TITLE

The "Lavender Menace" Confronts Betty Friedan and NOW

AUTHOR(S)
Gallo, Marcia M.
PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
LGBT History, 1956-1975;2005, p104
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Lesbian-feminist protesters at the second Congress to Unite Women in New York challenged their exclusion from the program as well as the disparaging comments about lesbians made by Betty Friedan, founder of the National Organization for Women (NOW). Wearing T-shirts emblazoned with the words "Lavender Menace," nearly two dozen activists mocked Friedan's fears that NOW was threatened by lesbian visibility.
ACCESSION #
16142596

 

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