Cynthia Secor and Janet Cooper discuss the lesbian in literature at the 2nd Gay Academic Union Conference in New York City, 1974. Janet Cooper of the American Library Association (ALA)'s Task Force on Gay Liberation (TFGL) speaks on female crushes, friendships, and affections in children's literature prior to the 1920's. Author Cynthia Secor, PhD, Chairperson of the Modern Language Association (MLA)'s Commission on the Status of Women in the Profession, compares sensuous women the writings of Gertrude Stein and James Joyce. Lesbian activist Virginia Apuzzo was listed in the program for this panel, but is not on this recording. Restricted distribution rights. Contains readings from "Tender Buttons" by Gertrude Stein. Contains sensitive language.
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