Essays Lesbian Political Lesbianism

Lesbian Nation: The Feminist Solution

Lesbian Nation: The Feminist Solution Jill Johnston Simon & Schuster 1973 Lesbian Nation: The Feminist Solution is a 1973 book by the radical lesbian feminist author and cultural critic Jill Johnston. The book was originally published as a series of essays featured in The Village Voice from 1969 to 1972. This collection of essays was an important early manifesto…

Collection Lesbian Women of Colour

Black Lesbians: An Annotated Bibliography

Black Lesbians: An AnnotatedBibliography J.R. Roberts Naiad Press 1981 An annotated list of writing by and about black lesbians, compiled by J.R. Roberts. The information is categorised by the following themes:… Lives and lifestyles… Oppression, resistance, and liberation… Literature and criticism… Photographs… Music and musicians… Periodicals… Research, reference, and popular studies

Essays Lesbian Women of Colour

Black Lesbian In White America

Black Lesbian In White America Anita Cornwell Naiad Press 1983 Published in 1983, Black Lesbian in White America is widely noted as the first collection of essays by a black lesbian. Divided into three parts, this book features Anita Cornwell’s own essays, an interview with Audre Lorde, and a collection of autobiographical pieces written in the third…

Essays Intersectionality Lesbian Women of Colour

Home Girls: A Black Feminist Anthology

Home Girls: A BlackFeminist Anthology Barbara Smith Kitchen Table: Women of Color Press 1983 The pioneering anthology Home Girls, edited by Barbara Smith, features writings by Black feminists and lesbian activists on topics both provocative and profound. Since its initial publication in 1983, it has become an essential text on Black women’s lives and writings. From Wikipedia:…

Autobiography Jewish Lesbian

A Restricted Country

A Restricted Country Joan Nestle Firebrand Books 1987 This is the autobiography of Joan Nestle, working-class Jewish lesbian, writer, teacher, activist and co-founder of the Lesbian Herstory Archives in New York City. A proud working class woman, an “out” lesbian long before the Rainbow revolution, Joan Nestle has stood at the forefront of American freedom…

Collection Essays Intersectionality Lesbian Women of Colour

Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches

Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches Audre Lorde Crossing Press 1982 From Wikipedia: Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches is a collection of essential essays and speeches written by Audre Lorde, a woman who wrote from the particulars of her identity: Black woman, lesbian, poet, activist, cancer survivor, mother, and feminist writer. This collection, now considered a classic volume, of Lorde’s…

Lesbian SciFi

The Needle on Full: Lesbian Feminist Science Fiction

The Needle on Full: Lesbian Feminist Science Fiction Caroline Forbes Onlywomen Press 1985 This is a collection of nine short stories combining lesbian feminist insight with the fantastic possibilities of science fiction. Two women hurtle into space, sole companions for the next 20 years. Back cover The Needle on Full She was in the middle…

Fiction Lesbian

Patience and Sarah

Patience and Sarah Alma Routsong(Isabel Miller) Ballantine Books 1969 From Wikipedia: Patience and Sarah is a 1969 historical fiction novel with strong lesbian themes by Alma Routsong, using the pen name Isabel Miller. It was originally self-published under the title A Place For Us and eventually found a publisher as Patience and Sarah in 1971. Routsong’s novel is based on a real-life painter named Mary Ann Willson who lived…

Lesbian Radical

Amazon Odyssey

Amazon Odyssey Ti-Grace Atkinson Links Books 1974 This collection of Atkinson’s writings is comprised mostly of adapted versions of lectures delivered around the country between 1968 and 1972. In these incendiary lectures Atkinson argues for radical feminist positions on a wide range of issues, including marriage, love, abortion, lesbianism, and the role of older women…

Fiction Lesbian

Rubyfruit Jungle

Rubyfruit Jungle Rita Mae Brown Daughters 1973 From Wikipedia: Rubyfruit Jungle is the first novel by Rita Mae Brown. Published in 1973, it was remarkable in its day for its explicit portrayal of lesbianism. The novel is a coming-of-age autobiographical account of Brown’s youth and emergence as a lesbian author. The term “rubyfruit jungle” is…