I have always identified as a butch, even before I knew what butch was, even when I wasn’t too old to be called a tomboy without sounding ridiculous. And while I am just old enough to be in the post-butch-femme androgynous queer universe, and partner with folks of a wide variety of genders, there is something very special about femmes. And they don’t get enough love from the queer community. So here’s a shout-out to all the fabulous femmes who are pushing the boundaries of gender, visibility, and homophobia, courtesy of the amazing Ivan E. Coyote.
Want more? Check out the Butch Road Map, maybe my favorite writing ever on the power of being a good butch.