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Image of seven tiled boxes of elder lesbian faces with a central add that reads Lesbian elders Oral Herstory Project


We are entering the final months of the Mellon Grant-funded Lesbian Elders Oral Herstory Project. We are so thankful to those who have already participated and look forward to including more voices, especially those that can bring a diversity of perspective to reflect upon the lesbian community at large. In particular, we encourage Lesbian Elders…

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Black and white photo of Madeline Davis wearing a long-sleeved shirt, a dark vest, and pants standing on the sidewalk on a sunny day smiling into the camera.

Our Madeline Davis (July 7, 1940-April 28,2021)

By Joan NestleWith special gratitude to Wendy Smiley, who through her grieving, said yes. Editor’s Note: On June 18, 2021, The New York Times, ran an obituary of Madeline Davis with the headline “Madeline Davis, Who Spoke to the Nation as a Lesbian, Dies at 80.” The formal obituary is worth reading. These two personal…

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