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Solidarity forever! Pits and Perverts’ Gays and Lesbians’ Support the Miners! | furbirdsqueerly

 

Source: Solidarity forever! Pits and Perverts’ Gays and Lesbians’ Support the Miners! | furbirdsqueerly

Two Girls Against the Rain | IDFA

Sopheak Sao – 2012 – It’s raining when the camera visits the humble dwelling of two Cambodian women who met in the 1970s while the Khmer Rouge was in power. They have been lovers ever since. Both in their late fifties, Soth Yun and Sem Eang tell their story without bitterness, but there is great pain beneath their words. Nobody wanted to believe that two women would be able to support themselves, and they have had to overcome the hostility of their families. Today they feed nephews, nieces and their grandchildren, while also taking care of a blind and physically handicapped sister. But they are still waiting for official recognition from the village authorities. The depth of history, sorrow and love captured unsentimentally in these 10 minutes is a valuable contribution to the gay emancipation debate in Cambodia. The film concludes with the observation that while King Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia expressed support for same-sex marriage in 2004, no such law has yet been drafted.

Source: Two Girls Against the Rain | IDFA

‘The Daughters’ Reveals The Lesbians Who Changed History

Jessica Palopoli

“I hadn’t seen a play or history of my people,” says Patricia Cotter — so she wrote ‘The Daughters’ which evokes a grand sweep of lesbian history, including the Daughters of Bilitis [DOB].

The [DOB] organization was unique in its dual focus on women’s rights and lesbian rights, Gallo said, when there was lots of sexism in the gay rights movement and homophobia in the feminist movement. 

“I’ve also seen a ton of theater where we hear about the gay male perspective, and I’m a huge fan of it, but I would like to be included, and not just one character with one point of view, but a broader narrative and just kind of show there’s a million different ways to be a queer woman.”  – Patricia Cotter

Source: ‘The Daughters’ Reveals The Lesbians Who Changed History

No Cops, No Sponsors: 50 Years After Stonewall, Pride Goes Back to Its Roots | The Indypendent

 

“Most of us would say victories like the right to be in the army, or the right to marriage — those are not the kind of victories we are talking about,” says Cagan. “We would like a more comprehensive and thorough analysis of the institutions that oppress people.”

On June 30 at 9:30 a.m., the Reclaim Pride marchers will attempt to reignite that revolutionary spirit and desire for change, not just inclusion, by taking the same route as the 1970 march, then called the Christopher Street Liberation Day March — beginning on Christopher Street near the Stonewall Inn, and going up Sixth Avenue to Central Park.

“It’s about structural change, instead of just a seat at the table,” says Dobbs. “I hope the march sends a message about justice, about something that’s as big as the sky: liberation.”

 

Frustrated that the annual New York City Gay Pride parade has become dominated by corporate floats, a group called . . .

Source: No Cops, No Sponsors: 50 Years After Stonewall, Pride Goes Back to Its Roots | The Indypendent

Photos of Lesbian Lives Meant to Inspire a Movement – The New York Times

 

Amie Laird, left, and J. Finch in the workers’ kitchen at the Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival in Hart, Mich., 1983. From “Making a Way: Lesbians Out Front.”CreditJEB (Joan E. Biren)

Phyllis Nagy: On Writing the Script for ‘Carol’ | Lambda Literary

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Carol | Lambda Literary

Of Monsters and Men – Empire (Official Video)

Androgynous Model Erika Linder Falls for Older Woman in “Of Monsters and Men” Video

Lesbian Feminists Reflect on the 1970s — Co-Sponsored by Association for Women in Psychology and Women for Change at The University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT

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The Association for Women in Psychology and Women for Change are co-sponsoring this exciting event in which three Lesbian Feminists who were extremely influential during the 1970s have a panel discussion. Sarah F. Pearlman is nationally recognized for her role in establishing a psychology of Lesbians. Loretta Wrobel, LCSW is a psychotherapist who began providing clinical services in 1978 as a member of a feminist therapy collective. Alice Fisher, Ph. D., spent some of the 70’s and 80’s living in a lesbian separatist commune while writing a dissertation on lesbian mothers. These women will offer great insight into the feminist struggle of the 1970s especially as a Lesbian. Light refreshments will be served and this event is free to the general public.
($45 for 1.5 APA-sponsored CEUs for psychologists
Certificates of attendance provided for other mental health professionals. RSVP by March 23, 2015 to awpconnecticut@gmail.com)

WHEN:    Thursday, April 2, 2015 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

WHERE:   University of Hartford, Dana Hall, room D201
200 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT  06117