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San Francisco Lesbian History Project discusses Buffalo lesbian bars in the 1950's, 1981 February 24 (Tape 1)

Side A:

Discussion on the social issues in the Lesbian communinity bar and nightlife scene in Buffalo, NY during the 1950s.

Side B:

Continuation of side A. Only 2 minutes of side B used in original recording.
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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,…
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Judy, January 6 [year unknown] (Tape 2)

Judy talks about her relationships with three different women and the role they each played in the relationship. She talks about gender identities, and one relationship with a woman who wanted to be a man and had very mixed gender roles. She talks…
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Bonnie, June 9, 1984 (Tape 1)

Bonnie discusses the lesbian community in which she came out and lived during the 1960s. She describes the difference of experience for butch and femme lesbians in public during this time, the roles butches and femmes play within relationships, and…
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Bobbie, June 30, 1984 (Tape 1)

She thinks people have the wrong opinion of lesbians, she says she feels alone in the bars, role playing was important that someone should be the more aggressive person in a relationship, talks about how she needs a butch in a relationship, thought…
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Elaine, April 17, 1980 (Tape 1)

Discussion centers on bars in Buffalo in the late 1950s and into the 1960s, in particular Bingo