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Political lesbians (late 70s)


"Some of the dykes' sexuality was questioned sometimes and there was a big thing going on in the movement then about activists who became gay as a political end because it was a political statement to be gay. [Ref: . There were all these little things going on with the movement which culminated in Birmingham (at the in 1978). I didn’t go to the Bristol (conference) but I went to the one in Birmingham and that’s when it all fell apart really. Well, it didn’t fall apart because we’re all feminists within ourselves which makes it a very dangerous movement. I know who my friends are politically".

Contributed by: Jean Turley, 72

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