Lesbian Political Lesbianism

Separatism and Women’s Community

Separatism and Women’s Community Dana R. Shugar University of Nebraska Press 1995 From University of Nebraska Press: The energy spent on all sides of debates about women’s separatism demonstrates the vitality of separatism as an important issue. Excited by the prospect that changes in their personal lives could reverberate through the nation, many women have…

Essays Lesbian

Outwrite: Lesbianism and Popular Culture

Outwrite: Lesbianism and Popular Culture Gabriele Griffin Pluto Press 1993 Outwrite is the first collection of its kind to focus on representations of lesbianism in popular culture. In doing so, it registers the extraordinary diversity of lesbian cultural production in the course of this century. Abandoning the cultural high ground, the eight essays in this…

History Lesbian

Not a Passing Phase: Reclaiming Lesbians in History 1840-1985

Not a Passing Phase: Reclaiming Lesbians in History 1840-1985 Lesbian History Group The Women’s Press 1989 Everything you’ve always wanted to know about women’s history but were afraid to ask, illuminated in this lively and contentious collection of essays. Have lesbians been expunged from history by academics and biographers who wish to deny their existence?…


Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers: a History of Lesbian Life in Twentieth-Century America

Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers: a History of Lesbian Life in Twentieth-Century America Lillian Faderman Columbia University Press 1991 As Lillian Faderman writes, there are “no constants with regard to lesbianism,” except that lesbians love women. In this groundbreaking book, she reclaims the history of lesbian life in twentieth-century America, tracing the evolution of lesbian…

History Law Lesbian

Parker and Hulme: a Lesbian View

Parker and Hulme: a Lesbian View Julie Glamuzina and Alison J. Laurie Auckland, New Women’s Press 1991 Juliet Hulme and Pauline Parker were teenagers in New Zealand, ages 15 and 16, when in June 1954 they killed Pauline’s mother. The murder resulted in a sensational court case, extensive local and international media coverage, and a…

History Lesbian Political Lesbianism Pornography

The Lesbian Heresy: a Feminist Perspective on the Lesbian Sexual Revolution

The Lesbian Heresy: a Feminist Perspectiveon the Lesbian Sexual Revolution Sheila Jeffreys Spinifex 1993 Once, lesbian feminists transformed lesbians from a stigmatized sexual practice into a political practice that posed a challenge to male supremacy and its basic institution of heterosexuality. Lesbian feminism sought to overturn the sexual system of male dominance and female submission.…

Friendship History Lesbian

Surpassing the Love of Men

Surpassing the Love of Men Lillian Faderman William Morrow & Company 1981 Faderman takes a look at the traditional view of lesbianism, drawing on love letters, trial records, pornography and the ‘experts’ proclamations, and shows how shifting theories of female sexuality makes some things acceptable and others taboo. Surpassing the Love of Men is an…

Lesbian Poetry Women of Colour

Movement in Black

Movement in Black Pat Parker Diana Press 1978 Movement In Black is a collection of poetry by Black lesbian feminist Pat Parker. The poems featured in the collection center around Parker’s experiences as a Black woman, lesbian, feminist, mother, writer, poet, and activist.  From Wikipedia: The collection was originally published by Diana Press in 1978.…

History Lesbian Spirituality

Another Mother Tongue

Another Mother Tongue Judy Grahn Beacon Press 1984 In this view of gay culture and its role in society, the author weaves history with myth, tribal traditions with the occult, and interviews with personal experience to unfold the rich pattern of gay life that has existed from ancient times to the present. Spanning centuries and…

Lesbian Poetry

A Woman Is Talking To Death

A Woman Is Talking To Death Judy Grahn The Women’s Press Collective 1974 A 1974 long poem by Judy Grahn, the internationally-known lesbian poet, author, and cultural theorist who established the Oakland-based Women’s Press Collective in 1969.  The first woman ever I kissed was Josie, who I had loved at such a distance for months.…