Transgender activist Jennifer Finney
Boylan explains that she is married to a woman but only one of them
is a lesbian.
Boylan, 54, the author of She's Not
There: A Life in Two Genders, the first book by a transgender
American to become a bestseller, currently teaches English at Colby
College in Maine.
During an appearance on cabler
Current's Say Anything, Boylan discussed the difference
between gender identity and sexual orientation with host Joy Behar.
“It's not who you're in love with,
it's who you are. Or, if you like, it's not who you want to go to
bed with, it's who you want to go to bed as,” Boylan explained.
“So, did you become a lesbian then?”
“The woman that I sleep with is the
woman that I'm married to.”
“But you don't consider yourselves
lesbians, somebody told me.”
“So, my wife, who married a man
identifies as straight,” Boylan explained. “She still identifies
as straight but she's married to me. So, here's 2 women legally
married who are not both lesbians.” (The video is embedded on this
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