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Being a Local Lesbians

There are two new employees as of this week that I work with. At first I thought they were intentionally ignoring me (and they may have been doing just that) but I have been inviting them to shadow different tasks that I accomplished an now they seem more open.

It is always an interesting “test” to see how they treat me after they learn that I am a lesbian. It probably would have been months before it came up in conversation, but my fiance works in the same place as me and her team is pretty close to mine so while I was out of the office, my co-workers that I have been working with for the last year pointed out who my fiance was.
My new co-worker Jeb was pretty nice, which I was a bit surprised by because he seems to be a di-hard Mormon and the Mormon’s around here are vocally judgmental about same-sex interest/marriage. Not to say anything against the Mormons – I grew up Mormon. There is just a culture here that invites people to point out or tell you that the way you are is wrong and that “you would be happier if you converted to the Mormon faith and married a man in a temple”

Honestly, if you aren’t a local lesbian living in Utah County UT, you would be surprised how often I hear that from strangers and people who used to be my friend.

As you can imagine, you become a little numb to criticism and rude behavior but it is still nerve-racking when we go on vacations because it is a new place and I don’t know what to expect.

It is kind of hopeful to see those reactions around here for when I travel to new places. If this area is getting better, than I am sure other places in the world are too.

Luckily this month I am going to California, one of the most excepting states in the U.S. I will definitely update you with how people treated us in the San Francisco museum and the local area. I am sure it will be great.

Do you have any expereinces

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3 Ways to Meet Other Lesbians on Vacation

If you are looking for tips about finding someone who will keep you warm at night on vacation, try looking somewhere else. Instead, I will focus on finding fellow Lesbians to enjoy their company, share stories and go out for drinks. Wouldn't it be great to make more lesbian friends that you could meet up with for future vacations?

Finding fellow lesbians in locations you are less familiar with, which is common for most vacation spots, is not an easy task, as you may have figured. However, I asked around and researched how other lesbians do it, and I have accumulated what I think will bring you the most success.

 

1. Go to LGBT supporting restaurants and bars

With more and more LGBT people coming "out" and creating communities around the world, it has become more common to find lists of Businesses that support LGBT communities. Often times you can search on your favorite internet browser for LGBT restaurants or LGBT hangout areas in "x" area.

There are tons of websites that have already built a great archive of places and reviews. One place I used to help for an upcoming trip that Meg and I are going on is called GayCities.com

 

2. Go to Local Facebook groups and see if there are any activities or common places to hang out

Social media is a great platform to find local groups and hangouts for lesbians. I have met so many people and gone to so many events that I would have never known about if I didn't take the time to check Facebook. I suggest checking in advance so that you can make any necessary adjustments to your travel plans if needed.

3. Try out Dating Sites - Status: Just looking for friends while I am in town

I was surprised to hear that dating sites and apps such as Tinder are so common for people looking for "just friends" and people in local areas. I have yet to try this, but I am planning on trying it with my Fiance during our next trip in a couple of weeks.

I didn't understand till now, but I finally know why some people are on dating sites when they just want friends, especially if they are from out of town. There is so much exposure and it is super easy to get a locals perspective for the local lesbian scene when you are asking the local lesbians.

 

What about You?

Have you tried using Dating sites? Any luck? What about your tips for finding the Lesbian scene on vacation? Let us know in the comments below

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