A Simple Revolution Continues: Read and Listen to Bay Area Lesbian History

November 1, 2011

The October 13 special community event presented by Aunt Lute and co-sponsors Openhouse and the Queer Cultural Center was a memorable evening for everyone in attendance. Four Bay Area authors read alongside Judy Grahn during the evening program. Original stories by Joan Annsfire, Patricia Jackson, Carole Morton, and Chana Wilson are posted on the Guest Contributors section of A Simple Revolution’s website. Audio recordings of the evening’s readings are also on the Guest Contributors website.

We’re pleased to announce that Judy’s reading from October 13 is now available in audio form on the events page, and below:

judy-grahn-10-13-2011 by auntlute

In spring 2012, we will have an intergenerational community event that highlights the continuing impact the legacy of the Bay Area lesbian movement has had on lesbian/bisexual women and their allies in the Bay Area today. Submissions are now open for a chance to read your original stories from this event. Find out more on our Submissions page.

For a visual exploration of the lesbian movement of the 1970s, you’ll find beautiful photos on the website of “Lesbians Seeing Lesbians: Building Community in Early Feminist Photograph.” This recent exhibition at the Leslie Loman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art in New York features photos by JEB (Joan E. Biren), Cathy Cade, and Tee A. Corinne.

So many stories from the Bay Area lesbian/bisexual community remain to be told. Whether you like to engage these stories through writing, oral stories, or photographs, we hope you’ll share your stories to honor the importance of this vibrant community’s past, present, and future.

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