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RIP—Lesley Gore

RIP—Lesley Gore

On Monday, 16th February 2015, singer-songwriter, lesbian, and feminist activist passed away in New York City, aged 68. She is survived by her partner of 33 years, Lois Sasson. Ms Gore is probably best remembered for her 1963 song “You Don’t Own Me“, a fabulously female-liberating anthem, harking in the beginning of the Second Wave … Continue reading

Enforcing heterosexuality – hate crimes against lesbians

Enforcing heterosexuality – hate crimes against lesbians

This is an adjunct post to RubyFruit’s Radical Lesbian Feminism or Political Lesbian in 2012, in which RubyFruit outlines Adrienne Rich’s key points in compulsory heterosexuality. Part of the first point is also the largely invisible cultural grooming, more pronounced now than when I was a girl, the Disney-style propaganda that brainwashes little girls into thinking … Continue reading

Background on Jamison Green and Dallas Denny

Background on Jamison Green and Dallas Denny

An adjunct to GallusMag’s post on WPATH President-Elect Jamison Green Calls For Lesbian Bookburning, given that both critics of the forthcoming book by Sheila Jeffreys and Lorene Gottschalk, are both prominent transgender activists. . Dallas Denny (M2T) Adhering to the copyright restrictions on the post, only a small amount can be copied here, the full … Continue reading

NYC Dyke March – summary

NYC Dyke March – summary

The last post became fragmented due to all the updates as information became available, so a summary post is in order. ETA: Longer video now released, please read the commentary too. A group varying between ten to twenty transwomen and genderqueers approached a small group of lesbians, which included LGBT activist Cathy Brennan. Quite a … Continue reading

NYC Dyke March – inclusive, but not for lesbians

NYC Dyke March – inclusive, but not for lesbians

The 20th annual Dyke March was held yesterday in New York City. The Dyke March was inclusive (meaning that transwomen and genderqueers were also welcome). Unfortunately some lesbians attending the march were accosted and harassed by a group of transwomen and genderqueers, even though the lesbians respected the inclusive policy. One particular group (of about … Continue reading