Trusty website UrbanDictionary.com has several definitions for the term lesbro:
1. A man who has more friendships with lesbians than other women or men.
2. The male equivalent of a fag hag.
3. A heterosexual man who is either one or both of the following: a brother to one or more lesbian sisters or friends with a disproportionate amount of homosexual women. “Wow, your brother really only hangs out with gay girls, doesn’t he! And you’re a big gay yourself, sister! What a lesbro you’ve got there! “
To us, a lesbro is a little bit of all, but at their core, a lesbro is a male friend to a lesbian (at least one, but possibly several). Our new regular column will share a little bit about some famous lesbros that we love.
First up: Christopher Mansfield.
Christopher sings and writes the music for a band called Fences based out of Seattle, WA. Christopher was born in Boston in 1983, loves the Smiths and collecting VHS cassettes.
Lesbro Q&A: Christopher Mansfield
Of the above definitions of Lesbro, which do you think describes you best?
Possibly a male “fag hag.”
What is the best thing about your lesbian friend/s?
They all add to the art world/world in general.
Do you think that having lesbian friends has anything to do with where you fall on the Kinsey scale? Care to comment on your own sexuality?
I’m not sure. I do find most men disgusting, though — except the occasional. Nothing I would lay in a bed with, unless it’s my
What stereotype about lesbians have you found to be false?
I am not actually sure what the stereotypes are.
What do you think it is specifically that draws you towards being friends with lesbians?
It actually sort of just happened naturally. You find yourself with a girl and you think, “Wow, this is the most perfect girl on the planet. This cannot go beyond friendship though.” It’s a real exercise of the heart. You are nothing they want. In turn, you have a wonderful friendship that will never be compromised with the male/female complications.
How has your girlfriend (or past girlfriends if you are not in a relationship now) responded to your friendships with lesbians?
That is the least of her worries.
Check out Christopher Mansfield’s band FENCES, including their song “My Girl The Horse” with Sara Quin.
Come back soon for another Lesbro Q&A.