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Premium: "The Lesbian Community Doesn't Feel Like it Exists Anymore"

Our conversation with Arielle Isaac Norman continues

The trend of transitioning among gender-nonconforming individuals, particularly those who may have previously identified as lesbians, has been detrimental to the cohesion and stability of the lesbian community. Lesbians are faced with pressure to conform to certain expectations and navigate the complexities of identity politics within the LGBTQ+ community. This challenging position requires balancing their own identity, preferences, and sense of camaraderie with the broader push for inclusivity and acceptance of trans individuals.

In this bonus episode for premium subscribers, Arielle Isaac Norman reflects about the evolving dynamics within the lesbian community, especially in relation to the inclusion of trans individuals and the shifting definitions of gender and sexual orientation.

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