Published on October 17th, 2012 | by TGHS Crew0
Alt Lake City – Spotlighting Stylish and Interesting Lesbians in Utah
This is the first installation of a series that I’ve adapted and refined from a similar series I have previously done. Either monthly or bimonthly (still to be decided) I’ll spotlight one outstanding and sexual woman from our community to applaud them for their amazing personalities, style, ambition, class, and other qualities that add diversity, character, and sexiness to our lesbian patchwork community here in Utah.
Secondarily, if this helps to encourage raising the bar for the lesbians/queer women in Utah, even better. Because let’s be frank, that Shane McCutcheon look is so passé, and settling for that easy fast food job just because you can, is even worse.
To kick off the Alt Lake City series, we have Rachel Sines. Many of you know her, for those who don’t, enjoy:
RS: I’m 27, I bartend at Fleming’s at The Gateway, and I graduated with a degree in Biology.
TGHS: Have you seen any good movies or read any books recently that you liked or were memorable?
RS: Perks of being a Wallflower. I heard the book is incredible, but the movie is really good. The Broadway always has good movies, but in terms of mainstream movies, I don’t even know the last time I saw one of those.
TGHS: What are some of your favorite things to do, either in the city or outside of the city?
RS: Playing soccer, indoor or outdoor. There’s a really big soccer community here. Going up to Park City and trying out the different restaurants up there is always a good time. The canyons, going hiking is always a goodie. Everyone goes to bars, I like Bourbon House because they’re affordable, it’s chill, and they have good music; and also the Green Pig, just because of the roof patio, which is really cool to be in the city and outside at a bar.
TGHS: When did you come out or start dating girls?
RS: I guess when I was 21, when I decided with my 5 year boyfriend that it wasn’t working out and I told him, “Ummm, somethings is missing…” So then I brought a girl home to my mom and she just said, “Alright then.” So my first girlfriend was in Vegas for two years.
TGHS: What do you find attractive in a girl?
RS: Definitely motivation. I don’t really like lazy people, I have the attention span of a mayfly. I can’t just sit around and do nothing, so I like a really active girl. Obviously attractive, with good style, in shape, naturally cute, and a good personality, which is a little rough to find.
TGHS: What’s your impression of the lesbian community in Salt Lake City? The good and the bad parts.
RS: Well let’s do bad first. It feels like everyone you meet turns out that you know them through an extensive line of people (This is the part when I couldn’t contain my outdated L Word references with, “Oh my god, it’s like Our Chart! Cute!”). Which is fine, but if you can find a cool balance and with the history, great, but it’s just hard to find. Good qualities, I feel like there’s a lot of hidden girls in Salt Lake who aren’t very outspoken with being gay, they’re very eccentric and awesome, but just hard to find. It’s weird, Salt Lake has a hidden side of this huge gay community.
TGHS: Anything else you want to say to the lesbian community of Utah?
RS: Umm, I have no idea. Good luck? (I should note that her response included a healthy amount of sarcasm.)
And that is Rachel Sines in a small, nut-sized, metaphorical shell. An excellent addition to our city.
Want to nominate a queer girl in Utah for this series? Email me at annalisaTGHS@gmail.com.