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Lesbian In One Day – Once Upon a Journey

Reykjavik In One Day - Once Upon a Journey

Reykjavik In One Day - Once Upon a Journey

Want to see Reykjavik in one day and don’t know where to start? This guide contains all you need to know for how to spend one day in Reykjavik perfectly.

If you’re visiting Iceland, there is a very high probability you will arrive and depart from Reykjavik. It is Iceland’s capital, the most northern capital city in the world, and the home to many of the top things to see in Iceland.

But Reykjavik is more than just a gateway to see the rest of Iceland, it has much to offer too. From architecture to rainbow street art, coffee shops to museums, there is something to do in Reykjavik for everyone, no matter the weather or time of year!

When you’re planning your trip to Iceland, add (at least) one day in Reykjavik to your Iceland itinerary. And with the many day trips from Reykjavik, museums, and tours on offer, you could certainly stay longer than a day in Reykjavik if you wanted to as well.

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Iceland Gay Travel Resources

an actual conversation i had with my therapist. im sorry im a ✨useless lesbian✨ : actuallesbians

an actual conversation i had with my therapist. im sorry

A place for discussions for and by cis and trans lesbians, bisexual girls, chicks who like chicks, bi-curious folks, dykes, butches, femmes, girls who kiss girls, birls, bois, aces, LGBT allies, and anyone else interested! Our subreddit is named r/actuallesbians because r/lesbians is not really for or by lesbians–it was meant to be a joke. We’re not a militant or exclusive group, so feel free to join up!

Lesbian books? : actuallesbians

Lesbian books? : actuallesbians

Hey guys I recently published my first book. It has a strong storyline, bit of a slow burn at the beginning, but its also got a lesbian storyline in it. It’s a sort of horror/ suspense / mystery / thriller.

I’m going to leave the link here for anyone that’s interested…

Draft2digital link: https://books2read.com/u/baZDgy

I dnt have a link for Smashwords unfortunately, but select the “new releases” tab on their webpage and in the search bar type in Grace McKellen. The name of my book is Pandorum.

Thank you😁

Kehlani Really Just Said “I Finally Know I’m a Lesbian.”

Kehlani Really Just Said "I Finally Know I'm a Lesbian."

This evening’s link round up is being brought to you by a mug full of room temperature water and the last Girl Scout Cookie left in the box. (Don’t worry, I’ll eat something nutritious for dinner.)


Queer as in F*ck You

Kehlani on motherhood, queerness, and acknowledging the double edged sword of femme privilege and femme invisibility:

“I don’t walk down the street and people look at me and go, Oh, I bet she’s queer. Or I bet that she’s into women or anything like that because of the way I present. That’s all privilege and I think that there are quite a few artists who were truly at the forefront but weren’t able to make the strides that I was able to make being 100 percent myself because of the way they present and the biases and the phobias of the American public and the world…. I’ve been lucky, super lucky.”

How Kehlani Carved a Path As a Queer Musician and Mom by Raffy Ermac for The Advocate. And, while we’re here, what a perfect opportunity to share this other Breaking Kehlani News: “You wanna know what’s new about me? I finally know I’m a lesbian.”

Let’s keep this party going for Black queer women musicians! Tracy Chapman Is the Queer Mentor I Didn’t Know I Needed

My Trans Mother, Myself Harron Walker on Detransition, Baby and Torrey Peters.

Transgender Cooks Are Changing Kitchen Culture

‘They Have No One’: At 88, a Transgender Icon Combats Loneliness Among Seniors

My Straight Boyfriend Gave Me a Queer Pandemic Haircut. “Samantha Flores, who created a community center in Mexico City for older L.G.B.T.Q. people that closed during the pandemic, is hoping to reopen it.”

How Will We Remember Gay Bars?


Saw This, Thought of You

A Ruthless Ranking Of The 25 Best Muppets. #NoSpoilers, but Miss Piggy isn’t #1, and for that… we riot.

My Violent Assault, the Bystanders Who Did Nothing, and What It Means to Bear Witness. “This week’s attack against an elderly Asian American woman and testimony in the Chauvin trial highlight the intricacies of when we are willing to act on behalf of others.

What Happens If You Lose Your Vaccination Card? (Step One: Don’t worry!)

Related: Are You Already Fully Vaccinated? This is What the CDC Says You Can Safely Do. Still related: You Won’t Remember the Pandemic the Way You Think You Will.

An HIV Vaccine Based On The Moderna COVID Vaccine Is Getting Promising Results

I Used to Feel Ashamed Crying in Public. Now I Embrace It Every Time.

How Kitchen Table Press Changed Publishing. I fervently believe that if Kitchen Table Press hadn’t existed, I wouldn’t be doing what I do today. If you care about indie media (hello, you’re reading this website), feminist press, and women of color’s feminisms — this should be one of your reads today, point blank period.


