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What Do You Call It When Two Straight Men Posing as Lesbian Bloggers Flirt with Each Other?

Janet Reno’s wet dream. And Camille Paglia’s worst nightmare.

Following the revelation that Amina Arraf, the Syrian lesbian blogger behind A Gay Girl in Damascus, was really an American straight man by the name of Tom McMaster, The Washington Post has confirmed that Paula Brooks, the blogger behind Lez Get Real, is also a straight man by the name of Bill Graber.

The newspaper first linked the two faux-lesbians when questioning Brooks/Graber about Arraf, who used to blog for Lez Get Real before starting A Gay Girl in Damascus. Feeling the heat rising after that hoax exploded, Brooks/Graber first told reporters that she was deaf and could only speak on the phone through her father. The Post continued questioning her identity and “Brooks’ father” finally broke to reveal he was the real Paula Brooks, deep voice and all.

A further twist on this identity crisis, The Post also found out that:

In the guise of Paula Brooks, Graber corresponded online with Tom McMaster, thinking he was writing to Amina Arraf. Amina often flirted with Brooks, neither of the men realizing the other was pretending to be a lesbian.

Gosh, now we know what you girls (and some boys) mean when you toss up your arms and ask, where have all the real lesbians gone?

Although we have yet to launch an investigation, we are pretty sure that all the writers of Feministing are all women (albeit not all lesbians) — that’s at least half the battle right?

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  • Me

    does. not. compute.

  • Joseph

    Now. That. Is. Hilarious!

  • jason

    I actually think it’s quite insulting to have straight-identifying men posing as homosexual women. It demeans the entire cause. We all know about these men’s perverse fetish for watching lesbian acts in their so-called “straight” porno movies. There’s nothing straight about it. If you like to watch lesbian scenes in porno, it doesn’t define you as straight.

    Now they’re trying to be lesbians. How pathetic – and how very, very sad.

  • Jeffree

    Best. Storyline. Ever.

    Musicals, novels, sitcoms, movies & operas will be written about this. By me. I’ll leave the docu-drama to someone else.

  • TMikel

    I think Jason is taking this too seriously. In a way, this is more of a triumph for our side in that these to breeder men thought to use the guise of a lesbian to attract the other one. That means that lesbians have a cachet that the men want to access in their on line encounters. Imitation is often called the highest form of flattery and in this, both men got exposed in a very funny manner. Think of the embarrassment each now feels to learn that his lesbian is really another man. Also, let this be a warning – the person you think you are deal with on line may not be at all what you expect.

  • Ginasf

    It’s unfortunate though that some real lesbians on Lez Get Real have been thrown into this disgusting toilet bowl. Melanie Nathan wrote highly knowledgeable posts about LGBT immigration issues and LGBT rights in Africa and the middle east when no one else was blogging about those stories. That any of her work has been tainted because of this sleaze is a shame—she didn’t deserve this.

  • HTTR

    The two guys, doubtless, knew each other’s real identities. The only reason all those lesbians want their heads on a platter is because they were so utterly punked. All those posts in the past to the Damascus girl and Paula saying “Yes, I agree with you, and only another gay female could feel like that and realize that…” etc., when the whole time they’re talking to a man. Maybe the lesson for those man-haters is that they’re not in some mystical group where womanhood only understands womanhood.

  • The crustybastard


    Lesbians aren’t “man-haters,” asshole.

  • HTTR

    Not all of them, of course. Some are wonderful. But Lez Get Real and related blogs are full of man-haters. Read over past posts there if you don’t believe me (asshole).

  • xanniix

    I’m a man hater, HT. I hate all males because of people like you, and I give them hard time every time I can. And there’s nothing they can do about it, because I’m an athlete and known to take down a person 3 times bigger than me in a street fight. I just hate you, you’re not humans to me–you really are animals and can not possibly be human.

  • jakie

    lesbians , gay or homos there all born with a problem in there brains it can be cured.

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