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Lesbian Nation radio program, 1972-1974


Lesbian Nation radio program, 1972-1974


Lesbian Nation was a groundbreaking radio show produced and hosted by Martha Shelley that specifically focused and revolved around the LGBTQ community during the rise of gay and lesbian liberation movements of the 1970s.

Martha Shelley (b. 1943) is best known for her involvement in lesbian feminist activism. After college, Shelley joined the Daughters of Bilitis, a lesbian civil and political rights organization, eventually becoming president of the New York chapter. Shelley was one of the early members of the Gay Liberation Front (GLF), established immediately after the Stonewall Riots and which advocated for LGBT and minority rights. Additionally, Shelley wrote for several publications and was an avid advocate for civil rights and the pro-choice movement.

Assorted audio recordings donated to the LHA can also be found among this website's collections.


Shelley, Martha




Shelley, Martha

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