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Kuehl, Sheila James (b. 1941)  
 
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She also helped establish the Public Policy Institute at Santa Monica College, which she now serves as Founding Director.

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    Bibliography
   

Asimov, Nanette. "New Law Fights Anti-Gay Bias in Schools." San Francisco Chronicle (April 12, 2001): A3.

Curiel, Jonathan. "Lesbian Legislators: In the Country's Most Populous State, Sheila Kuehl and Carole Migden Gain Ground in the Race to Win over a Tough Audience." The Advocate 738 (July 22, 1997): 37.

Hardy, Terry, and Dorothy Korber. "Capitol Notebook: '99 Best, Worst of Legislature Remembered." Daily News of Los Angeles (November 28, 1999): Viewpoint.

Herdt, Timm. "Two Challengers Face Kuehl." Ventura County Star (October 20, 2004): 3.

Min, Janice. "Zelda's Choice: Ex-TV Star Sheila Kuehl Is out of the Closet and Running for Office." People Weekly 41.18 (May 16, 1994): 93-94.

"Sheila Kuehl--Senate District 23." democrats.sen.ca.gov/senator/kuehl.

 

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    Author: Rapp, Linda  
    Entry Title: Kuehl, Sheila James  
    General Editor: Claude J. Summers  
    Publication Name: glbtq: An Encyclopedia of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual,
Transgender, and Queer Culture
 
    Publication Date: 2005  
    Date Last Updated December 12, 2011  
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