March 8, 2010

Relaunching in a few months!

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December 10, 2009

A Very DOT Christmas

To get you in the holiday spirit this season, we show you some presents under the Christmas tree.  There are two daughters in this family.  Which side are the gifts for the DOT?  

And to keep in the spirit of holidays, please feel free to keep sending your DOT photos in for submission.  The more the merrier.  Send to  Happy Holidays!

December 1, 2009

Believe It Or DOT!

Have you seen this DOT?  She should be on a milk carton for missing DOTS of the early 80's... last seen on the softball field listening to the Culture Club on her boom box.  I love the smile (the sweet look of not knowing you're attracted to women), the hair (which foreshadows the future struggle of gay or straight, perfectly in between a boy and girl cut), the collar...  oh my!  And I loooove the background of choice on the picture.  It's so ethereal.  Makes her look like The Lesbian Messiah!   What a DOT!

South Kingstown, RI
Words From Our Subject:
"Hi! My name is Erin and I'm in the seventh grade and I like sports, hanging out on the playground and wearing my collar up. I have posters of all my favorite football players, Lawrence Taylor, Steve Largent and Phil Simms on the wall but for some reason I think I like boys.  In fact, I'll like boys until about age 25, even though I was a raging DOT.  Take a second look at the did I not know?????"

November 18, 2009

This Is DOT A Test!

Can you guess which one is the DOT in this pic?  Of course, you can!  It's all in the expression!  You can put the bathing suit on the future lesbo, but you can't make her pretend to like it.  But this little girl is special.... she has conviction!  Look at the way she's standing, like she's about to teach a lesson in living your truth.  Or she could be standing there thinking, "Chin up. Mom said if I wore this swimsuit, I could have a Twinkie afterwards!"  Either way... what a DOT!

Chicago, IL

Words From Our Subject:
"I was not happy that day.  No wonder I stand out like a sore thumb next to my very heterosexual sister.  It looks like she's ready for her America's Next Top Model audition. She knew how to smile with her eyes, even then.  These days the potbelly is gone, but the dyke-ish attitude lives on.  My Mom should've just given me a pair of swim trunks like I wanted.  It would have made for a much happier kodak moment." 

November 6, 2009

Mrs. Brown, You've DOT A Lovely Daughter

It's a Boy!  It's a Girl!  It's a DOT!   Another one straight outta the womb!  Do you think she's smiling in this picture (see LISA down the page)?  Something tells me wearing a Brownie uniform to her is like wearing a dress...awful!  Can you imagine this little girl coming to sell you cookies? You'd say, "Excuse me son, but shouldn't you be wearing a Boy Scout uniform?"  And she'd say, "Well I should cause I can make fire with sticks, build a hut out in the wilderness and spearfish, but then I wouldn't get to be around girls all the time.  So I'll keep this crappy Brownie gig.  Do you want a box of Samoas or not?"    What a DOT! 

Carrboro, NC
Words From Our Subject:
"I was in girl scouts for 2 years but my second year it wasn't as fun since my "best friend" a.k.a. my first crush left my troop for another one.  I was jealous when I heard that in boy scouts you get to do cool stuff like play javelin on bikes and I didn't understand why we had to sew seat cushions. 

Today, I'm a sociology grad student and teach Sex & Gender in Society.  My research is on gay Pride parades, and if my street cred wasn't enough through that I have short spikey hair (a lot like in the pic), I play flag football, drive a car with a rainbow sticker, and love my toolbox.  I've been accused of "never meeting a stereotype I didn't want to just bear hug", and my 2 1/2 year old nephew thinks I'm boy."  

October 29, 2009

I've DOT You Under My Skin

One of my friends mentioned that you could probably tell a DOT by her Halloween costume.  In honor of the upcoming holiday, we bring you this adorable pic of a girl who liked getting into character whether it was Halloween or not.  Clearly, this little Detective has solved her own future puzzle.  Mens hat?  Check.  Magnifying glass?  Check.   Black Slipper Shoes?  Check.  What a DOT?  Check. 