Political Snacks

This news broke while I was assembling this link roundup, and I am so devastated, I don’t even know what to say that’s helpful or useful. If you’re trans and you’re reading this: I love you. If you are cis and reading this: GET LOUDER.

Arkansas Has Now Passed the Most Extreme Anti-Trans Law Yet

I got board so I made a lesbian moodboard : actuallesbians

I got board so I made a lesbian moodboard :

A place for discussions for and by cis and trans lesbians, bisexual girls, chicks who like chicks, bi-curious folks, dykes, butches, femmes, girls who kiss girls, birls, bois, aces, LGBT allies, and anyone else interested! Our subreddit is named r/actuallesbians because r/lesbians is not really for or by lesbians–it was meant to be a joke. We’re not a militant or exclusive group, so feel free to join up!

Netflix The One Lesbian Love Triangle Gets Lost in a Murder Mystery

Netflix The One Lesbian Love Triangle Gets Lost in a

The titular tech company of Netflix’s London-set The One promises to connect people with their one true love based entirely on science. Matches — as they’re called on the show — fall almost instantly in love with one another. The dating site to end all dating sites was cooked up by the ruthless scientist Rebecca Webb (Hannah Ware) and her friend/lab partner James Whiting (Dimitri Leonidas) and requires users to send in a DNA sample which is then compared against all other DNA samples in the database until a genetic match is found. But the occasionally thrilling, often vacuous drama is less concerned with the tech dystopia it’s mired in and more concerned with a by-the-numbers murder mystery plot that stymies the show from saying anything meaningful about the messy intersections of tech, love, capitalism, wealth, identity, and desire that are just on the periphery of the narrative. Netflix The One lesbian love triangle also gets lost in the plot.

Now, I’m usually all about meeting a sci-fi series where it is and rarely enjoy the nitpicky process of challenging or questioning rules for a particular world too closely (although in extreme cases like Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, the inconsistency and improvisation of the rules from episode to episode is incredibly frustrating). So if The One based on a novel by John Marrs — tells me that soulmates can be scientifically determined, I’m willing to go with it. To a point. I ultimately found myself really struggling to connect with the show’s mere premise as the series progressed, particularly because there’s no real interrogation of what it means that people supposedly have one person who they’re perfectly compatible with. There’s a hollowness to the show’s depiction of love. Matches feel an instant connection. It doesn’t matter if they don’t share interests or priorities or morals. Their romance is rooted in that chemical high of early relationships — all dopamine and serotonin and bliss. But we rarely see matches connect on a level deeper than any of this. The One demands absolute and total faith in fated romance.

Netflix The One lesbians character, Kate.

As so many stylish streaming dramas do, The One opens with a dead body. We quickly find out who it is — The One’s CEO Rebbeca’s former roommate and friend Ben Naser (Amir El-Masry) — and we also quickly learn that Rebbeca and James share responsibility for his death. Trust me: Those things aren’t spoilers. The One instead relies on the cat-and-mouse games between Rebecca and the two detectives investigating Ben’s disappearance to fuel its suspense. But that fuel peters out quickly, and The One falls into the all-too-common crime drama trap of over-relying on twists rather than crafting an exciting narrative with compelling characters.

But really the biggest disappointment is how sterilized the premise ends up being. The One hinges on two great myths: soulmates and love at first sight. And every time it inches toward saying anything insightful about either concept or dismantling them — the twist I was waiting for that never came — the story’s attention snaps away from it to focus again on the murder plot, which is the least interesting part of the show and yet its main concern. Soulmate mythology has been around for a very long time. Pop culture festishizes the idea that every person has one person who they’re meant to be with. That narrative begets a whole slew of problems — from people hinging their self worth on others to cultural biases against nonmonogamy to people staying with people who harm them because they’ve convinced themselves they’re destined to be together. I realize that I’m a biased viewer when it comes to The One, because the negative side effects of perpetuating the soulmate tale are something I think about a lot. But it’s just such a missed opportunity to not engage with anything regarding the show’s premise on a deeper level. Again, I was waiting for a twist that never came. A twist that would reveal that The One’s promise of true love is more dangerous than it is hopeful.

Netflix The One lesbians Kate and Valeria

Technically, the show does explore some of the downsides of The One. One of Rebecca’s many nemeses is a politician who wants to put more restrictions on the company because of an uptick in divorces. People in marriages have been secretly sending out their DNA and then leaving their spouses for their perfect matches. Rebecca claims that The One fixes dating, but in a way, it also destroys relationships. Just because a relationship isn’t perfect doesn’t mean it’s not good. Even people in good relationships might become consumed with the thought that there could be something even better out there.

