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Herstories:  Audio/Visual Collections of the LHA

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  • Tags: Butch and Fem
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Lois Beeby, Tape 2 of 2, May 9, 1987

Lois Beeby discusses her early experiences and confusion as to recognizing she was a lesbian. She speaks about her role as a member and officer in the Daughters of Bilitis, and the eventual unrest and split in the group, leading to her leaving DOB.…
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Nikki Nichols, Tape 1 of 2, May 14, 1987

Nikki Nichols describes her coming out process, and experiences with older lesbian women as a teenager. Discusses changing views on butch/fem issue. Laments the lack of lesbian groups in Sacramento, as well as describing issues with and fears of…
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Arcus Flynn, Tape 1 of 1, November 1, 1987

Arcus Flynn discusses her early life and her struggle with isolation and depression, her eventual discovery of the Daughters of Bilitis meetings and the community and friendships she found there. Arcus talks about the early importance of roles…
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Lois Beeby, Tape 2 of 2, May 9, 1987

Lois Beeby discusses her early experiences and confusion as to recognizing she was a lesbian. She speaks about her role as a member and officer in the Daughters of Bilitis, and the eventual unrest and split in the group, leading to her leaving DOB.…
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Karen Ryer Anderson

Karen Anderson Ryer discusses her coming out process, and the acceptance of her parents. She talks about butch vs. fem, and changing generational attitudes. Discusses importance of feminism to lesbianism specifically, and differences from gay…
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Kay O'Hara and Gerrie Morrison, Tape 1 of 2, October 20, 1988

Kay O'Hara and Gerrie Morrison are interviewed in 1988. They both talk about their family lives, when they realized they were lesbians, coming out, their relationship and previous relationships. Kay mentions her engagement and marriage before she…
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Marilyn Lamkay, Tape 1 of 1, April 8, 1987

Marliyn Lamkay is interviewed in New York City in 1987 (it seems to continue from a previous video and is perhaps continued in another video). She talks about being a lesbian in New York and coming out to her family and professionally, her…
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Barbara Gittings and Kay Tobin, Tape 1 of 3, February 20, 1988

Barbara Gittings talks about her life and her history with the Daughters of Bilitis. She served as the National Corresponding Secretary for DoB, and helped run the NYC chapter when she was living in Philadelphia. Despite that, she frequently…
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Bonnie, June 9, 1984 (Tape 2)

Bonnie discusses rules of conduct within the lesbian community, including domestic violence, beginning and ending relationships, identifying as butch or femme, and domestic roles. Other topics include prostitution with women and men, bisexuality,…