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Barbara Grier  // Posts tagged as "Barbara Grier"

25 Apr Posted by in • Lee Lynch | 5 comments

1960’s Gay Activism 101

1960’s Gay Activism 101

Recently, a lesbian high school student was writing a paper about 1960’s gay activists. Below are the young woman’s questions and my attempts to answer. I am very fortunate to be able to reach across generations. How/why did you get involved in the 1960’s gay rights movement? “This was a natural progression for me. At age […]

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14 Nov Posted by in • Lee Lynch | Comments Off on Crying for Barbara Grier

Crying for Barbara Grier

Crying for Barbara Grier

She could raise you like a glorious garden. She could plough you under with the sharp tines of her raking words. She could see the promise of what you could yield or trample eager green first growth. Called a force of nature, she was more than that: she was the force itself and we were […]

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Barbara Grier Broke the Silence

Barbara Grier Broke the Silence

Barbara Grier (left, shown with partner Donna McBride) passed away November 10 at the age of 79…young from my perspective, but obviously an elder in the world of lesbians and of publishing. Her history will be written in essays and PhD theses still to come, but a glimpse reveals: she was one of the editors […]

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