Lesbian Herstory Archives AudioVisual Collections

Sidney Abbott video recordings, 1995


Sidney Abbott video recordings, 1995


Sidney Abbott was a lesbian, feminist author and activist. She was a member of the Gay Liberation Front (GLF) and the National Organization for Women (NOW), and was a former member–as many of the GLF and NOW membership were–of the lesbian radical feminist group Lavender Menace. Abbott co-authored the groundbreaking Sappho Was A Right-On Woman: A Liberated View of Lesbianism (1971) with her partner, Barbara Love. In 2007, she created the non-profit organization Women’s Rights Are Human Rights and in 2008 launched the In Our Shoes newsletter which examined issues of class, poverty, and politics. Abbott tragically passed away in a house fire in Southold, New York on April 15, 2015.

Audio recordings of Abbott can be found in the Lesbian Nation digital exhibition. 

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