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A fancy queer femme interested in pop culture past and present.

The Black Lesbian Caucus 1972 NY Gay Pride 
(Source: Flickr / mmilleryoung)

The Black Lesbian Caucus 1972 NY Gay Pride 

(Source: Flickr / mmilleryoung)

backtothefiveanddime:

AKA my house

backtothefiveanddime:

AKA my house

Dream Girls, Deborah Bright. 1989. Stolen Glances: Lesbians Take Photographs.1991.

This movie lived up to the hype.

This movie lived up to the hype.

"She was a rock-and-roll lesbian with an angel’s face and a devil’s body!"

"She was a rock-and-roll lesbian with an angel’s face and a devil’s body!"



Lovers at the Castro Street Fair, 1983.

Lovers at the Castro Street Fair, 1983.

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

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

Betty talking about Sally

Betty talking about Sally

Alix Dobkin Living with Lesbians Featuring the Lesbian Power Authority (1975)

Alix Dobkin Living with Lesbians Featuring the Lesbian Power Authority (1975)

The band Lavender Jane
…hey flautist look at you!

The band Lavender Jane

…hey flautist look at you!