Somehow, the power couples on this list have managed to navigate the often choppy waters of love and life, not only cultivating rewarding and lucrative careers, but also finding someone amazing enough to share the journey with them. Sexuality is a continuum for many and the language we use to describe relationships gets complicated. Some of these women identify as lesbian, others as bisexual or pansexual, but the point of this list is to celebrate successful women who are in or have been in romantic relationships with other successful women. What does a family look like in the 21st century? Probably the most visible and accepted couple in the public eye, Ellen and Portia show that it is possible to be successful, popular, AND gay. Ellen came out during a time when it was even more of a huge deal than it is today, and despite her career crashing for a few years, she managed to bring it back and launch her own talk show which has now been running for over 10 years.
The perks of being in a femme lesbian relationship
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Lesbian and queer women all over the world have to face a lot of stereotyping and discrimination based on their sexual orientation, gender identity, and physical presentation. As a femme lesbian, I live this reality almost every day — and believe you me, there are are a number of things not to say to a femme lesbian. Not only are they offensive or undermining, but moreover, they're usually questions we've gotten a million times. I can only speak for myself here, but honestly
The (Real) Truth About Butch vs Femme
She dresses and acts in a manner that is considered conventionally feminine, and likes "feminine" things, like wearing lipstick—and other females. Main-character lesbians on TV tend to fall into this category more often, as it's often seen as "safer", unless the show is going for "edgy". They also often have things like long fingernails, unlike their more masculine counterpart. A related term is "femme". However, the implication is that, while a "femme" would be attracted to a "butch", lipstick lesbians are attracted to others of the same type.
Skip navigation! Story from Beauty. Femininity is read as weakness, and, crucially, as a kind of superficiality: The feminine person cannot possibly be being themself ; they are putting on a performance for the straight, male gaze.