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.
This month, VCU’S College of Humanities and Sciences is hosting a speakers series titled, “Celebrating Forty Years of LGBTQ Activism” to commemorate the court decision that allowed for VCU’s first queer student organization to exist on campus. This Thursday, Dr. Marc Stein of San Francisco State University, will give the second lecture in the series [...]