Words From Our Subject:
"When I was a kid, I loved dressing up as Sherlock Holmes, Clint Eastwood, Humphrey Bogart etc. etc. And I LOVED wearing my Dad's hats. This one is still my favorite.  My wife keeps a copy of this in her wallet, that way she never gets mad at me for anything."

October 22, 2009

Kermit The...DOT!

Ah, let's go back to a simpler time when all you needed was a pair of sweatpants and a ball to make you happy... oh, and a little green friend (make of that what you will).  I adore this picture from the Crystal Gayle hair (something tells me this DOT never wore it braided or in pigtails) to the basketball as a seat for Kermit.    And who knew our little lesbo was so fashion forward?  Those sneakers are all the rage right now.  The hair?  Not so much.  Although, I like to think she was growing it out for Locks of Love, cause we gays are charitable people.  

It's hard to see what she's watching on the remote control-less, Guide-less, DVR-less TV, but if she's trying to find someone to relate to, I'm afraid Samantha on "Gimme A Break" was the only representation of a tomboy at that time.  From what I remember, though, she couldn't even wear a baseball glove correctly.  Oh but don't worry little DOT soon enough you'll see someone just like you and me on the small screen.  Her name will be Darlene O'Connor.   What a DOT!


Words from our Subject:
"I basically wore a version of that outfit everyday. I had more "track suits" than I care to remember which was odd because I had asthma and rarely ran anywhere. Seriously I was the original sporty spice, rocking the wrist bands and the occasional visor.

The only thing I can remember about Kermit was that I took him everywhere, church, basketball practice, the movies and we sat close to the TV because I refused to wear my glasses. Totally uncool. But taking a frog everywhere you go was boss!"

October 20, 2009

Pretty (DOT) In Pink!

WOWZA!  I believe this subject must've known when she came out of the womb.  Sitting in the position that I've always preferred, but was always told was "un-lady-like," this DOT exudes confidence rarely seen at such a young age.  I admire it.  I mean look at those eyes, would you wanna mess with this chick?   Note the rolled-up jeans and velcro sneaks.  Just add a white t-shirt, tattoo and a motorcycle and the straight girls at school start questioning themselves.  This future lesbo is the definition of cool even with the Haley Joel Osment haircut.  What a DOT!

Atlanta, GA
Words From Our Subject:

"I HATED pink. I despised it and refused to wear the color in addition to any manner of clothing I considered to be "girly." My mother, however, wanted to have our portrait taken and was distressed that I would look like a boy so the only way she would allow me to wear my sneakers and jeans was if I would wear this pink sweater monogrammed so elegantly with my initials.

I started a club called the Tomboy Club, and there were very strict rules against wearing pink or being a "girly girl." Applicants to the club had to do things like crawl through the mud, hang upside down and run really fast."

October 16, 2009

You Want It, You DOT It!

Happy Friday everyone!  We got ourselves a real gem today.  The Bill Cosby sweater alone should've been a dead giveaway for the future DOT-VILLE USA resident.   But oh no!  She had to add a collared shirt underneath...plaid, of course!  For me though, the winning feature  of the whole picture is her butch interpretation of Dorothy Hamill's coiffe. What a DOT!  

Alvin, TX
Words from our Subject:
"My 3rd grade picture, ca. 1992.  Let's just say I was a big fan of the boys side of Gap Kids in elementary school."

October 6, 2009

You Can Dress Up The DOT, But You Can't Take Her Out...

Love it!  School pictures are every kid's nightmare... except for maybe the little beauty pageant girls.  Look at our poor little DOT.  If only looks could kill.  She's thinking, "Hurry up and take your friggin' wallet size picture so I can put my sweatpants back on...STAT!"  Either she just woke up or she was progressive for her age with that hairstyle.  I think one more season of the L Word and this could have been a Shane haircut.  What a DOT!

