The GLF-DC was founded by individuals who helped fight for civil rights and international peace in the 1960s, but found their sexuality at odds with the radical left at the time. (Photo credit: GLF-DC.)
Covers local and national developments relevant to the trans+ community, 1896-2008.
Local experts Bonnie Morris and Denise Bump discuss the swift disappearance of local lesbian spaces, such as bookstores and bars, since the 1980s. [Photo credit: Richard Haight.]
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