The artifact is the front page article of the style section of the Washington Post for Tuesday, March 23, 2010.
Butch women along with transgender and other gays have a tough time figuring how to go about wedding ceremonies. The first problem is what state to have it in and the next step is the formalities. Many butch women go for men’s fashion magazines when they try to discover their own style of clothing. They draw from opposite gender sources to decide how to go about dressing their occasion. Many women also choose to go to standard retail stores to find shopping supplies that will enable them to choose outfits for their event. Filene’s basement and other fabric outfitters prove to be useful places to gather materials to stitch together the outfits for a formal ceremony. The most obvious mistake gay women can make when deciding which way to go for a wedding is to wear a traditional dress, because that locks in with the heterosexual style of dress that would normally occur. Gays try to break the fold and stray from the usual in order to differentiate themselves from their straight counterparts.