Arielle, what do you think of lesbian only spaces? Should lesbians be allowed their own spaces or are they being unfair in excluding bisexuals and trans women? I’m a 20 year old lesbian struggling to accept my sexuality and I noticed the “lesbian” groups online don’t help. Most lesbians spaces are wlw and include bisexuals, transwomen, and anyone who wants to be a woman. In these spaces, bisexuals and trans women usually control the spaces. Bisexuals say everything is biphobic about the lesbians and trans women expect lesbians to date trans women. These spaces don’t help my self acceptance and I usually walk away from them feeling worse about myself.
What bothers me is that gay men are allowed their own spaces but not lesbians. I think this is due to misogyny. I feel like lesbians are some of the most hated in the lgbt community. Transgenders are the lgbt community new darling and gays are on the back burner. Lesbians face both misogyny and homophobia from tra and if they speak up, they are terfs.
Sorry for my rant. Anyways do you know of any good online lesbian only spaces? If not, do you know of any spaces where I can go to and feel better about being a lesbian? Btw Arielle, you make me feel better about being a lesbian. I am glad you are brave enough to speak up.