Another Butch Voice – Ivan Coyote Speaks Up

Back at the end of August, I wrote about my experiences as a femme ally at the Butch Voices conference held in Oakland. That first post, and the ones that came after, engendered a few comments. (You can read the posts here.)

This month, on Canada’s queer website,, the site’s monthly columnist, author Ivan Coyote talks about her experiences at the conference. This is well worth reading.

The room smelled like hair wax and Old Spice deodorant and cigarette smoke caught in clothes.

There was the clunk of shitkicker boots and the creak of leather jackets and talking. Always there was talking.

I was in the conference room of a hotel in downtown Oakland, at the first-ever Butch Voices conference.

Read more on Xtra.


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