Call For Submissions , by The Editors 2. Portraits of Lesbian Writers, , by Riese 3. But in the mid-twentieth century, butches and femmes ruled the roost or at least the dyke bar scene , for better or for worse. They also paved the way for tons of fantastic lesbians, radical queers, revolutionary feminists, and really awful and awesome hairstyles that came after them. My thesis? They were totally badass.
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This 1950s Secret Social Club Printed The First Lesbian Magazine
Dorothy Putnam was born in Massachusetts in As a young woman, Putnam moved to Los Angeles, where she developed an interest in automobiles. In , she became the first licensed female chauffeur in California, her clients including Carole Lombard, Clark Gable and Charlie Chaplin. She also won a number of driving contests in L. In the s Dorothy met her lifelong partner Lois Mercer.
In , a group of eight women founded a secret club which would become the first lesbian civil rights organization in the U. Out lesbians faced job termination, arrest if caught at a reputed gay bar, even forced conversion therapy. The American Psychiatric Association didn't remove homosexuality from their official list of mental disorders until In , though the couple had been dating for three years, they realized they didn't know any other lesbians. Most of us need a refresher on what a mimeograph is.