Secrets of the Ha-Ha Sisterhood

Coming of Age in Lescom Nation

Lesbian humor is uniquely good precisely because it's not in the mainstream. Since it isn't trying to sell anything, it doesn't have to sell out. Coming out as a lesbian onstage is still a very political act; if it weren't, more women would do it. Speaking as a lesbian against the current feminist backlash has that same sense of danger—job loss, family and friend estrangement, violence—that it had 30 years ago. It's the biggest, scariest agenda of all.


For information about the author's upcoming comedy gigs, visit KateClinton.com.

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