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Judy Grahn  // Posts tagged as "Judy Grahn"

18 Apr Posted by in • Robin Lowey | Comments Off on Mary Meriam & The Lavender Review

Mary Meriam & The Lavender Review

Mary Meriam & The Lavender Review

Lesbocentric, poetic, such venues are few. Without such a place, what’s a reader to do? It turns me purple whenever I’m blue. And that’s why I love Lavender Review. This poem and video are by Lisa Moore, custom-made for the I LOVE LAVENDER REVIEW fundraiser at Kickstarter. Lisa Moore is the author of a wonderful […]

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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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31 Oct Posted by in • Robin Lowey | Comments Off on The Great Gay Holiday

The Great Gay Holiday

The Great Gay Holiday

Why do Gays and Lesbians love Halloween? We just do. It’s the one time of year that cross-dressing is enjoyed by all. Lesbian poet and scholar Judy Grahn, calls Halloween “the great gay holiday.” I love dressing up, jack-o-lanterns, skeletons and the whole spooky deal. I hope I never grow out of the thrill of […]

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31 Oct Posted by in • Robin Lowey | 2 comments

Halloween – The Great Gay Holiday

Halloween – The Great Gay Holiday

Why do Gays and Lesbians love Halloween so? Celebrating Halloween was a longstanding tradition in my family growing up in Northern California. As a child I was allowed to run free—dressed as a monster or in some sort of boy-themed costume. Candy was like money for us, a commodity that involved trading and counting. The […]

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Ode to Jill Johnston

Ode to Jill Johnston

When I arrived in New York City in 1971 after graduating from college in Boston I knew only two things for sure:  I wanted to be a writer and I was a lesbian.  I was at a complete loss as to what to do about either of my identities.  I was shy so dropping in […]

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