Sabrina Sojourner hosts a discussion on the lesbian underground, or what it was like to be a lesbian before the feminist and gay liberation movement. Guests include Del Martin, author and Commissioner of the San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women; Phyllis Lyon, Commissioner for the Human Rights Commission in San Francisco; and Pat Bond, comedian who appeared in the film "Word Is Out." In addition to the discussion, a tape produced by Karla Tonella of interviews with lesbians who came of age before the beginning of the women's movement is featured. Lesbe Friends was introduced on KPFA in 1978 as a new program produced by the Lesbian Task Force of the San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women. It was broadcast on second and fourth Mondays of the month at noon. Note on box: Lots of studio noise due to poor miking, needs EQ and limiting.
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