That’s the impetus for the side character Hannah (Lois Chimimba) to send in a lock of her husband Mark’s (Eric Kofi-Abrefa) hair without his permission. She thinks that if she could find who his match is, she could emulate them and be a better partner to Mark. Their marriage is solid. Hannah has no real reason to doubt Mark’s love. But still, The One worms its way into her head. She finds Mark’s match Megan (Pallavi Sharda) and goes so far as to befriend her. A dark comedy of errors and misidentity ensues. And, early on, this subplot was enough to make me genuinely interested in the series. But once the attention shifted too significantly back toward the murder stuff, there was less to keep me hooked. But Hannah’s actions in the first half of the series are exactly what I was hoping to see more of on The One: the messiness of romantic entanglements, the mind games people too often play when it comes to love. Hannah’s pursuit of Megan is rooted in jealousy, insecurity, and trust issues. It’s a betrayal of Mark. In supposedly attempting to get closer to Mark, Hannah ends up pushing him away, right into Megan’s arms. But the second half of the series struggles to really give weight to any of this, instead turning it into a tepid love triangle and never fully delivering on any of the complex emotional issues it raises.

In a similar vein, Kate (Zoë Tapper), one of the detectives investigating Ben Nasir’s death, has a match subplot of her own. She matches with a woman named Sophia (Jana Pérez) who lives in Barcelona, and after chatting and sharing a FaceTime cooking date (that, in my opinion, seemed horrible!) Sophia agrees to fly to London so they can meet in person. But on her way from the airport to the bar to meet Kate, Sophia gets in an accident that leaves her in a coma for much of the series. Kate suddenly has to deal with the grief of not getting to meet the person she’s meant to be with and then is confronted by another emotional blow: Sophia’s wife, who did not know Sophia joined The One, shows up at the hospital.

Kate and Valeria (Paula Muñoz) strike up an unusual friendship after the initially awkward encounter, and Valeria ends up telling her that Sophia is basically a big ol’ liar. She cheats constantly, and she rewrites her past, telling both women she doesn’t have any family when in fact she has a brother and a father. There’s family drama there that is very drawn-out and ultimately adds little to the show. But it’s also just another instance of The One’s premise asking too much of viewers. Kate seems completely unfazed by Sophia’s many indiscretions as detailed by Valeria. Are we to believe that Sophia would not ever cheat on Kate simply because they are soulmates? Sophia still does lie to Kate, and Kate ends up being relatively fine with it. Again… because they’re soulmates? Is the suggestion here that those matched on The One will always love each other regardless of conflict or harm done to each other?

Netflix The One lesbians Kate and Sophia

The closest the show comes to challenging that notion is when Rebecca’s soulmate — who she was matched with before the company launched under nefarious circumstances due to Rebecca and James having to illegally obtain DNA info to run trials—  realizes the extent of Rebecca’s betrayals and cruelty. But that moment gets cut short by yet another one of the show’s twists that prioritize plot over character. We’re once again left holding nothing.

So the show really drops the ball when it comes to some of these side characters and the way their stories reflect societal changes brought about by The One, but then when it comes to the murder storyline its so hellbent on developing, it’s unsatisfying, too. The show is inconsistent in the ways it draws Rebecca’s arc, making a jagged mess of it. Rebecca is honestly the most captivating at her most evil. But the show weirdly attempts to backtrack and make it seem like she hasn’t always been this way, that wealth and power corrupted her and shaped her into a new person altogether.

That would work better if we weren’t shown many examples of her being evil in the flashbacks. It seems Rebecca has always been driven by power, greed, and ego. The show tries to make a very big deal out of a choice that she makes that greatly betrays her soulmate near the end of the season, but it’s no worse of a choice than some of the previous ones she’s made. This is a woman who eagerly shouted at her henchman to shoot her former friend in the knee — an order that not even her henchman will go through with because it’s too much! Then, we’re later expected to believe that same friend would eventually come around and tell Rebecca that she’s not really a bad person but that they just got caught up in something bad? It’s so wildly unconvincing.

The One’s premise is positioned to explore such interesting themes and emotional stakes, but it says nothing new about soulmates, about tech’s impact on relationships, about morally corrupt capitalists. For what it’s worth, AMC’s Soulmates has a very similar premise but manages to be a lot more skeptical about it, yielding better storytelling and character work overall. If you’re as weary of soulmate mythos as I am, that show rather than The One might be your better match.

Lesbian Malmo – Once Upon a Journey

lesbian Malmo, Sweden - Once Upon a Journey

lesbian Malmo, Sweden - Once Upon a Journey

Malmo is a trendy, eco-friendly, diverse, and green city in the South of Sweden. It’s the third-largest city of Sweden, after Stockholm and Gothenburg, and it’s the spot for young creative entrepreneurs. Almost half of Malmo’s population is under 35 years old and over 180 different nationalities live in the city. Malmo has many universities, so many students around the world come to Malmo to study. The city is a melting pot of cultures, traditions, and start-ups!

