More than 18 PS OLOC women are deeply engaged in the Old Lesbian Oral Herstory (OLOHP) Project about the lives of lesbians born early in the 1900’s. There is an urgency inherent in the work, as each year women slip away: they die or become unable to give an interview. The stories of women who lived through this unique period in our history need to be preserved, particularly as major changes in societal attitudes take place—such as marriage equality. Also so that these “pioneers” are recognized for their experiences, accomplishments and courage, in a world of compulsory heterosexuality and profound—although unnamed—homophobia and ageism.
More information at www.olohp.org.