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  1. Who gets to 'belong' in the lesbian community anyway?

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections
    Creator: Power, Bet
    Date: Apr. 8, 1990
    Topics: BDSM, Bisexual people, Communities (LGBTQ), Drag community, Gay pride, Lesbians, LGBTQ visibility, Persecution of bisexual people, Sexual minorities, SM movement, Transgender community
    Subject: Academy Awards, Elizabeth Taylor, Gay Community News, Gertrude Stein, Lis Brook, New Alexandria Lesbian Library, Northhampton Lesbian/Gay Pride march, Radclyffe Hall, Sarah Dreher, Shelix, University of Massachusetts, Valley Gay Alliance, Willa Cather
    Description: An editorial concerning the exclusion of sexual and gender minorities from the 1990 Northampton pride march. Originally published on page 5 of volume 17, number 38 of Gay Community News.
  2. TV Watching in P'town

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections
    Creator: Damon, Bill
    Date: Nov. 15, 1975
    Topics: Clothing, Communities (LGBTQ), Crossdressers, Crossdressing, Gay culture, Transgender culture, Transvestites
    Subject: Ariadne Kane, Fantasia Fair, Gay Community News
    Description: A short article covering Ariadne Kane's first Fantasia Fair (national transvestite convention), held in Provincetown. Originally published on page 5 of volume 3, number 2 of Gay Community News.
  3. Transsexual pioneer Jorgenson dies

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections
    Creator: McKnight, Jennie
    Date: Jul. 4, 1989
    Topics: Gender confirming surgery, Transsexual people
    Subject: Christine Jorgenson, Gay Community News, International Foundation for Gender Education (IFGE), Jorgenson Memorial Fund
    Description: This clipping announces Christine Jorgenson's death; she was one of the first people to undergo gender confirmation surgery. Originally published on page 2 of volume 16, number 45 of Gay Community ...
  4. Transgender study & research center

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections
    Creator:
    Date: May 10, 1980
    Topics: Advertising, Classified, Gender identity, Health care for LGBTQ people, Mental health care for LGBTQ people, Therapies, Transgender people, Transitioning (Transgender)
    Subject: Association for Humanistic Psychology, Association for the Advancement of Psychology, Association of Sexologists, Gay Community News
    Description: A classified ad for a counseling services clinic for transgender people. Originally published on page 7 of volume 7, number 41 of Gay Community News.
  5. The Sexual Politics of Transsexual Surgery

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections
    Creator: Amalthea
    Date: Aug. 21, 1976
    Topics: Feminism, Gender confirming surgery, Genitals, Hair removal, Health care for LGBTQ people, Lesbian community, Lesbians, Medical care, MtFs, Physical health care for LGBTQ people, Transsexual people, Vaginas
    Subject: Aristotle, Gay Community News, Naomi Weisstein, Sigmund Freud, Thomas Aquinas
    Description: An editorial on surgery and medical transition from the perspective of a lesbian transsexual woman. Originally published on pages 8 and 9 of volume 4, issue 8 of Gay Community News.
  6. Sexual Minorities Conference

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections
    Creator:
    Date: May 3, 1975
    Topics: Birth certificate amendments, Legal name change, LGBTQ personal and family law, MtFs, Transgenderism, Transsexual people, Transvestites
    Subject: Ariadne Kane, Conference on Alternate Sex and Gender Lifestyles, Emerson College, Gay Community News, Gender Identity Service of Boston, Massachusetts Bureau of Vital Statistics, Michael Fleming, Richard Rubino
    Description: An account of the second annual Conference on Alternate Sex and Gender Lifestyles, with photos from the event. Originally published on pages 3 and 9 of volume 2, issue 45 of Gay Community News.
  7. An Intimate Circle of Friends

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections
    Creator: Moody, Linda
    Date: Oct. 13, 1984
    Topics: Archives (LGBTQ), Crossdressing, Lesbian artists, Lesbians, LGBTQ actors, Sexism, Theatre (LGBTQ)
    Subject: Addie Manning, Anne Whitney, Boston Area Lesbian and Gay History Project, Charles Dickens, Charlotte Cushman, Edwin Booth, Eliza Cook, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Gay Community News, Hamlet, Harriet Hosmer, Janet Kahn, Macbeth, Matilda Hays, Oliver Twist, Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare
    Description: This article details the life and history of Charlotte Cushman and her circle of friends, many of whom were lesbians and engaged in crossdressing. There are several small typos in the article; Cush...
  8. 'Helping Professions' Meet a Sexual Minority

