How do you introduce a lesbian couple

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-13-2012
How do you introduce a lesbian couple
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Tue, 07-30-2013 - 9:11am

How  do you introduce a lesbian couple at a party? I'm throwing one in a few weeks and I have a good friend from work coming and she is bringing her partner. How do I introduce them?

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Registered: 11-01-1999
Tue, 07-30-2013 - 8:53pm

I am not an authority on this, because I am not part of a gay union.  However, simple common sense says:

"I would like you to meet Jane Doe and Mary Jones.  No need to say anything about the relationship between them. 

If they happen to be married and use the same last name, then it would be "I would like you to meet Jane and Mary Jones."

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-13-2012
Wed, 07-31-2013 - 8:25am

Well that makes a lot of sense. I am so used to saying this is X and his girlfriend Y or something along those lines, but now that you've pointed it out to me,  it's probably better in every situation not to mention the relationship in any introduction.

Thanks!