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knowhomo:

LGBTQ* Homo History and Terms
“The Lavender Menace”
*Started as a negative term 
—> Betty Friedan, the president of NOW (National Organization of Women), used “Lavender Menace” in 1969 
—> the terms was used to explain NOW’s fear that having lesbian members would set back the movement for women’s rights (basically, NOW felt there was not enough room to fight lesbian equality along with women’s equality)
* Changed to a term of empowerment when many of the lesbians who were kicked out of NOW joined the GLF (Gay Liberation Front)
—> The term “dyke” was also embraced as a power term during this time
(Picture above: Rita Mae Brown, in Lavender Menace t-shirt, at the Lavender Menace Action, 1970 May)


Lavender Menace also the name of my apartment or so says the embroidered nameplate I made that hangs in the kitchen

fyeahqueervintage:

[image description: image of several presumably female individuals who appear to be in a theatre. Some are sitting and some are standing.]

knowhomo:

LGBTQ* Homo History and Terms

“The Lavender Menace”

*Started as a negative term 

—> Betty Friedan, the president of NOW (National Organization of Women), used “Lavender Menace” in 1969 

—> the terms was used to explain NOW’s fear that having lesbian members would set back the movement for women’s rights (basically, NOW felt there was not enough room to fight lesbian equality along with women’s equality)

* Changed to a term of empowerment when many of the lesbians who were kicked out of NOW joined the GLF (Gay Liberation Front)

—> The term “dyke” was also embraced as a power term during this time

(Picture above: Rita Mae Brown, in Lavender Menace t-shirt, at the Lavender Menace Action, 1970 May)

Lavender Menace also the name of my apartment or so says the embroidered nameplate I made that hangs in the kitchen

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