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OutWrite Presents PIONEERS: Celebrating Ruth Simpson & Shirley Chisholm

Permanent Link | Posted by The DC Center on March 12, 2011 7:47 PM


pioneers1.gifJoin us as we celebrate two pioneering women and two history-making books that have recently been re-released by Take Root Media and editor Scott Simpson.

Thursday May 19th at 7:00 PM at the DC Center for the LGBT Community, 1318 U Street NW.

Unbought and Unbossed by Shirley Chisholm with Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton

Unbought and Unbossed is Shirley Chisholm's account of her remarkable rise from young girl in Brooklyn to America's first African-American Congresswoman. She shares how she took on an entrenched system, gave a public voice to millions, and sets the stage for her trailblazing bid to be the first woman and first African-American President of the United States.

From the Closet to the Courts: The Lesbian Transition by Ruth SImpson
with the gay liberation leader's great nephew and editor of the expanded edition Scott Westbrook Simpson:

As leader of the New York Daughters of Bilitis (DOB), Ruth Simpson helped mobilize the homophile-era women's social and educational network during the fiery days of lesbian and gay militancy in the early 1970s.

Her book - a primer on lesbianism, emphasizing the many myths masquerading as homophobic "facts" that surround female same-sex love - came at a time when women who loved other women - or thought they might -- had very few reliable, reaffirming sources of information available to them.

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