hi isa, i saw a post recently by a black lesbian talking about how the idea that butch is only a lesbian identifier is more a thing in white lgbt communities, and in black communities its has more meanings. i lost the post unfortunately but idk if you saw it or had an opinion on the idea?
i know op! she’s @lemonyandbeatrice and i agree with her – butch/fem (as in a “butch queen” or someone “voguing fem”) have different meanings in black gay and trans communities who engage in ball culture. but for the majority of women butch and femme still hold as lesbian-exclusive identifiers – while a black gay male ball performer might call himself butch or a butch queen, a cis bi woman not affiliated with that culture still shouldn’t do so