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections
    Creator: Rosen, Lyn
    Date: Apr. 9, 1977
    Topics: Crossdressing, Femininity, Gender dysphoria, Gender expression, Gender identity, Transgender people, Transsexuality, Transvestism
    Subject: Ariadne Kane, Brooks House, Deborah Feinbloom, Gay Community News, Gender Identity Service of Boston, The Outreach Foundation, Transvestites and Transsexuals: Mixed Views
    Description: A summary of an event in which counselors, therapists, hotline operators and sex educators met with transvestites, transsexual people, and transgender people. Originally published on page 8 of volu...
  9. Glen or Glenda? : Not Just a Puppy Dog's Tale

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections
    Creator: Bronski, Michael
    Date: Jul. 31, 1982
    Topics: Exploitation films, LGBTQ films, Transsexual people, Transvestites
    Subject: Bela Lugosi, Christine Jorgensen, Ed Wood, Gay Community News, Glen or Glenda?, John Waters, World War II
    Description: A review of Glen or Glenda? (1953), originally published on pages 7 and 8 of volume 10, issue 3 of Gay Community News.
  10. forum GRAFFITI

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 26, 1974
    Topics: Bathrooms, Bisexuality, Drag, Drag community, Drag queens, Gay men, Lesbians, Sexism
    Subject: Charles Street Meeting House, Gay Community News, Jesus, Richard M. Nixon
    Description: An account of graffiti from the bathrooms of the Charles Street Meeting House in Boston. Originally published on page 4 of volume 1, number 31 of Gay Community News. Content Warning: This item co...
  11. FOCUS ON: Gender Identity Service

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections
    Creator:
    Date: May 4, 1974
    Topics: Clinics, Counseling, Gender identity, Health care for LGBTQ people, Legal name change, Legal status, LGBTQ personal and family law, Medical care, Official documentation, Organisations for sexual research and sexual reform, Therapies, Transsexual people, Transvestites
    Subject: Community Sex Information Service, Deborah Feinbloom, Gay Community News, Gender Identity Clinic, Homophile Community Health Service, New England
    Description: A brief description of a new gender identity service in Cambridge. Originally published on page 7 in volume 1, number 45 of Gay Community News.
  12. All dressed up and nowhere to go?

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 10, 1988
    Topics: Crossdressing, Gender identity, Helplines, Transgenderism, Transsexualism
    Subject: Gay Community News, TV-TS Contact Service
    Description: A classified ad for the TV-TS (transvestite transsexual) contact service, originally published in volume 15, number 25 of Gay Community News.
  13. A home of our own

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections
    Creator: The Ad Hoc Committee to Support the Lesbian Herstory Archives
    Date: Jun. 23, 1991
    Topics: Anti-lesbian violence, Archives, Butches, Dykes, Femmes, Lesbian activism, Lesbian African-Americans, Lesbian archives, Lesbian bars, Lesbians, Lesbians of colour, Male impersonators, Persecution of lesbians
    Subject: Becky Johnson, C. Walsh Theater, First African Meeting House, Gay Community News, Jenifer Firestone, Jewel Box Revue, Joan Nestle, Lesbian Herstory Archives, Michelle Parkerson, Red Shades Affinity Group, Stormé: The Lady of the Jewel Box, Stormé DeLarverie, West Village
    Description: An article summarizing an event to benefit the Lesbian Herstory Archives, featuring a short film about Storme Delarverie and appearances from notable lesbian activists. Originally published on page...
  14. Dressing the Part: Two Approaches to Drag

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections
    Creator: Schneiderman, Jo, Leigh, Joanna, Lynn, Merissa Sherrill
    Date: May 5, 1984
    Topics: Camp, Clothing, Crossdressers, Drag, Drag bars, Drag community, Drag queens, Femininity, Gay community, Gender confirming surgery, Gender expression, LGBTQ events, MtFs, Relationships (LGBTQ), Sexual assault, Transsexual people
    Subject: Eve's Garden, Fire and Ice Review, Gay Community News, Jacques' Cabaret, Norell, Roberta Dearborn, Tiffany Club, Tina Lea
    Description: A compilation of interviews with drag queens, transsexual women, and crossdressers. Touches on the drag scene in Boston, presenting and passing as a woman, the threat of sexual assault, and relatio...
  15. Becoming a Woman

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections
    Creator: Hircus, Capra
    Date: Jan. 3, 1976
    Topics: Clothing, Estrogen, Femininity, Gender confirming surgery, Gender expression, Hair removal, Hormone therapy (Gender), Identification cards, MtFs, Passing (gender), Physicians, Transitioning (Transgender), Transitioning status, Voice therapy (Transgender)
    Subject: Federal Civil Rights Act of 1964, Gay Community News, Gender Identity Service of Boston, Home Savings Bank
    Description: An overview of medical, social, and legal transition for an MtF trans person, presenting different options and how much they cost or how difficult they are to obtain. Originally published on page 9...