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Jeanne Cordova

Meet LGBT History Month icon Jeanne Córdova

Jeanne Córdova was a pioneering feminist and lesbian rights activist who helped lead the LGBT movement on the West Coast of the United States. She launched numerous civil rights and community organizations. For most of her life, she worked as a journalist and author. Her autobiography, “When We Were Outlaws: A Memoir of Love and Revolution,” was published in 2011. 

When We Were Outlaws author to give "Queer Identity" talk downtown Sunday

The pioneering LGBT activist, writer and author will be offering a free lecture about the changes in gender identity over the years and read from her book, When We Were Outlaws, prior to a lesbian-identified play at San Diego REPertory Theatre on Sunday.

BOOK REVIEW: Sex, history & lesbian outlaws

This book, a novelized non-fiction, is a major literary accomplishment. It should cross over into the mainstream because it is takes place at the nexus of the New Left, Women's Liberation, Gay Liberation and the Lesbian Feminist movements — a seldom written-about time period -- and an intersection that embroiled hundreds of thousands of Americans.