Finally, proof that Park Slope lesbians have all the fun, or at least some of the discounts: Brokelyn reveals that maternity store Boing Boing has been offering a 10% discount to lesbian mothers. Owner Karen Paperno "says she has about one taker a day. She also fields occasional complaints," explaining, “The lesbians love it and the gay males get upset. But their disposable income is so much higher than women’s. Men just make more than women.”

Paperno, who married to a man, doesn't think she's breaking any laws and says that she brought back the discount, which was first offered in the 1990s, "as part of her push to be more personally involved with the store after its customer service took a drubbing on Yelp." (Here's an example review.) She told Brokelyn that she opened the store 15 years ago, "My first day here I saw a big pin on the sidewalk for the Lesbian Herstory Archives and I thought, ‘what a cool neighborhood,'" and she doesn't even demand that lesbian mothers offered proof that they are in fact lesbian mothers!

She adds, "People have gotten upset but it’s my store and I have the right to do it. I offer hardship discounts of all kinds, all the time. This is just one that I advertise." Just don't get Colin Quinn started on this.