Different for Girls: Top 5 Lesbian Meccas

What's a girl to do once she's crossed off San Francisco, New York, West Hollywood, and Portland, and done the Dinah to death? It's time to trot to these off-radar, lesbian hotspots.

BY Aefa Mulholland

July 19 2009 11:00 PM ET

3. Eugene, Ore.

Boasting a lesbian chorus, lesbian Realtors, a lesbian ballroom dance group, women's coffee, writing, and hiking groups, and a famed liberal arts university, this college town of 150,000, 100 miles south of Portland, is your destination if you like your women capable of invigorating debate. 2009 saw the University of Oregon's Women's and Gender Studies department host the first Lecture in Lesbian Studies (this year's topic was "The Incredibly Shrinking Lesbian World and Other Queer Conundra.")

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Best spot to meet the girls

To meet locals, contact Lavender Womyn. They organize kayaking, book club nights, and potlucks. Alternatively, grab a compelling tome, sidle into lesbian-owned Eugene Coffee Company and tuck into a vegan doughnut while conversing with the local lesbian literati.

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