    I'd also like to read about how pop culture crosses over into larger LGBTQ issues. For example, famous types speaking out about gay marriage. Or interviews with celebrity straight allies who support gay rights, marshal pride events, etc...
     
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  6. BlueberryBagels

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    Personally, I'd like more articles focused on life, relationships, visibility and the concerns of lesbians of all ages.

    e.g.

    Dating advice and experiences in your 30's, 40's & 50's onwards.

    What happens when your partner dies and you're 70+ and your relationship isn't recognised? What advice is there to deal with that?

    What about lesbian visibility when you're older?

    Where do lesbians meet / socialise when they feel too old for 'the scene'?

    How do older women with children come out as lesbian?​

    These are just ideas off the top of my head - I'm not saying they're good or not, but really it just comes down people of ALL ages being INCLUDED, and no segregation or exclusion.
     
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  7. Narley

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    Ohh actually that's a good point... How was Jennifer Knapp's book received? Did anyone else read it? I did and found it very interesting especially having grown up in a Christian environment. I think anyone dating a closeted Christian girl should definitely give it a read.
     
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    I've been wanting to read it. But I have to work up the courage - I'm guessing it's emotionally intense.
     
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  9. Narley

    Narley Well-Known Member

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    Bluenote you should definitely read it! I didn't find it too traumatising at all. Quite relieving actually to see a world I identified with for almost all my life through the eyes of one of the cmi's biggest stars. Seriously not a book you want to forgo.
     
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