Sexuality and Relationships

Library Documents

Independence from the Sexual Revolution

By Dana Densmore (As published in Radical Feminism, Anne Koedt, Ellen Levine, Anita Rapone, eds. [Quadrangle, 1973]) Dana Densmore has been active in the women’’s movement in Boston since June, 1968. She helped start  A[...]

In Among the Market Forces?

by Gillian Hanscombe In An Intimate Wilderness: Lesbian Writers on Sexuality Judith Barrington, Ed. (The Eighth Mountain Press, 1991), pp. 216-220. It’s passion, not mere sex, that is the sure foundation of lesbian identity. And[...]

Look On the Bright Side

by Anna Livia In Unleashing Feminism: Critiquing Lesbian Sadomasochism in the Gay Nineties edited by Irene Reti I arrived in California in August 1990 and everyone I knew had just left for the Michigan Womyn’s[...]

Interindependence: A New Concept in Relationships

by Dianne Post In Lesbian Ethics, Vol 4 No 1, Spring 1990 I saw a woman sleeping. In her sleep, she dreamt life stood before her and held in each hand a gift: in the[...]

What's Up With Lesbian Marriage: Romanticism, Lesbian Love, and Radical Possibilities

By Tamara Gorin In Rain and Thunder Summer Solstice 2002 There is a beginning story of a moment that changes a life forever. A girl-child decides she wants something better. Something that radiates happiness not[...]

Hot Hypothalami

by Pinko Lesbo In Rain and Thunder (Summer Solstice 2000) The other day at work a straight woman acquaintance was talking about her gay nephew, probably to impress me with how liberal she is. “His[...]

The Other Facts of Life

by Pearl Cleage From Deals with the Devil and Other Reasons to Riot (1987, Ballantine) These are the other facts of life. The ones your mother probably didn’t tell you because she didn’t want to[...]

Against Marriage

By Sharon Rose From Bisexual Horizons: Politics Histories Lives edited by Sharon Rose, Cris Stevens et al. (London, Lawrence & Wishart), 1996, pp. 119-121 For three years after joining the Women’s Liberation Movement and calling[...]