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Seeking Equality Through the WLM and the Unions


It was 1972 and this was the year of my politicisation as a lesbian. After being involved in gay politics, through (GLF) and (CHE) I became part of the [Women’s Liberation Movement]. I had often felt that GLF and CHE ignored womens’ issues, of course this was because of the legal angle of male gay oppression but the WLM addressed the issues of equality for lesbian women. I soon began to use the same arguments within a setting. I felt that the movement was the place to influence society because it recognised that the personal is political. My focus now was being at work. I was working full time for my Union and found it exciting because this was the 1970s.”

Contributed by: Wash, 57

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