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Martha Shelley


Martha Shelley


Martha Shelley (1943 - Present) is best known for her involvement in lesbian feminist activism. After college, Shelley joined the Daughters of Bilitis (DOB) (1955-1995), a lesbian civil and political rights organization, eventually becoming president of the NY chapter. Shelley was one of the early members of the Gay Liberation Front (GLF) which was established immediately after the Stonewall Riots and which advocated for for LGBT and minority rights. Additionally, Shelley wrote for several publications and was an avid advocate for civil rights and the pro-choice movement.

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