When Robin Cloud told her friends she was getting married, they offered to help in the way that friends offer to help, at least for straight weddings.
"They said: If you need anything, I'd love to go dress shopping with you."
And Robin responded in the way she had learned to respond, at least to straight people.
She said: "I am the Ellen of the relationship."
That, says Cloud, a 35-year-old lesbian who hasn't worn a dress in more than a decade, "seemed to clear it up for them."
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