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Seattle Gay Liberation Front Newsletter Vol. 1, No. 5, December 11, 1970

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Creator:Gay Liberation Front
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Title:Seattle Gay Liberation Front Newsletter Vol. 1, No. 5, December 11, 1970

Quote from document: “For as long as women have been struggling against the male-domination prevalent in our society, Lesbians have been the niggers of the women’s movement. Women’s liberation has been running scared in fear of the labels “lesbian” and “dyke” hurled by men trying to quell the rise of self-determination among women. And, for the most part, women have reacted defensively, and have put down their gay sisters in order to appear valid in men’s eyes. But our common goal, as women, must be to write our own definition of womanhood and in order to do this all women, gay and straight, must work together without fear of one another.” Background information: “On June 27, 1969, a routine police raid on a gay bar in Greenwich Village ignited unprecedented rioting among its patrons. Throughout the weekend gay men and lesbians converged on the Stonewall Inn to protest the police and their abusive tactics. Although homosexual rights activists had been organizing for two decades, the sudden explosion of the Stonewall riots ushered in a new gay militancy that soon became known as gay liberation. A few weeks after Stonewall, gay and lesbian activists organized the Gay Liberation Front (GLF). Drawing on the principles and rhetoric of many other radical movements of the 1960s, GLF saw its mission as revolutionary and set its sights on a complete transformation of society. Not only did it hope to dismantle social institutions such as heterosexual marriage and the bourgeois family, but its leaders also forcefully opposed consumer culture, militarism, racism, and sexism.” ( Geoffrey W. Bateman. Gay Liberation Front. GLBTQ.com http://www.glbtq.com/social-sciences/gay_liberation_front.html )

Types:Pamphlets | Text
Subjects:Gay rights--Washington (State)--Seattle | Human rights--Washington (State)--Seattle | Gay Liberation Front (Seattle, Wash.) | University of Washington Daily | Protest literature | United States, Washignton, King County, Seattle, 47.6062095, -122.3320708
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