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‘A Dictionary for All Things Lesbian’ clears up some fuzzy words

Sometimes it's hard to keep up with all the words and acronyms that are used to describe the, um, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, ally, etc. community. But this morning I found a helpful guide for the letter I fall under — "L".

Titled "A Dictionary for All Things Lesbian," writer Anna Pulley for AfterEllen.com comes up with some great words that I think are worth sharing. Of course, they are words for the women-who-love-women, crowd.

Here are some of my favorites:

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Author Jodi Picoult explores a lesbian couple’s quest to have children

Author Jodi Picoult's latest novel focuses on lesbian couple in pursuit of a baby

The news best-selling author Jodi Picoult received while writing her latest novel,  “Sing You Home,” wasn’t exactly a surprise.

The novel, Picoult’s eighteenth, was released earlier this month and debuted at #1 on both the USA Today and New York Times book lists. It introduces Zoe, a music therapist who is divorced by her husband, Max, after their long-awaited baby is stillborn. After years of infertility, Max retreats into alcoholism and later a fundamentalist church, while Zoe stumbles through her days in a blur until Vanessa — a school counselor who just happens to be a lesbian — helps her find joy again.

In Picoult’s gently crafted romance, Zoe falls in love with Vanessa. After a Massachusetts wedding, the two women set out to have a baby using the embryos Zoe froze during her marriage to Max.

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New Jane Lawless tale a worthy addition to lesbian mystery series

Author Ellen Hart

Your accountant is so proud of you.

Like the good saver you are, you’ve tried to invest a little money here or there. A few acres of land, maybe. A good education for you or the kids. Perhaps you’ve even stuck a buck into stocks or bonds for the future.

If Chester “Chess” Garrity had his way, you’d invest in antiquities. He’s got valuable loot on his hands and in the new book “The Cruel Ever After” by Ellen Hart, he needs to get rid of it, pronto.