Words from our Subject:
"This was a school pic they made me wear a dress for and I wasn't happy about it. The photographer kept telling me to smile and I thought I WAS smiling! But I really hated getting dressed up for these things."

October 1, 2009

DOT Blooded-- Check It And See!

Did Elton John and Billie Jean King have a love child?  I'm just sayin...
Maybe the true test of a DOT picture is not the clothes they're wearing, but the facial expression.  Look at the "punim" on this one (sorry for the yiddish folks)!  I mean, come on!   This little one is thinking, "Thanks Mommy! One day I'm gonna wear this to the White Party at Dinah Shore Weekend!"  What a DOT!


Words from our Subject:
"I don't know what my mother was thinking dressing me in this 3 piece suit, but I really rocked it don't you think?!"

September 23, 2009

You DOT The Look

Ah, the innocent days of organized basketball.  Do we have a future WNBA star on our hands?  Clearly, this young lady is happy to be playing on the "team."   And you know what team I'm talking about...Gimme a D...  Gimme an O... Gimme a T.  What a DOT!

Alexandria, VA

Words from our subject:
"I played on the freshman team and had crushes on some of the Varsity girls."

September 18, 2009

What's Happenin' DOT Stuff?

I may have to start a DOT of the Week/Month, because this picture is freakin' fantastic!  It's kind of a DOT Uncle Sam pic that says "Lesbian Life Wants You"!   And who knew there were little DOTS running around in the 60's?  Kidding!  Note to parents: if your daughter wants to play with toy guns and walkie talkies, time to join PFLAG.  I love the intensity our subject shows with her eyes.  She ain't foolin' anyone.  Not even herself.  What a DOT!

Philadelphia, PA
Words from our subject:
"I loooooooooooooved being a law-enforcement agent.  The smell of my cap gun...the feel of my plastic army didn't matter that there was rarely anyone on the other end of my walkie-talkie.  I can look back to that time (mid-late 60's) and know that I was most comfortable in my skin as a tomboy.  It took every ounce of my mom's will to convince me to wear a bra (at 12). I didn't want boobs. I wanted to play with the boys and be free."

September 16, 2009

Como se dice DOT?

This one is too precious!  Note the bowl haircut, the bracelet that Mom probably put on to make her daughter more feminine (at least that's what my Mom would do) and the smile that says "one day I'm gonna enjoy being in the locker room with the other girls."  What a DOT!

Knoxville, TN
Words from our subject:
"I think I was in 2nd grade in the blue track suit.  I didn't speak a lick of English but was seriously into Joan Jett."     

September 15, 2009

Too DOT To Handle

Today's subject is a doozy.  Note the Izod cardigan, the tie and the sneaky little smile that says, "I feel at home in this outfit".   What a DOT!

San Francisco, CA
Words from our subject: 
 "This was taken in 1984 at my aunt's wedding. I was 6 and refused to wear a dress, of course. My parents were very cool about me wearing a tie instead. I also refused to wear a girl's swimming suit until approximately this age, wearing only a pair of shorts and no shirt. This earned me the neighborhood nickname of "Trunks". In spite of all of this terribly damning evidence, my parents were still somehow surprised when Trunks 'fessed up to being a little lesbo ten years later. Go figure."

September 7, 2009

Feelin' Dot Dot Dot!

In this pic our subject is in her early teens.  Note the hat, Penguins t-shirt, cut-off sweatpants and overall pose, not to mention the hair.  What a DOT!  

Pittsburgh, PA

Welcome to D.O.T.

Since I am the Blog Master of DOT, it's only fair that I put my photo on here first. It speaks for itself.  This is my Little League baseball photo.  I was the Pitcher for the boy's team.  I loved my feathered short haircut. People would come up to my mom and say "your son is a great ball player" while I was standing right next to her.  I collected baseball cards and wore baseball t-shirts.  I thought I was just a tomboy, but really I was a DOT! 

Philadelphia, PA