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This work within The SAGE Reference Series on Leadership provides undergraduate students with an authoritative reference resource on leadership issues specific to women and gender. Although covering historical and contemporary barriers to women’s leadership and issues of gender bias and discrimination, this two-volume set focuses as well on positive aspects and opportunities for leadership in various domains and is centered on the 101 most important topics, issues, questions, and debates specific to women and gender. Entries provide students with more detailed information and depth of discussion than typically found in an encyclopedia entry, but lack the jargon, detail, and density of a journal article.Key FeaturesProvides a list of further readings and references after each entry, as well as a detailed index and an online version of the work to maximize accessibility for today's student audience.
Chapter 26: 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 ...