Yes, Dorothy, older lesbians do exist

August 23, 2009 at 1:30 am Leave a comment

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Old Lesbian Oral Herstory Project

Gathering the Unique Stories of the Lives of Lesbians Born in the Early 1900s

The Old Lesbian Oral Herstory Project seeks to find and document the lives of old lesbians who were born in the early years of the last century. The lives that they led were difficult and in many way difficult for us, today, to understand. There were no lgbt publications, institutions or even personal examples to help guide their lives. They had to make it up as they went along. We seek to record their oral histories, known here as their herstories, to preserve what will soon be lost when they are all gone.

Check out the stories here. What a project!

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