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As we all know, the staple of any well-dressed lesbian’s wardrobe is the classic T-shirt. Whether your favorite lesbian likes hers vintage (or just vintage-looking), sleeveless, threadbare or extra tight, there’s a T-shirt out there with her (or a lesbian icon’s) name on it.
The average garden-variety lesbian is pretty much required to have a sassy, pro-lesbian article of clothing in her collection, so why not pick one up at lesbian-specific sites like DykeTees.com or Pridestore.com. After all, you don’t have to wait for Gay Pride to tell the whole world that you’re a homo. Or bisexual. Or even just ready and willing.
For the pop culture freaks in your life, you can find an endless supply of shirts via which the wearer can communicate her (a) coolness, (b) uniqueness or (c) shamelessness.
Scoop up Stevie Nicks, Janis Joplin, Patti Smith, P.J. Harvey and, yes, even Joni Mitchell schwag for the rock aficionados on your list at Fashionpunk.com. You can also find all things Joan Jett at Blackheart.com. For the hipsters in your life, check out MapleMusic.com, where you’ll find nifty T-shirts featuring Tegan and Sara and The Cliks.
Any nerdy couch potatoes on your gift list? Let them relish the days of yore when there were actually a few lesbians on network (and cable) television by wrapping up a shirt featuring lesbian icons both old and new.
Fulfill their longstanding Xena: Warrior Princess fetish with shirts from Legendary Heroes or A Wrinkle in Time. For the Buffy the Vampire Slayer devotees in your life, pick up a T-shirt from the official fan club. Battlestar Galactica fans can have their special needs met too at the official site or Battlestar Online.
Finally, it just wouldn’t be a fulfilling holiday season if someone didn’t get offended, and there are several excellent T-shirt merchants with saucy and political designs to spark some, um, conversations. Try T-Shirt Hell (yes, the name should tell you everything), CrazyDog T-shirts, Threadless and Busted Tees, as all have shirts that were probably designed with straight men in mind but can easily be subverted for your own queerly nefarious needs.