1970s Lesbian Activism & Community

October 12, 2021 | 6:30PM

Join Project Manager Amanda Davis and special guests, activists Ellen Broidy and Karla Jay, in an intergenerational conversation with preservationist Emily Kahn. Lesbian rights activists in New York City worked to gain a voice, equal rights, and recognition within the Gay Liberation and Women’s Liberation movements. Hear from pioneering activists Ellen Broidy and Karla Jay and learn more about the historic sites — residences, bookshops, restaurants, archives, and other communal women-only spaces  — associated with lesbian activism and community in the 1970s.

The first in our three-part series, “From Progressive Reformers to Lesbian Gathering Spots: Explorations of Same-Sex Relationships & Spaces in New York City,” presented with the support of Humanities New York, Con Edison, and NYC & Company Foundation.