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Karen O'Connor & Alixandra B. Yanus

In: Gender and Women's Leadership: A Reference Handbook

Chapter 26: Women as Leaders in Lesbian Organizations

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Women as Leaders in Lesbian Organizations
Women as leaders in lesbian organizations

Telling the story of lesbian leadership in the United States is a difficult task. Historically, since the first wave of the women's movement, it has been difficult to ascertain whether or not women, indeed, were lesbians. Anecdotal evidence is often useful in this task, but it may also promote speculation and discussion of uncertain truths. Still, written exchanges between women throughout history have led scholars today to posit that most leaders—not only in the first wave of the women's movement but also many of the early unmarried ...

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