My female protagonist, it turns out, is bi-sexual. I didn't know until I started to write some backstory. Such is the way of writing. The current version is so much better than my original storyline that I would never dream of trying to make a straight woman fit into the role. However, I am, for good or bad, a straight white male, who has no biases, but admittedly can be uninformed or at least too stereotypical in thought. In an effort to try and not make my character a parody of who I want, I seek the help of those who would know better. Story time is the present, but the scenes that matter all take place while she is in university. That would be in the 80's and would be in Canada, likely UBC or such. Her lover is gay and seduces her, although my character makes little or no effort to tame the demons telling her this may not be the best idea. At that time, would two women friends hold hands if one of them was distraught or otherwise? Would they ever do so in public? Would lesbian women of that era be at all identifiable by dress or mannerism? Short hair? Behavior, or dress etc. I'm obviously looking for descriptive tags I can employ that aren't offensive or parodic in nature. Thanks.