Q4Q: Queer Personals Podcast

Butches & Femmes

September 02, 2022 Haley Season 1 Episode 25
Q4Q: Queer Personals Podcast
Butches & Femmes
Show Notes

Lace up your boots or slip on your platform heels, because it’s Q4Q’s 25th episode! To mark the occasion, Haley invited their good friend and femme fatale, Caillean, to gasp their way through personal ads written by butch and femme lesbians. Whether you’re into lace or leather, chapstick or lip gloss, pants or skirts–some other nonsensical binary, you’ll enjoy these ads. 

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Music strummed by Omar Nassar. Cover art by Bekah Rich. 


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