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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 02:26 PM
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Sex, History And Lesbian Outlaws
http://www.advocate.com/Arts_and_Entertainment/Books/Se... /

When We Were Outlaws goes from Angela Davis to Patty Hearst to radical lesbians to the Weather Underground to a neo-Nazi party hell-bent on blowing things up. And author Jeanne Cordova was right in the middle of everything.




Many journalists have written from an advocacy angle in the decades since Lesbian Tide stopped publishing in 1980, but few of those women have captured their own stories in book form, which is why Cordovas hefty new memoir, When We Were Outlaws (Bella Books), is such an important addition to the literary cannon of LGBT non-fiction. The book deserves as much literary acclaim as any memoir this year, both because of the breadth of it and because it manages to be captivating, heartbreaking, and gratifying all at once.

Cordova is still a fixture in L.A.s lesbian scene; in 2008, she co-founded The Lesbian Exploratorium (LEX), a non-profit cultural guerilla group that explores art, culture, and politics. But giving Cordovas book a literary once-over seemed somehow inadequate so I asked one of Cordovas contemporaries, Robin Tyler a long time lesbian activist and fellow L.A. rabble rouser who has navigated many of the same paths as Cordova to give us her take on When We Were Outlaws. Diane Anderson-Minshall]

I started to read Jeanne Cordovas When We Were Outlaws and was absolutely mesmerized by the book. I knew that Jeanne Cordova was a writer. I had been friends with Jeanne in the early 1970s and knew that she was one of the best investigative reporters who ever worked for L.A.s alternative newspaper, the radical Free Press. I knew also that she was the founder and publisher of The Lesbian Tide, which soon became the largest national newsmagazine of the lesbian feminist decade. And Id seen with my own presence that she was a key organizer of the first National Lesbian Conference held at UCLA in 1973.
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William769 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 02:29 PM
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1. I posted this yesterday & it sunk like a rock.
Plenty of views though. Hopefully you will have better luck.

Recommended.

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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 02:32 PM
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2. You did!?!? & I missed it - I do try not to dupe. Nt
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William769 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 02:36 PM
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3. Happens to the best of us.
One of my posts today was a triplicate. :blush:
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 02:49 PM
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4. I think you get stamps or stars for a triplicate.
You can trade them in or was that use them on Trade?
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William769 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 02:52 PM
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5. I'll take the latter.



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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 02:59 PM
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6. Heh! Nt
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yardwork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 03:00 PM
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7. Reccing both threads.
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mitchtv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 03:17 PM
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8. great post,
Edited on Sun Dec-04-11 03:18 PM by mitchtv
reminds me of a lot of my old friends in the Bay Area.
note my journal advert K&R
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Rowdyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 09:20 PM
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9. Sounds like a Christmas present to me.....
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