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Posted: 2 Mar 2011, 6:33 pm    Post subject: Inspiring women Reply with quote

Since this is Women's History Month, it seems a good time to reflect on the contributions that queer women have made to our lives. Who has made a difference to you? An activist? A scholar? An author? An artist? A mentor? Let's share some thoughts on this.

There are so many outstanding women that it is probably impossible to choose just one, particularly since their accomplishments are so varied.

Two women who come to my mind are Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin, who displayed such courage by being pioneers for equal rights back in the 1950s and who never gave up the fight. Their marriage in San Francisco in 2008 was a great moment of triumph and a tribute to their dedication to each other and also to the cause of equality. The subsequent passage of the pernicious Proposition 8 should remind us all that we should remain as steadfast as Ms. Lyon and Ms. Martin and should persevere even in the face of adversity.
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Posted: 5 Mar 2011, 9:53 am    Post subject: Re: Inspiring women Reply with quote

As you say, there are so many inspiring women that is hard to limit the choices to two, but Phyllis and Del certainly rank very high on any list. I also think of Audre Lorde and Tee Corinne and many more.
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