In this article, we will tell you all about the top things to do in lesbian Malmo. From exploring Malmo from the canals to playing boule to relaxing at the sauna, to visiting one of many museums; in Malmo it’s all possible. We will also tell you where to stay in Malmo and about a few Malmo restaurants where you can enjoy delicious foods.

This article is in partnership with Malmo Town, who invited us to explore Malmo. As always, all experiences and opinions are our own.

Explore Malmo Old Town (Gamla Staden)

The heart of Malmo is its old town. You can’t visit Malmo without exploring Gamla Staden. Wander around for at least half a day to enjoy the cutest streets with cobbled stones, colorful houses, historic squares, restaurants, cafes, museums, and shops. Don’t forget to bring your camera, as you want to take pictures here!

Full Story at Our Taste for Life

Lesbian Malmo Travel Resources

Quiz: Which Tropey TV Lesbian or Bisexual Death Are You?

Quiz: Which Tropey TV Lesbian or Bisexual Death Are You?


By now, we’re all familiar with how many lesbian and bisexual characters get killed off on TV, but did you ever stop and wonder what any of these iconic deaths might say about you as a person? Now you can finally find out! Even if your tropey lesbian and bisexual TV death match doesn’t resonate with you, hopefully you’ll get some good health and safety tips!

SPOILER WARNING: if you’re currently watching a TV show with a lesbian in it, they will probably be dead by the time you finish this quiz.

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Lesbian Bangkok – Our Taste for Life

Lesbian Bangkok - Our Taste for Life

Lesbian Bangkok - Our Taste for Life

Bangkok is known as the gay capital of Asia. We’ve spent quite some time in Bangkok over the years. And we’ve always been thankful for its liberal and open-minded attitude towards to the LGBTQ+ community. Not only can we be ourselves without fear of discrimination, but the gay nightlife in Bangkok is some of the best in the world. From pulsating gay nightclubs and exclusive lesbian parties, to several acclaimed gay-friendly hotels, gay and lesbian Bangkok has a lot to offer.

Bangkok’s lesbian scene aside, there’s a lot to love about beautiful, busy, bombastic, Bangkok. On the one hand, you have the rich Thai culture in the form of jaw-dropping temples, bustling markets, and sensational local cuisine. On the other is Bangkok’s edgier side, with its wild nightlife, epic rooftop bars, and opportunities for urban exploring.

In my experience, lesbian Bangkok is a bit like marmite. You either love it, or you hate it. But the one thing I insist on is giving it a chance. I’ll admit, as a first-timer arriving in the city, the chaos of it all can be overwhelming. But we’ve visited Bangkok over a dozen times now. And despite being everything we usually hate about big cities, we’ve actually grown quite fond of her.

Lesbian Bangkok

I’m confident that if you give Bangkok a chance, you’re guaranteed to find something you like about the city. And this guide aims to provide you with all the information you need to have an unforgettable time. I’ve listed all of the hottest gay bars and nightclubs; gay-friendly hotels and hostels; the best LGBT+ centred events; as well as all the top things to see and do.

By Charlotte & Natalie – Full Story at Our Taste for Life

Lesbian Thailand Travel Resources

Inn at 2nd & C – Lesbian Owned Inn in Eureka, California

Inn at 2nd & C - Lesbian Owned Inn in Eureka, California

Inn at 2nd & C - Lesbian Owned Inn in Eureka, California

NEWLY RENOVATED BOUTIQUE VICTORIAN INN

The Inn at 2nd & C offers many enticing spaces to spend your time. We host a yoga studio, conference and banquet rooms as well as a spectacular Theater Ballroom with stain-glass ceiling and wrap-around balcony with reading nooks. Set right in Old Town some of the finest local restaurants and shops are within minutes walk of the Inn’s front steps

* Organic Continental Breakfast consisting of locally made fresh breads, scones and jams, bagels and cream cheese, fresh fruits, granola, yogurt and Coffees & Teas
* Evening Social Hour with a complimentary glass of wine between 5-6pm
Teatime! Enjoy an assortment of teas and tasty cookies baked just down the street, 4pm daily
* The third and fourth floor offer beautifully furnished common sitting areas that overlook Humboldt bay.
* High-Speed Wi-Fi Access in Rooms and throughout the Hotel
* Access to our on-site yoga and exercise room, complete with mats, blocks, and relaxation and meditation area.
* In-room massages available (please request at least 24 hours before)
* Free on site Parking
* All floors are accessible by stairs or elevator

See the Inn at 2nd and C Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

Eureka Gay Friendly Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals