Today, we’re highlighting two of the interesting artifacts in the LGBT collection at the James Branch Cabell Library.
One is an 8 1/2 by 11 inch document, titled, “Richmond Lesbian-Feminists.” It features a brief history of the group, which first met at Pace Memorial United Methodist Church on February 25, 1975. It states the group’s three core goals, and emblazoned on the page is a quote from Rita Mae Brown: “An Army of Lovers Can Not Fail.”
The second item discovered is the group’s mouthpiece – a March, 1978 issue of “lesbian feminist flyer.” One article tells all about “The Virginia Coalition for Lesbian and Gay Rights.” And then there’s a column, titled, “The Closet Carpenter,” giving step-by-step instructions on replacing a broken window pane.
Despite the fact that one in three women have abortions in their lifetime, the long-standing stigma surrounding the procedure still persists. Planned Parenthood Generation Action at Virginia Commonwealth University partnered with Richmond Reproductive Freedom Project to host an event in hopes to help change that. The Abortion Speak Out, which took place Thursday at Firehouse Theatre [...]