I had been in a bohemian marriage that was a total failure, and I had always been in love with women, so it felt like a complete homecoming when I finally met the first lesbian of my life and we fell for each other.In the big hub of the movement, loving women was the greatest high, a perpetual celebration.If they continue, they will finally be banned from the community.If minors were being harassed, the blocking usually will be executed at their first breach. But in the meantime, we have become quite good at preventing re-registrations.Marriage was a patriarchal institution -- the worst instrument of oppression for women throughout history. [T]he strongest impulse of our revolution was to break those chains that kept us dependent on men and what we used to call the "marriage cage." We wanted to create new forms of love, new kinds of relationships between equals.The days of having to scroll through hundreds of Whats App conversations to reach the one you're looking for could soon be a thing of the past.Form conversation around the other person, tailoring the topic based on how well you know him or her, and give the other person equal opportunity to steer the conversation in other directions.
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The personal was political then in a similar way I feel about it now: Gay weddings feel like a most welcome wave of a new movement of liberation. When we started throwing pebbles into the big lake of social change, we knew we were making waves, big waves, but we had no idea how theses waves would alter the shore over time -- and that some of them will greatly surprise us.
Kathryn: Ironic, though, don't you think, Renate, that our community's embracing of marriage -- and traditionally so, in many cases -- is an about-face from much of what the larger LGBT community stood for as outsiders in the earliest days of the movement? I do not remember that I or my revolutionary European sisters, who openly declared our love for each other and stormed the patriarchal citadel, thought of marriage.
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