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Oct 7
LGBTQ* 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; original source unknown)

LGBTQ* 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; original source unknown)

LGBTQ* Literature You May Want To Know
Rubyfruit Jungle - Rita Mae Brown

LGBTQ* Literature You May Want To Know


Rubyfruit Jungle - Rita Mae Brown

Feb 8
LGBTQ* Quotes and Quips

Rita Mae Brown, author of Rubyfruit Jungle and the original “Lavender Menace” 

LGBTQ* Quotes and Quips

Rita Mae Brown, author of Rubyfruit Jungle and the original “Lavender Menace” 

LGBTQ* History In Photographs

To love without role, without power plays, is revolution. — Rita Mae brown

LGBTQ* History In Photographs

To love without role, without power plays, is revolution. — Rita Mae brown

Jul 7
LGBTQ* Literature Quotes

LGBTQ* Literature Quotes

Jun 6

Women who love women are Lesbians. Men, because they can only think of women in sexual terms, define Lesbian as sex between women.

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— Rita Mae Brown

Author of RUBYFRUIT  JUNGLE

(I don’t feel all men do this. It does pose the question:

Are you defined by your attraction or your sexual act?  — (Re)Becca)

My lesbianism is an act of Christian charity.  All those women out there praying for a man, and I’m giving them my share.  ~Rita Mae Brown

My lesbianism is an act of Christian charity.  All those women out there praying for a man, and I’m giving them my share.  ~Rita Mae Brown