As women’s history month draws to a close, it seems important to highlight this sort of list.
To accompany Frank Rich’s essay on Carol, the Todd Haynes adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s classic lesbian novel, New York invited 28 people to share a specific piece of lesbian cultural history that moved them most. Here are their answers.
Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh, 1964
Eye to Eye: Portraits of Lesbians Photographs by JEB, 1979
Sex Variant Women in Literature by Jeannette H. Foster, 1956
Rachel and the Seven Wonders by Netta Syrett, 1923
Bagdad Cafe, 1987
Zami: A New Spelling of My Name by Audre Lorde, 1982
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